Jay Gatsby

Anne "Lorraine" Greer


- July 30, 2017

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Obituary

Lorraine Greer passed away peacefully on July 30 ,2017 with her family by her side .
Mom, Grandma, Great Grandma was born Easter Sunday March 31, 1929 in Secretan, Saskatchewan to Neil and Susan McLafferty. Lorraine, the youngest of seven children, was raised in Boharm, Saskatchewan. After graduating from high school in Moose Jaw she trained as a registered nurse at Providence Hospital in Moose Jaw where she met the love of her life, Max. After graduation from nursing she married Maxwell Gifford Greer in 1950. Max and Lorraine built a home in Lanigan, Saskatchewan for the large family they always wanted. God blessed them with 7 children: David (sadly passed away 1956), Donald Greer (Della), Carol Deyenberg (Ken), Pamela Russell (Gerry), Catherine McClean (Terry), Nancy Grummett (Tom) & Tammy Pfeifer (Ron). Grandma knit baby sweaters and mitts for her 14 Grandchildren and 15 Great Grandchildren. We can’t forget all the others that called her Grandma Greer, of course they also received mitts. Lorraine worked as a nurse, a career that she loved, for many years starting at the Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon, a nurse in the clinic in Kindersley and at Saint Paul’s Hospital in Saskatoon. After her nursing career, she enjoyed her family and many friends joining them in skating, skiing, bike riding, camping, exercises (at Columbia Manor) and walking. In the evenings, there was always time for her knitting. She was predeceased by her husband Max, our Dad, in 1983.
To celebrate Mom’s love of children, pride in nursing, and dedication to exercise, in lieu of flowers our family request donations to: Forever in Motion Community Older Adult program through the Saskatoon City Hospital Foundation –or the Saskatchewan Children’s Hospital.

Funeral Details

A Vigil of Prayer will be held at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 2 and Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, August 3, 2017. Both services will be held at St. Philip Neri Church 1902 Munroe Ave S Saskatoon.

Condolence Messages

KOUKA & PETER LEFROY

Written August 02, 2017 from RICHMOND, British Columbia

We were transferred to Saskatoon in January 1974, with a 6 month old baby, with no family or friends, and bought a house on Clinkskill Drive. The first people we met were the Greer family, and they became our family, friends and baby-sitters. All the family proved to be, wonderful, caring friends. Without Lorraine, we could not have managed being there, without family and friends. After we were transferred back to B.C. with another new born baby -
we kept corresponding and hearing how nurturing Lorraine was to all her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. We know that she will be missed by all. Now you are with Max, and canoeing on the lakes in heaven. God Bless you, Lorraine, love Kouka and Peter.

Ivan and Cecile Deidert

Written August 02, 2017 from Sasktoon , Saskatchewan

Nursing Partners at SPH
Love Cecile

Dennis & Toni Beerling

Written August 02, 2017 from Saskatoon, SK

Don, Della & family,
May fond memories of Lorraine comfort you at this difficult time.
Sincerely,
Dennis & Toni Beerling

Ken and Margaret Wilson

Written August 01, 2017 from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Don, May you and your family feel God's arms around you as you celebrate the life and mourn the loss of your mom.