Lorraine Muller

Obituary of Lorraine Muller

Lorraine Olivine Muller (nee Sabourin) of Winnipeg passed away peacefully with family by her side on August 26, 2017 at the St. Boniface Hospital at the age of 78 years.

She is survived by her children: Raymond (Roxy), Dennis (Nancy), Mike (Linda); grandchildren: Lealand, Dylan, Jay and Sydney; three brothers: Ben (Claudette), Rene (Giselle) and Gerald; Sister: Claudette (Dave), and many nieces and nephews.She was predeceased by her parents, Ovila and Jeanne Sabourin.

Lorraine was at her happiest when she was at her summer retreat, Morden’s Meadows, north of Gimli.  When she wasn’t at her summer retreat she resided at her condo in Gimli where she enjoyed that small town feeling.  She appreciated the personal touch of talking to the people behind the counter whether it was at the bank, the pharmacy or at the hardware store.

Photography was one of her hobbies she enjoyed with a passion.  Some of the photos that she had taken over the years were amazing.  She had an eye for just that ‘right’ shot and could always make a simple photo seem so much more alive.  Her scenic photos showed her eye for detail along with that ‘caught you’ surprise photo that she was also good at.  She enjoyed photography so much so that she took classes on how to take even better pictures and how to utilize her equipment to the fullest extent possible.  Taking pictures of her grandchildren gave her the greatest pleasure.

Canning and gardening were also hobbies of Lorraine’s.  She would plant lots of tomatoes and zucchini. When it came time to harvest, she would can tomatoes by the pint and make zucchini relish.  She enjoyed eating a bowl of her tomatoes with her condiment – vinegar.  She said vinegar tasted good on everything.

Listening to music and playing her piano were two of her favorite pastimes. She also enjoyed playing while working with Laurie Salo at the Christ the King School.

Lorraine worked at CKSB French Radio Station and then moved onto working as a Dental Assistant for Dr Malkin until he retired. 

Her greatest joy in life were her grandchildren.

Lorraine’s 5 minute of fame occurred in March 2007.  She survived 3 days in her snowbound car on a remote country road with only a blanket, six peppermints and several plastic containers to melt snow. She had taken a wrong turn on her way to St. Jean from Morris hospital and had gotten stuck in the snow.  She attempted to walk to the highway but turned back as she was too weak.  On the third morning a farmer noticed a suspicious car on a dead end road and notified police.   Morris R.C.M.P. found her, saying she was conscious and a bit disoriented but otherwise okay. 

Her determination for survival was strong.  If it hadn’t been for her thirst for knowledge she may have not known how to survive that ordeal.

A funeral service will be held Saturday, September 2, 2017 at the St. Jean-Baptiste Roman Catholic Church at 11:00 am.  Inurnment will take place in the St. Jean-Baptiste Parish Cemetery.

The family would like to thank the 5E Medical at St. Boniface Hospital for their wonderful care of our mother.  In Lieu of flowers donations in memory of Lorraine may be made to a charity of one’s choice.