July 3, 2021
The Britton family is sad to announce the passing of our beloved, tough-as nails matriarch, Lorena Rose Britton. Born in 1928 to Gilbert and Clara May Hitchings, Lorena scratched an admirable education from a one-room Saskatchewan schoolhouse, and completed it near age 50 at Fraser Valley College.
A lifelong learner, she took full advantage of the college and completed bookkeeping and creative writing in addition to her GED. Lorena was a writer with work published in Alfred Hitchcock’s Magazine. She tutored inmates at Kent prison and helped translate Chilcotin.
Lorena was a mother to 6, grandmother to 16, and great-grandmother to many. She shared the same endless love and enthusiasm with all.
Lorena always did her best and instilled in us the importance of doing the right thing at all costs. She fostered love and understanding and never wavered from her convictions on the importance of family.
Lorena is predeceased by her loving husband Anthony John. A Baptist and a believer, Lorena and Tony embodied what it means to be truly Christian: an open door, open fridge, open wallet, open hearts and open minds.
Lorena is survived by her loving children Ernie, Lindsay, Mark, Sandi Baldwin, Dale, Cary, “adopted” daughter Sybil Thiessen, son and daughter’s in-law and remaining Saskatchewan relations.
A Celebration of Life and memorial will be held Sunday August 15, 2021 from 1-4pm at the Cub Scouts Hall.
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