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Lorraine Astrid Venus Whitford

October 17th, 1932 - April 1st, 2023
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Lorraine was born in Veteran, Alberta, the youngest of 12 children of Norwegian immigrants Lars and Ranghild Krossenger, who came to Canada in 1923. 

Predeceased by her husband Thomas Walter Whitford (Tom), who died 4 months short of their 60th Anniversary in 2010 and her Grandson David Smith in 2019. 

She leaves behind her sister Rhoda Bell, children Dawn (Richard) Braithwaite, Gail (Wayne) Fonda, Robert (Cheri Baldin) Whitford, grandchildren Gregory (Elaine) Smith, Rebecca-Lynne (Jeffery) Cesari, Kimberley (Josh) Handley, Kelsey Fonda, Ryan Whitford, Nicole (Michael Mandzuk) Whitford and step-grandchildren Richard Braithwaite, Gina Braithwaite Malones, Stephen (Elena) Baldin, Nicole Baldin and great-grandchildren Arianna and Ayden Smith, Cheyenne, Gabriella and Anthony Cesari, Marek Handley, Mallory and Gavin Mandzuk and step-great-grandchildren Trevor and Kalvin Malones, Nicolas Baldin and Bella Fiorilli. 

Donations in her memory to: 

Lupus Canada

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PO Box 8 LCD 1

Newmarket, Ontario L3Y4W3

The work of Lupus Canada benefits those living with this debilitating disease, including those she loved. 

Lorraine is together again with the love of her life.

“I am my beloved’s and my beloved is mine.”  - Song of Solomon 6:3


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