Lorraine Bernauer
June 13, 1936 - September 27, 2015

It is with broken hearts that the family of Lorraine (nee Koberinski) Bernauer of the LeRoy district, SK, announces her sudden and unexpected passing on Sunday, September 27, 2015, at Royal University Hospital, Saskatoon, SK.  She was 79 years of age.  Lorraine, the first of 10 children, was born on June 13, 1936, to Joseph “Joe” and Agnes (nee Cunningham) Koberinski at Sinnett.   She grew up on the farm in the Sinnett area and attended Manresa School until Grade 8.  Lorraine then worked at the Sinnett Store and Post Office until 1955, when she married the love of her life, Joseph “Joe” Bernauer.  Lorraine and Joe started their family and farming life together on the farm north of Sinnett.  On November 9, 2014, Joe passed away.  Lorraine continued to reside on the farm until the time of her passing.  Lorraine always had a passion for the farming lifestyle.  She very capably took an active part in the operation, including driving the machinery, and especially enjoyed running the combine.   Lorraine was a very good cook, but she much preferred to be outdoors helping Joe with the chores or tending to the garden than being in the house.  Over the years, her favorite pastimes were fishing, playing cards, going to dances, and visiting.  Most of all, Lorraine loved her family and was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.  Her life revolved around her family and she was very proud of all her family members.  Lorraine will be lovingly remembered and deeply missed by her eight children, 22 grandchildren, and 26 great-grandchildren:  Daryl (Theresa nee Nakoneshny) Bernauer and family, Angie (Rob) Zuravloff [Brandon and Cassidy], Kelly (Kevin) Strelioff [Hayden, Kale and Ashton], John (Shari) Bernauer [Rylan, Brennan and Nathan], and Jeannette Bernauer; Ron (Debbie nee Wakelam) Bernauer and family, Sara (Chad) Richels [Riley, Chantel and Brooke], Cindy (Robin) Richels [Levi and Kierra], Brian (Cymone) Bernauer [Jazmin and Avery], and Kevin (Kailey) Bernauer [Kenley and Kaige]; Arnie (Jane nee Rimmington) Bernauer and family, Linda (Cam) Risdale [Janaye and Jeri], Mathew (Sarah) Bernauer [Quinn and Kali], and Jacky (Cam) Krakowka [Sasha and Veronica]; Gwen (Joe) Nakoneshny and family, Amy (Matthew) Pearce [Grace], Daren (Caity) Nakoneshny [Nolan and Abigail]; Colleen (Mike) Senga; Keith (Sandra nee Herman) Bernauer and family, Ben, Graham, Jared and Alex; Neil (Susan nee Bohse) Bernauer and family, Chase, Wyatt and Jenna; and Gerald (Kim nee Thirsk) Bernauer and family, Brett and Owen.  She is also survived by three sisters, one brother and their families, and by many friends who will also lovingly remember her.  Lorraine was predeceased by her husband Joe; one daughter, Sandra; one son, Wayne; one great-granddaughter, Ayla; her parents, Joe and Agnes; one sister and four brothers; Joe’s parents, John and Veronica (nee Winkel); and by her brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.  The Prayer Service for Lorraine was held at St. Augustine R.C. Church, Humboldt, on Thursday, October 1, 2015, at 7:30 p.m., led by Nestor Trach.  Music ministry was provided by organists Angie Zuravloff and Kathy Phillips.  Scripture readers were Sara Richels and Amy Pearce, and the intentions were led by Cindy Richels. The Funeral Mass was offered at St. Augustine R.C. Church on Friday, October 2, 2015, at 2:00 p.m., celebrated by Fr. Paul Paproski, OSB.  Others taking part were:  Chase Bernauer, crossbearer; Sara Richels and Amy Pearce, scripture readers; Cindy Richels, intentions; Brian, John and Mathew Bernauer, giftbearers.  Music ministry was provided by music director Loretta Schugmann, organist Marie Aubin, and the St. Augustine Parish Funeral Choir.   Active pallbearers were Daryl Bernauer, Ronald Bernauer, Arnold Bernauer, Keith Bernauer, Neil Bernauer, and Gerald Bernauer.    Honorary pallbearers were “all those who shared in Lorraine’s life”.  A Private Family Interment Service followed at St. Ignatius R.C. Cemetery, Sinnett, SK.  Memorial donations may be directed to either the St. Ignatius R.C. Cemetery Fund or STARS Air Ambulance.

This Notice Is Courtesy Of
Schuler-Lefebvre Funeral Chapel
Humboldt, Saskatchewan