Lorraine Carmen Conrad
Age 87 of Tantallon, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, April 16, 2018. Born June 29, 1930 at Tantallon, she was the daughter of John Dorey and Harriet (Dauphinee) Dorey. Survived by daughters Cheryl (Stephen) Tilley (Ottawa) and Gay Conrad-Bagg (Halifax) and by sons Grant (Kempt Shore) and John (Tantallon) as well as six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents, sister Margaret Ducat, brothers Arthur, Raymond and Donald Dorey and a younger brother in infancy, Lorraine was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Also predeceased by son-in-law Bob Bagg. Raised in the Tantallon Seventh Day Adventist Church and St. Margaret’s Anglican Church (Tantallon), Lorraine joined the United Church of Canada (St. Luke’s, Upper Tantallon) after marriage.
Lorraine started teaching school at age 16 on the eastern side of St. Margaret’s Bay and later earned her teaching certificate at the Normal College in Truro, NS. She left her teaching career to raise a family but later was postmaster at Tantallon and then was a partner in Homestead Antiques and Collectibles (Tantallon) from 1974 until her death.
Lorraine loved everybody and everything about life but especially her own children, grandchildren and great grandchildren who brought much joy to her. She remembered fondly every student from her teaching days and her customer-friends from the antique trade. She loved to sing, play piano, quilt, sew, read and write stories and poetry. She loved antiques.
Special thanks to Dr. James (Jim) Mclean of Hubbards, the staff of the Heart Function Clinic at the QE II Health Sciences Center, Continuing Care and EHS Nova Scotia and Walkers Funeral Home Tantallon. Lorraine’s children would also like to thank their father, Ralph Conrad, for his help at this difficult time.
The family would like to send a very special thank you to the nurses of VON Nova Scotia for the kindness, comfort, joy and loving friendship they gave to Lorraine during her final journey. She could not have remained in her own home without you and for that we are so grateful.
Cremation has taken place. Internment at a family ceremony at a later date
The family will be holding a Celebration of Life in the near future. Date, time and location to be announced soon.