Obituary of Lorraine Betker
Lorraine, or Lena to her family and early friends, was born on October 23, 1939 to John and Martha Koroluk. She spent her childhood in the Wroxton area and attended school in Kamsack. Later on she attended the Yorkton Collegiate, where she received her business certificate in book-keeping.
She married Edwin Betker in 1961 and worked in the office of McGavin's Bakery. She continued to work there in between having her children Lauren, Glenn and Corey. Ed worked at the Yorkton Enterprise in production. Ed and his partners decided to start a new paper, Yorkton This Week, and Lorraine went with them to work as office manager. She continued working there until her retirement at age 80!
Lorraine enjoyed her social outings with Ed, going out to dances and other Jaycee events. She bowled in a league, curled socially, played ball in high school. She took golf lessons in her 40's and became an excellent golfer and enjoyed her Ladies Nights at Deer Park and golfing with her friends and family. She enjoyed her holiday trips to the Black Hills, and travelling to see various family members in Calgary, Madge Lake, The Pas, Lanigan, Kamsack. She also enjoyed spending time at the family cabin at Burgis Beach. Ed passed away when he was only 63, and Lorraine never really recovered from that; he had always been the 'life of the party'. Mom put her energy into her work, and her grandchildren, and began to enjoy this stage of her life. She was a loving grandma and a very supportive mom, and we will all miss her very much. She began to have health problems 4 years ago but was determined to stay in her own home. Recently she injured her back and her heart just gave out on her.
She leaves to mourn, her children: Lauren (Tom) Hearn and their children Miles and Jayne. Glenn (Karin) and Glenn's children Garrett, Laura, Karalie and Kamryn and Laura's daughter Lyla. Corey (Jana) and Corey's sons Drew, Brady and Jesse. She also leaves her sisters Ruth Dixon and Verna Black, as well as many nieces and nephews, and their children.
The funeral service was held on Wednesday, May 3rd 2023 from the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre with Crystal Bailey, B.Th officiating. The opening song was 'Somewhere Over the Rainbow'. Pianist, granddaughter Laura Betker led in the hymns 'Amazing Grace' and 'Sweet By and By'. Sons Glenn, Corey and daughter Lauren gave a tribute to their mom. The interment took place in the Garden of St. Mark with Miles & Tom Hearn, Dean Dixon, and Garrett, Kamryn and Jesse Betker serving as the casketbearers. Memorials were to the Heart & Stroke Foundation.
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