Lorraine Aline (Shupe) Quinn, 79, born in Liverpool, a resident of Charleston, Queens County, NS passed away in Queens General Hospital, Liverpool on May 31, 2021 after a long battle with Parkinson’s Disease.
Lorraine was the oldest of four siblings, Harley, Merna and Marilyn, now deceased. Whose parents were Earle Frederick and Regina (Anthony) Shupe of Charleston, Queens County, NS. Lorraine’s surviving husband (married 50 years) is historian and author Robert Edwin Quinn of Liverpool. She is also survived by many much loved nieces and nephews and their families: Kirk Earle Shupe and family of Charleston, Cheryl McLuckie and family of Ottawa, ON, Andrew Conrad and family of Dartmouth, NS. Surviving also are numerous aunts, uncles and cousins and their families dating back to the founding of Lunenburg, NS in 1759-60.
Lorraine had several major passions in her life; two of which were her husband and her Shupe family, especially her nephew Kirk, the son of her heart. Second was learning varied skills and teaching mathematics in the local schools (internship at Mount Pleasant, teacher in Mill Village, Liverpool Town and Brooklyn (elementary and Junior High), and Liverpool Regional Junior High School.
Lorraine graduated from the Nova Scotia Teachers College with a class A license in 1959 and then went on to study at Mount Allison, Acadia, St. Anne and Dalhousie Universities. In grade 12 provincials, she attained the highest math mark in NS and after, was awarded two scholarships. Lorraine also graduated in sewing and accounting. She produced much of her own clothing and tons of Icelandic sweaters and numerous afghans of which she gave as gifts and/or wore. She also did the accounts her her husband’s two businesses after he retired as a school administrator.
Lorraine loved to travel and accompanied her husband to spend winters in Florida at their own condo; traveled all over Canada and the USA to experience all the natural wonders and to seek out the numerous country shows at Opryland, the Opry, Dolly’s TN Park, parades and concerts, NY, Halifax and Liverpool. Her all time favorite was the late Kenny Rogers and she even got a scarf from Elvis. Her collections, including Kenny’s tambourines, is extensive. She loved Royal Doulton’s, miniature crystals, wooden carved birds, Charming Tails, Hummel’s and Blushing Bunnies… an extensive collection in the thousands.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Chandlers’ Funeral Home, Liverpool, NS. A private family graveside service will be held at a later date in Trinity Anglican Cemetery, Bog Road, Liverpool. Reverend Cherry Workman officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Queens General Hospital Foundation. Online condolences may be made to www.chandlersfuneral.com
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