Thomas, Nora Marie, (Jan. 22, 2017)

The family of Nora Marie Thomas sadly announces her passing at The Residence on the St. Clair, on January 22, 2017, after 98 ½ years of good living. She was born Nora Marie Webb, daughter of the late Adelbert and Laura Webb, on July 1, 1918 in Stephen Township (near Grand Bend) during a snow storm! Nora was predeceased by husbands William Sylvester (1960) and Kenneth Thomas (1990), as well as by son Wayne Sylvester (1992). Devoted mother of Warren Sylvester of Ancaster, and Judy (Ron) Richardson of Sarnia. Loving grandmother of Adam (Lia) Paterson of Melbourne, Australia, Fraser Paterson of Sarnia, Craig (Megan) Sylvester of Mooresville, Indianapolis, Crystal (Don) Watts of Morinville, Alberta, Brian Sylvester of Burlington, and Jill (Blake) Mercer of Burlington. Great grandmother to Colin, Adam, and Sean Sylvester, and Robert Mercer. Remembered by her nieces Pauline (Bob), Brenda, and Lynne (Peter), and nephew Lawrence (Dianne). Predeceased by her brother Wilbur Webb, and sister Lillian (Arnie) Becker. Nora always had a zest for life and a “carry on” attitude. Her love for those close to her shone through in her smile and sense of humour. She leaves a hole in all our lives that we will try to fill with memories, as she would have wanted. Cremation has taken place. Family and friends will be received from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m., with the family sharing a few memories at 12:30 p.m., on Saturday, April 22, 2017, at the SMITH FAMILY CENTRE (across the parking lot from the funeral home), 1576 London Line, Sarnia, for a memorial open house. A private interment of ashes will take place in Grand Bend Cemetery later that day. If desired, sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Salvation Army or to a charity of your choice (cheques only at the funeral home please). Special thanks to Dr. Soeder and Dr.Cheong for their exceptional care, as well as to The Residence on the St. Clair.

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