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Parkland Funeral Services

3502 44th Ave, Stony Plain, AB

OBITUARY

Lorrie Raelle Tiegs

July 16, 1974July 28, 2020

Lorrie Raelle (née Chaher) Tiegs passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 28, 2020, at the Westview Health Centre in Stony Plain, AB, after a hard-fought battle with cancer. She was 46 years of age.

Lorrie was born in Yorkton, SK, in 1974. She grew up on the family farm north of Kelliher, SK, where she loved being outdoors and enjoyed all the benefits of farm life. In 1992 Lorrie graduated from the Kelliher High School, and in 1996 she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Arts at the Minot State University in North Dakota. Lorrie went on to work for several graphic design companies until she successfully opened her own thriving graphic design business from her home, and later a photography business too. On October 27, 2001, Lorrie married her loving husband, Dean Tiegs of Edmonton, AB. They made their life in Edmonton for a couple decades before recently moving to a beautiful acreage near Spruce Grove, AB, where Lorrie relaxed and enjoyed life away from the bustle of the city. Lorrie’s passions were always nature, canoeing, photography, travel, and their miniature schnauzer Winston.

Lorrie is predeceased by her grandparents Albert and Lucille (née Antoneshyn) Chaher, and Raymond and Hildegard (née Brosig) Clark; her parents Jerry and Mary (née Clark) Chaher; and her father-in-law Arthur Tiegs.

Lorrie leaves to mourn her passing her husband Dean Tiegs of Spruce Grove, AB; her sister Tracey (Doug) Hanley of Melville, SK; her mother-in-law Marlene Tiegs of Stettler, AB; plus numerous cousins, uncles, aunts, nieces, and many friends who knew and loved Lorrie.

She will be missed so very much.

Services

  • Memorial Service

    Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Memories

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Barbara Trayner

August 6, 2020

My sincere condolences to Lorrie's family and friends. We met briefly as volunteers with Healing Connections, a support group for breast cancer patients at the Misericordia Hospital. She was a lovely, warm, compassionate person.

Christine Cook

August 5, 2020

Thank you for doing the livestream.

Dean, our hearts are with you today. You two were such a good team.

Although I really didn’t know her super well, I always found her warm and engaging. Within her quiet nature she was thoughtful, interesting and quick witted. I always looked forward to the photo cards she would send out and the beautiful photos she would post.

I think we were all lucky to have crossed paths with her.

Tracy, your words were golden. I think what you said gave me, and likely others, a deeper insight into the person Lorrie was.
(Ps. The glasses look just fine 😉)

We will continue to hold all of you close in our hearts. Take good care.

Christine and Gord

Tammy Lalonde

August 5, 2020

Dean and family,

My sincerest condolences. I'm so grateful that I had the opportunity to meet you both. As I'm sure your heart is so very heavy right now, may Lorrie rest in peace now and be without any more physical pain. She was definitely a fighter and kept right on going until she no longer had the strength. Dean, you are one in a million. Thank you for all you did for her. I will never forget either of you, and those beautiful blue eyes.

~ Tammy

Donna Wilson

August 5, 2020

My memories of Lorrie are from her childhood. She was this bubbly active little girl who loved showing my children around the family farm...my kids were about the same age and from the city ....this visit was always a highlight of our trip to Kelliher. From the messages it is apparent she carried these same traits into adulthood. I am sorry I did not get to know her better as an adult. She has left this world far too soon. My deepest condolences to her husband Dean and sister Tracey and brother-in-law Doug. May the many wonderful memories of Lorrie help you through this difficult time and comfort you in the future.

Lorraine Reed

August 5, 2020

My sincere condolences to Dean and Lorrie’s family. I met Lorrie in 2009 at Copy City. She was a customer first but very soon became a friend. Throughout the years, we shared stories of our families and our travels. I will miss our chats. I will always remember her strength and positivity. Lorrie's graphic design legacy will live on. She created the logo for one of our companies as well as a beautiful blanket commemorating the birth of my granddaughter. I will think of Lorrie often.

Rest easy my friend; I am thankful you are no longer in pain.
Lorraine

Lorinda Lemond

August 4, 2020

I had the pleasure of working with Lorrie at SaskTel in Yorkton. She was our summer student while she attended University in Minot. We nicknamed her Mouse. Another co-worker and I surprised her and attended her Graduation.
Although we didn’t see much of each other after she married and moved to Alberta, we did stay in touch.
All her Christmas and bday cards always included a beautiful letter........signed Mouse
Will miss you dearly 🐭


Jeanne Stroh

August 3, 2020

Lorrie and I met our second year at University at Minot State. We were roommates in McCulloch Hall for 3 years. I couldn't have asked for a better roommate! We shared many a meal at Burger King where she always had to order a Mello Yello, movies at the mall, ice cream and a swing at the local park, late night pie at Apple Bees, and the occasional drinks and dancing at the local bars with the local cowboy hotties ( and maybe a few other shows I will keep in confidence hehehe)!! We loved to watch similar shows and made sure to record our soaps to watch after classes. We spent many a night staying up late and talking about our lives. Hours of laughter that I treasure to this day. Lorrie always made sure everyone around her felt included and went out of her way to make them feel special. She had a knack for picking up on little things a person would say while talking to her and then buying them that special little something for their birthday or for Christmas. She made sure to keep in touch with me even though I was not always a good responder in return. I treasure my trips with Lorrie both in college and in our adult life. Lorrie was fearless from the day I met her and was always willing to try new things. She even ventured on the sky tram with me when we were in the Canadian Rockies together even though she hated heights! She didn't let anyone or anything stand in her way and I always admired her for that! She was always adventurous with her hairstyles and stylish with her clothes and accessories which I envied because her cute little face could pull off just about any hairstyle and even in a casual situation, she stood out as the most put-together person in the room. She inherited her dad's love of the farm and nature and the ability to lovingly tease those she knew well. Lorrie was like a sister to me and I will miss her so very much. Fly with the angels my dear friend and look in on us from time to time! Love Jeanery.

Karleen Blessum

August 3, 2020

Lorrie was a wonderful friend that I met in Minot, ND, USA at college. She was full of smiles and jokes! I made trips to Canada on the holiday to meet her family and we had so much fun going on skidoo rides into the trees for a weinee roast, meeting her family, Big Oma and Little Oma, all the food her mother prepared - sooo good - poppy seed muffins, strawberry syrup, perogies, so much food! Of course, I cannot forget the teasing and joking as well, usually started by her dad and probably Tracey!! It was so memorable and I treasure it all!

Lorrie was a talented artist and it shown in her cards her love for nature and in her photography. She was always so good about writing at least three pages when she sent a card! She kept me updated that way on what she was doing! She would stop to visit us in North Dakota when she traveled through for work. So blessed to have had that time together. She was one of the first people to sit and hold my first daughter when she was just a little baby and would tease about the 5 girls after! Many memories...good memories.

She will always have a place in my heart. She was one of the few great friends I met in college and kept in touch with. She will be truly missed. Our hearts and prayers go out to all of you... Dean, Tracey, and Doug.

Love and prayers to all -
Alan & Karleen, Jessica Lee (Colten), Jacquelyn, Brooke, Samantha, Chelsea, & Natalie Blessum
Rugby, North Dakota, USA

Barry Purves

August 2, 2020

Although the time that Dean and Lorrie shared with us in our home on Vancouver Island was very short indeed ; the rare shared time in Red Deer with brother Jerry and wife Nikki was even more brief, they compose lasting memories for which we are grateful..........bear

Carolyn Nowak

August 2, 2020

Lorrie, you fought so hard. Rest In Peace, my friend.

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