Lorraine Constance Baron
We are absolutely heartbroken to announce the passing of our “Little Momers” Lorraine Baron or, as she was known by many of her close friends, “Freddy”.
She is survived by her husband Bill, her children Mark (Jackie) and Gail (David), her grandchildren Paul (Holley) and Nicole (Kyle) and her great grandchildren Isla and Adelin.
Lorraine was born April 17, 1931 in Vegreville Alberta. Her family moved to Vancouver when she was a young girl where she attended school in the West End.
After graduation from high school Lorraine started working as the receptionist at Clarke Simpkins Motors, where she met the love of her life, Bill. They were married on Lorraine’s birthday in 1952 and started their family in a small home at Rupert and Broadway. Shortly after the birth of their son Mark, Bill and Lorraine built a home in the Capilano Highlands area of North Vancouver, where their daughter Gail was born.
Lorraine loved North Vancouver and became very close friends with many of her neighbours, maintaining many of those friendships for the rest of her life. When she wasn’t busy raising her young family, Lorraine made sure the family’s social calendar was filled with many activities, most of which revolved around the North Shore Winter Club.
They lived in their home in North Vancouver until the late 1990’s at which time they relocated to a home they built on Fairwinds Golf Course at Nanoose Bay on Vancouver Island. They remained in that home for over 20 years. While living at Fairwinds Lorraine took up golf and for a period of time continued with another one of her favourite activities – curling. She loved the peace and tranquility Fairwinds offered and also greatly enjoyed the frequent visits of wildlife into their yard.
Lorraine was an eternal optimist and always had a kind word to say. But, given her small stature, many were surprised to learn that she was not afraid to express her opinion; often forcefully. Once she had her mind made up she was not one to be easily convinced to take a contrary view. She was, as many mothers are, completely and utterly devoted to her husband and family. As the famous proverb goes: “God could not be everywhere, so He created mothers”. Lorraine was such a mother. She will be dearly missed.
The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to the doctors and staff on the Acute Care Ward at the Nanaimo Regional General Hospital for their caring and compassion during the last days of Lorraine’s life.
A celebration of life will follow at a later date.