CONNELLY

CONNELLY, (nee Quehl) Lorraine 1918 – 2007 Mrs. Lorraine Doris Connelly of Red Deer passed away peacefully with her family by her side at the Red Deer Regional Hospital on February 19, 2007 at the age of 88 years. Lorraine was born on June 14, 1918 in Battleford, Saskatchewan. She was the youngest of nine children all of whom predeceased her. Lorraine graduated from Misericordia Hospital in Edmonton as a registered nurse. Many of her proudest memories were those spent serving in the Royal Canadian Medical Core during World War II from 1942 – 1945 as Lieutenant in England, Sicily, and Italy. It was while overseas that she met her husband, Roy, whom she married in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1943. After returning home they eventually settled in Edmonton where she continued her nursing career while raising five terrific children. Later moving to Pigeon Lake in 1970 she enjoyed many friends and the game of golf which she pursued into her seventies. She moved to Red Deer in 1980 to be closer to her family where she enjoyed many good times. Lorraine was a proud member of the Order of Eastern Star – Venus Chapter, Nursing Sisters Association of Canada – Edmonton Unit, and the Royal Canadian Legion – Red Deer Branch 35. Lorraine will be missed and lovingly remembered by her children: Janet of Red Deer, Tom (Deb) of Red Deer, Rod (Karen) of Sylvan Lake, and Pat (Anna) of Sylvan Lake. Cherishing Lorraine's memory are her grandchildren: Cindy (Rob), David, Kathy, Lindsay, Michael, Jesse, Adam, Christopher, Sarah, Derick, Deanna (Scott), great grandchildren: Emma and Mackenzie as well as many nieces and nephews. Lorraine was predeceased by her husband Roy Connelly in 1970 and her eldest son Dennis and daughter-in-law Dixie in 2004. As requested there will be no funeral service. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Condolences may be forwarded to the family at www.parklandfuneralhome.com In living memory of Lorraine Connelly a tree will be planted in the Parkland Funeral Home And Crematorium Memorial Tree Park, Red Deer County.