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Lorraine Forth



Lorraine Forth, age 88, of Grand Rapids, passed away peacefully at her home of 57 years surrounded by family and friends on Friday, June 9, 2019.  Surviving are her children; Stuart (Jane) Forth, David (Debbie) Forth, Christopher Forth, Carol (John) Paul, grandchildren Stuart, Leslie, Emily, Erin, Ryan, Marley, Stephanie, Jack; great grandchildren Eli, Julian and Bailey.  Lorraine was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years Roger, daughter Mary Forth, parents Stanley (Bernice) Bachinski; brother Robert, daughter-in-law Kelly Forth.  Lorraine was a graduate of Mercy Central School of Nursing and enjoyed a long and passionate career as an ER nurse.  Following retirement, she continued to volunteer at Metro Hospital.  Lorraine was also a dedicated volunteer at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, a fabulous seamstress and loved to travel with family and friends. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 13, 2019 at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 1449 Wilcox Park Dr. SE with Rev. James Chelich presiding. Interment at Resurrection Cemetery. Visitation 5-8 p.m. Rosary at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at O’Brien-Eggebeen-Gerst Funeral Home, 3980 Cascade Rd SE.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to St. Thomas the Apostle Church. 

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  1. Last week one of the most AMAZING & GRACIOUS ladies took the journey to HEAVEN. We are so sadden by her death but HONORED while she was with us we got to experience the kindness and LOVE she displayed 24/7 body, spirit and soul.

    I used to call her The Queen of Wilcox Park Drive as we worked side by side for many years in the St. Thomas funeral ministry. I am going to miss her asking so what kind of trouble you in now Michael? An extended Mother and friend, mentor and role model Roman Catholic. Mr. & Mrs. Fourth were a part of our LOYAL church family over 50 years.

    What a privilege to of known and learned from this remarkable lady.
    The entire Farage Family is sadden and will keep all friends & family members in our prayers during this very challenging time,

    May she rest in peace,

    The Farage Family.
    The late John A. & Mrs. Emilie, Marie, Patty, John Jr., Dr. Gerard, Paul & Michael.

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