Cremation has taken place. Memorial service will be held 2:00PM on Saturday October 29, 2022 at St. Paul's United Church with ash interment prior to the service at Dunston Cemetery. Donations may be made in Loreen's memory to the Canadian Lung Association.
Marion Loreen Lyman (nee Godkin)

1945 - 2022

After a lengthy illness, it is with profound sadness that we must announce the passing of Loreen Lyman. She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother.

Loreen grew up in the Dunston Community (Nelsonville) north of Morden. She attended high school in Morden where she created many new relationships who became lifelong friends, known as the Delightful Dozen. After high school, Loreen completed her LPN training and began nursing at the Morden Hospital. Along the way, she had two children, Dianne and Dennis. In the mid 70’s, the family moved to Grand Forks, B.C., where they owned and operated a hotel business. In 1981, she met the love of her life, Ron and they moved back to Morden to make their home on the North quarter of Loreen’s family land. She then renewed her nursing license and began to work at the Bethel Hospital. After years of nursing, she decided to pursue other passions. Always the one to be busy, she worked various small jobs while developing a passion for antiquing. Ron and Loreen spent a lot of time attending auctions and sales to gather unique finds, which led them to opening the Nelsonville Trading Post in 2001. Loreen enjoyed visiting with anyone who walked through the doors. There was always a funny story to tell and tidbits of wisdom to share with all those around her. After closing the store and fulling retiring, she was able to find even more time to devote to her family and creating lasting memories with them. Family meant the most to Loreen. She loved spending time with them, teaching them everyday skills, making memories, and just loving them. Loreen shared her love of the outdoors, baking, gardening, and animals with her children and grandchildren. Horses were always a part of Loreen’s world, a love she passed on to her daughter and granddaughters. Dancing and camping were other favourite pastimes. Later in life, she took up painting scenes on birdhouses and puzzling, many of which have been framed in her home. She was always creative and crafty. Loreen always looked forward to every visit, phone call, or text from her family and friends. A highlight in recent years was becoming a great grandmother to Aspen and staying connected to her grandchildren while they pursued their goals and passions in life. She was always everyone’s greatest supporter. Loreen was a special lady who enjoyed her life to the fullest and will be greatly missed by all.

Loreen was predeceased by her parents, Laurence and Peggy Godkin, brother, Jim Godkin, sister, Lois Moffat and brother-in-law, Jim Moffat. Loreen will be forever missed by her husband, Ron, daughter, Dianne Munro, son, Dennis Branfield (Arlene), grandchildren, Cody (Caitlin), Ashley (Oscar), Hailey, Elle (Kody) and great granddaughter, Aspen as well as her nieces and nephews, Blue, Bear, Xan, Chit, and their families.

Memorial service on Saturday October 29, 2022 at St. Paul’s United Church with ash interment at the Dunston Cemetery. The family would like to thank the Palliative Care team for all their support over the last couple of years. As well as the doctors and nurses of Boundary Trails Health Centre. We would also like to thank all her friends who showed her love and support throughout her illness. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Loreen’s name to the Canadian Lung Association.

Wiebe Funeral Chapel, Morden

In care of arrangements

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