Boyes, Lorraine Sharon

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Lorraine Boyes on September 18, 2022, at the Souris Hospital.

Lorraine was born in Souris, Manitoba, and was raised and lived in Winnipeg. Lorraine completed high school at the Glenlawn collegiate in 1963. She loved to dance and was involved in highland dancing. She attended Success College and became a Stenographer in 1964. She then landed a job at Canadian Aviation Electronics in Winnipeg as a Steno. Throughout her years in Winnipeg, she enjoyed movies, dancing and Chinese food at the Marigold restaurant with her close friends Nancy and Ruth.

She made many trips out to Souris to visit her grandparents Jack and Elva Kingsmill. This would lead her to meet the love of her life Garth Boyes. Lorraine and Garth were married October 12, 1968, and started their new life on the family farm. She soon fit the role of a farmer’s wife. She learned how to grow a vegetable garden, milk cows and raise chickens. She loved the many times gathering around the kitchen table with neighbours and friends for coffee and her famous scones.

Garth and Lorraine raised three children, Janine, Terry and Sheena. She was a great support to her children and grandchildren in all their endeavors. This July she was thrilled to welcome her first great grandchild.

In 2000 Garth and Lorraine sold the farm and moved to a small acreage near Deleau, MB. There she had a beautiful yard, flowers, and garden. That truly was her passion. At the acreage you could find many cats and she had names for them all.

They enjoyed taking the camper to rodeos, travelling and watching hockey. Lorraine loved her trip to Mexico so many laughs as she bartered with the pedlars on the beach. She was a real character with a fun-loving spirit, kindness and generosity.

Hardest time of Lorraine’s life was losing Garth in 2021. Her little dog Sofie helped fill some of void. She will be greatly missed. Life leaves behind seeds that keep growing her stories, her values, and her love will live on in each of us.

Left to cherish her memory: Her Children and Grandchildren

Janine Bruening (Warren); Jordynn (Courtney), Kayne, Shelby.

Terry (Rachelle) Boyes; Jenel, Jacey.

Sheena Dunham (Kevin); Stran.

Her sister Maureen Foxworthy, as well as many nieces and nephews

In memory of Lorraine, donations can be made to a charity of your choice. . A service was held at the Deleau Cemetery on Thursday, September 29, 2022 followed by a public service and reception at the Hartney Centennial Centre.

Please click here to view the service.

13 thoughts on “Boyes, Lorraine Sharon”

  1. We are so sorry to hear of Lorraine’s passing. Will miss seeing her around, her smile and her laugh! Hugs to you all at this difficult time.

  2. Maureen, Janine, Terry, Sheena and families,
    We are saddened to hear of the loss of Lorraine. There are no words to express at this difficult time. Know we are I thinking of you and your family. Cherish the memories.
    Rest In Peace, cuz.
    Linda, Brian (Cathy) and Keith Moffatt

  3. Our condolences to all the family at this time. Cherish your fondest memories and keep them close to your hearts.

  4. We are deeply saddened to hear of Lorraine’s passing. Hugs to all the families. She was a special friend of ours and many enjoyable evening visits with Garth and her. I know she is back where she belongs, with Garth. Cherish the memories.

  5. Sincere Condolences to the Boyes Families.
    Lorraine was a kind, generous and hard working lady. My Mom; Jean enjoyed her visits to Garth & Lorraine’s farm. (Horse people).
    Thinking of you all at this sad time, may your memories be comforting.
    I send you all healing prayers and a comforting hug.
    R.I.P. Lorraine.

  6. To Terry, Janine, Sheena, Maureen and all of Lorraine’s family,
    Please accept our sincere condolences for your great loss.
    Lorraine was a lovely life-long friend to us.
    Her sense of humour and skill of sharing stories was unstoppable. It endeared us to her.
    She will be forever missed and will be forever in our hearts.
    Our deepest sympathy, Mike and Carol Malyk

  7. The Boyes Family. Lorraine was very much a part of our life for many years at the store. So many wonderful years working with her and later she would come and visit us leaving many smiles. She was always such a great person to us and so many great memories. We send our condolences

  8. So sad to hear of Lorraine’s passing. My sincere thoughts are with all her family. Linda Perrin

  9. We were sorry to hear of Lorraine’s death and regret that we were unable to attend the funeral service. Our thoughts are with you in deepest sympathy. Ruth, Garry and family

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