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MERLE ZORATTI (published on September 21, 2010)

MERLE ZORATTI (nee CHANNING) October 12, 1940 - September 17, 2010 On the morning of September 17, with her family by her side, Merle Zoratti peacefully passed away at 69 after a lengthy battle with cancer. She was a fighter who will be remembered for her admirable courage, unwavering strength, infectious laugh and sparkling sense of humour - and for her incredible beauty, inside and out. She will be lovingly remembered and dearly missed by her husband of 50 years Gary; son Brett and wife Lyndsay; daughter Colleen and husband Ron; daughter Marisa and husband Vern; granddaughters Ashley (Alessandro), Jen (Nicholas), Lizette (Ted) and Monique; grandsons Kyle, Garrett, Ryan, Emmett and Devin; great-granddaughter Lily; sister Barbara and husband John Walz; sister Pamela and husband Patrick Miller; sister Gail and husband George Galleberg; brother Jack Channing and wife Linda; sisters-in-law Dyanne and Daryl Zoratti; her many much-loved nieces and nephews; and her loyal pup, Maggie. She was predeceased by her mother Doris and father Jack Channing, and her mother-in-law Florence and father-in-law Albert Zoratti. Forever in Gary's heart will be the support and love given to him and Merle during her illness. A sincere thanks to all family and medical staff. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Merle's memory to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation - Prairie/NWT Chapter or to the B.C. Cancer Agency's Vancouver Island Centre ( Memorial Service will be held on Friday, September 24, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. at Chapel Lawn Funeral Home, 4000 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg. Chapel Lawn 885-9715

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