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Lorraine Nelsa (Cruickshank) Colborne


Lorraine Nelsa (Cruickshank) Colborne

On Tuesday, May 7, 2019, Lorraine Nelsa Colborne passed away peacefully, surrounded by family at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital in Sydney, NS.

Born February 27, 1935, in Sydney, she was the daughter of the late James and Mary Elizabeth (Petrie) Cruickshank.

Lorraine possessed beauty, brains, and a loving heart. She loved her family and friends and spent most of her life selflessly helping others. Her faith was an important part of her life and was always evident in her thoughts, words, and deeds. She was a registered nurse, trained at the City Hospital in Sydney, and particularly enjoyed her time teaching maternity nursing in PEI.

Lorraine will be sadly missed by her sons, Fred (Peggy), Calgary, Tom (Susan), Sydney, Hugh (Jocelyn), Halifax, and Stuart (Elizabeth), Lower Sackville; brother, John (Shirlee), Pt. Edward; and her adored grandchildren, Erin, James, Chelsea, Amanda, Jeremy, Adrienne, Bailey and Jack.

She was predeceased by her loving husband of 53 years, Harold (Hal); sisters, Minnie, Josie, Frances and Catherine; and brothers, Dr. James "Bud", Bill, Jim and Nelson.

Visitation will take place at Sydney Memorial Chapel on Sunday, May 19 from 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Monday, May 20 at 11 a.m., with Rev. Robert Lyle officiating.

Family flowers only. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or Bethel Presbyterian Church.

Words of comfort can be sent to the family at or e-mail

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Service Date
Monday, May 20, 2019
Service Time
11 a. m.
Service Location
Sydney Memorial Chapel

May 19, 2019
Visitation Time
7-9 p.m.
Visitation Location
Sydney Memorial Chapel

Burial Location
Hardwood Hill Cemetery

Requested Charity
Canadian Cancer Society or Bethel Presbyterian Church.