Obituary of Lorette Florence Banack
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Lorette Florence Banack August 27, 1946 – March 18, 2023 It is with great sadness that the Banack family announce the passing of Lorette Banack at Drayton Valley Hospital and Care Centre on Saturday, March 18, 2023 at the age of 76 years. Lorette was born August 27, 1946 to Hertha and Karl (Charlie) Sulz, growing up in the Medicine Hat area with her siblings Darlene and Clint. She then attended college in Calgary where she met her life-long friends; Maxine (Banack) Sych, Sylvia Walters and Laura Tomaszewski. Through Maxine, Lorette met her love and life-long partner Jim. Lorette and Jim were married September 21, 1968, then moved to Buck Lake in 1971, where they have always called home. As business owners, Lorette and Jim spent much of their time together. Their beautiful work relationship and friendship allowed them to make many great memories over the years. Together, they raised two sons and enjoyed being grandparents. When Lorette wasn’t reading, she enjoyed time in her flower garden, watching and feeding the birds, many road trip dates with Jim, especially during the fall when the colors change. Lorette’s life will continue to be remembered and celebrated in the lives of her husband of 54 years, Jim; sons, Darin (Heather) and Kalvin (Kate); grandchildren, Amy (Davin) Zobel, Travis, Jake, Josh, Lexi and Thomas; great-grandson, Reid; brother, Clint (Barb); former daughter-in-law, Kristie as well as by numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and long-time friends. Lorette was predeceased by her parents, Hertha and Karl Sulz; sister, Darlene and parents-in-law, Annie and Stanley Banack. Lorette will be laid to rest at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 13, 2023 at St. Stanislaus Church in Round Hill, Alberta with lunch to follow at the Round Hill Community Centre. The family would like to extend their heartfelt appreciation to Heather Brzus, who has become an adopted daughter, for her help and love over the years, and to Dr. Botes and the entire staff at Serenity House and Drayton Valley Continuing Care for their care and compassion during Lorette’s illness. As a gesture of their appreciation, the family request that memorial donations in Lorette’s name be made directly to Serenity House through the Drayton Valley Health Foundation, 4550 Madsen Avenue, Drayton Valley, Alberta T7A 1N8. Condolences may be sent to www.affinityfuneralservice.ca Arrangements in care of Joelle Valliere at: Affinity Funeral Service 5001 – 45 Avenue, Drayton Valley, Alberta T7A 1L1 780.542.3338To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Lorette Banack, please visit Tribute Store
Saturday, May 13, 2023
St. Stanislaus Church
Round Hill, Alberta, Canada
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