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Manning (MacLellan); Norma Mildred

Posted By Obits On August 28, 2010 @ 12:33 pm In Obituaries | 25 Comments

Manning

It is with deep regret that we announce the passing of Norma Mildred (MacLellan) Manning at the North Queens Nursing Home.  Prior to moving to Caledonia, she was a resident of  Liverpool and Summerville Centre.  She was born in Newton Highlands, Mass, on August 15, 1921, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Gretchen Edwards.  She was predeceased by her first husband, Donald MacLellan, New Glasgow, her second husband Walter Manning, Summerville Centre and daughter Carol Porter Davidson. She is survived by her brother, Ralph Edwards, Hopkinton, Mass., her daughter Gretchen Lohnes and husband,  Richard, Chester; son Carl MacLellan and wife, Doris, Bridgewater and Qatar, and daughter Janet, Mission BC;  grandchildren Gregory and Lesley Streatch, Ryan, Steven and Kristen MacLellan, Kathy and Robby Porter.  She is also survived by stepchildren Mary and her children Kendall, Allison and John of Shelburne, and David Manning and his children Neil and Sarah, Milford.  She is also survived by seven great grandchildren and as well as many nieces and nephews.

Norma was a graduate, in Home Economics, of Acadia University.  She taught in Liverpool and New Glasgow.  She believed that volunteering was a total pleasure as it brought one into contact with people of all ages and stages in life from whom one could listen and learn, and sometimes teach.  She was very active in volunteer work with the Balmoral Pipe Band, Boy Scouts, and Brownies.  She taught Sunday School and C.G.I.T. at the First Presbyterian Church, Stellarton and was a member of the Missionary Society and Church Guild. She helped establish the New Life Chapter #67 and held the position of President for three years during which time the group established the Pictou County Day Care Centre at Lourdes.  This was the first subsidized Day Care in Nova Scotia and the chapter received international recognition for this project.  She was Secretary/Treasurer of the Pictou County Council of Senior Citizens which established the Senior’s Help Line and was its first co-ordinator. 

Norma was a member of the Pictou County Arts and Craft Association, the Hector Centre Trust, and member and president for six years of the Pictou County Arthritis Society for which she received the Award of Merit.  She was also a member of the Pictou county Festival Committee and the Plymouth Golden Glen Club, and the Stellarite Club.

Visitation will be held Monday, August 30th, 2010, from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., at Chandlers’ Funeral Home, Liverpool. Visitation will also be held Tuesday August 31st, 2010, from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m., followed by a Funeral Service at 11:00 a.m., both from the H.C. MacQuarrie Funeral Home, Stellarton. Reverend Charles McPherson officiating. Burial will be in Heatherdale Memorial Gardens, Westville. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to North Queens Nursing Home, Caledonia, Queens County. Online condolences may be made at www.chandlersfuneral.com



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Condolence from MARILYN WHYNOT on August 28th, 2010 4:44 pm

TO NORMA’S FAMILY –SO SORRY TO HEAR OF HER PASSING!!SHE WAS A VERY PLEASANT AND FUNNY PERSON,i KNEW HER FROM WORKING AT HEMEON’S DRUGSTORE WHEN SHE MOVED TO LIVERPOOL AND ALWATS ENJOYED OUR LITTLE TALKS !!SHE WILL BE MISSED!!

Condolence from Lenore Gravers on August 29th, 2010 3:32 am

To Norma’s family – It was a pleasure to know Norman both in Summerville Centre with Walter and later in Bridgewater before her illness. She was a joy to visit.

Condolence from Cathy (McCabe) de Rome on August 29th, 2010 9:05 am

Janet, Carl and family,

Very sorry to hear of Norma’s passing. I always enoyed having a chat with her, catching up on her family news and news from Pictou County. Norma was a very talented and caring person who will be dearly missed.

Condolence from Faith (Faye) D’Eon on August 29th, 2010 10:48 am

So sorry to hear of Mrs Mannings passing, she was a lovely lady, Her kindess to me when I was a teen in foster care will never be forgotton. Myheart felt sympathy to all her family.

Condolence from Peggy Jefferson Hopper on August 29th, 2010 12:53 pm

I was very sad to read of Norma’s death. I met her at North Queens Nursing Home where I visit with my dog, Teah. Norma and Teah quickly became friends and Norma kept a supply of dog cookies on hand. I always enjoyed chatting with her and hearing her stories. I will certainly miss her and I’m sorry for your loss.

Condolence from Sharon Frail on August 29th, 2010 4:11 pm

I am so very sorry for your loss. Norma and I had many interesting conversations. She was always very pleasant and easy to please. Norma will be missed by the staff of North Queens. My condolences to all the family

Condolence from Nancy Edwards Begnoche on August 29th, 2010 5:06 pm

Carl and family:
I was very sad to hear of Aunt Norma’s passing. I am so glad I was able to visit last spring to see her as well as you and Doris and Gretchen. I have wonderful memories of visiting her in the summer at her home and sampling her wonderful cooking. She truly lived a full life and was much loved. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Nancy, Keith, Jessica and Adam

Condolence from Ralph and Liz Edwards and Family on August 29th, 2010 5:19 pm

To our very special cousins! Your Mom was a very special person to all of us here in the States. She gave us special memories of all of you and she will be remembered for the love she gave all of us. Liz and I along with her brother Ralph Sr will be there to pay our respects and love.

Condolence from Shirley & Paul Shot on August 30th, 2010 4:47 am

To Norma’s family: It is with sadness that I read Norma’s passing. She was a beautiful, caring lady and I mean lady. Never a hair out of place and always smiling., a friend to all who knew her.

Condolence from Fred and Janette Veinot on August 30th, 2010 7:30 am

Our deepest sympathy in the loss of Gretchen’s mother. We have just looked at the video, and can see what a wonderful lady she was, and how hard she worked to make our world a better place. She will be missed by many friends, and most of all by her family.We had our insurance with Walter for years, and had forgotten that they had married. Our thought are with you.

Condolence from Mary & Russ Beeswanger on August 30th, 2010 8:07 am

It was with great sadness that I learned of Norma’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Family at this time.

Condolence from Sandra Lee Wiesner on August 30th, 2010 10:53 am

I was so sad to hear of Normas passing.I think of her so often.Always with love … I grew up next to her and her place was my second home…I am so glad I talked to her last week and we had a few good laughs.I will remember her always.

Condolence from Tim McDonald on August 30th, 2010 12:57 pm

Norma was a wonderful lady. I got to know her as a customer at our shop (Memory Lane) and we always enjoyed her many visits to the store. We’ve really missed her the last few years. Our deepest sympathy to her family.

Condolence from Yvonne (connolly) Miller on August 30th, 2010 1:02 pm

I was saddened when I read about your Mothers passing, I had
worked for her when her children were young. Janet was only two. Carl was four, and then there was Carol and Gretchen (Gay)
Your Dad worked with the Childrens aid. It was the school year of 1952 & 1953, If you remember me would you please let me know
my address is Mrs Norman Miller. 399 Poplar Drive, Dartmouth
N.S B2W4K8 I have thought of you all many times, infact I named our Daughter after you Janet, that is Her first name. It is not easy loosing someone you loved. I know as we lost our son
last August 9th. My thoughts and prayers will be with you all.

Condolence from Robert Edwards on August 30th, 2010 4:10 pm

My Aunt Norma was a great person I will have alot of good memories of her as her nephew I would like to pass my condolences to my cousins and the rest of her family.

Condolence from Vicki Conrad, MLA Queens on August 31st, 2010 8:07 am

To Norma Manning’s family,

Please accept my deepest sympathy on the recent loss of your families loved one.

Vicki Conrad, MLA Queens

Condolence from Stephen Kirincich on August 31st, 2010 12:21 pm

I attended Norma’s visitation and service in Stellarton on the 31st.I met some of the family,but not all.My name is Stephen Kirincich of Stellarton,N.S. and I first met Don as a High School student when he was Principal and Grade ten Geometry teacher at Stellarton (1960).I remember him as a wounded war vet,I believe,who was a very private person and very likeable.After I became a teacher,our paths crossed occasionally when he was at the Vocational school,but he always acknowledged me and always the gentleman.
I began teaching in New Glasgow Jr.High in 1966,and it was there I met Norma as one of the Home Ec teachers.She was such an easy person to get to know;friendly,courtious,never complaining and always smiling.Being a young teacher and mischievious,in spite of the fact that our Principal,H.E.MacDonald,also a vet,was extremely serious about his job,I played many tricks on the ladies.I used to stay for lunch and eat with several of the teachers in the Home Ec room while my wife attended classes at St.F.X.Norma was one of this lunch group,so I got to know her even more casually than as just a fellow teacher.
Most of that group has passed on,but I have great memories of each of them.They formed such a large part of my teaching personality,and I learned so much from just listening to them.One trick I played on every one of them was having this small,hand-sized clown face which when a button was pushed,would laugh continuously until it unwound or was turned off.I went to Norma’s classroom door,which was open,set the clown to go,placed it beside the wall and hid around the corner where I could see.Norma came to the door,at first not noticing the object on the floor,looked up and down the corridor and started laughing almost as hard as the clown.All the girls in the room started laughing also,and I knew Norma realized she had lost control of her class for a few minutes.She picked up the clown,couldn’t figure out how to turn it off,and said loudly in the doorway,”whoever owns this is going to have to come get it”.
Well,I had several other women to visit with the clown,so I knocked on her door and we had a great laugh.She was always willing to laugh,,including at herself.I will always remember her as a great person,classy and with purpose.I was honored to be able to attend her service today.I was impressed with Janet’s thoughts about her mother,as were many others.I would like someone to inquire if I could get a copy,or an e-mail from Janet about same.

Condolence from John & Nancy Leefe on August 31st, 2010 2:38 pm

We were very sorry to learn of Norma’s passing. In her quiet way she was a force to be reckoned with, always volunteering and encouraging others to follow her lead. She will be fondly remembered by all of us who had the pleasure of calling her a friend.

Condolence from Kerry Martin and Riley MacLellan on August 31st, 2010 4:58 pm

Carl, Doris and Family,
Sorry to hear of Norma’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. I hope you can share your memories with Riley and remind him of time he was able to spend with Norma.

Condolence from Patty Daly on August 31st, 2010 7:26 pm

Carl, Gay & Janet
I was extremely sad to hear of Aunt Norma’s passing. I will cherish the memories I have and regret not having spent more time with her. I know I could of learned so much from her. You were truly blessed to have a mom like Aunt Norma. She will be missed.
The video was just beautiful.
Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers as the next few weeks will be difficult.
Love,
Your cousin Patty

Condolence from mary and micheal noonan on September 1st, 2010 8:44 am

carl,gretchen,janet lee
so sorry to hear about aunt norma. we will miss her dearly. i was
glad to see her the last couple of times we came.
our thoughts and prayers are with you all
love
cousin/marybeth

Condolence from Louise Fancy on September 1st, 2010 9:48 am

Carl and all the family. I worked on the unit that your mother was on as a caregiver,and I loved her dearly. She was very pleasant and caring person.We shared many stories.Her favourite saying was Mercy,Mercy,and it always made me chuckle.I was on vacation when my husband read the death in the paper.I was very shocked as she seemed to be doing o.k.Please let the family know that you are in our prayers and thoughts . She was a wonderful person and my favourite Resident.I will miss her alot.Louise

Condolence from Audrey MacDonald on September 2nd, 2010 4:50 pm

To Norma’s family; I was sad to hear of Norma’s passing. She was a wonderful person with a memorable sense of humor. We were neighbors in Summerville, constantly traveling between our houses It was a great time.
My thoughts and prayers are with you. Audrey

Condolence from Elaine Klaver(R.N.) on September 7th, 2010 5:34 pm

Sincere and deepest thoughts to the family and friends of
Norma Manning.
We will miss Norma.

Elaine(R.N.)
Palliative Care Team
North Queens Nursing Home

Condolence from Retired Teachers Organization (Queens) on September 10th, 2010 6:34 am

Norma was a valued member of our group for many years. She was always pleasant and happy to engage in conversation. After she was unable to attend our meetings, we often chatted to her with her caregiver in restaurants and Frenchy’s around Liverpool. Our sincere sympathy to her family.

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