Lorraine Mary Ridgen (nee Afelskie)
We are saddened to announce the tragic passing of Lorraine in her 57th year on October 3,2018 after being struck by a vehicle while out walking with her husband. Lorraine was a long time employee of the Federal Government in various Departments (Health Canada, Parks Canada, Firearms Registry, Corrections Canada). Loving and devoted wife of Peter and mother of their sons Lucas and Patrick of Stratford. Survived by parents Sylvester and Anna (Cobden), and in-laws Eric and Lois (Arnprior). Will be greatly missed by sister Christine (David Rowe, Hailey and Kelsie) of Stittsville, and brothers Gerard (Beverly) of Cobden, Peter (Vikki, Laura, Brady) of Oakville, and Jerome (Mary) of Cobden, brothers-in-law Robert (Valerie) of Whitehorse, and David (Kathie, Owen) of Toronto, and sister-in-law Julie (Florin, Sydney, Harrison, Simon) of Lanark, and many extended family members. Friends may call at the Fraser-Morris & Heubner Funeral Home, 5 Crawford Street, Cobden. on Sunday October 7, 2018 from 2 - 4pm , and 7 - 9pm and Monday from 9:30am until 11am. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Pius V Roman Catholic Church Osceola at 11:30am. Interment St. Pius V Cemetery.
Many heartfelt thanks to the doctors, nurses, the Trillium Gift of Life Network Transplant Team, and staff at the Critical Care Trauma Centre at Victoria Hospital, London Health Sciences Centre for their care and compassion.In lieu of flowers, donations would be gratefully accepted to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. The family will also be establishing a scholarship in Lorraine’s name at the University of Ottawa for Nursing students.