Loraine Roy

Obituary of Loraine Marie Roy

Loraine Marie Roy passed away peacefully surrounded by family on April 1, 2023, at the age of 75. She was born on May 30th, 1947, in Kapuskasing, Ontario, to the late Viola Roy (née LeBreton) and Ulric Roy. Loraine was the loving sister of Barbara Kopeschny and the late Gilles Roy and Rolland Roy. She was also a loving sister-in-law to Henry Kopeschny whom she championed as a role model.


Loraine was the very proud mother of Christopher Smith and Susan Smith, the lights of her life, and her pride and joy. She was the wind beneath their wings. Despite always putting her children first she was willing to help anyone who needed it. Loraine was a grandmother to Isabella Smith and a caring aunt to her nephews Richard Roy, Brian Roy, Jeff Roy and niece Lisa Boyd.


Loraine was an exceptional spirit who remained tough when times were difficult. She had a contagious smile and a heart of gold. In her early years, she became a very talented and successful hairstylist, esthetician and businesswoman.  As time went on, she not only became the host of her own local television show, she became the proud proprietor of a chain of hair salons called Roots Hair Design.  In later years, she opened a restaurant and another hair salon called Family Hair Styling Centre. Loraine also took great joy in teaching students the art of hairstyling.


Loraine's passing has left a void in the lives of her family and friends, but they find comfort in knowing that she is now reunited with her parents, brothers, and relatives in heaven. Her love for her family knew no bounds.


As per Loraine's wishes, there will be no funeral service or visitation. Her children will have a celebration of life at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

A Memorial Tree was planted for Loraine
We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at George Darte Funeral Chapel Inc.
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