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Lorraine Doris Folden (Nickeson) 1923-2018
On Thursday September 20, 2018 Lorraine passed away peacefully at the Nokomis Health Center at the age of 95.
Born March 19, 1923 in Humboldt, Lorraine was the youngest of 9 children and was raised on the farm North East of Lake Lenore. She attended Stuckel School. She loved horses, riding bare back to school.
On July 3, 1939 she married Fay Folden, residing at the Folden homestead in Daylesford. They moved to Humboldt in the early 70’s, where she resided until February 2018. She then became a resident of the Nokomis Care Home for the next 8 months.
Lorraine was very involved in farm chores, harvest, and gardening. She was a great seamstress, sewing dresses and bridesmaid gowns. She also loved to style her daughters hair, they were always well groomed.
Lorraine played ball and was an avid curler, travelling to many community bonspiels with her Husband and friends. She brought home many trophies and was particularly proud of winning an “8-ender” trophy. Lorraine enjoyed travelling to many parts of Canada and The United States; including Alaska. She even travelled as far as Portugal.
She enjoyed watching curling, old time dancing, keeping up on current events, listening to Gospel music, and talking on the phone with family and friends. Her favorite saying was “Be Happy.”
Lorraine will be sadly missed & lovingly remembered by her five children: Leonard (Linda) Folden of Regina, Viola (Doug) McPherson of Regina, Marlene (Norman) Fagnou of Saskatoon, Grant (Jeannine) Folden of Shellbrook and Janice (Rod) Heise of Kronau. Her Grandchildren: Trevor, Tracey, Blaine, Shawna, Brent, Troy, Tania, Derek, Lenni, Shaun, Kent, Tyler, Laura and step Grandson’s: Joel and Jason. 19 Great Grandchildren, 1 Great-Great Granddaughter, numerous nieces and nephews, extended family and many friends.
Lorraine was predeceased by her parents Sylvester and Delia Nickeson, Daughter Joyce (1968), Husband Fay (1985) and all of her siblings.
A Funeral Service was held on Saturday, October 6th 2018 at the Melfort Senior Hall. 118 Burrows Ave W, Melfort at 1:00PM. Interment followed at Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Melfort. Lunch & Gathering followed at the Senior Hall. Memorial donations in Lorraine’s memory may be directed to the Canadian Cancer Society and the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Canadian Cancer Society
1910 McIntyre St, Regina SK S4P 2R3
Heart & Stroke Foundation of Saskatchewan
1738 Quebec Avenue Unit 26, Saskatoon SK S7K 1V9