Norah WILSON

WILSON, Norah

Feb. 27, 1916 – June 11, 2013

Norah was born in Yorkshire, England and emigrated with the family to Canada in 1954 to Nova Scotia, and later Ontario and has been in BC for the past 44 years. Norah was predeceased by her husband, Kenneth in 2006. She is survived by her children, Susan (Roopchand), Hazel (Graham) and David (Irene), grandchildren Devon (her mother Chris and brother Jesse), Chad, Tracy, Marc (Jessica), Craig (Courtney).

Norah’s love of food led her to be a dietitian in several hospitals over the years, in Ontario and finally retiring from VGH. She loved to bake and has passed on her passion to two grandsons who are chefs. Her lemon tarts will always be on the menu at Chad’s place of employment.

The fact that Norah was able to continue to live in her own home is due in large part to the care and support of Chilliwack Home Health, Home Support. The daily visits were essential to keeping her as healthy and happy as she was. Thanks in particular to Slavka and Diane for your extra special care. Also, thanks to Angie Fast, Nurse Practitioner, CGH, for your regular visits, support and availability to the family. And finally, to Home Health Physiotherapist, par excellence, Isabelle Chignon, without whom Norah would likely not have been able to remain at home. We are so appreciative of all the practitioners who do home visits: We Care, for foot care; Sonus Hearing for hearing aid care, Dawn’s Hairdressing, and last but certainly not least, to Deana McLean for keeping Norah’s house clean and comfortable. The services for home care/support in this community are varied and available, one has only to inquire.

Thanks also to the nurses and staff in Emergency and NU5 at CGH. The care and compassion that you exhibited will be remembered. The six nights spent at CGH was Norah’s longest hospital stay since the early 1960’s. She lived a long, healthy life.

There will be no funeral by request. Donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.