St-Germain, Lorraine (née Rainville)

April 11th, 1941 – April 4th, 2023

It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that our family announces her peaceful passing at the Elizabeth Centre, Tuesday April 4th, 2023, at the age of 81 years, just 7 days shy of her 82nd birthday. On this day, our mother has been reunited with the love of her life, Daniel St-Germain, the two were married for 63 years.  Daughter of the late Hormidas and late Alida (née Moncion) Rainville.  Mother to André (Sherryl), Léo (Pauline), Suzanne (Norm), Lyne (Marc) and Lise (Rob). Memere to Austin (Carissa), Preston, Tylor (Meghan), Keenan, Michael, Karen, Eric (Kristina). Robert (Monique), François (Patience), Melissa, Kevin, Jeff (Lisa) and Anna (Winnie). Great-Grandmother to River, Ema, Cody, Lindsey, Kyle, Ashley, Zachary, Gabrielle, Benoît, Nicholas and Marie.  Dear sister of Georges (Françoise), Ubald (Hélène), Hélène (late Gilles), and Irène (Jean-Paul). Predeceased by her brothers and sisters: Lucille (husband Roland Savarie), Gérald (late Beatrice), Marcel (Jeanne), Claude (Suzanne), Raymond (late Mariette), Léonne (late Roland) and Dora (late Emmett). She will be sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.  A woman of great faith and the heart of our family. She will be remembered for her devotion to the catholic church and Saint Anthony: the patron saint of lost things. Lorraine also enjoyed spending time in the community volunteering at Falconbridge Extendicare.  She had an unwavering love for the family, her children were her life, and she was never happier then when she was in their presence. Mom had a warm welcoming heart and was happiest when she was hosting family dinners. For her 5 children, grand-children, neighbours, and friends our fondest memories go back to the very famous and very special Christmas Eve celebration “LE REVEILLION”. This French tradition would start at dusk and last until dawn and we all looked forward to it every year. She forged many lasting relationships while working as a salesclerk at London Wines and Regal’s Greetings and Gifts. Mom also spent many years babysitting, providing young minds with much entertainment with her made up songs and dances while wearing ice cream pales or wigs on her head and masks on her face, her crazy sense of humor and imagination was always sure to bring out the deep belly laughter from all of those who witnessed it, young or old. Mom built long lasting relationships with many good neighbours in Minnow Lake where they happily lived for over 50 years. Mom and dad spent their best years at their camp in Lavigne on Nipissing Lake, they would never turn down a good party around the fire with lots of guitar playing, singing, laughing, and having drinks with family and friends. Mom loved to laugh, but even more so, she loved to make others laugh. For all of those who were lucky enough to have known her we are certain that there is a memory of a story, a joke or a prank that brings an instant smile on your face.  Special thanks to the staff in “Area 2” of the Elizabeth Centre for all their compassion and extended care. You are all true angels for what you do.  To honor our mother’s wishes, there will be no visitation or services.  In lieu of flowers donations can be made directly to the Northeast Cancer Centre or to a charity of your choice. 


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