It is with deep sadness that we share the news of Lorraine’s sudden passing on the morning of Tuesday, February 28th, 2017.
Lorraine was born on June 10th, 1940 in Vegreville, Alberta to Mike and Jean Bodnisky. In 1948, the family moved to Vernon and in High School Lorraine excelled in typing and playing the saxophone in the band. She loved music and
it obviously rubbed off on her son Michael as he has been a drummer for many years. After graduating from High School, where she met her future husband, Steve Uzick, she started working at Noca Dairy immediately – hired by T. Everard Clarke, General Manager. She was married to Steve on April 18th, 1960 at the Trinity United Church and after four years at Noca she had to quit when her first son James was born so she could be a stay at home Mom. Lorraine was proudly part of the establishment of children with learning disabilities both locally and provincially. She always felt very lucky to be at home for her three children. When they were grown, she worked as a secretary at Hospice for two years during the planning stages for construction of a Hospice House in Vernon.
Lorraine leaves behind her loving husband Steve; two sons, James and Michael; one daughter, Lisa Dalling; and two grandchildren, Justin and Haylee Dalling, all of Vernon, B.C. She was preceded in death by her father, Mike in 1999; her mother, Jean in 2007; and her sister, Isabelle Bodnisky in 2015.
In respecting Lorraine’s wishes, she was cremated and a private Graveside Service will take place in the Pleasant Valley Cemetery at a later date. Here she will be laid to rest with her parents and sister in the family plot.
As an expression of sympathy, those who wish to do so may send donations in memory of Lorraine to the North Okanagan Hospice Society, 3506-27th Avenue, Vernon, B.C. V1T 1S4 or to the Salvation Army House of Hope, 3303-32nd Avenue, Vernon, B.C. V1T 2M7.
Lorraine loved life and people and would give her time to anyone before thinking of herself. She recently became enthralled with butterflies like her sister was. If you see one near you in the future, it’s her saying “Hi there.” We have a few that we know will flutter by when out on the deck, except ours will be saying, “I love you and miss you all.” Rest in peace Lorraine – you will never be forgotten.
Cremation arrangements have been made with BETHEL FUNERAL CHAPEL LTD., 5605-27th Street, Vernon, B.C. V1T 8Z5 • 250-542-1187