Lorraine Abrahamse

August 8, 1961 to December 31, 2019


Passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family at the Miller Centre on December 31st, 2019, aged 58 years.

Waiting for her with open arms is her husband Brian, father Albert Moores, sister-in-law Gwen Moores, sister-in-law Rosemary Wright, parents-in-law Myrtle and Karl Abrahamse.

Leaving behind to cherish a lifetime of memories, her beloved son Bryan (Hannah), her Mother Pauline, her siblings Barry, Danny (Shirley Ann), Brenda, sister-in-law Shirley, nieces and nephews, extended family and cherished friends.

The family would like to say a special thank you to the staff of the Palliative Care Unit and the many wonderful nurses who comforted us in a time of need. 

Major Lorraine lived a life of deep faith, dedicated to ministry through The Salvation Army, and was passionate about spreading the love of God.

Resting at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road, St. John’s, on Thursday, January 2nd, from 1-3 and 7-9 p.m.  Funeral service will be held from The Salvation Army Temple, Torbay Road, on Friday, January 3rd at 2 p.m.  Following the funeral service, Lorraine will be brought to Toronto to be laid to rest with her husband Brian at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.

Flowers gratefully accepted or donations in Lorraine’s memory to Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Society or The Salvation Army.



1-3 p.m. on January 2, 2020

7-9 p.m. on January 2, 2020

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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2:00pm, Friday January 3rd

Salvation Army Temple, Torbay Road

Interment in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto, Ontario.

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Brian so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. Take care in knowing that you were a wonderful son to her.
Peggy Doyle

to Bryan and family: Hearing Brian Doerksen’s song “Faithful” this morning, reminded me again of our God and Major Lorraine’s constant faith in Him. The lyrics are: “Faithful One, so unchanging. Ageless One, You’re my Rock of peace; Lord of All, I depend on You. I call out to You again and again. You are my Rock in times of trouble’ you lift me up when I fall down All through the storm your love is the anchor. My hope is in You alone.”
We trust the Lord will bring comfort as He promises.

Pauline and family
So sorry to hear of Lorraine ‘s passing. Our condolences to you and the families.

Saddened to hear of Major Lorraine’s passing. Our love and prayers to the family during this difficult time. Continue to trust in God, He will be your strength and comfort

To The family , so sorry to hear the passing of Lorriiane our Thoughts and prayers are with you today and in the days to come..God Bless each one

To aunt Pauline and family and Bryan, so sorry to hear of Lorraine’s passing. Thinking of you all at this sad time, my sympathy and love to you.

Pauline, Bryan and family:

Believing His presence and eternal hope, will bring you comfort!

Praying for you

Sandra & Margaret (Rice), Myra & Wayne Pritchett

To aunt Pauline and family and Brian
So saddened to hear of lorrianes death. Keeping you in oir thoughts and prayers and praying God will give to strength to face the difficult days ahead.
Deepest Sympathy
Cousin Rocky moores and

To Bryan, Mrs. Moores, Brenda , and family
It is with a heavy heart that I write to assure you of
my constant prayers for each of you as you have
journeyed with Lorraine through her illness.
Upon hearing of her passing, I have begun reflecting
of our first days at 21 Adam’s Avenue as ‘God’s Soldiers’ Session Mates. Our friendship grew from that time and even when distance prevented seeing each other, whenever we met, we just picked up where we left off.
Her care, compassion and zeal for Christ was very
evident and although, often ‘afar’ I have followed her
ministry even her loving care when illness and grief
knocked on my door. A Remarkable Soldier of God!
My life has been blessed to have known her.
May the God of all Comfort be yours now and in the
days to come.

To: Bryan, Mrs. Moores and family:
Sorry to hear of Lorraine’s passing. Please be assured of my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Lorraine was my session-mate and we had many good times together. She truly was a remarkable woman of faith.
May God give you strength and courage for the days ahead.
God Bless you all.
Major Janice Bishop
Glace Bay NS

To: aunt Pauline, Bryan , Hannah,,Barry,Danny,Brenda& families:
So deeply saddened to hear of cousin , Lorraine’s passing. She sure fought the fight & won the prize . She is now pain free & resting in the arms of her Saviour , whom she loved & served well .There are no words to say to ease your pain & sorrow at this most difficult time . The song comes to my mind “peace of God , cover me “ ., which I’m sure will be there … Her legacy will always be remembered and will be missed by all who knew her … Hoping your precious memories will carry you all through the difficult days ahead of you . Big(( HUGS)) & prayers at this time … “Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints..
Fr. Gwen & Jerry (Roberts)

Aunt Pauline and family:

There is so much we want to say at this time, but no words are adequate.

We hope knowing we are thinking about you will give you the strength you need to get through this difficult time.

Elaine and ken
Dennis and family

TO: Bryan and Moores family,

So deeply saddened to hear of the passing of your beloved Lorraine. Hold dear to your hearts the memories that you have made on this life’s journey and to the hope that you will meet her again in Heaven.
We have many fond memories of Lorraine as we are “God’s Soldiers” session mates.
She was a faithful soldier in every sense of the word.
She will be missed by all who knew her.

Sending you our love and prayers.
Majors Stephen and Elaine Hibbs
Fort McMurray, AB

Dear Bryan,

So wish we could be there today for your Mom’s service of celebration!
Your Mom was a beautiful person and we were very fond of her. Our paths met at 21 ADAMS Avenue in Sept of 1979, when we entered the Training College as Cadets.
We have so many memories of these days. We were all proud that we were Cadets of the “God’s Soldier” Session.

When we had the privilege of getting together on occasion, we talked much about the memories of our training days. We kidded her that she was the “baby” of our session. Distance and years apart always made the reunion for us sweeter. We were still bonded with each other after all these many years.

Lorraine was very passionate about her calling as a Salvation Army officer; and this was exemplified in her ministry on a daily basis. She was indeed a faithful Soldier of God and served well to the end.

Bryan, I am so glad that I got to meet you at Fuse this past September. I remember very well the text that I received on the Saturday afternoon, saying “ you got to meet my son, Bryan. He’s playing in the band” It was wonderful to meet you and share with you. Your Mom was so proud of you!

I know this is a tough time for you! We hope the great memories you have of your Mom will help you; along with the encouragement, love and prayer support of family and so many friends. A bible verse that we have found helpful is Psalm 46:1. “ God is our refuge and strength, a very PRESENT HELP in time of trouble”

Please be assured of OUR love and Prayers for you, your Nan and family.

Hugs to all of you!
Dan & Renée Dearing – Majors
Fredericton, NB

Bryan, Pauline and family,
What an amazing person and a remarkable life. I am so blessed to have met Lorraine and grew to love our friendship during her Embree appointment. and followed by occasional visits after. The Bryan, Shannon and Jordan get togethers, bring to mind some of our greatest memories as mom and sons. Your mom blessed so many people with her faith and kindness. The beauty of Jesus was seen in her everyday. Cancer free, pain free In the arms of her Lord and Saviour! Sending healing prayers and comforting hugs….extra big hugs to you Bryan and your nan. Hold your memories close Bryan….her love for you was an unconditional love forever and always! xoxo
In my thoughts and prayers today and always.
Love you both
Bonnie Snow

There are no words just hugs, hugs and more hugs coming your way!!! Your mom was a great friend, an awesome colleague and we had lots of laughs camped out next to each other at DHQ. She lives on in you ! So glad we got a short visit when in NL in October.

Love you always my junior boy xoxoxoxo

So very sad to hear of Lorraines passing. ..yet rejoicing in spirit to know that she truly has been promoted to Glory. Having shared a year at CFOT together and stationed together in Trout River for a year, I know her love and dedication to God and the Army. Condolences to her family and please know you are covered in prayer. May His peace cover you today and in the days to come .

Bryan, Hannah, Pauline & Family:

I first met Lorraine September 1979 when we entered the College for Officer Training. We became Session Mates. I have fond memories of Lorraine over the years. We have been stationed in different Provinces but always kept in touch. The past 2 and 1/2 years we were privileged to be stationed in the same City at DHQ. It has been a journey that I was able to walk with her. She will be missed. She was Courageous and Brave to the end.
May God give you Strength, Courage and Grace in these days. Bill and I will continue to keep you in our prayers

To all the family: Our love and prayers surround you at this time. A gracious, loving soldier of Christ has finished the course after a faithful life of service.

We knew Lorraine in Toronto at CFOT. We were privileged to be at the wedding ceremony of she and Brian – a wonderful blend of cultural traditions!

We pray that you will feel surrounded by the faithfulness of God and His peace which passes all human understanding.

Bryan & Family:

My heart is saddened to hear of the passing of a friend and fellow session mate Lorraine.

I have many fond memories of Lorraine, beginning at 21 Adam’s Avenue as we began our two-year training for Officership.

Lorraine always enjoyed a bit of fun and a good laugh and we had our share of those as our paths connected at various points in our ministry journey.

She loved ministry and embraced very opportunity to share the love of Jesus with those around her.

She will certainly be missed but we know that she is now free from disease and the pain it can bring. She is enjoying being in the presence of the Lord whom she loved and served faithfully to the very end.

I would so love to be at her Celebration of Life service but due to commitments beyond my control I am unable to attend.

Be assured of my thoughts and prayers. May you feel the warmth of God’s embrace and experience his comfort now and in the days and months to come.

God bless you
Major Velma Preston

To Pauline, Bryan and Family, we are so sorry to hear of Loraines passing. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you all as you go through those difficult days. God Bless you all. Woodrow and Joan Rice

To Brian and family
We are so sorry for your loss but take great comfort in the fact that Lorraine served faithfully and was a wonderful example of how to live with adversity and challenges, . Her Christian faith was strong and influential. Well done good and faith servant! Enter into the home God has prepared for you.
God bless and comfort you all.

To the Moore’s family… Bryan, Mom Moore’s , Barry, Brenda , Danny so very saddened to hear of Lorraines Passing . My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this very difficult time. She will always be in my heart.

To Pauline, and family sorry to hear of Lorraine passing. I have known Loarraine for a long time,along with her father,mother and Brothers growing up in Pilley’s Island when we were young. I’m so saddened that a friend and such a strong person could be taken away so young. No words that I or anyone could say to ease your pain at this time, our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

To Pauline, Bryan and the family.
So saddened to hear of Lorraine’s passing. I first met her as a teenage in the Corps in Happy Valley. She has been such an inspiration to so many people in her ministry and in her struggle with a dreaded disease. But now she is sitting at the feet of the One she as loved and served for most of her life. We do not mourn as those who have not hope, because we know that one day we will meet again. Praying that the comfort of God will sustain you all during this sad time.

To: Pauline & Family,

Although I am deeply sadden by the passing of Major Lorraine, yet I rejoice with you knowing an angel on earth is now feasting at the table with the King of Kings. In these difficult days may God’s presence encompass you, His peace sustain you and His precious promise: “though you walk through the valley of the shadow of death…His rod and His staff” comfort you.

With heartfelt condolences,
Averil Oake, Burin

Sorry we can not be with you and your family at this time but wanting you to know that our thoughts and prayers are with you. A member of Stephenville Salvation Army Community Church

To Bryan, Pauline and Moore’s families:

A brave fighting soldier has gone to her heavenly home that she so richly deserves. Bryan and Pauline, our hearts ache so much for you. You watched this beautiful lady struggle through life with so many battles but she never gave up and she never gave in.
What an amazing testimony to leave behind. She will always be remember for the strong child of God that she was. Now she is pain free and in the presence of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, whom she served faithfully.

Your earthly separation, from her, is going to hurt for a long time. Lorraine was such a loving and amazing person, how could you not miss her.

Cherish every beautiful memory you made together. They will get you through the dark valleys. Thank the Lord that there is no more suffering. Be there for each other and give lots of hugs.

Praying for peace for you despite the storm. John 14:27 says, “my peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world give them, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”

May God be your strength and comfort in those days.
Sending Love
Doreen and Garry Payne
Pilley’s Island

Condolence to all the Family ,Beautiful lady ,I remember her growing up on Pilleys Island ,Free from pain and sorrow ,Her legacy will be always be remembered.

Lorraine as you dance this New Years day with our loved ones gone before your life has left a legacy behind here on Earth. Till we meet again .

Barry and Family Bonnie and I are so sorry to hear of Lorraine’s passing. We know how much you all loved her from our long phone calls Barry my buddy. Please give our heart felt condolences to Jen ,Jason, Klaire, especially to your Mom. We share in your sadness for the loss of a loved one. Thinking of you always, sending our love. Des & Bonnie

Pauline and Family,
We are thinking of you all today and in the days to come. We remember our days in Happy Valley in 1976 to 1997 and Lorraine was one of our Corps Cadets.
She was always a beautiful Christian.
Be assured of our prayerful support. God will comfort you in these days.
Love and Prayers,
Leslie and Bessie Barrow[Majors]


to the family of Lorraine,
I met Lorraine in happy valley and she was a beautiful person. Always a smile. we shared a lot of beautiful memories. And I will miss her. Peace be with you Lorraine! May you rest in the arms of the Lord forever! and May the love of God surround your family!
your friend Roxann Pilgrim

Bryan my prayers are with you and Hannah. Your Mom will be missed by me.

To Bryan, Pauline and Brenda;

So sorry to hear of Major Lorainne’s passing. Please accept our deepest condolences in these days!

Please be assured of our thoughts and prayers in these days!

Rodey & Bernice Burt

Pauline and Family:
Saddened to hear of Lorraine’s passing. Please accept our deepest condolences in this your season of sorrow. May God’s love comfort your hearts and bless you with endearing memories that your heart will always treasure. May the love of family and friends surround you and give you strength in the days ahead. Take comfort and assurance in the following Scripture: “Lorraine” has fought the good fight, ‘she’ has finished the race, ‘she’ has kept the faith” 2 Timothy 4:7. Truly a great warrior has gone home. Remembering you with special thoughts and prayers during this time.
Frances (London, ON) Donna & John (St. John’s via Bermuda)
Phyllis (Corner Brook) Inez & Peter (Labrador City)

To Bryan & all the Lorraine’s Family
We want you to know that you are much in our thoughts and prayers during these very difficult days of grief. We saw Major Lorraine’s love for Jesus in her compassion for others as well as her strong faith and courage as she travelled this journey over the past few years.
We send our condolences to you all today , as well as our love and prayers.
Majors Robert & Cassie Kean
Badger’s Quay

The family of Major Lorraine
Saddened to hear of the passing of Major Lorraine but her battle is over and she is now in the presence of the Lord whom he served and loved. Her faith in God and compassion for people will live on. Well done thy good and faithful servant. May God give you comfort and strength and uphold you all in the palm of His hand. Blessings

Lorraine was such a wonderful inspiration and witness. She will be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing her. Bryan, so sorry for your loss. Unfortunately I am out of town and unable to attend the funeral, but be assured of my love and prayers.

Sincere condolences,

The family of Major Lorraine
Our hearts are heavy today to hear of the passing of
Major Lorraine but also feel joy knowing that she is in the presence of the Lord whom she loved and served has a dedicated officer over 38 years. Her first appointment was at my home Corps and we loved her dearly. She was a true soldier of Jesus Christ. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you all in these days. May God give you comfort and strength. Blessings

Dear Bryan and family, as a long time friend of your dad Brian, I got to meet your amazing mother Lorraine. They are together in glory now, looking down proudly on you. Your Mom lived a true Christian life, she will be missed. May the Lord bless you at this difficult time.

We were saddened to get the news of Lorraine’s passing but what memories we share as officers in The Salvation Army! Bryan, we remember the day you were born and what a joy you were to your loving parents. Today we remember you in our prayers knowing your faith in God will bring comfort in the glorious hope of meeting again. God be with you and the extended members of your family as you cherish precious memories together.

So sorry to hear of Lorraine’s passing.
Condolences to Bryan and family members.
Remembering you in prayer.
Praying God’s peace will surround you and comfort you in the days ahead.

Servant of God, well done! Lorraine was a great inspiration to so many in her ministry and in her battle against cancer. Her faith and good humour during her battle touched us all so deeply. We bonded over our mutual love of our much beleaguered Maple Leafs and the last time we messaged each other, said that she was going to have a word with the Lord about them when she got to heaven! I told her that when they hoist the Stanley Cup, hopefully in my lifetime, hers will be the first face I see. Praying for Bryan in particular. Never was a son loved as much and prayed over as much as was he. Your faith family is surrounding you with prayer I these oh so difficult days. God bless you and Hannah and extended family.

Joanne and I are deeply saddened at the Promotion to Glory of this brave soldier. Having worked with Lorraine at the CFOT inToronto, we hold her in the highest regard. Her compassion for people and her passion for the Gospel will live on through those she has influenced and loved. Our prayers are with the family. Major Doug Binner

Bryan, so sorry to hear of your moms passing. Extending deepest condolences to you and your family at this difficult time. May The God that she loved and served give you peace and comfort in the days ahead

Bryan; so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. Extending our deepest condolences to you and your family. Praying for God’s peace and comfort for you all in the difficult days that lay ahead.

Charles and Melanie Reid

To Bryan, Hannah, Pauline and Lorraine’s extended family.
So sorry to hear of Lorraine’s PTG. She was such a dedicated and loyal officer of the Salvation Army. Her testimony to the faithfulness. of God will live on in the lives whom she touched, and there were many. She is now free from pain and gone to live with the God she loved and served, reunited with those who looked forward to her entrance into heaven. “Well done good and faithful servant, you have fought the good fight, you have finished the race, you have kept the faith. There is in store for you the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award you on that day.” II Timothy 4:7


Condolences to the family has you say so long to a wonderful Christian who touch so many with sweet smile and kind nature. She will be missed so much from our church family. May Lorraine’s kindness and Christian love continue in Bryan’s life. May those who mourn be comforted in knowing she is an angel watching over them. Blessings!