Posted by: John Munro | May 1, 2007

Obituary for Lorraine Munro

Lorraine MunroMunro, Lorraine (nee Parsons), Daughter of Anne Parsons and the late Thomas Parsons, passed peacefully away in her home in Halifax, Nova Scotia on May 1, 2007, Lorraine Munro (nee Parsons) in her 66th year. Lorraine was born at Freshwater, Newfoundland on May 26, 1940. Her family later moved to St. John’s where she attended Curtis Academy and MacPherson Academy. In 1962, Lorraine graduated from Memorial University with a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Education. Her teaching career began in 1958 on a part time basis and concluded in 1992 when she retired from Virginia Park Elementary School in St. John’s. She was an inspiring teacher who cultivated a love of learning in her pupils. While they were in High School, Lorraine and John Munro started dating. They were married in June of 1963 in St. James United church in St. John’s. Lorraine was a devoted and loving wife and mother to John and her three children, and took an enthusiastic interest in her four grandchildren. After retiring Lorraine took a Yoga Teacher Training course and at the time of her passing was teaching yoga classes for seniors in Halifax. Lorraine will live on in the hearts and minds of her family and her many dear friends. She leaves to mourn with fond loving memories husband John Munro, daughter Katherine (John Gorman) Munro, sons Ken (Harpreet Aulakh) Munro and Mike (Maxine) Munro, and grandchildren Alex Munro Choiniere, Sara Gorman, Jordan Munro, and Lauren Munro. Also surviving are her mother Anne Parsons, two sisters Margaret Parsons and Jean Perry, and brother Roy Parsons. Cremation has taken place in Halifax. A memorial service will take place at the Halifax Shambhala Centre (1084 Tower Road, Halifax, 902-420-1118) on Saturday May 5, 2007 at 7:30pm. Memorial donations can be made to the charity of your choice.

“What the warrior renounces is anything that is a barrier between himself and others. Warriorship is making yourself more available, more gentle and open to others.”
– Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche


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