Lorraine Mary Hallahan
Lorraine Mary Hallahan of RR 3, Blyth, passed away at Stratford General Hospital, with her family by her side, on Monday, July 19, 2021. She was 72.
Lorraine was the beloved wife of Jim Hallahan and the loving mom of Laura and Rodney Nicholson, Parkhill; Shannon and Tony Billings, Oshawa; Patrick and Alicha Hallahan, Belgrave; Jamie and Laura Hallahan, Brunner and Ryan Hallahan, Belgrave. She was the devoted grandma of Brennan, Cole and Jake Nicholson, Brayden and John Billings and Kailey, Landyn, Colyn, Ayden, Avery and Callum Hallahan; the dear sister of Jim and Linda Schurter, Listowel; Michael and Joan Schurter, Kitchener; Linda Kieffer, Bluevale and Marian and David Kuntz, Walkerton and the sister-in-law of Betty Ann Eghoetz, Stratford and Mike and Agnes Hallahan, Greenock.
Lorraine will be lovingly remembered by her many nieces, nephews, extended family and dear friends. She was predeceased by her parents Ralph and Anna (Weiler) Schurter, brothers-in-law Bill Kieffer, Jim McGregor, Elton Ehgoetz, sister-in-law Mary Ellen Hallahan and niece Lisa Schurter.
Lorraine was born in Walkerton on Dec. 19, 1948. She was a dedicated teacher, who began teaching at the age of 19 at Sacred Heart School in Teeswater. Lorraine met and married her husband Jim in 1970 and together they raised five amazing children on their dairy farm in Blyth.
She returned to teaching as her children grew older and loved the many generations of students that she taught throughout her career; especially the little ones in Kindergarten. In addition to teaching, Lorraine was an avid reader, and enjoyed fishing and time at the cottage, affectionately calling it her “wee slice of Heaven”.
She volunteered for many years at the Huron Pioneer Threshers Reunion. She most enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, whom she adored; playing card and board games, having campfires and watching their sporting events.
Lorraine will be remembered for her heart of gold, warm smile, cheerful laugher, and her love and commitment to her family.
Visitation was held at McBurney Funeral Home, Wingham on July 24. A Mass of Christian Burial was held at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, Wingham later that day. A come-and-go celebration was held at the farm following the burial at St. Michael’s Cemetery, Blyth.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Ronald McDonald House, Shriners Hospital for Children or the North Huron Food Share would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.
Online condolences may be left at www.mcburneyfuneralhome.com