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Wednesday February 6, 2013

ROWAN, Loraine Isobel (nee Sewell)

passed away in Kitchener in her 76th year on Monday January 28, 2013 surrounded by love at Lisaard House. Predeceased by her treasured husband Ivan in 1998. Survived by her loving family of three daughters - Jane (husband Tiv Madarasz) of Bolton, Marielle (husband Michael MacDonald) of Ottawa, and Lindy Lavallee of Barrie. She will be sadly missed by her grandchildren Suzanne and Rebecca Madarasz; Jack, Marcus and Kate MacDonald; and Bryan, Laura and Ian Lavallee. Dear sister of Vivian Wylie of Guelph, John Sewell and his wife Liz Rykert of Toronto, and Marion Sewell Sneyd of Ottawa. Predeceased by her parents Helen and Bill Sewell of Toronto and her brother-in-law Bill Wylie. Loraine was a graduate Registered Nurse from The Hospital of Sick Children. With the help of her husband, she had an interesting and varied career that included pediatric nursing, nutritionist, gift shop owner, sewing teacher, education assistant, and palliative and long-term care registered nurse. Over the years she was a volunteer with many groups: church, UNICEF, the Cancer Society, political organizations, Probus Club and particularly the May Court Club of Kitchener Waterloo. For over two decades she was a Board Member of the North Waterloo Housing Authority and Kitchener Housing Inc. Loraine traveled extensively visiting family and friends abroad with Ivan and then for personal interest for instance to Ethiopia with CODE. There were many visits with family living in Mozambique. Loraine's family is appreciative of the care and support provided by the fine staff of the KW CCAC, the Grand River Regional Cancer Centre, and Lisaard House. A Memorial Service was held at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church on Thursday, January 31st, 2013. Condolences in lieu of flowers may be made to the May Court Club of Kitchener Waterloo, CODE (an overseas literacy charity), St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church or a charity of one's choice. Please visit to view Loraine's memorial.

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