It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of our dear mother, grandmother, sister and aunt Lorraine Fedechko on May 6, 2022 at the age of 83 years.
Lorraine was born in what is now the Crowsnest Pass, AB on April 6, 1939. Although she moved to Fort St. John, BC for a short time, she returned to the Crowsnest Pass to be with and raise her family. Family was her life and with her hard work, gentle spirit and generous heart, she built a life filled with love and friendship.
As a mother, she provided for her daughters working at the Greenhill Hotel and later Eugene’s Shoe Clinic where she enjoyed the people she met and friendships she made. In her leisure time, she loved getting dressed up and going out dancing with her friends. She also loved cooking, gardening, working in her yard, and took pride in her home and always keeping it looking nice and welcoming. Lorraine loved all animals - her pets meant everything to her and were considered family. She enjoyed her soap operas and any show that had animals in it.
Life became more of a struggle with her poor mobility and pain from arthritis, but she still continued to make the effort to do what was needed to be done. No matter what challenges or pain she was in, she always had a good sense of humor, loved to laugh and had empathy for anyone else in pain. Lorraine was compassionate and kind with a great capacity for love. She will be fondly remembered and deeply missed.
Left to cherish her memory are her daughters, Laurie Thibert (Rob) of Lethbridge, AB and Tasha Williams Metcalf of Blairmore, AB; her sister, Donna Bird of Pentiction, BC; two grandchildren, Rob Parsons and Kristy Parsons (Kyle Kristensen) of Lethbridge, AB; one great-grandson, Kody Kristensen; as well as other extended relatives of the Gregory, Antonenko, Bird, Kovach, Eng and Yuris families.
She was predeceased by her husband, Mike Fedechko; her parents, Anna and Mike Gregory; her brother, Ken Gregory; her sister, Ruth Ann Antonenko; and her nephew, Michael Antonenko.
A Graveside Service will be held at a later date. Memorial donations will be gratefully accepted by the Crowsnest Pass SPCA (PO Box 725 Blairmore, AB T0K 0E0). Condolences may be registered at www.fantinsfuneralchapel.ca.
Fantin’s Funeral Chapel entrusted with the arrangements. (403) 562-8555
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