Lorraine COOTE

COOTE (Nee Kroening), Lorraine (Venie) Lucille

September 15, 1924 – Bruderheim, AB

December 4, 2013 – Calgary, AB

Venie was one of 20 children born to Emil Kroening and Bertha Mayan. She was predeceased by her husband, Jack; daughter, Laurie June Cowan; and many brothers and sisters. Venie is survived by her daughter Caroll Wiskar; son, Craig; grandchildren: Shauna, Sara and Paul; great-grand-children: Katie, Cortlind and Konrad; brother, Bob; and sisters: Addie, Vivian and June. Venie was a loving mother, grandmother and “favourite Auntie” to many of her nieces and nephews. She had a passion for life and people. Some of Venie’s favourite things to do were singing, going to and participating in theatre productions, reading, and treasure hunting with her girlfriends at the local garage sales. She loved a good picnic (winter or summer), gardening and the fall pie making marathon. A heartfelt thank you to the staff at the Rockyview Hospital and the Southwwod Hospice for their care and support. A sincere and special thank you to Venie’s “adopted” daughter, Darlene who travelled here from Salt Spring Island to be with us. In keeping with Venie’s wishes, a memorial service will be held in Ponoka, AB in late spring 2016. Photos, memories and condolences may be shared with Venie’s family through www.evanjstrong.com. If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to the charity of their choosing in her name. Arrangements in care of EVAN J. STRONG FUNERAL SERVICES. (403) 265-1199


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