PETERSON, Lorraine Carla (née: Descoteaux)
June 20, 1963 — May 15, 2019
It is with deep sadness and heavy hearts that we announce that Lorraine Carla Peterson passed away on May 15, 2019 at the Kelowna Hospice House after a brave battle with cancer at 55 years of age.
Born June 20, 1963 in Grande Prairie, Alberta, Lorraine was the youngest of 6 children born to Maurice and Bonnie Descoteaux. Her friendly nature brought her early success as an operator for a local courier company. In the mid 80’s she moved to Red Deer, AB where she married and soon started her family. Motherhood brought Lorraine great joy and she happily devoted all her time to raising her 2 beautiful daughters. She was a gifted gardener and took great pride in her hard work which she often admired on her backyard deck with a good cup of coffee. Lorraine loved animals and had a special fondness for her beloved Norwegian Elkhounds, who brought her much joy over the years.
Lorraine will always be remembered for the unconditional love she had for her children, her generosity to others and, of course, her charming, witty personality. We will forever miss her sparkling eyes along with her huge smile that brought all of us to smile along with her.
Lorraine is survived by her loving daughters Karlee and Randi and by their father Kevin, her mother Bonnie Descoteaux of Kelowna, BC, by sisters Carol (Al) Wilson of Leduc, AB, Lois Rosaduik of Kelowna, BC, Sherry Descoteaux (John Whalen) of Leduc, AB, Denise Pollard (Mark Topolewski) of Kamloops, BC. by her brother Brian Descoteaux of Grande Prairie, AB as well as by many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her father, Maurice Descoteaux.
Lorraine’s family wishes to thank Dr. Stone and the staff at Spall Medical Clinic, with special thanks for the nursing and medical staff at Kelowna Hospice House.
A Memorial Service will be held Sunday, June 9, 2019 at 11:00 am at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Rd, Kelowna, BC. If you wish to send a condolence, post photos or share a memory, please scroll down the page to the area called “Condolences.”