OBITUARY

Norma Jean Black

6 June, 192930 March, 2021
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Norma Jean Black passed away peacefully on March 30.

She was the only child of Arthur P. C. LeNeveu and Janet (Jean) LeNeveu (née Hedley). Born in Montreal on June 6, 1929, the family moved to Ottawa when she was 9 where she attended Lisgar Collegiate and Carleton University. Moving back to Montreal at age 20, she worked for the Bell Telephone Co., and met the love of her life, and her best friend, Rodney George Black. Married in 1951, she and Rod celebrated their 66th anniversary in 2017, shortly before his passing.

They were active members of the United Church of Canada in Montreal, Sarnia, Wolfville, Kentville, Calgary and Mahone Bay. Norma sang in the choir, was a member of the UCW, study groups and was even a tour guide of the beautiful Trinity United in Mahone Bay where she was still a member at the time of her death. She was a Brownie leader and both Norma and Rod were Scout leaders, members of the Mahone Bay Lions Club, a Volkssport Walking Club as well as the Taoist Tai Chi Society.

Norma will be dearly missed by her adoring children Philip (Janice) of Truro, NS; Susie Quackenbush (Ross) of Halifax, NS; Sandie Black of Calgary, AB; and Lisa Black of Prince George, BC.; her grandchildren: Emily, Trista, and Keelan Black; Jacqueline and Alex Quackenbush; and Gryphon and Hannah Black-Wallis; and her great grandchildren: Peyton, Laura, Bradlee, Kai, and Ivy.

She will be remembered for her beautiful smile, positive outlook, kindness, compassion, generosity and humbleness as well as her love of music and nature that she so readily shared. Our everlasting thanks and gratitude to the incredible staff of Precision Health who cared for her on the 5th floor of Royale Summit these past three and a half years, and to the truly remarkable team at Hospice Halifax who made her last few weeks “heaven on earth.”

A celebration of Norma’s life will be held at Cruickshank’s Funeral Home on Saturday, April 10, at 2:30 pm. Those who wish to attend in person must wear a mask, keep a distance of at least 2 metres from those who are not in their family bubble and sign in with their name and a phone number for contact tracing. They are invited by the family to stay and share more memories and music. Those who wish to view the service live may do so by following this link www.funeraweb.tv. The recorded service will be available for viewing on line for 30 days.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Norma’s name may be made to Hospice Halifax, or to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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    Saturday, 10 April , 2021

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Sylvia Maaten

10 April 2021

What a beautiful service! The music and memories reminded me of Norma and what an amazing person she was. I found myself singing or humming along with you all. Please know that even though I am in Sarnia, Ontario, I was celebrating your mother right along with you. Lots of love and hugs to all of you.
Sylvia Maaten

helene Sicard

9 April 2021

À la Mémoire de Norma Jean Black

Je voudrais avant tout offrir mes condoléances à toute sa famille de même qu’à tout ceux qui l’ont connue et aimée.

Mme Black était une grande dame que j’ai eu le privilège de connaître enfant, elle était la maman de ma très chère amie Susie.

Plusieurs petites choses me font régulièrement penser à elle dont, manger un abricot frais, couper les fraises et les sucrer pour les conserver plus longtemps, rouler le blé d’inde à même la livre de beurre et à chaque fois je suis enveloppé par le sourire de Mme Black et la joie qui se dégageait d’elle; alors je souris et continuerai de le faire.

J’aimais beaucoup et j’admirais cette femme pour toutes ses grandes qualités dont sa générosité. Elle était un être exceptionnel et je suis une meilleure personne pour l’avoir connue.

Ralph Waldo Emerson a écrit ce qui suit sur le succès:
«To laugh often and much,
To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children;
To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friend;
To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others;
To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition;
To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived,
THAT IS TO HAVE SUCCEEDED »

Rest in peace Norma Jean Black your life must be celebrated it was a great success and will be remembered with love and affection

Hélène Sicard

Trista Freier

9 April 2021

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Emily Black

9 April 2021

I'm sorry, I uploaded this picture under "All memories" while it is "From the family". Could you please relocate it?

Emily Black

Emily Black

9 April 2021

I'm sorry, I uploaded this picture under "All memories" while it is "From the family". Could you please relocate it?

Emily Black

Trista Freier

9 April 2021

Trista Freier

9 April 2021

Emily Black

9 April 2021

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