Nora Ann Paton
We are sad to announce that our dear Nora Ann has crossed the bar as Tennyson wrote. Appropriate wording for a person who loved Kenora. She was a wise and generous woman who made a difference in so many lives.
Nora was born and raised in Kenora and lived many years in Vancouver before Kenora lured her back. She was predeceased by parents Dr. Jim and Mary Paton, brothers Jim and Tom (Helene) and sister Marybelle (Bob) Johnson. She is survived by her brother David (Wendy), beloved nieces and nephews – David (Sue) Paton, Louise Paton, Kathy (Wally) Peterson, Doug (Elaine) Johnson, Tom (Monique) Johnson, David (Sandra) Johnson, Nancy (Robert) Paton-Payne, Erin (Jamie) Harris, Margret (David) Paton-Ferguson. And then there are the next generations on whom she doted as well.
Nora was an excellent athlete and especially excelled at curling. She represented BC at the national mixed championships.
Nora’s career was varied: neurological nurse, chief negotiator for the BC nurses’ union, a vice-chairman of the BC labour relations board. The nurses’ union really benefitted from her astute negotiations and rewarded her with their Medal of Honour.
Goodbye dearest sister and aunt. “Grand central station” (her home and welcome) will never be the same.
Many thanks to Dr. Brad Kyle and the nurses (2nd floor) for your wonderful care and compassion. There will be no service. We will have a time of remembrance for family and friends in August.
No flowers please. If you wish, honour Nora by giving to a favourite charity.
Alcock Funeral Home & Cremation Services (Highway 17 West Keewatin) in care of arrangements, 547-6000.