Lorraine Hartmann

~ Notice of Passing ~


May 8, 1944 – February 9, 2012

Born at Humboldt, Saskatchewan on May 8, 1944.

Married Ken Hartmann on November 30, 1968.

Lorraine was predeceaased by her parents, Lawrence and Hedwig (Kloppenburg) Schreiner; and her brother-in-law Richard Woodham. She is survived by Ken Hartmann, her five sisters Annette (Bill) Krayetski, Mary (Bob) Cadman, Ayesha (Didier Petrus) Schreiner, Eileen Woodham and Donna Schreiner as well as several nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

Lorraine had careers in several fields, starting as a dental assistant at Humboldt for Dr. Kirby, then bookkeeping in Saskatoon. After she and Ken moved from Saskatoon to

Kelowna in 1973 she started her real estate career with

ReMax. She was successful as a realtor as she had a strong sense of style and design and liked to provide a genuine fit for clients to a home. These talents led to her businesses which included a gift shop and a high-end (and heeled) shoe store. She was able to fulfill her love of travel with buying trips for her stores.

During her years in Kelowna, she made many friends, sat on the board of Okanagan University College and was involved in local and provincial politics. In 2004 she and Ken retired to Grand Forks wher eshe enjoyed friends and family and her lovely home. Lorraine has lived with illness for many years with grace and dignity. Her passing was sudden and unexpected.

Her family thanks all the homecare workers, the holistic caregivers, including Shawn, Gisela and Susan, her family doctor and the doctors and nurses at the Kootney Boundry Regional Hospital.

Lorraine had too many talents and loves to list but here are some things, in no particular order, that she had a love for, an opinion about and/or a collection of:

Cuba, mom’s cheese souffle,

travel, china and crystal,

people, her button farm,

pink peonies, diamonds, rubies and other fine gemstones,

long telelphone conversations, friends of all ages,

Moorcroft, shoes, more shoes,

keeping up with old friends,

lemon yellow, on-line canasta,

puzzles, her cats Kelly, Jake and Andy,

looking her best, reading newspapers and books,

baking cookies, entertaining,

Italy, fine stationary and pens,

hand made dresses of beautiful fabric,

Lady Grey tea, raspberries and peaches,

memory for people and places,

Grandma’s cream buns, turkey dressing with raisins,

lemon pie, ham and dumplings the ‘soup’,

nice houses, furnishings and designing them,

Anagret’s chocolate, friends

She will be missed by many. At Lorraine’s request there will be no service. Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services were in care of arrangements.

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