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Obituary of Lorraine Ellen CLARK
Lorraine Ellen Clark October 21, 1941 ~ August 5, 2021 Lorraine will be forever missed by her loving husband, Harvey Clark. She is reunited in Heaven with her parents William and Doris Rose Shirley. Cherished by her children, Lorrie Matthews (Rick), Mark Dana (2015) (Michelle) and Shane Dana. Stepmother to, Teresa Clark (Sam), Sheryl Clark, Blain Clark (Sharon) and Little Mike Dana. Proud grandmother to, Deryck Ismond, Dylan Ismond, Destinee Dana Heroux and step grandmother to Kayley, Samantha, Justyn Hurst, Cory Matthews, Evan Clark, Conner Clark, Izzy Capone, Alex Capone, Tanisha Clark and Natasha Clark. Great Rabbit Grandma to Emma Matthews. Lorraine will always be remembered by siblings, Robert “Bob” Shirley (Brenda), Karen Sherrard (Ted), Dianne Brett (Bob), David Shirley (2021) (Joyce) and by her nieces and nephews, Sheryl, Steven, Jason, Lisa, Tayna, Paula (2021) and Kareena. She will be held dear in the hearts of her family, relatives, and many friends. Our mom was a proud member of Dufferin County for her entire life (except a few city years). She was extremely proud to be the last remaining Shirley on the family property that has been in the family for over 100 years. Lorraine wrote and published a book about the life of her mother and family which included many interesting facts about early pioneer life on the Shirley Farm in Hockley Valley. She ran a very successful business- Mary Browns Fried Chicken for almost 30 years and was known as “the best legs in town”. She gave many Orangeville teenagers their first jobs and is remembered fondly by these employees. She was independent and strong willed and was a single mom of 3. She met the love of her life in her early fifties and Lorraine and Harvey had a wonderful 30-year marriage. Lorraine was lucky to retire early, and they bought a family cottage at Williams Lake where the family enjoyed boating and swimming for many years. Her children want to take this opportunity to thank Harvey for helping to make moms firm belief in marriage and family a reality. She enjoyed life right to the very end. Mom left this earth on her own terms exactly how she lived her life. She enjoyed her many great friends. She made many through golfing curling and baseball, sports she loved to participate in until she was in her 60s. If so desired, donations in lieu of flowers may be made in memory of Lorraine to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, to Diabetes Canada, or to the Shelburne Long Term Care Resident Fund where her daughter Lorrie has worked for 25 years. There will be a Private Family Graveside Service at Forest Lawn Cemetery on Thursday August 26, 2021. Online condolences may be made at www.imfunerals.com In Memoriam Funeral Services Inc. has been given the honour to serve the Clark Family.