September 1, 1923 – January 28, 2019
Nora was born on September 1st, 1923 in Lancaster, England and passed away peacefully on January 28th, 2019 in Vernon, B.C. at the age of 95 years.
She will be lovingly remembered by her son; Michael (Fern) Tuyttens, her grandchildren; Trishauna and Tamara (Jeremy), her great-grandchildren; Taylor and Jacob along with her extended family members and friends. Nora was preceded in death by her husband; Francis, her sister; Alma and by her parents; Albert and Blanche Grimshaw.
Nora was the second of two children born to her parents and shortly after her birth; they emigrated from England to Canada and settled in Chilliwack, BC. Nora met the love of her life, Francis when she was working as a hairdresser in Agassiz, BC and the happy couple were married and eventually moved to Vernon, BC in 1969 where they lived out the rest of their lives.
Nora was an avid gardener and enjoyed painting and swimming. She loved cooking and trying new recipes on family members and friends. Nora was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend who will be dearly missed and fondly remembered.
In respecting Nora’s wishes, she was cremated and no funeral service will be held. As an expression of sympathy, those who wish to do so may send donations in memory of Nora to the Salvation Army (3303 32nd Avenue, Vernon, BC V1T 2M7).
God looked around his garden,
And found an empty place.
He then looked down upon the earth,
And saw your tired face.
He put his arms around you,
And lifted you to rest;
God’s garden must be beautiful
He always takes the best.
He knew that you were suffering,
He knew you were in pain;
He knew you would never get well on earth again.
He saw the road was getting rough
And the hills were hard to climb
So he closed your weary eyelids and whispered,
“Peace be thine.”
It broke our hearts to lose you,
But you didn’t go alone,
For a part of us went with you,
The day God called you home.
Cremation arrangements have been made with
Bethel Funeral Chapel Ltd., 5605 27th Street, Vernon, B.C. V1T 8Z5 (250) 542-1187