Lorri (Emma Loreta Martindale) O’Neill
May 6, 1926-October 2, 2013
Lorri passed away peacefully October 2 in Smithers B.C. Lorri has an adventurous life and moved with her family to Smithers in 1968 where she lived for 12 years ,eventually relocating to Atlin in 1989, where she ran the Fireweed Inn and then Willow Cottage in Atlin for many years before moving to Telkwa and then back to Smithers in 2011.
Lorri’s annual and perennial home-grown flowers graced many homes and gardens in Atlin and her beautiful dried flower and grass arrangements still adorn many walls. In younger days, Lorri was a medical lab technician and worked in that field for many years, as well as having worked as a research assistant on the development of a vaccine for distemper.
She loved downhill skiing, fly fishing, and just being outdoors. She took up cross country skiing when she moved North and loved going out her back door in Atlin for a quick ski on the flats. She was simply a great lady; warm, kind and funny. She was a loving mother who will always be remembered by her son Mike, daughter-in-law Jill, daughters Linda and Nancy, grandsons Jessie and David, grandaughter Danielle, and great-grandaughter Alexis Ava. Lorri is also survived by her brother Harold and sister Marty. Lorri always hated a fuss so requested no service be held, but her family will hold an afternoon tea for her many Atlin friends in August of 2014.
We would like to thank the staff at the Bulkley Lodge for their care and compassion. You are all very special people. And also a special thank you to Dr Schlotz and the Hospice Society for being there to help us during moms last days.