HAACK, Loreen Edress (née Reid)

Loreen passed away on December 10, 2020 after a brief illness. Loreen was born in Hillandale, Sask. to Violet and Raymond Reid. Loreen was raised on the family farm and was extremely proud of her Saskatchewan and Irish heritage. She attended teacher’s college in Moose Jaw where she met her best friend for life, John Elmer Haack. They were married in 1954, raised two children in Oakville, Ontario and Edmonton. They had many travel adventures around the world and were fortunate to be able to escape Canada’s winter for many years with life long friends. Loreen was a dedicated volunteer with the United Church. Her faith was a source of strength to her. Loreen was a compassionate teacher who loved working with children. Her greatest passion was her family. She was a wonderful wife, mother, and grandmother, very creative, great listener, a quiet advisor and will be deeply missed. Loreen was predeceased by her parents and 5 siblings. She is survived by her husband Elmer; daughter Cindy (Brian); son Daryl; 5 grandchildren Brett, Michael, Lindsay, Justin, Rob; great-grandson Henry; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A private family service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation to a charity of your choice in Loreen’s memory.


Serenity Funeral Service – South Edmonton, (780)450-0101

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Gayl and Jim Lepp

We extend our condolences to Elmer and the family on the loss of Laureen.

We met Laureen in 1986 when she rang the doorbell of our house on Romaniuk Road to welcome us just a few days after we moved to Edmonton. Gayl was soon playing bridge with Laureen and her group and a long and happy friendship ensued.

We extend our condolences to Elmer and the family. We will cherish our memories of Laureen as an elegant, interesting and thoughtful lady.

SIncerley, Gayl and Jim Lepp

Carol & Dave Thurston

I had the good fortune to meet Loreen in 1981 after Dave and I moved to Terwillegar. During the following 40 years, we had numerous telephone conversations, lunches and afternoons spent around a bridge table. Loreen was a stylish, kind friend with a wonderful sense of humour and I will miss her.

Our sincere condolences to your family.

Carol & Dave Thurston

Ernie & Ellen Hauca & family

We are so sorry to hear of Loreens passing. She was much loved by her family and will be deeply missed by everyone.
We are thinking of you all in your time of sorrow.

Ernie & Ellen Hauca & family

Jennifer McKercher Rott

I had the privilege of working with Loreen at the Thorncliffe WW on Saturday mornings for several years. She was such an inspiration to me on many levels. I deeply admired her calm and gentle manner, quick wit, vast intelligence along with common sense, and kind and loving heart. She always had the best sense of fashion and style! I will miss her greatly. Sending you my deepest condolences and love.

Bert and Dilys Giesbrecht

We extend our deepest sympathy for your loss. We always thought of Loreen as a great neighbour and a friendly lady.

Donna Corrin

Heartfelt condolences to you all. Auntie Loreen meant so much to me as a kid growing up and as an adult. Always looked forward to our telephone conversations and her laughter. She meant so much to so many. She was always there for me. I will always treasure the memory of our last phone conversation. I said “I love you” and she said “I love you too”. She was a positive impact on so many. She was a beautiful kind woman and I will miss her.

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