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Nora Lorraine (McComas) Gerein

July 19, 1954 ~ June 23, 2020 (age 65)

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Nora Gerein

July 19, 1954 - June 23, 2020

It is with great sadness to announce the passing of Nora Lorraine Gerein, nee McComas, on June 23, 2020.  Nora passed away peacefully at home with her husband and children by her side.  Nora was born in Shellbrook, SK to Earl and Phyllis McComas; she is the third out of five children.  Nora was married to Gary Gerein in 1974, and in 1988 they settled back in Nora’s hometown of Shellbrook.  Nora had three daughters that she often referred to as her ‘dimple darlings’ and the only other thing that brought her greater joy than her children were her five grandchildren. 

Nora was an involved member of her community and volunteered her time wherever she could.  Nora worked her entire career in the health care field, starting as a volunteer candy striper and after completing her formal education, she worked as a Lab and X-ray Technician. She then switched careers and became a Homecare Scheduler at the Shellbrook hospital.  Nora retired in 2017 and was enjoying the time she got to spend with her family and friends.  She loved to have coffee and lunch dates, spending time at her cabin at Emma Lake, yoga, shopping, and she was her children and grandchildren’s number 1 fan.  Nora had a zest for life and truly lived life to the fullest.  She was compassionate, gave selflessly to others, and had a great sense of humour.   

Nora is survived by her husband of 45 years Gary Gerein; daughter Paula Gerein (Joris Butzelaar) and grandchildren Evie and Rosie; daughter Stefanie Gerein (Mathew Balicki) and grandchildren Emmet, Hunter, and Aubree; daughter Courtney Gerein (Ryan Swaby); brother Jim McComas (Susan), sister Linda Rask (Harvey), brother Ken McComas (Bati), brother Roger McComas (Shelley).  Nora is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.  Nora was predeceased by her father Earl McComas and mother Phyllis McComas.  

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, a private family funeral service will be held on Saturday, July 4, 2020, in Shellbrook, SK.  Those unable to attend will be able to view the service on the Facebook page of St. John’s Lutheran Church of Shellbrook live at 2 pm or afterward on a recorded version. 

In lieu of other tributes, memorial donations may be made in memory of Nora to the Canadian Cancer Society.  Condolences may be sent to the family at www.beaulacfuneralhome.com.  Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Beau “Lac” Funeral Home, Shellbrook, SK. (306-747-2828). 

 

 

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