Lorie passed Thursday morning peacefully surrounded by her loving family after a long, hard-fought battle with cancer. She will be profoundly missed by her husband John, stepdaughter Jolene, her adoring sister Lynn and husband Tom, brother Michael and wife Toni, niece Carly (Michel) nephew Cory (Amanda), as well as a multitude of family members from the Smyth, Brownson families, cousins, family friends, and colleagues.
All that knew Lorie loved her companionship, her generosity, her love of life, and her love to dance. She was a humble person who put family, friends, and colleagues before herself, right until the very end of her life.
Lorie’s hard work ethic enabled her to travel and accomplish many goals. She always taught family love, respect, and honor. One of her most favorite things was our large family gatherings and having everyone together: nothing made her happier than being surrounded by her family and friends. Her unconditional love was felt by all.
The person she chose to be, and the way she lived her life has guaranteed that Heaven has gained another angel, and if we know our beloved Lorie, they are having one heck of a wild party. So many family members and friends who have predeceased her are now whooping it up in Heaven, with her and her Mom and Dad.
Here on earth, we will struggle with the unbelievable loss and the inexpressible void we feel in our hearts. We know that she will be with us through our lives here, and one day, with the good grace of God, we will once again be reunited with Lorie.
We love you Lorie, and our hearts ache with this loss. Please give our love to all in Heaven and know that we miss you all already. You will never be forgotten, and we promise that your legacy will live on for generations to come.
The family would like to express their heartfelt thanks to all those who touched Lorie’s life and tried to help ease her pain and suffering. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, there will be a small visitation with immediate family only. A celebration of Lorie’s life will be held sometime in the future when conditions allow.