LESANKO, Lorraine Mary (nee Tocher)
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March 28, 1957 - July 26, 2012
Lorraine Lesanko, beloved wife of Wayne of Calgary, passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 26, 2012 at the age of 55 years, courageously in her fourth year of battling ALS. Lorraine is survived by her husband Wayne; two children, Tammy and Michael Burton; mother Anne Tocher; father-in-law Matt Lesanko; June and Ron Burton (grandparents of Tammy and Michael); and her beloved cat Tiger. She is also survived by her siblings, Norman (Carole), Linda, Ron, Patti (Terry), and Doug; her close friends, Diane, Cleo and Barb. Special thanks to her caregiver Mary Cristy. Lorraine was predeceased by her father Norman J. Tocher, brother-in-law Denis Durand, mother-in-law Edna Lesanko. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) today, July 31, 2012 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. A Celebration of Lorraine's life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Wednesday, August 1, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. At Lorraine's request, please wear bright colours! Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. Thanks to the ALS Society, staff at Southwood Care Centre and McInnis and Holloway. In living memory of Lorraine Lesanko, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park.
Published in The Calgary Herald from July 29 to July 31, 2012