Lorraine Victoria Hartley

Passed 06/28/2022


Obituary For Lorraine Victoria Hartley

We are tremendously saddened to announce the passing of Lorraine Hartley (nee Locke), aged 88. Lorraine passed away peacefully in her sleep at the QEII, Victoria General Hospital site, on Tuesday June 28th, 2022.

Lorraine was born to Emma and George Locke of Bedford, NS. She was predeceased by her first husband, Dr. Calvin Avery; her parents; her adult brother, Ronald; and childhood brothers, Johnny and George.

She graduated as a Registered Nurse from the Victoria General Hospital’s School of Nursing, Class of 1955. She had a diverse nursing career both as a practitioner and administrator.

Lorraine was blessed with compassion and a zest for life that brought joy to all those in her company. Her soft and loving way endeared her to all.

Lorraine was beloved wife of Donald Hartley; loving mother of Jeffrey Avery and Cynthia (Christopher) Murphy; proud grandmother of Brendan (Paige) Murphy and Chelsea Murphy.

A memorial service will be held at St. James Anglican Church, Halifax on Wednesday, July 20, 2022 at 11:00 am. A private internment for the family will follow. Memorial donations may be made to either the QEII Foundation or the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia.

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  • 07/28/2022

    So sorry to read of Lorraine's passing. She was a wonderful kind generous lady. I was lucky to have had her as my manager at Dept of Health. She was a huge influence on my career path. I remember how proud she was of her children and how she enjoyed her family and home by the water. A lovely lady indeed. My sincere condolences. Ann Sullivan

  • 07/19/2022

    So sorry to hear of Lorraine 's passing. She was always such a great person. Most Sincerely Corrine (Mitchell) Maxwell

  • 07/19/2022

    Lorraine was like a second mother to me through my teen years. I always appreciated her presence in my life and generously inviting me on many adventures including memorable stays at the cottage in Queensland. Much love to each of you and see you tomorrow. Karen Parnell

  • 07/18/2022

    Don, Jeff and Cindy. So sorry to hear about Lorraine's passing. Have such fond memories of working with her at Department of Health. She was always such a kind person and a loving mother. I know you will all miss her terribly. Take care, Darlene (Griffin) Matheson

  • 07/15/2022

    Sorry to hear of your loss. She will be missed,Harvey & Carol.

  • 07/09/2022

    Don - so sad to read that Lorraine passed away. I have happy memories of when we worked at Department of Health. Sincere condolences. Scottie (Carol Egan)

  • 07/08/2022

    Don, Jeff, Cindy & family....So sorry to hear of 'Aunt Lorraine's' passing. Through Mom & Dad, and really from our own memories, we know she was such a funny, generous and kind person. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all but we know you have tons of happy memories to see you through the coming days. Wes, Berde, Kim and Renee

  • 07/08/2022

    Don Dorothy & I wanted to express our condolences on your loss . It was great to get to know you both in those long ago days at the Department of Health.

  • 07/08/2022

    Lorraine was a wonderful neighbour and friend when I lived on Indian Point Road. So many times we would talk about gardening and she and Don would invite our family over during the Christmas holidays. Don, I know that my children, John, Ned and Gwen would want me to pass along our sympathies at this time. Sincerely, Joan (Danson)

  • 07/07/2022

    As a student nurse in 1967 on 6 East at VGH, I was priviledged to work with Lorraine as head nurse of that unit. She was so pleasant and confident in her position and I have have often thought back to her attitude and regarded her as a role model. My thoughts are with her family. Ruth Douglas

  • 07/07/2022

    Don -remembering with pleasant thoughts of the time spent working with Lorraine at the Dept Of Health .Unfortunately will be away when the memorial service is scheduled and wsh to extend my sincere condolences. Wayne Grady

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