April 13, 1948 – September 29, 2018
Lorraine Janet March (nee LeComte), aged 70, passed away at her home in Sicamous on Saturday, September 29, 2018, surrounded by the love of her family and friends, after a valiant fight with cancer. Born on April 13, 1948, she is predeceased by her father, Rene Robert (Bob) LeComte; mother, Margaret LeComte; and brother, David LeComte. Lorraine is survived by her husband, Wayne; her son, Steven (Rhea) Brant; her daughter, Kimberly (Paul McCann) Brant; and several grandchildren.
A resident of Sicamous for 34 years, Lorraine was passionate about her community and she was active in many roles: reporter/editor of the Eagle Valley News for 18 years; past president of the Eagle Valley Arts Council; past Board Director-Sicamous Rep of the Columbia-Shuswap Regional District; and past and current President of the Sicamous Eagles Junior ‘B’ Hockey Society. As Mayor of the District of Sicamous (2005-2008), she left an enduring legacy during a period of rapid expansion in the community. And as beloved “billet mom” for 18 years, she supported the hockey dreams of over 100 Sicamous Eagles Junior ‘B’ hockey players.
She touched the lives of so many, both within and beyond the community’s borders. She will be sadly missed.
A celebration of life will be held in Lorraine’s favourite season, the Spring of 2019.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Sicamous Eagles Scholarship Fund are gratefully accepted.
Thank you to Dr. Main and the Oncology nursing staff at Salmon Arm Hospital, to Dr. Jack Beech of Sicamous, and to Dawn Backs for all of their care and support. Special love and hugs to Steve and Rhea Brant for your tireless care in seeing our dear one through her final days.
“…When tomorrow starts without me,
Don’t think we’re far apart
For every time you think of me,
I’m right here in your heart.”
– A Letter from Heaven
On line condolences may be sent to Lorraine’s obituary at www.bowersfuneralservice.com
Arrangements are in the care of Bowers Funeral Home and Crematorium, Salmon Arm.