It is with great sadness the family of Lorina (Lori) Pederson of Smithers, B.C., announces her passing on the morning of August 19, 2019 after a long and courageous battle with MS.
Lori was born to Leonard and Karina Roy May 28, 1958 in Atikokan, Ontario. She attended school in both Atikokan and Fort Frances, Ontario.
Lori was a quiet, gentle soul whose beautiful smile could melt the snow caps from the mountain. She was always concerned with the care of others including the many animals she loved throughout her lifetime. Her dogs and cats were the 'babies' she adopted, caring for each of them with great tenderness. Her gentle nature was rewarded one spring morning when a moose cow came down from the mountain to introduce Lori to her new calf.
Lori's care was also reflected in the beautiful flowers she grew as well as the pears and apples that thrived on her fruit trees. Lori loved to cook, especially for family and friends and much laughter could be heard during these gatherings, as well as her emphatic phrase "HO-OH-OH- LEEE!"
Lorina was predeceased by her parents Leonard and Karina Roy in Fort Frances in 2010, her father-in-law Henry (Harry) Hourie in 2018, her mother-in-law Doreen Hourie, 1996 and her sister-in-law Juanita (Tina) Wilson in 2016.
She leaves to mourn her husband James Hourie of Smithers, brothers-in-law Edward and Raymond Hourie, Smithers, her sisters and brother: Diana (Bob) Coulombe, Atikokan, Michael Roy, Fort Frances, Donna (Razvan) Gaylord/Sima, Calgary, and Susann Boivin (Larry Norton), Fort Frances. She also leaves behind aunts, nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews as well as cousins in both Canada and the US.
A Celebration of Lori’s Life will take place on October 19, starting 3:30 p.m., at the Riverhouse Restaurant in the Aspen Inn, 4268 Highway 16, Smithers. A Memorial Service will also take place in Fort Frances, Ontario, on July 7, 2020. (Contact Donna at 403-390-4809 for more information.)
In lieu of flowers, please donate to the MS Society of Canada at mssociety.ca., or to a charity of your choice.