Norah Margaret Lilian Foord (Davidson)

April 5, 1920 – February 25, 2012

The family of Norah Foord sadly announces the recent passing of their loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and aunt at her home in Vernon, surrounded by the love and compassion she gave to so many others during her lifetime.

Norah was born in Vernon, the youngest child of Robert and Jane Davidson and shared many precious memories of time spent with her brothers Alan, Neil and Bruce in and around Vernon and at the family sheep farm located in the hills between Adventure Bay and town. Their home was filled with the music from her mother’s piano and the sound of Robert Burns’ poetry recited by her father. She had many friends who remained so for life and they had numerous adventures growing up together in the North Okanagan. Her life revolved around family and friends and she unfailing put them before herself.

Mom joined the Air Force during the Second World War and was a sergeant stationed in Newfoundland where she met a young private from Instow Saskatchewan by the name of Tom Foord. To our knowledge rank never played a part in their relationship, but there was never any doubt that mom was in charge! They married in 1944 and moved back to mom’s hometown of Vernon and started a family that grew to five children (Jean, Colin, Nancy, Janet and Robert), many grandchildren and great-grandchildren who all brought them much joy in their 68 years together.

Mom was kind, caring and compassionate to all she met and always made people feel special with her warmth and genuine interest in others and what they were up to. She loved to have a good laugh, even at her own expense, as she never liked to take herself too seriously and her quick wit and good humoured sarcasm was ever present.

Our family would like to thank all of the doctors, nurses, pharmacists and massage therapists who helped mom during her illness, particularly Patricia Weijs and Corrie Wiens, who cared for mom so tenderly in her final days.

Fare thee weel, thou first and fairest!

Fare thee weel, thou best and dearest!

Thine be ika joy and treasure,

Peace, enjoyment, love and pleasure!

Goodbye Mom, we love you.

There will be a memorial service on Friday, March 9 at 2:00 PM at the Trinity United Church, 3300 Alexis Park Drive with a tea service at the Church to follow.

If desired, donations can be made to the Allan Brooks Nature Centre in Vernon, BC – P.O. Box 20038, Vernon, BC V1T 9L4.

Funeral arrangements have been made with


5605-27th Street, Vernon, B.C. V1T 8Z5


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