GODFREY – Norma Ireleine, 90, of Liverpool, passed away peacefully in North Queens Nursing Home, Caledonia on Friday, November 10, 2017.
Born in Milton,. She was a daughter of the late Frederick and Florence (Keans) Braine.
Norma was a former employee for Stedman’s Store in Liverpool and worked in the Parts and Service Department at Sears Liverpool until her retirement.
She is survived by her sisters Dorothy Willoughby of Bramalee, ON; Margaret Wolfe of Sandy Cove.
She was predeceased by her first husband Robert Henderson, her second husband John Godfrey, her sister Rita Peyrard and her brother Bill.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Chandlers’ Funeral Home, Liverpool, NS. At Norma’s request, there will be no funeral service. No flowers. Donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society of Nova Scotia or the North Queens Nursing Home, Caledonia. Online condolences may be made to www.chandlersfuneral.com
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Aunt Margaret and family, I am so sorry for your loss. It is hard to find words of comfort in times like this. I am thinking of you all. I know you have many good memories of Norma and they in time, will give you comfort. Shirley
Dear Margaret , Richard and I would like to extend our deepest condolences on the loss of you dear sister .
Sincerely Richard and Peggy Hatt and the boys at the garage
Charlene and Carl Veinot
Margaret & Family:
So sorry to hear of Norma’s passing! Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this
most difficult time. Keep all the wonderful memories that you have of her close to
your heart and hopefully that will help to heal your broken heart!! Take Care
Andrew & Lillian Godfrey
We would like to offer our heartfelt sympathy to Norma’s family.. May all your memories be of love.
Condolences to Norma’s family especially Margaret. I loved when these ladies came to see the Doctor and always enjoyed conversing with them over the years. Vina
David Whynott of mersey point
sorry to hear of Norma’s passing.I worked with Norma at Sears for a few years and she was always a great person to get along with always willing to help everyone, friendly and cheerful.may she rest in peace.
She was “Nonny” to me and our relationship was much deeper than many would expect via a Great Aunt and Great Nephew. In fact Nanny (Margaret Wolfe) and Norma were almost a pair of surrogate mothers to me when i was a child. There is a considerable age difference among my siblings and I, (we are all 7 years apart)…I made my debut in 1971. So was there with my Great Grandmother lying in a living room hospital bed, I was there playing knock for nickles cards with my Great Grandfather (Norma’s Dad / MY Big Grampy), while Great Uncle Bill smoked his Peter Jackson ‘s in the main room.
Being so far away in Vancouver, i missed a lot…too much…I also missed Norma’s declining years. On my last visit (Sadly My Grandmother Rawding’s Burial), Norma seemed just a lil different from her extra warm self…but nothing i didn’t chalk up to time and years passed. When i got word of her illness and subsequent decline, despite being so far away and a.w.o.l. for all these years, I’d say things like, “Pls. just let talk on the phone with her, i KNOW that will snap her out of it”…or, “Get her an i-pod/headphones and some Willie Nelson or her fav Conway Twitty…she’ll come around.”
I didn’t understand just how out of touch i was. I was still getting over the loss of Norma’s Brother Inlaw and my Grampy, Doug Wolfe, who didn’t Necessarily always enjoy the happiest of times in his final years. However the fact that Norma was slowly, (ultimately completely), not being “Norma” and sheer pitiless nature of this disease, I finally came to full realization.
Norma was one who always, like my Grandmother, cared for others…esp. Family. I KNOW she would have hated the idea of people taking care of her. It was anathema to Norma. In this life there are givers and takers. Norma was always a giver with great care and love.
I guess we all like to think we have something unique with someone we love dearly and i like to think my relationship with Aunt Norma was special…because i know it was and remains special to me.
As mentioned she was a great giver etc. but it must be noted just how strong she was, despite the tiny frame she took on challenges all her life. Be it at Sears, care giving at home, taking care of her cats (suzie, lucky to name a couple old ones long past who i grew up with), cooking, baking, raking or astoundingly refinishing all the hardwood in that old home because she and my Grandmother knew they could do a better job.
Well Aunt “Nonny”, perhaps i was lucky to be spared your final years, despite my notions of “if i show up, she’ll…” For you are finally at peace. I recall our last hug, our last phone call (yes i would call her direct), my worrying about those insanely steep stairs…and right now as my childhood passes me by with many fond memories, I just have to say that i have always Loved and respected you and i am glad your strong and humble soul is now at peace, freed from an unkind trapping. Float free, stay free…i miss you and love you so much – your Nephew – Matthew Rawding
Sorry for your family loss thinking of you
Rev. Terry Brewer
We want to express our condolences and extend our prayers to the Godfrey family at this moment. Our prayers and thoughts are with you during these difficult times, and we pray the Lord will extend His peace to you. We wish to extend our blessings upon her family and friends. Pastor Terry from the Milton Baptist Church
Dear Margaret and Cindy, Peter and family- please accept my sincere sympathy on your dear sister/aunt/grand aunt passing – may she rest in peace and free of the struggles she had in past few years –
Kim Masland, MLA Queens-Shelburne
Please accept my condolences on the loss your family has experienced. May you find peace and comfort in the days ahead.
Diane and Donald White
To all of Norma’s family members,
We just read about her passing, so sad. Norma was a great gal, she had lots of fun and spunk in her bones ! Always enjoyed a quick visit to Margaret’s where the two of them were always doing something, their baked goods in our arms when we left them !
Margaret , enjoy the good memories you have of times past and know that she adored you.
Sincerely with sad hearts, Diane and Donald
Dear Margaret and Family
I am so sorry to hear of Norma,s passing. I have fond memories of meeting you Margaret with your dear sister. I think of you both as I travel to Liverpool from Brooklyn….always noticing your grand homes and how well kept the properties have been over the years. With Christmas approaching I always looked forward to coming upon your beautiful lights. I think both of you shared in this !!
A wonderful tribute by Matthew…your grandson Margaret.
Love to you and the family…..
Randi & Ted