Schoenbaechler Lorraine. 1942 – 2013

Lorraine Schoenbaechler passed away peacefully on August 2, 2013 at the East Kootenay Regional Hospital in Cranbrook. Lorraine was born in Kimberley on July 29, 1942 and was raised in Cranbrook. Upon graduation Lorraine moved and found roots in Chilliwack where she resided for 38 years raising her family and working at Woolco and London Drugs. She moved to Cranbrook in 2002. She was very active and enjoyed her volunteer work for the Hospital Auxiliary. She also took great pleasure in her cats, dogs and reading.

Lorraine is survived by her husband Ernie, her children Michael (Diane) Stegemann of Chilliwack, Debbie (Kevin) Frances of Salmon Arm, Greg Schoenbaechler of Victoria, her grandchildren Sean, Lisa, Tabitha, Chad and Carah, her great grandson Landon, her mother Olga Johns of Cranbrook, her sister Shirley (Ken) Jeffries of Cranbrook, nieces Lorelle and Tina and nephews Scott and Ryan. She was predeceased by her father Doug Johns in 2009. A graveside service will be arranged at a later date. Memorial donations in honour of Lorraine can be made to the: East Kootenay S.P.C.A., PO Box 2, Cranbrook, British Columbia, V1C 4H6. Arrangements entrusted to McPherson Funeral Service. Condolences for the family can be offered at:


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