Gregory, Lorraine Mable
June 1935 –
November 28, 2011
Lorraine, Mom, Grandma, affectionately known as the ‘Rock of Gibraltar’ and to those who knew her best, a place of refuge where there was always a cup of coffee, a grilled cheese sandwich with soup and a listening ear, passed away unexpectedly on November 28th with close family by her side. Lorraine was born and raised in Calgary where she met and married Tom Meagher. In the early 70’s, the family moved out to B.C. where she worked for a short period for Blackball Ferries before her long career at Super-Value located at the North Brook Mall, now known as Brooks Landing. She was the cute little redhead who served coffee, soup and sandwiches, referring to her customers as ‘dear.’
She was the oldest of five children born to the late Clayton and Lillian Williams, beloved wife to the late Tom Meagher and present Robert Gregory, for over 30 years. She is predeceased by bothers, Billy and Danny. Lorraine will forever be remembered by her beloved husband, Robert Gregory; her devoted sisters, Barbara Rabey (Walter) and Jeannette Lowe; brother and sister in-law, Paul Meagher and Kay Ford; her beloved children: Monty Meagher, Diana Meagher (Brad Cook); daughter in-law, Nancy Hupalo (Wayne); treasured grandchildren: Shauna Meagher, Quinn Meagher, Cole Cook (Ashton Rintala) Caden Cook; cherished great grandchild, Hudson Cook, and numerous nieces, nephews and friends whom were blessed to know her and have their lives touched by her.
Lorraine was a hard working woman who saved up for her dream… a home in the country, which she purchased out in South Wellington. She and her second husband, Bob Gregory resided there, renovating the ole farm house situated on an acre of picturesque land overlooking the valley. Family and friends were everything to Lorraine. She enjoyed ‘hosting’ a feast fit for kings lovingly prepared for her family and guests. Her belief was “prepare the meal and they will come.” She knew the secret… to get to the heart you must go through the stomach. Lorraine loved home decorating, upholstering, sewing, cooking, working on her land attacking blackberry bushes (it was her therapy) and having a good fire. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends, leaving behind her motto for life “Let Go and Let God, One Day at a Time”
Memorial Service to be held this Saturday, December 3, 2011, 2:00 pm at First Memorial, 1720 Bowen Road, Nanaimo.