Obituary of Lorie Mancuso
“Heaven is a little closer in a home by the lake.”
It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of our dear, fun-loving beautiful Lorie, at her home in Haviland Bay, surrounded by her family. We take great comfort knowing she is now reunited with her beautiful son, Joey. She will be greatly missed by her adoring husband and best friend, Jim. Cherished mother of Whitney Tinklenberg (Sean). A loving and very proud Nana of Eva, Alessandra and Nathalia and a little one on the way, who were the joys of her life, forever remembered. Predeceased by her parents Albert and Ann Mancuso. Dear sister of Sheri Parolin (Angelo), Wendy Saukarookoff (Randy) and Kim and “Sista” of Sue and Leslie. Daughter-in-law of the late Joe and the late Evelyn Mancuso. Dear sister-in-law of Susan Eljuga (late Mirko), Brenda Maki (Bob), Joe Mancuso (Heather), Jerry Mancuso and Joanne. A loving aunt of Nick (Courtney), Michael, Steve, Eric, Corey (Kari), Neil (Arian), Anne and Rebecca (Gabe). Lorie had a very positive, courageous attitude in dealing with her battle with cancer. She chose to fight the battle her way, and that she did well!
Lorie was known for her fun-loving and caring nature and her hearty laugh. She truly loved entertaining. Her home was always open to family and friends, sharing her generosity with not only her time, but also with food and drink. Her home at the lake was a peaceful and comforting place for Lorie. She enjoyed life to the fullest, and always was ready to celebrate life.
Lorie shared a wonderful 46 years of marriage with Jim, supporting and caring for each other through good and challenging times. They enjoyed travelling to various places in the USA and Europe with their children, family and friends.
Lorie worked for many years in the food services department at the Sault Area Hospital where she truly enjoyed her work and sharing joy with patients and staff. After the death of her son, Joey, she trained to be part of the VICARS team (Victim Crisis Services) where the City Police and the OPP leaned on her and drew from her personal experiences. She also met new friends and had the opportunity to share of herself and be of service to those in need. Lorie worked with her husband at their Sports Talk Café and Jimmy Joe’s Café, continuing to enjoy the opportunity of serving the public. In recent years, many would see her working at the GFL Memorial Gardens, once again, serving the public with a smile. Throughout her life experiences, she made many friends, and she was a wonderful, kind and caring friend. She will be fondly remembered by those who knew her and loved her. She was always ready and willing to party, often being the life of the party. Lorie was admired and respected for her strong will to meet the challenges of her life, with a positive and cheerful attitude. This is where she was larger than life.
Friends and family are invited to a Celebration of Lorie’s Life at Northwood Funeral Home Cremation and Reception Centre (942 Great Northern Rd, 705-945-7758) in the lower lounge on Wednesday, July 6, 2022 from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Algoma Residential Community Hospice (ARCH) would be greatly appreciated by the family.
We would like to publicly thank all those who cared for Lorie during the last few years, the relatives and friends too many to mention individually. Thank you for the prayers, messages, visits and gifts of food. Lorie and Jim and the family were always so grateful and appreciative of everyone’s generosity. They truly felt blessed. Thank you to all the Home Care Nurses in the Sault Ste. Marie area who served with respect and care. A special thank you to the homecare nurses Lyvia Moore and Sierra Grey who were not only very knowledgeable and skilled practitioners, but very compassionate and fun-loving people, who provided comfort and hope to Lorie and her family.
You are gone but not forgotten.
We hold you close in our hearts.
Your memory is our keepsake,
of which we will never part.