In Celebration of

Mary Eva Norris

March 21, 1939 -  September 8, 2018

Passed away peacefully at home on September 08, 2018. She died after a short fight with cancer. Wife to Denis Deslauriers. Beloved mother to, Michael Donnahee (Gail), Donna Roy(Colin), Tom Donnahee (Lori Dale), and Peter Donnahee(Bev). Grandmother to 8 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.

She did enjoy a good game of cards, but also enjoyed making a good home cooked meal for family gatherings. She started a career as a Nurse in a Halifax hospital followed by working for a few years in a nursing home before doing private child care. She moved to the Ottawa region to follow her husband in his Military career. Predeceased by her sister Joan and June. Mary always enjoyed taking care of others.

The family would like to thank the following agencies that made her care at home possible, LIHN, Bayshore Home care solutions and Community care therapy.

A private interment will be held at the National Military Cemetery of the Canadian Forces, located at Beechwood Cemetery (Beechwood Funeral, Cemetery and Cremation Services (280 Beechwood Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario). In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Canadian Cancer society would be appreciated.


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Norman, Darlene, David Murray (Family by marriage.)

Entered September 11, 2018 from Saint John. NB

Mike and family, so sorry for your loss at this time. We are praying that strength comes to you during this time of difficulty.

Lori Dale (Daughter-In Law)

Entered September 11, 2018 from Hubbards

You will be greatly missed. Thinking of you and Denis always.

Deborah Donnahee (Granddaughter)

Entered September 13, 2018 from Kentville

I love you so much nanny..I will miss you...

Kelly Williams (Family friend)

Entered September 13, 2018 from Lynn Haven, Florida

The loss for this family is immense, but it has been impressive to watch everyone come together during such a difficult time — how inspirational.

Mary&Robert Raniere (Friends)

Entered September 15, 2018 from Eastern Passage,Nova Scotia

Denis,We are so sorry to learn of Mary’s passing .Haven’t seen much of you guys since retireing .I think of Mary often ,we spent so much time together during the Gulf War,Mary ,MaryLou and I got through it together,made some lasting memories.Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.RIP dear friend.


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