Lorraine Joyce Jensen & twin Lorne were born December 3, 1925 to Jack and Matilda Campbell in Bengough, SK. They grew up in Harptree and went to school there until Grade 9, and then on to Assiniboia to finish Grade 12. In 1944, Lorraine joined the Navy and worked as a Wren, closing down Navy camps until after WW II ended.
Lorraine then taught school in Harptree and Hexagon School until closing in 1951. She then married Walter on October 31, 1951. Twins Doug and Don were first to arrive, followed by Cheryl, Calvin, Mike and Kelly.
Walter and Lorraine farmed south of Bengough until they retired and moved into town. After Walter’s passing Lorraine moved to the Villa in 1995, where she lived and enjoyed the company of her neighbors’ until recently moving to the Bengough Health Centre.
Lorraine drove school bus for 22 years, from the late 1960’s into the 1980’s. Even if Kelly was too young to go school, she still rode the bus with her mom.
Lorraine kept herself busy and was very involved in the community. She was on the Bengough Town Council from 1991 to 2006, and on the Co-op board from 1986 – 2001.
Lorraine, Doris White, and Kay Jones started a catering company, and worked together for 10 years.
In 1980, Lorraine helped start and volunteered for Bingo at the home until 2017. She enjoyed helping the "Older People” play bingo, although she was getting up in years herself - she was still young at heart.
Lorraine worked as a salesclerk selling ladies clothing until well into here 70’s. This is where she further developed her love of shopping. Kelly and Lorraine’s niece Carla made many trips to Weyburn and Regina, not only for appointments, but also to shop – she didn’t have to mention the name of the shops, as both girls knew which were her favorites.
When Lorraine moved to the Villa, she downsized from a 7 closet house (some of here closets being bedrooms with clothes racks installed) into a 3 closet apartment. This didn’t deter her love of shopping.
Lorraine had a great love of shoes. If she purchased a new pair, she would give an older pair to Kelly, as Walter would keep tabs on the number of shoe boxes. If a new pair came in – Kelly got a pair going out. After Walter’s passing, the number of shoes increased, and Kelly’s supply did not.
Lorraine was always "dressed up” with her outfits, including make-up, jewelry and shoes, even if it was only to pickup groceries or the mail.
Lorraine will be forever missed and loved by her Children: Doug and Debbie, Calvin and Susan, Kelly and Kasper Fenrich, Niece Carla and Terry Gravelle, Sister-in-law Bev Campbell, numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Lorraine was predeceased by Walter, sons Donald and Mike, and daughter Cheryl.