Lorraine was born on March 6, 1967 in Nipawin Saskatchewan to the parents of Robert and Melanie Crate (Nabess). She passed away peacefully on Wednesday May 3, 2017 at St. Paul’s Hospital surrounded by family and friends.
Lorraine spent her entire life in Cumberland House and raised three daughters; Kaylynn, Kerrianne and Kara together with her partner Roland Chaboyer.
She attended Charlebois School until grade nine and chose to return as an adult to complete her ABE and continued until she graduated her grade 12.
Upon completion of her education Lorraine spent many endless hours working in the community as a volunteer and organized many community events taking pride in the things she was doing.
Throughout her life, Lorraine enjoyed going out on the fire line, cooking for many people during the fire season. She loved attending gospel jamborees, fishing and camping, anything that involved outdoor activities. Involving our youth was very important to Lorraine, she always said “they will lead us one day.” she realized that she wanted to bring positive change to our community. To bring that change she decided to run for council, much to her delight she was elected as deputy mayor. She declined because she was so new to the position and wanted gain experience. She went on to serve two consecutive terms from 2009 to October 2016. Unfortunately, due to illness, she chose not to seek re-election.
Lorraine enjoyed spending time with her 7 grandchildren to whom she loved dearly. The grandchildren inspired her to laugh, to cry and gave her the strength to live her life to the fullest.
Lorraine was a very humble woman, never asking for much and was a well-respected member of the community.
Lorraine was predeceased by her mother Melanie and Robert Crate, her brothers Larry, Danny, Victor, Louis and sister in law Noella Crate and nieces Chasity Crate and Nina Buck. Grandparents Louis Sr. Nabess, Helen Dorion, Louis Jr. and Ethel Nabess. Cousin Larry “Bad” Shaw. Richard, Wayne, Alex, Mary Nabess.
Lorraine leaves to treasure her memory her partner Roland Chaboyer, her daughters; Kaylynn (Kerstan), Kerrianne (Daryl) and Kara. Grandchildren Kerstan Jr, Eric, Mikayla, Jordin, Justice, Terrance and Dayton Sibling; Rachel (Donald) Fiddler, Clifford (Melanie) Crate, Brian Crate, Gregory (Myrtle) Crate, Ronald Crate, Elaine Crate. Sister in law Sylvia Crate along with many nieces and nephews. Winnie Cook whom she called her sister.
Lorraine will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.