- 2005, a turning point for Lorraine when her then 4 year old
grand daughter was diagnosed with a brain tumour.
Georgia, now 6 is progressing though unable to walk, loves
spending time with her Nana Lorraine and Lorraine loves to be
for her. Lorraine is still entertainment officer for the
Adelaide Country Music Club, still finds time to go to Festivals
and be part of the Country Music scene, starting out in 1952 so
Lorraine has been involved for 55 years.
July last year she was diagnosed with Breast Cancer and after
several months of chemotherapy and radiotherapy, with help of all
country music friends she has carried the club and was able
to perform her singing and yodelling at Barmera 2007 Festival.
At the age of 73 and a positive attitude, Lorraine intends to
be around for a long time.
We say she probably will be the last South Australia's Pioneer of
Country Music, at least the last female one.
Lorraine has another grand daughter, Isabella, a sister to Georgia,
her son Brentyn and wife Grace.
Lorraine's daughter Sherrilyn, who is in Sydney, has had a successful
career in musical theatre and teaching dance. She has a 19 year old
Zane, who over the years, spent time living with Lorraine while his
mother was on tour.
So you see Lorraine's life has been busy but she has time for country
music, her phone never stops ringing and she's always willing to
talk country music. Many artists, especially young ones, always
want to chat to her and Lorraine is always ready to help.
Courtesy of Robert
and have the memories