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T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel

755 George Street, Sydney, NS

OBITUARY

Norma Elaine Reed

December 3, 1947July 14, 2019
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REED – Captain Norma Elaine (MacDonald) Sydney Captain Norma Elaine (MacDonald) Reed recently passed on July 14, 2019 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital. A local girl, she was born December 3, 1947 in Sydney, the daughter of late Norman D. MacDonald and Elizabeth M. (MacVicar) MacDonald of Lorne St. Sydney. She is survived by her husband LCDR Richard A. Reed USN (retired) to whom she had been married to for 26 years. She is also survived by her brothers, Jack N. (Linda) MacDonald of Coxheath and Kenneth J. MacDonald of Ashby. She is further survived by her nieces and nephews; Steven MacDonald (fiancé Chelsea); Deanna Mombourquette (Paul) and their children, Rory, Aron and Bria; Suzanne MacDonald, and Kelsey Walsh (fiancé Owen) and their child Noah. Norma leaves behind her three dogs, Spike, Duchess and Rory, which she loved dearly- they were her whole world. Norma had just returned to Sydney from an extended period of time in the United States. Norma and Rick had just bought a house in Westmount when she was taken from us. Prior to that, she had spent her early years living on Cartier and Lorne St. She attended Holy Angels Convent (High School) and graduated from the Cape Business College, Sydney. She entered military service in 1971 and retired in 1993 as an Army Captain, in order to move to the U.S. and marry Rick, whom she had met in Halifax. She had a deep and personal love for Cape Breton Music, especially that from the late Rita MacNeil. She could listen endlessly to the likes of the Rankins, and the Barra MacNeils. It has been said that one can take the girl out of Cape Breton, but you can’t take Cape Breton out of the girl. Norma has returned home. To meet her is to love her. She will indeed be sorely missed by all who have been graced by her presence. Visitation will take place on Saturday July 20th, from 10-12pm at TW Curry Parkview Chapel, with a Funeral Service immediately following, with Fr. Doug Murphy presiding. A burial will take place at Forest Haven Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations in her name to any Canadian arthritis or diabetic organizations. The family wishes to express their gratitude and thanks for the professionalism of the EMTs that responded to the scene, and to the staffs of the CBRH Trauma and ICU departments. A special thanks to the staffs of the Hearthstone Inn and Commoner Table & Tap who so graciously hosted us for the past two months. Their kindness will not be forgotten. Online condolences may be left by visiting www.twcurry.com

  • FAMILY

  • Rick Reed, Husband
  • Norman D. MacDonald, Father (deceased)
  • Elizabeth M. (MacVicar) MacDonald, Mother (deceased)
  • Jack N. (Linda) MacDonald, Brother
  • Kenneth J. MacDonald, Brother
  • Steven MacDonald (fiance Chelsea), Nephew
  • Deanna Mombourquette (Paul), Niece
  • Suzanne MacDonald, Niece
  • Kelsey Walsh (fiance Owen), Niece
  • Rory, Aron, Bria, and Noah, Grand Nieces and Nephews
  • Norma also leaves behind her three dogs: Spike, Duchess and Rory.

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, July 20, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, July 20, 2019
  • Burial Saturday, July 20, 2019

Memories

Norma Elaine Reed

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debbie cloutier

July 21, 2019

I meet Norma about 25 years ago and always enjoyed our visits in the salon I was said when she told me she was moving back home but I new she loved it there .she left us to soon .she will be missed

Pam Decker

July 17, 2019

I am so sorry to hear of Norma's passing. She was pivotal in introducing me to a rewarding military career. We shared lots of giggles over the years -especially at Camp Aldershot. I will never forget her smile, her kindness and her warm and sincere friendship. My thoughts are with you, her family, at this sad time. She was a wonderful person.

Paul Mac Adam

July 17, 2019

Hello Jackie and Kenneth my deepest condolence on the passing of Norma. I will always remember her smile which brightened every room she entered.

Sharon Burns

July 17, 2019

Prayers and thoughts are with you and your family Norma. I didn't know you long but I did know you long enough to see that you a very loving beautiful woman.
I will miss you and think of you often.
Thinking of both you and Rick may God bless you both.
Love you both hugs ❤❤

Barbara Tryon LeLievre

July 17, 2019

My most heartfelt condolences on the passing of Norma. I worked with her as "Captain MacDonald", at Cape Breton Militia, District Headquarters, and have thought of her fondly through the years. She was kind, so helpful and always had a big smile and a hug when we ran into each other, insisting she be called "Norma". She will hold a special little place in my heart.

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