Posted: July 16th, 2019


EMILIE LORRAINE VAN LEUKEN, beloved wife of 62 years to Tony Van Leuken of Lethbridge passed away peacefully at St. Michael’s Palliative Care Unit on Friday, July 12, 2019 at the age of 82 years.

Besides her loving husband Tony, Lorraine is lovingly remembered by her daughters Karen (Mark) Fisher and Carleen (Jim) Rous, and her sons Gerry (Trudy), Mike (Cathy) and Marty. She leaves to mourn grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and her sisters Tillie O’Donnell and Irene Hammel.

She was predeceased by her parents Ralph and Rosa Hammel, sisters Phyllis Tumback, Rosemarie Brown, and Louisa Wall.

Lorraine thoroughly enjoyed wintering in Maui, Hawaii as well as being the navigator in their many motor coach trips throughout North America. Lorraine was a private person. She was an avid reader and enjoyed being a wife, mother, home maker, friend, and business confidant. She was a kind, compassionate, caring and non-judgmental person who always put her family first. Above all, Lorraine was a real lady. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends.

The family would like to thank the staff of 3B at the Chinook Regional Hospital, Dr. Walsh and Dr. Roth, and the staff of St. Michael’s Hospice for their kind and compassionate care. A Private Family Service will be held with Deacon Frank Peta officiating.

She will be laid to rest in Mountain View Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice or to the Alzheimer Society: #40, 1202 – 2 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB T1J 0E3.

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