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Barbara "Lorraine" Abbey (Molander)

April 12, 1938 - February 4, 2019


Barbara Lorraine Abbey (Molander) , known to many as Mama, passed away peacefully on Monday, February 4, 2019 at the East Kootenay Regional Hospital. Lorraine was born on April 12, 1938 in Creston, BC but spent most of her life in Cranbrook.  She was well known to many for her Abbey’s best canning, 38 years of nursing at St. Eugene Hospital and later the extended care facility in the Cranbrook Hospital.  She was also a member of many groups including the F.O.E. for over 60 years, her “Old Fossils” and caregivers group.

Lorraine married the love of her life, Walter Abbey in 1962 and together they raised four children; Wendy (Lowell) Skjonsby, Judy (Bruce) Mace, Jacqueline Abbey and Don (Tania) Abbey.

Lorraine loved her family dearly and treasured her six grandchildren Jason (Janice) Mace, Kevin (Dawn) Mace, Lindsay (Cody) Roberts, Tommy (Danika) Chappell, Jordan (Mandy) Lydell and Jenna Abbey. She was then blessed with eight great grandchildren; Alora, Kelton, Spencer, Brody, Lenon, Thomias, Emma and Colby.  And her precious fur baby, Lily.  Lorraine was also blessed to have several long- time friends who loved her dearly.  Lorraine was predeceased by her parents, Fritz and Beryl Molander and daughter, Jacqueline Ann Abbey.

A Celebration of Lorraine’s Life will be held on Saturday, February 9, 2019 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm at the Eagles Hall in Cranbrook. If friends desire, memorial donations may be made in Lorraine’s memory  to the SPCA, Ginger’s Legacy or Cranbrook & District Search and  Rescue.


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From: Leiana Hazard
Relation: Cousin

Walter, Wendy, Judy, Donald and families.
I hope the memories of your wife/mom and the support of family and friends will comfort you in this difficult time. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Leiana Hazard (Molander)

From: Terry Hockley

To Lorraine’s Family
So very sorry to hear of her passing. She will be fondly remembered and sadly missed by anyone who knew her.
With Deepest Sympathy
Terry Hockley

From: Leslie McLean (Olsen)
Relation: Neighbor

My condolences to the Abbey family, we were neighbors for many years. We all grew up together on 10th Street and when I would come back to visit my parents, your mom would always come out and say hi and to see how I was doing. My thoughts are with the family at this difficult time.

From: Melanie Douglas Dodgson
Relation: Family Friend

Sorry to hear of your moms passing, always very sad to lose your mom, know that she will be forever in your heart and memories.

From: Pat Hoey
Relation: A friend

My sincere condolences to all the Abbey family. I worked with Lorraine for many years at the ECU,Cranbrook Hospital. She was a great friend at my time of need. We had many fun times at work. So sorry for your loss.

From: Harry Kemball
Relation: Knew her in high school.

Many memories of her & her pal Sheila. Worked with her dad Fritz on the CPR.

From: Jan Iwanik
Relation: Friend

My mind still talks to you and my heart still looks for you.
But my Soul knows you’re at peace.

Service Schedule

  Celebration of Life

Date & Time:
February 9, 2019

Eagles Hall
711 Kootenay Street North
Cranbrook, BC Canada

711 Kootenay Street North
Cranbrook, BC Canada

Memorial Gifts

Memorial donations will be gratefully accepted to:

SPCA, PO Box 2, Cranbrook, BC  V1C 4H6

Ginger’s Legacy, 905 18a N Ave, Cranbrook BC, V1C3Y1

Cranbrook Search & Rescue, 38 7 Ave S, Cranbrook, BC V1C 2J1

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