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Official Obituary of

Lorraine Mary Martha (Marshall) Andres

1937 ~ 2023 (age 85) 85 Years Old

Lorraine Andres Obituary

Lorraine Mary Martha Andres went to be with her Lord on August 27, 2023. Lorraine was born to August and Natalia Marshall on November 18, 1937 in Russell, Manitoba. She grew up East of Inglis on the family farm, attended Freefield School and then Russell High School. Lorraine had two sisters and five brothers: Elsie, Walter, Edna, Arnold, Ernest, Richard & Paul. She was predeceased by all siblings but Ernest.

Lorraine was drawn to serving others from a young age. Her first career choice was healthcare and her experiences culminated in achieving her Licensed Practical Nurse (1959). She worked at hospitals in Dauphin, McCreary and Rivers, MB.

On August 6, 1960 Lorraine married Kenneth Andres. They lived in Rapid City, MB and on August 13, 1962 they were blessed with a child, Kelly Lee-Ann. With a baby of only two weeks, they moved to Marchwell, SK and Ken went to work at the potash mine in Esterhazy.

Although Lorraine vowed to “Never marry a farmer”, by 1963 the family had moved to MacNutt, SK and started farming and driving school bus (both Lorraine & Ken). On August 13, 1965 they were blessed with a son Grant Marshall to round their family out with a boy and a girl.

One of Lorraine’s “therapies” was working with her hands. She was an artist when it came to crocheting and quilting. Family members and friends far and wide rest under her quilts and cozy up under her afghans. Her doilies were a true work of art, gracing the shelves of her china cabinet, end tables and every other furniture surface.

Life on the farm was busy during the spring, summer and harvest seasons, but there was always time for church and community. In April, 1977 a tragedy struck the family and Kelly was lost in an accident. Thankfully, faith provided support to cope with the loss, however family priorities evolved and in 1979 Lorraine and Ken sold their last farm.

Their son Grant met Barbara Fullerton and was married in 1987. Grant explored careers in finance and eventually settled on healthcare as Lorraine had. He currently leads a team of nurses serving oncology patients throughout the state of Arizona and makes his home in Scottsdale. In 2005 Grant and Barb had a single daughter, Elise, who recently completed high school and is currently attending Arizona State University.

In semi-retirement, Ken still planted and harvested with a local farmer; but they also bought an RV and spent the bulk of their time travelling across Canada and occasionally to the US. They visited Hawaii, did a variety of tours and took a Caribbean Cruise. In the winter, Lorraine and Ken were well-known to all the dancing groups in the region. They were also great whist players and had lots of great card games with friends and neighbors. In 1994, Ken and Lorraine moved to Saltcoats, SK. In Saltcoats they continued to support their community and build a network of friends. They loved to go dancing in Melville, SK.

In 1999 Ken had a stroke and was left with a disability. Lorraine supported him extensively until his passing in 2002. In 2000, Ken and Lorraine celebrated their 40th anniversary with gusto. Lorraine planned a party and for those of you that knew her… she LOVED to plan a party! Friends and family gathered from far and wide for a celebration that included singing, dancing and eating. A great time was had by all.

Lorraine was challenged in her later years by aging joints that impacted her mobility. She was given an immense amount of support from nieces and nephews in the region, and was extremely grateful for that support. In June of 2023, Lorraine saw a physician for abdominal pain and was diagnosed with cancer. Although the diagnosis was dire, Lorraine stayed faithful and positive for the remainder of her brief journey.

She taught an important quote to her family that she learned from her mother-in-law: “As you see it, so be it!” It’s a lesson for all of us to keep our thoughts positive and focused on faith.

Lorraine leaves to mourn her son Grant, daughter-in-law Barb, granddaughter Elise and many nieces and nephews. May she rest in peace in the arms of Jesus.

 

A memorial service will be held on Friday, September 8, 2023 at 11:00 AM at Zion Lutheran Church, Yorkton, SK.

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Memorial Service
Friday
September 8, 2023

11:00 AM
Zion Lutheran Church
234 Independent St.
Yorkton, SK S3N 0S8

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