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Norma McLean

May 5, 1925 — March 29, 2024

Norma McLean

It is with our deepest love, respect, honour, and gratitude that we announce the passing of our beloved mother, Norma McLean in her 99th year. She not only raised four children on her own after our father's passing in 1971, but she also managed to keep her courage, tolerance, tenacity and sense of humour until the very end. 

Norma was an extremely intelligent, peaceful, wise, warm-hearted and sharp-witted individual who loved her family.  She was a reliable, caring and understanding mother to Linda (Dave), Susan (Rick), Maureen (Kevin) and John (Heather). As well she was an amazing grandmother to Andrea, Sandra (Darcy), Derek (Hannah), Deirdre (Kent), Lauren (Josh), Kimberley and Sarah. Norma was lucky enough to be GiGi to her five great-grandchildren: Charlotte, Ben, Evelyn, Lilah and Luna. 

With all that she was presented with, Norma lived a mighty good life.  She travelled all across Canada and the United States and went to Florida most every year with her family until she was ninety-two. 

Norma enjoyed spending quality time with her children. She would play all sorts of card games and board games on a daily basis with various combinations of her family. She was very competitive especially when playing Scrabble and Cribbage.

Norma was predeceased by John McLean (husband), Cora Merry (mother), Tom Hayes (father), and brother Tom (Mildred).

We would like to thank the entire staff of Baycrest Hospital and the Apotex Centre for providing exemplary care, love and support for our beloved mother.

They say that people who die on a religious holiday are truly blessed, loved and cherished - our mother was all those things and much more. What a fabulous woman she was! She will live forever in our hearts.

There will be a private family ceremony at Sanctuary Park Cemetery on April 17th with a celebration of life to honour Norma at a later date in the early summer.

Donations to Baycrest Hospital and the Apotex Centre would be graciously accepted, in Norma’s memory.


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