Surrounded by her adoring family, and with her husband holding her hand, Lorraine Alison White (nee Leckie) left us at sunrise on November 15, 2022.

Born in Vancouver May 25, 1957, to Lorne (d. 1982) and Doreen Leckie, and grew up in Lynn Valley.

Survived by the love of her life Brian (married 38 years), son David (Ian), daughters Andrea (John) and Kimberley (Chris), mother Doreen, brother Steven, granddaughters Abigail, Kayley, Erika, Mia, and Isla, and her dog Bailey.

Lorraine was beautiful inside and out. She travelled, shopped, and decorated. She drank wine and ate Italian food. Lorraine loved everyone in her world, and believed any hardship could be helped by a sense of humour. One could not resist smiling when seeing her face. Our hearts hurt without her, but are comforted by remembering the good times together.

We have immense gratitude for the incredible nurses, doctors, and staff at BC Cancer-Victoria, Royal Jubilee Hospital, the VIHA Palliative Care Response Team, and Victoria Hospice.

A Celebration of Life was held in the Sequoia Centre, at McCall Gardens, 4665 Falaise Drive, on Thursday, November 24, 2022, at 2:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Canadian Myeloma Research Group, Victoria Hospice, or the SPCA.

Condolences may be offered to the family below. To view service click on arrow below.

  • Kerry McKenna

    So sad to finally find you guys with this news. Haven’t forgotten the great times we all had at Royal. Would love to reconnect, Brian. Condolences to you and the family.

  • Margie Shapcott

    Dear Brian, David, and Family.
    Thank you for sharing video of the most beautiful, and heartfelt tribute to dear Lorraine. A life well lived. A life well loved. Big Love to you all! Marg Shapcott ❤

  • Paul & Renee Vander Meulen

    We are both saddened by the loss of amazing Lorraine. I had the privilege of working with Lorraine as a supplier when she had her design business and my wife, Renee, had the privilege of working with her at McBop. Lorraine knew teal was going out of style long before the rest of the world. She was such a pleasure to work with and her positive energy was infectious. We were sorry to not have been able to attend the celebration of life but thank you for sharing it online. Our condolences to the family.

  • Lorraine Moller

    Will miss my beautiful friend, Lorraine, forever. Loved being with her so much when we lived back to back in Coquitlam but whether we lived near or far—it was like we were never apart when we saw each other again. It was a beautiful Celebration of Life—perfect songs and pictures. So sorry we couldn’t be there. Big hugs Brian, David and entire family.

  • Diane and Richard White

    We will forever miss our dear Lorraine,there are no words to describe how much we loved her. Lorraine was an amazing daughter, wife, mother and friend. Our hearts and thoughts are with Brian, David, Doreen and family.

  • Dan Dempsey

    Dear Brian and Family: I was so terribly saddened to learn of Lorraine’s passing. She was a beautiful soul with a magnetic smile and personality. Today, you had a very loving and fitting farewell to her. Laura-Lee did a wonderful job for you and I want to commend Abigail and Kayley for their lovely eulogy to their Grandmother. Similarly, I was touched by David’s heartfelt tribute to his Mom.

    I still remember with sadness the day Ruth and I ran into you and Lorraine in the Cancer Clinic. Ruth was half-way through her six-year journey and you were just starting yours. I can well imagine how courageous Lorraine was throughout her ordeal. It was her character to be strong and always seek out the sunny side of life – and that theme was very clear today. Your video tribute was simply beautiful.

    Every time I walk into the living room and kitchen Lorraine decorated for us many years ago I will think of her with great fondness. We were so fortunate to know her. God Bless her – may she rest in eternal peace. I know her spirit will always be with you.

  • Colin & Nan Stewart

    So very sorry to hear this news. We had the pleasure of knowing Lorraine when she worked as a much valued legal assistant at Staples McDannold Stewart, as it was then. Lorraine was a wonderful engaging intelligent woman, with a rich sense of humour. The ‘Tacky Tourist’ themed summer barbecue she held at her family home was a hilarious and memorable event that will live in our memories. She loved her family immensely and intensely, spoke about you all so affectionately so often, and we send our deepest condolences.

  • Shane and Carmel Gock

    We were so privileged to spend time with Lorraine throughout the years. In the past few weeks we have spoken often of her kindness, her beautiful smile, her sense of adventure, and her intelligence. She was always so loving towards us and cared immensely for her family. We will miss hearing her joyous laughter and quick jokes. Our thoughts and hearts are with the whole White family during this very hard time.
    Love, Shane and Carmel

  • Wendy Newton

    I was so sorry to hear of Lorraine’s Passing.
    She was such a cheerful and friendly lady. She will be greatly missed.

    My sympathies to Brian and her family.

    Wendy Newton

  • Brian and Pam

    Dear Brian,
    We are sad to hear this news of your lovely Lorraine.
    We especially remember Lorraine for her kindness, positive energy and wonderful sense of humour.
    Sending warm thoughts and condolences to you and your family.

  • Shawn and Helen

    We are deeply saddened for your loss. We feel so fortunate to have met Lorraine. In fact, one of our fondest memories was celebrating Canada Day together.

    We are thinking about all of you and sending our love.

  • Alan Peterson

    I had the privilege of working closely with Lorraine for about 10 years at McConnan Bion OConnor &Peterson. She was a talented and accomplished Para Legal, smart, focused, a true multi tasker able to handle a multitude of complex transactions. Lorraine had amazing people skills; she understood good client relations and in turn, clients loved her. Her sense of humor was always there, we shared a similar vocabulary on occasion, and had a lot of laughs while getting the work done. Lorraine loved people, she was always the life of the firm socials, her taste in wine was flexible….definitely never a wine snob. I deeply regret not seeing her before she passed, and not being able to tell her, face to face, how wonderful she was, and how privileged I was to have known her. RIP Lorraine….

  • Sandy Pullan

    Brian, I am so very sorry to hear of Lorraine’s passing; she is gone far too soon. I didn’t know Lorraine that well, however the few times I spent with her, she was always so full of kindness, joy, fun and laughter. A very lovely lady. My heartfelt condolences go out to you and your family. Big hugs!

  • Britta Norman

    My sympathies go out to Brian, Lorraine’s family and many friends. I have such fond memories of Lorraine at the many work functions over the years. She had a gift of being able to make anyone feel comfortable and she lit up a room with her humour and energy. My thoughts are with you all. XO

  • Deedrie Ballard

    Dear Brian and family.
    Lorraine had to be warmest, funniest, and most loving lady.
    We had so much fun when we used to “Nine and Dine” at Cordova Bay.
    Such a loss, but now is out of pain, watching over her loved ones. RIP Lorraine.
    Deedrie and Jim.

  • Gillian Wills

    I had the privilege of working with Lorraine at McBop and found her to be such an upbeat and loving person. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. My deepest condolences to Brian and family.

  • Marcella Bernardo

    May she Rest In Peace watching over all of her loved ones missing her now.

  • Junell and Charlie Bickford

    We are so sorry to hear this news. Lorraine was such a fun loving person and we have many fond memories of the bank parties at her and Brian’s home. Our sincere condolences to all her family and friends. She was such a happy person

  • Geneviève and Dan Horth

    We are so, so sorry for your loss. Lorraine was an absolute firecracker. She was such a warm, fun-loving and joyous person who always had a smile on her face. Our thoughts and condolences are with you.

    Dan and Gen Horth

  • Art Robertson

    A life well lived full of Love

  • Wendy chutter

    My heartfelt condolences to Brian, family and friends of Lorraine. Lorraine was such a lovely lady and kind soul.
    Wishing you peace, comfort, courage and lots of love in this time of sorrow.
    May your wonderful memories comfort you during this difficult time.

  • Jenna Russell

    Brian and Family, I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. I have such fond memories of Lorraine and all the energy and fun she brought to the many Scotiabank parties at your home and beyond. Her smile and laugh was infectious. My condolences to you all. ❤️❤️❤️

  • Miles and Bernice Browne

    Lorraine, may you rest now and be rid of your pain and miscomfort. Our condolences go out to you Brian and your family. She will always be remembered for her beautiful smile, kindness and positive outlook.

    Warm and loving thoughts,
    Miles and Bernice Browne.

  • Suman and Narender Nagpal

    Our heartfelt condolences to Brian and family. It was so nice to have known Lorraine during my Hillside banking years. May God give the strength to family to bear this untimely loss. Lorraine you will be missed.

  • Dona & Frank Strimas

    Brian And family, our sincere condolences for your loss. Lorraine was a lovely person and is gone far too soon

  • Kate Downes

    I was so blessed to have gotten to know Lorraine over the last few years, and to experience the immense amount of love she had for everyone all around her, especially her family. She lived a life full of love and adventure, and her spirit will live on with those who knew and loved her.

  • Delia and Ray

    So, so very sorry for your loss. Lorraine was one of a kind – caring, loving, thoughtful, selfless. She was always smiling and always had a nice word for everyone.

    We’re so blessed to have known her. The thought of never seeing her again makes our hearts ache.

    Rest In Peace my dearest Lorraine, God be with you.

  • Louise Meir

    Lorraine was truly a lovely lady. My condolences to Brian and the whole family.

  • Erin Walsh

    So very sorry for your loss. The handful of times I met Lorraine, she made me feel like family. She was a very loving person and made everyone who met her feel special. Sending all of the family a big hug.

  • Tammy Grant

    My deepest condolences to all of you. Wish I could be there to hug all of you.

  • Ken Downes

    My life was truly enriched by knowing and loving this vibrant, thoughtful and kind lady…..because if anyone deserves to be called a lady she did.

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