It is with heavy hearts that the family announces the passing of Lorraine Marjorie Bonhomme (nee Roberts), on Tuesday, July 15th, 2014, at Maison Vale Hospice, at the age of 83, following a difficult battle with cancer. She was predeceased by her parents, William A. Roberts and Lillian Hodges, her elder brother, Louis (Phyllis) and her loving husband, Conrad. She will be remembered fondly by her children Doug (Debbie) of Sudbury, Alan of Los Angeles, California, Lisa (Hector Ciccone) of Timmins, Lilianne of Sudbury, Tim of Los Angeles, California, Joe (Shalene) of Sudbury and Pierre of Sudbury. She was a cherished grandmother to Chandra, Brittany (Sean), William (Melanie), Tessa, Tara, Nicholas, Brett, Gabe, Connor and Alex, and great grandmother to Danika and Liliane. She is survived by her siblings Doug (Joan), William (Mary), Iris (Leo McNamara), and Brian (Bunny), as well as her dear friend, Shirley Clements. The family would like to express their heartfelt gratitude to the exceptional team of caregivers at Health Sciences North for their ongoing care and support over the past months, with a very special thank you to Dr. Knight, Personal Support Worker Gabby, and Nurse Stacey (“Lacy”) from Bayshore. We would also to thank the staff of the Maison Vale Hospice for their support during her final days. Born in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia in 1931, Lorraine was a Maritimer through and through. Many friends, acquaintances, and even strangers, have experienced her hospitality, kindness and generous spirit over the years. She was known for the cozy slippers she enjoyed knitting for her family, friends and numerous times for the Canadian Olympic Women’s Hockey team. She had a fondness for Long Lake where she spent the twilight of her life, entertaining her loved ones, appreciating her surroundings, and rescuing stray cats and mangy foxes. Lorraine was an incredible woman whose infectious smile, steadfast courage and adventurous spirit will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Visitation will be held on Sunday, July 20th, from 4 p.m. – 9 p.m. at the COOPERATIVE FUNERAL HOME, 222 Lasalle Blvd. East (at Notre Dame) in Sudbury. The funeral service will be held on Monday, July 21st at 10 a.m. at Holy Redeemer Church (1887 Bancroft Drive, Greater Sudbury), with internment to follow at Civic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made by cheque to Community Living Greater Sudbury (RE: Makada House – In honour of Lorraine’s daughter, Lilianne Bonhomme), the Elizabeth Frye Society, and Maison Vale Hospice.
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