March 26, 1956 – January 22, 2017
Lorraine Mary Eileen Seguin was born at St. Mary’s Hospital in New Westminster, BC to parents Rose Emma German (nee Fletcher) and Edward Albert German. Affectionate name “Rainy” to her sister Elizabeth. Raised in Port Coquitlam, BC and graduating in 1974, she set out that summer to travel across Canada and two years later to the Yukon. She settled in Vancouver living in the then trendy Kitsilano area working as a receptionist until the call of the Yukon beckoned her north once more. Stopping in Louis Creek to visit friends she met – and later married – Gilles Seguin. Lorraine found a job housecleaning for Dorothy Prentice, who lived in a log house in Louis Creek. Dorothy gave shelter to a handicapped man nicknamed John Two Hats as he always wore two ball caps at the same time. Dorothy and Lorraine became friends and from there bloomed her acceptance into the valley community where she gained the friendship of many and the skills of a pioneer. Son, Luke Daniel, was born in 1982 and daughter Erin Elizabeth in 1985.
Buying a house in Barriere in the early 90’s she began to renovate, becoming a good painter and wonderful mudder. Volunteering as treasurer for the Fall Fair allowed her to meet and befriend many of the townsfolk and pioneers as well as lending opportunity for employment. She retired from Canada Post as Postmaster in 2016.
Her illness took Lorraine’s life, but only on this earth and not before she met her best friend and companion, Stephen Renden, who shared her love of travel. As the fireweed bloom in the Yukon after a fire, the wildfire of 2003 sparked many motorcycle adventures throughout the US on his Kawasaki Concours.
In 2007 her life became further enriched with the birth of two grandchildren, Haley and Tyler Shaw. Family includes cousins, Peter and Ron German, and beloved stepmother Carol, stepbrother and sisters Dale, Janet and Jackie and family as well as “friends like family.”
Private family arrangements entrusted to Drake Cremation, 250-672-1999. Online condolences may be sent to DrakeCremation.comPrint This Obituary & Condolences