Lorraine Gloria Gillett
September 25, 1935 – May 8, 2020
It saddens our hearts to announce the unexpected passing of Lorraine Gillett at Cambridge Memorial Hospital on May 8, 2020.
She will be deeply missed by her children Stephen and Deb Gillett of Woodstock, Scott and Karen Gillett of Burlington, and Heather and Gary Haggett of Cambridge. She was the devoted and cherished Grammy of Sara and Samuel Haggett, both of Cambridge. Dearly loved sister of Doreen Courts of Appin, and sister-in-law of Norman Courts, Gordon Rodwell and Ivy Ingold. She is also survived by cousins, nieces and nephews.
She has been reunited in Heaven with her dearly loved husband Stanley Gillett, her best friend and mother Violet Miller, her stepfather Kenneth Miller, her sister Esther Rodwell, and her brothers LeRoy and Samuel Ingold.
Lorraine was a resident of St. Andrew's Terrace in Cambridge where she sang in the choir, performed with the chimes, played bingo, put together puzzles, played euchre, loved movie night, and enjoyed many other social activities and outings. She enjoyed her time there with her many wonderful friends, both residents and staff members, including some incredible volunteers. She will be dearly missed by everyone at St. Andrew's Terrace and those she knew from Riverbend Place, her former neighbourhood in Preston, and many friends and neighbours from Golspie and Woodstock.
Lorraine worked as a registered nurse at Woodstock General Hospital and then later at Woodingford Lodge in Woodstock. She also served on the Woodstock Fair Board for many years. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Woodstock. She was a long-time member of Woodstock North Women's Institute and Tenth Line Ladies, and also served a variety of roles on the executives of both groups. Over the years she worked and served with a variety of church groups through First Baptist Church and the United Church. She was proud to have earned a lifetime membership in the United Church of Canada due to her volunteer involvement in many groups connected to them.
Lorraine's family would like to thank the staff of St. Andrew's Terrace for all of their love and care over the last few years, the staff of Cambridge Memorial Hospital who made Lorraine as comfortable as possible and met her needs, and our family and friends who have offered love and support to us during this sad time.
Due to current restrictions connected to COVID-19 there will be a Celebration of Life for Lorraine at a later date.
St. Andrews Terrace
255 St. Andrews Street, Cambridge, Ontario N1S 1P1 (519)620-9512
A Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date.
Lorraine Gloria Gillett
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May 14, 2020
Mom in her nurse uniform June 1965. Mom was very proud of her nursing background and the experiences she had working in the hospital and at Woodingford Lodge. She loved sharing stories of her favourite times as a nurse, especially stories of the sweet babies in the nursery. Growing up we often heard from former patients about what a wonderful and caring nurse she was.
Mary Ann Rozad
May 14, 2020
Heather, Scott and Stephen,
Your mom was a wonderful person. I met her 2 years ago at St. Andrew's Terrace and had so many wonderful times and long chats with her. She was so compassionate with all her fellow residents and cared deeply about everyone. She loved and participated in all the activities, and was the master of trivia - history, songs, singers, movies, actors, almost any category. I really loved her. I phoned her 1 week before she passed away and we chatted for almost 40 minutes. I didn't know I wouldn't get to see her or talk to her again and I'm so sad. She loved her family and occasionally talked to me about you, her husband, and her grandchildren. Her smile was so warm and genuine and she was so kind. I'm really glad I met her. Take care. I hope your wonderful memories of your mom will give you comfort during this difficult time, and as time goes on. She touched so many lives.
May 13, 2020
Heather, we are sorry to hear of your mother's death. We remember the days that your mother, dad and you were all at First Baptist Church. I enjoyed working with your mother on the Social Committee at one time. I remember we had a funeral lunch to look after and she had things so well organized that it made easier for all of us who were helping. We will be remembering you and your brothers and the family as you go through this journey. We pray that God will give each of you His peace and comfort and that you will be aware of His presence with you. Blessings, Ellen & Jerry Tree
May 12, 2020
The photo of Mom with the birds was taken at St. Andrew's Terrace not long before the isolation began. She absolutely loved the bird show that they held at the residence and was over the moon happy to get to interact with the birds. The photo shared on her page captures her joy and happiness. This is how we will remember her, smiling and happy. We miss you. We love you Mom. Love always and forever, Heather, Gary, Sara and Samuel