July 7, 1928 – January 15, 2011
Loretta was born in Trail, B.C. on July 7, 1928. She lived there and met her husband Gerald in 1945 and they married on September 9, 1947 and started their family in 1949 with the birth of their son, Terry. In 1955 they then moved to Kinnaird/Castlegar where their daughter Debbie was born in 1956. They moved to Kamloops in 1996 to be closer to their children and grandchildren.
Predeceased by her husband Gerald in 2007, Loretta is survived by her son Terry (Sharon) Rust and daughter Debbie (Terry) McCaffrey. Her four grandchildren Renée and Carter Rust, Ken McCaffrey (Alicia) and Laurie (Jose) Siguenza. She leaves three great grandchildren Madison McCaffrey, Tyrese and Tayja Siguenza.
She is also survived by her sister Marie (Charlie) Manners of Cranbrook, sister in law Grace McLaughlin, brother in law Doug (Millie) Rust and numerous nieces and nephews.
Loretta was also predeceased by her father Lawrence Patrick McLaughlin (1959) and mother Mary Theresa McLaughlin (nee Molloy) (1984), her brothers Lawrence, Thomas and Isadore McLaughlin and sister Josephine Johnson.
Before marrying, Loretta worked for the Mercantile in Trail. Upon starting a family her life revolved around raising their two children and keeping a good home. For at least 25 years Loretta was very involved with the CWL in Castlegar, taught Catechism from her home for the church and entertained and attended many functions with Gerald for the municipality of Kinnaird/Castlegar.
Once the children were grown she went to work for Carefree Trailer Manufacturing. Loretta joined Gerald on many of his northern fishing trips and also enjoyed cross country skiing. Gerald and Loretta traveled many years with their RV, going down across the line, across Canada and all areas of B.C. where they would meet up with their son or daughter and grandchildren.
Loretta moved to Berwick in 2009 and made many friends and good acquaintances there. It gave her great peace knowing she had such good neighbours close at hand.
Her greatest joy in her last years were her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She loved them dearly and enjoyed when they would come to visit and join her for lunch.
The family would like to thank all the staff at Berwick on the Park for their kindness in the last two years and her family physician Dr. R. Oyler.
Prayers will be recited on Friday, January 21, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. in Sacred Heart Cathedral. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, January 22, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. in the Cathedral. Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Sisters of the Precious Blood, 2715 Erlton Street, SW, Calgary AB, T2S 2W4 or Vancouver Children’s Hospital, 4480 Oak Street, Vancouver, BC V6H 3V4 or a charity of you choice.
Condolences may be expressed at www.schoenings.com
Arrangements entrusted to Schoening Funeral Service, Kamloops, B.C.
telephone 250 – 374 – 1454.