The Selwyn House community was grieved to learn of the death of Lorayne Winn, mother of Old Boys Tim ’85 and David ’88, assistant librarian from 1987-2006 and a dedicated volunteer in the library until shortly before her death. The following obituary appeared in the Montreal Gazette on August 5.
Lorayne Strachan Winn (née Horwood)
September 18, 1943–August 1, 2019
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Lorayne on August 1, 2019 at the MUHC Palliative Care Centre. Dearly missed by Chris, her husband of 52 years. Loving mother of three children, Tim (Ann-Marie), David (Wendy) and Sarah (Mark), proud grandmother (“Raynie”) of Logan, Lucas, Abigail, Ian, Laura, Bryce, and Juliette, loving sister of brother Brad (Jilly) and sister Diana (Peter), and predeceased by sister Roslyn (Frank). Lorayne was a graduate of McGill University (B.A. Arts), 1965, and Concordia University (Library Sciences), 1984. After raising her three young children, Lorayne combined her passion for reading and her love of children to become a librarian in the Selwyn House School library for 15 years, and stayed on as a volunteer long after her retirement. Lorayne will be remembered for her love of playing the piano, tending to her flowers and working in the garden, being in the outdoors, and playing the Hallelujah Chorus at the crack of dawn on Christmas morning. We send heartfelt thanks to Dr. Tamara Singer and to the hard-working staff at the MUHC, especially to the very compassionate team at the MUHC Palliative Care Centre. A funeral service will be held at Mountainside United Church (St. Andrew’s-Dominion-Douglas Church) - 687 Roslyn Ave, Westmount, on Wednesday, August 7 at 1:00pm. In lieu of flowers, kindly consider making a donation in her memory to the Cedars Cancer Foundation, the Montreal SPCA, or to your local library.