Norah Violet (nee Graham) TANNER

Norah Violet (nee Graham) TANNER

February 19, 1920 –

June 14, 2012

It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of our cherished Mom, Gramma and GreatGramma at Nanaimo Hospital surrounded by family.

Mom was born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Married George in 1946 and resided there until moving to Vancouver in 1952; then onto Calgary in 1957 where she worked for the Income Tax Dept. until her retirement in 1980.Mom and Dad moved to Ladysmith in 1991. Mom was a member of the St. John’s Anglican Church and Lady’s Auxiliary. where she loved her work volunteering at the Baby Clinic.

In her younger years Mom enjoyed her travels to England, Wales, Europe, Asia, Africa and Hawaii with George; and the camping trips and Hawaii with her children and Grandaughters. Later in life Mom enjoyed reading, doing crosswords, and taking Sammy for walks. She enjoyed a cold beer on a hot summer day with family and friends. Mom looked forward to Wednesday coffee at MacDonald’s with her dear friends Karen, Hope, Cecille, Winnie and Pat; and her monthly games of crib with Winnie.

Mom will be lovingly remembered by her family; son Graham (Pat) Tanner (Ladysmith B.C.) their daughter Renee (Oscar) Spuler and their son Gabriel (Chestermere Lake); son Alan (Sakena) Tanner (Nanaimo, B.C.); daughter Maureen Gaumont (Dan) (Surrey, B.C.) her daughters Nicole (Duncan) Salisbury-Gaumont and their son Beck (London, Eng.) and Michele (Nick) St. Louis and their daughters Ashley, Madison and Olivia (Beaverbank, NS) ; brother Alan (Joan) Miller (Florida): many nieces and nephews; many dear and wonderful friends here and across Canada; her beloved dog and faithful companion Sammy.

Predeceased by her husband George (1999), brothers Brian, Eric, Keith and Jack; sister Maureen.

Special thanks to the nursing staff and doctors at the Nanaimo Hospital ( 4th Floor) for the attentive care and attention given to Mom on her short stay there. A very Special Thank You to Dr. Kennedy and Clinic staff for taking such good care of her over the past 20 years, and to Reverend Brian and Reverend Daniels of St. John’s for their visits and prayers while she was hospitalized.

Mom took great pride in her independence and lived her life her way. Mom leaves us with fond and loving memories and will remain in our thoughts, hearts, and prayers forever and always.

In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to the Nanaimo Hospital in her memory.

Per Mom’s request, no service will be held.

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