Lorraine Trinacty

A photo of Lorraine Trinacty

On June 6, 2024, Lorraine Trinacty left this life to start a new one, once again with the love of her life Lyle.  She always believed that there were bigger and better things to experience someplace and now she’s doing just that.  She’s going to be okay.  She made many friends from many walks of life during her time here, so there will be some pretty epic reunions going on.  We’re happy for her.

We were blessed to learn many valuable lessons from mom during her 85 years, among them:

Always have a smile ready, even if it hurts.  Make other people smile because you never know what’s going on in their lives.  Be ready with a joke or a limerick.  If you haven’t read the Master of All Masters, read it, memorize it and be ready to recite it at the next family gathering and follow it with a hearty laugh.  People will remember that.

Make friends wherever you go with whoever you meet.  It doesn’t matter how much money somebody has or doesn’t have; we all need somebody to love us.

Be proud of your family.  Share photos of your children and grandchildren with prospective friends in a checkout line.

Never throw away old pantyhose.  You can use them to tie gutters, child-proof cabinets or hang Christmas ornaments.

Laughter is the best medicine, followed by getting a doctor’s prescription for 4 ounces of wine every day.  Either way, don’t dwell on mistakes and regrets.  Stay positive.

Do your best to accomplish one thing every day so that when you go to bed at night, you can look in mirror, like the person you see and say “I’ve done my best”.

Be kind.

We will celebrate the very special life of our mother every day, and when we are able to gather as a family we will raise a glass (probably of wine) and remember a life well lived.  She will be missed by her children Judith Phinney (late Jim), Kim Feduk, Kandace & Eric Bliss, Todd & Lisa Edmondson, Brian & Barb Trinacty, as well as her grandchildren, her great-grandchildren and her brother Lawrence & Ingrid Monkhouse (predeceased by Anne Monkhouse).

Mom was the most non-judgmental person you could have ever met in life and a firm supporter of providing safe places for both children and adults.  If you would like to remember her with a memorial donation, please consider the Blenheim Youth Centre in Blenheim or Bill’s Place in Chatham.  That would have made her happy.

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Dear Kim and family ! What a wonderful tribute to your Mom . She sounds like a phenomenal lady . Wishing you peace and may all the wonderful memories of your Mom comfort and sustain you while you grieve her loss . Hugs, Diana & Bob Trudell

To Lorraine’s family and friends, Lorraine will be missed by so many! She always had an interesting piece of trivia to share and with her knowledge of cooking, she became my ‘go to’ cookbook. Our sympathy and condolences to all. Dick and Norma

Sandy and I send our condolences to Lorraine’s children. We watched you grow into adults while working together at the college, She was a proud Mother. Lorraine kept our department running smoothly . We enjoyed many fun parties with Lyle and Lorraine. Lots of smile remembering your Mom.

I’m so sorry to hear of Lorraine’s passing. To be sure she was a fun and caring lady, always welcoming one in for a lively visit. Thinking of you all at this time.

I had the good fortune to work with Lorraine at St. Clair College. We had many good chats, particularly about our shared love of cooking. She taught me how to properly sear a steak and I think of her every time I do. I remember her coming in to work one Monday, having spent the weekend creating timpano from the movie The Big Night, a daunting task. Her laughter rang out wherever she was and she shared a real camaraderie with her colleagues. She advocated for students with patience and sound judgement. Sending my sincere condolences to her family.

To all of Lorraines "kids". She was a great lady. She taught me JOY and HUMOUR. She would love your repeating of her lessons. Now she know that you 'got it'! Be kind to yourselves and appreciate the legacy!

To all of Lorraines "kids". She was a great lady. She taught me JOY and HUMOUR. She would love your repeating of her lessons. Now she know that you 'got it'! Be kind to yourselves and appreciate the legacy!

Beautiful tribute for a beautiful lady! She will always be remembered with a smile, sending our sympathies and hugs Kevin and Magdelaine

To Lorraines' family , A beautiful tribute to a women well loved! Mark and I send our sincere condolences! You are in our Thoughts and prayers! Donna and Mark Hare

Treasure all your memories!

Judi, Kim, Kandace, Todd, Brian and families. What a beautiful tribute to your mom (Aunt Lorraine). She was a wonderful person and always smiling and welcoming. Have many fond memories of her and Uncle Lyle, they had the most contagious laughs, you couldn't help but feel good when you were with them. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. May all the wonderful memories help you through the difficult days ahead. xoxo

To Judi , Kim ,Candace ,Todd, Eric and family our condolence's for your loss. Your mom was a kind fun loving lady who will be sadly missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing her. May your memories help to comfort you through these difficult times . You are in our thoughts and prayers!

What an absolutely beautiful obituary for her. Condolences to all of you. Aunt Lorraine was everything written and more! She will be missed but always remembered! Hugs to all!

What an absolutely beautiful obituary for her. Condolences to all of you. Aunt Lorraine was everything written and more! She will be missed but always remembered! Hugs to all!

To the family of Lorraine Trinacty, My sincere condolences in the loss of your momma. I know she was everything to you. I had the pleasure of working with Lorraine and partying with her and both were hilarious experiences. I know she will be missed. I absolutely love your words and sentiments in the obituary! You are in my thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Betty Milburn

To the family of Lorraine Trinacty, My sincere condolences in the loss of your momma. I know she was everything to you. I had the pleasure of working with Lorraine and partying with her and both were hilarious experiences. I know she will be missed. I absolutely love your words and sentiments in the obituary! You are in my thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Betty Milburn

Our deepest sympathy goes out to the Trincaty.

Our deepest sympathy goes out to the Trincaty.

Well said obit , our thoughts are with all her family

Kim, Kandace, Judi, Todd and families. A wonderful tribute for a wonderful lady! She was a good friend. The door was always open at Lorraine and Lyle's and we had many fun times with them over the years'. Cherish all the happy memories. She will be missed.

Kandace,Eric Judi Kim Todd extended families and friends. What a beautifully written obituary. Aunt Lorraine was a very fun loving lady .Please accept our sincere condolences. May all of your memories get all of you through the difficult days ahead. Hugs to all of my cousins.❤ Leigh and Mark McDonald

Brian, Barb and family. Sorry to hear about your mom's passing Brian. Sounds like she was a very special lady.

Dear Todd and Lisa, So sorry to hear about your mom. I hold you all in my prayers through your journey of grief. Love, Rosebud🙏💕

Kandi, Eric,, the Edmondson and Trinacity family, so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. God Bless. xoxo

Kandace, Eric and family, My deepest sympathy for your loss. Clearly she had the best lessons to live by and share. May all your favourite memories, shared with each other, help you through this difficult time. Sincerely, Eileen Lindsay

What a wonderful and loving tribute to such a saint! She lived life as a great example to everyone. Special love to Amelia and Todd and families. Cheryl Johnson Diane Sloan osu

So sorry to hear of the loss of Lorraine Trinacity. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends.

To all of Lorraine's family including her brother Larry and wife we send prayers and hugs. I,Anne , have known Lorraine and Larry many years. Their Mom was my school teacher at Upper 4th line school . Lyle I knew at a pre school age. Wonderful families. Rest in peace Lorraine.

This is such a great eulogy, for such a sparky lady. I didn’t spend much time with her, but every time she was around, she was a quick witted delight. You can absolutely see that in her children and grandchildren. Thinking of Kandace, Eric, Erica and Karla at this time, and grateful to have gotten the opportunity to meet her! 🌈

Lorraine was a friend for many years. We shared a lot of laughs and adventures. You were always welcome at her door with a smile, the offer of a glass of wine followed by great conversation. Condolences to Judi, Kandace, Kim and Todd and families

Brian, Barb, Madison and families. So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your families. Jim and Pam Prokop

Your Mom will surely be missed. we remember travelling with her and Lyle and friends and so many good laughs. She definately practised what she preached.

What a beautiful tribute. She and Lyle left a great legacy. We were honoured to know them both. Condolences to all in her loss. May she rest in peace. Michelle and BT❤️

Thinking of you all.... Rest In Peace with a smile on your face Lorraine, hugs as always as you reunite with Lyle xoxo

Kandace, Eric and family. So sorry for the loss of your Mom. May the beautiful memories keep her alive in all of you for years to come. Hugs, Penny and Bev Wilton

Kandice, Eric, Erica, Karla and family. I didn’t know Grandma T very well but I know all of you, and from what I just read in this beautiful obit she lives on in each one of you. We’re thinking of you all and sending lots of love and hugs. May you always cherish the great memories you’ve made over her long and wonderful life.

To Lorraine’s family, So sorry for your loss , we always enjoyed Lorraine and Lyles conversations . I am sure they are reminiscing right now and maybe having a pop or two over it. Keep the memories.

Kandace Eric & family. I am so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. She was a spunky classy lady. May all your warm loving funny memories comfort you during this difficult time. Hugz