January 5, 1957 – November 3, 2021
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Rose Ann Loranger, 64, on Wednesday November 3, 2021, in Montreal.
Rose Ann was born in Levack, Ontario the tenth of eleven children of Mederic and Rose Loranger (nee Brule), both predeceased. Rose Ann will be dearly missed by loving friend and partner Stephen Solomon of Montreal. Sadly missed by her siblings Ernie (Susan), Cartier ON, Gerry, Surrey BC, Normand (Stephanie) Vancouver BC, Aline Barnett, Sudbury ON, and Annette (Jim Cunningham) Naughton ON. Predeceased by siblings Paul (Suzanne), Monique Kay (Pat) Jacques, Ronald and Doreen. Dearly missed by so many special nephews and nieces, extended family and beloved friends and co-workers.
There is so much to say about Rose Ann. She loved children and spoiled everybody’s babies. She had the deepest love for animals including but not limited to cats, dogs and horses. Rose Ann loved spending time with family and friends making happy memories. She had a genuine interest in other people and the ability to make friends everywhere she went. She will be fondly remembered for her beautiful easy smile, kind heart, generosity and her overall fun-loving spirit. Rose Ann was a bright light to all who met her. Her career in the lumber industry brought her to Montreal at a young age but home and family bond only grew stronger.
After graduating from Canadore College in North Bay, Ontario, she was quickly scooped up by the Lumber Industry beginning at Martin Lumber in Mattawa, Ontario, followed by a long and prosperous career with Goodfellow Lumber in Montreal where some are quoted as saying Rose Ann became the face of Goodfellow. Her final role was Vice President of Pine for Canada and the UK. She was highly respected for her knowledge and ability to develop long standing relationships with all players in her industry. Rose Ann was a role model for women exemplifying that they could succeed at all levels in non-traditional industry.
Rose Ann developed a passion for the horseracing sport when she met her loving partner, Gilbert Lacharite (predeceased in 2001). Gilbert was an owner and trainer at the Blue Bonnets Raceway in Montreal. Rose Ann was a perfect fit in the world of horses and as expected she spoiled every horse with kisses, hugs and treats.
She was an avid downhill skier and Montreal was convenient to some of the best ski hills including Mont Tremblant and St. Sauveur, but she also travelled with family and friends to many ski resorts in western Canada, Northern US, and of course the lovely little hometown ski hill in Levack Ontario where she grew up.
Her love of golfing fit right in with Rose Ann’s love of travel. Many of us enjoyed countless amazing golf vacations thanks to Rose Ann’s exceptional skill at organising trips and choosing the perfect destinations. As a golfer, she was very skilled and enjoyed the company of many special golf buddies in Montreal as well as in Florida where she participated in competitive events. In her retirement, Rose Ann enjoyed travelling, playing golf, working out at the gym, long walks & lounging in the pool at the Quail in Florida.
Special thanks to little sister Annette for being by Rose Ann’s side throughout her health challenges, as well as Steve Solomon for amazing support to both Rose Ann and Annette. On November 14, 2021, a memorial service was held in Montreal.
In the Spring of 2022, a celebration of life will be held in Rose Ann’s hometown of Levack, Ontario where her ashes will be laid to rest with her Mom and Dad & brother Ron. Family will post the date for celebration at a later time.
A celebration of life will be held on Sunday, September 25th, 2022 from 1-4 pm in the Ramsey Room at Science North, 100 Ramsey Lake Road, Sudbury. Please join the family to share memories and refreshments Donations can be made to the SPCA in keeping with Rose Ann’s wishes.
Provided by: Rideau Funeral Home