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Isobel "Lorraine" Fenwick

1936-2018

Isobel "Lorraine" Fenwick

Mrs. Isobel "Lorraine" Fenwick passed away peacefully on January 5, 2018 at the Adelaide Senior Care Home in Waverley, NS. ​She was born Isobel Lorraine Curry on May 29, 1936 in Saint John, NB to Isobel Myles Curry (Taylor) and Charles Curry, and was known as "Lorraine" throughout her life. She graduated from Saint John High School in 1954 and married Rev. Dr. Byron W. Fenwick, Sept. 7, 1963. Following their marriage, she and her husband served in various churches throughout the Atlantic Provinces and Ontario including Liverpool, NS, Saint John, NB, Kentville, NS, Toronto, ON, St. John's, NF, and Middleton, NS. She was an accountant by profession and began her accounting career at Reevy Brothers in Saint John, NB, and worked in a number of businesses throughout the Atlantic Provinces. She served a nine-year term on the executive of the Atlantic Baptist Women's Convention holding consecutive 3-year terms as vice-president, president, and past-president, and served as business manager for Tidings magazine. In the last few years of her life, she was diagnosed with Lewy Body Dementia, which led to a decline in her cognitive and motor skills, but she continued to know her family and maintained her sweet and gracious disposition throughout her life. After enjoying a wonderful Christmas season with her family, she developed a heart block on New Year’s Eve and died peacefully on January 5th with her daughter, Angie, and son-in-law, Cliff, by her side. She will be lovingly remembered by her daughters, Kim Fenwick (Leo Berk) and Angie Fenwick Gibb (Cliff Fenwick Gibb); grandchildren, Courtney (Ryan Larsen) and Chelsea Berk; sisters-in-law, Vivian (Irvine) Read, Margaret Fenwick, and Janet (Vaughan) Roxborough; nieces, Margaret Postlethwaite (Bob and children, Justin and Lucas), Margie Roxborough (John Neville and children, Alexander and Rachel), and Heather Roxborough (Bill Jackson); nephews, Don Read (Laura Beeler and daughter, Maya), Scott Roxborough (Andrea and daughters, Eva and Penny), and John Warnock (Jennifer and daughter, Caley). She was predeceased by her parents, her brother, John Curry, and her husband. Her family is grateful to the many people who cared for Lorraine as her illness progressed, especially the staff of the Adelaide Senior Care Home in Waverley, NS. For those who wish, donations in her memory to Kentville United Baptist Church or the Alzheimer’s Society of Nova Scotia would be appreciated by the family. No flowers by request due to environmental sensitivity. Visitation will be held from 3-4:30pm and 7-9pm, Friday, January 19, 2018 at the White Family Funeral Home, 100 Cornwallis St, Kentville, NS. A funeral service in celebration of Lorraine’s life will be held at 2pm, Saturday, January 20, 2018 at the Kentville United Baptist Church, 503 Main Street. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville. 

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Service Date
Saturday, January 20, 2018
Service Time
2:00 p.m.
Service Location
Kentville United Baptist Church, Kings County, NS

Visitation
Friday, January 19, 2018
Visitation Time
3-4:30 and 7-9 p.m.
Visitation Location
White Family Funeral Home, Kentville, NS

Requested Charity
Kentville United Baptist Church or the Alzheimer's Society of Nova Scotia