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LOUISE LORRAINE LAMAGA (published on September 24, 2007)



LOUISE LORRAINE LAMAGA (nee HANAWAY) Louise Lorraine Lamaga (nee Hanaway), 59 years, of Humboldt and formerly of Hadashville, MB, passed away peacefully on Friday, September 21, 2007 at St. Mary's Villa, Humboldt. Louise was born on February 26, 1948 in Winnipeg, MB to Tom and Grace (nee Larson) Hanaway. She grew up in Winnipeg, attending Ralph Brown Elementary School and St. Johns High School. Louise then went on to receive her Bachelor of Home Economics in 1969, from the University of Manitoba. She attained her Ontario Teaching Certificate in 1970 from Lakehead University and her Manitoba Teaching Certificate in 1973. Louise achieved her Bachelor of Education in 1979 and a Post Baccalaureate Certification in Education in 1999, both from the University of Manitoba. She started her teaching career in 1969 in Kenora, ON, teaching Grades 9 to 12 Home Economics at Lakewood High School. She taught from 1973 to 1995 at Reynolds School in Prawda, MB, teaching different elementary grades throughout her time there. From 1995 to 1998, Louise taught various subjects and grades at Whitemouth School in Whitemouth, MB. In 1998, she began teaching Reading Recovery for grade 1 in both Whitemouth and Reynolds Schools. From 2003 to 2006, she also taught Early Years and Middle Years Resource at Whiteshell Colony School in River Hills, MB. Louise loved teaching and taught for over 35 years. She especially enjoyed her 11 years teaching kindergarten, followed by a specialized grade 1 reading recovery program that brought her great joy and fulfillment. Throughout the years, Louise was extensively involved in many organizations, including Reynolds Nursery School, Hadashville Women's Institute, Reynolds Agricultural Society, Reynolds Senior Citizens Club and Debutante Quatre, at St. Boniface College in Winnipeg. She also volunteered with the Reynolds First Brownies, Reynolds First Scouts, and Reynolds Swim Club. She looked after the administration of the Eugene Michalow Memorial Sports Award, was a Hadashville Bingo Volunteer and a 4-H leader with the Friedensfeld Silver Spurs Horse Club. Louise's interests were varied. She enjoyed cake decorating, cooking classes, equine events, tailoring, quilting, scrapbooking, sewing and crafts. Louise had a love of reading and accumulated books over the years in anticipation of future grandchildren. Her first granddaughter, Aurelie, now has a library of her own thanks to grandma. She was a huge fan of Nora Roberts and read every book she ever wrote. Louise also enjoyed traveling, making trips to Mexico, Cuba, Florida, Europe and Western Canada. Most of all, Louise loved her family very much and spent as much time with her children as possible. Louise will be lovingly remembered by her daughter, Lorraine (Zenon) Forster; son, Daniel Lamaga; granddaughter, Aurelie Forster; parents, Tom and Grace Hanaway; brother, Tom Jr. Hanaway and uncle, Walter Hanaway (aunt, Del deceased). A private family memorial service was held. In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to the ALS Society of Canada. A trust fund will also be established in Louise's memory to purchase new library books. Her love of reading, children and education will be maintained over time at the schools she taught at in rural Manitoba. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Malinoski Danyluik Funeral Home, Humboldt (306-682-1622)


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