OBITUARY

Lorraine Pearl FLORKEWICH

Passed away on December 28, 2020

Lorraine (Lori) Pearl Florkewich of Carvel, AB, lost her short but courageous battle with Cancer on Dec. 28, 2020 at the age of 75 years. Lori passed peacefully at home surrounded by her family. Lori was an active member of her community; member and one-time president of the Stony Plain Rotary Club, community advisor on the Stony Plain Community Health Council, Victim’s Services advocate, member of the Wabamun Chamber of Commerce and director on the boards of: The Carvel Ukrainian Cultural Society, St. George’s Catholic Church Committee and the Manly Goodwill Community Association. Lori loved to serve her community and help others. Lori was kind and generous, full of life and love. She treasured moments with family and friends, and always had a smile on her face and a welcoming disposition that made everyone around her feel at ease. Lori had a diverse employment background, stemming from insurance claims and policy administration, to Real Estate and eventually advertising. She worked many years for local newspapers, The Stony Plain Reporter, The Onoway Tribune and Spruce Grove This Week. She eventually started her own vinyl cut sign business, The Sign Shop. Most recently she was working alongside her husband as an administrator for the Norcan Group. Lori was predeceased by her parents: Mildred Pearl Frederick and Arthur Mac Hetherington; beloved stepfather Melvin Ernest Frederick; brother, Arthur William Hetherington and sister-in-law Leona Edna Fairhurst. Left to cherish her memory is her husband Frank; son, Greg (Tara); daughter, Karley (Sean); grandsons, Christopher, Darryn, Troy and Todd; great grandchildren, Thea and Bodhi; sister, Jodi (Owen); brothers, Mike (Rita) and Eric (Sharon); sister-in-law Baunita Marian Mackay in addition to a host of family and friends The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and health care aides with both the Royal Alexandra Hospital and Westview Homecare, for the exceptional care and compassion they showed Lori throughout her brief illness. Due to the COVID-19 restrictions, a private service will be held on Friday, January 8, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. with live-streaming available through https://youtu.be/w9cmsSp6K8k . A public Celebration of Lori’s life to be planned for a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Lori’s name to the St. George’s Church Building Fund, Manly, AB or to the Stony Plain Youth Centre , 4902 – 51 Avenue, Stony Plain, AB T7Z 1C4.

Services

  • Graveside Service

    Friday, January 8, 2021

Memories

Lorraine Pearl FLORKEWICH

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Sharon Pelech (Macpherson)

January 8, 2021

I was very saddened to hear of Lori’s passing. My deepest sympathies to Frank, Greg, Karley and the rest of the family. I have such fond memories of Lori as being so kind, joyful and always so stylish. Her home was always a welcoming place to visit. I will be thinking of all of you during this difficult time. ~Sharon

Donna Cowan

January 7, 2021

Doug and I will always treasure the great time we had with Frank and Lori in Branson. The music was great - as was the company! We laughed so hard when we went to Edmonton to see Mickey Gilley again a couple of years later and Frank's car got locked inside the fence at the restaurant!
Good memories with special friends.

Clifford & Audrey Goerz

January 7, 2021

Frank and family
Sincere sympathy to all the family. Lori will be missed by many. May she rest in peace.

Clifford & Audrey Goerz

Cheryl McNeil

January 7, 2021

We are so sorry to hear about Lori’s passing. I remember fondly Lori’s help and support for the Wabamun & District Chamber of Commerce. We were so grateful for her wisdom and sound judgement. Our sincere condolences to Frank and family. Cheryl and Art

Michael Mudry

January 7, 2021

I was saddened to hear of Lori’s passing away, it brought back memories of when I was younger and my parents would take me to the parties that used to happen on the farm site and party til daylight. Also to see her at church functions when the two churches would get together, I’m so sorry for the family and community loss. She was such a amazing person ❤️

Dolores Brent

January 7, 2021

My sincere condolences to you, Frank and family. Lori was such a warmhearted caring woman, always ready with a smile and a helping hand . So many years ago we celebrated our birthdays together at the Manly hall; what happened to the years?
Lori will be missed by many, but has left so many fond memories for our remembering.

Wayne Rothe

January 7, 2021

I loved Lori from our days at the Stony Plain Reporter. We had such good times and developed a friendship that lasted for years. Condolences to Frank and the family.

Marian & Art Majeau

January 7, 2021

Lori will be missed, she was a force in whatever project she was undertaking. Along with that we was fun to be with, her smile would light up a room. Thank you to Frank and her family for taking such good care of her.

Joyce Stevens

January 7, 2021

Our sincere condolences. We will miss her kind caring warmth so visible in her shining eyes and smile. Sorry for your loss.

Rick Fairhurst

January 7, 2021

Driving on the service road to ward the house edna's in the passenger seat. Lori comes driving comes around the corner didn't see me sun in her eyes I had to drive in to the trees. Nobody hurt she only seen the back end of my car. Edna' get out shake in freak out about going off road . Me and lori started laughing it was funny. DON'T WORRY UNTIL U HEAR METAL. IT was funny I thought it was no damage

FROM THE FAMILY