“Nothing on earth will ever replace the sound of your voice or the smile on your face”
Suddenly, at home on the 30th December, Nora passed away aged 91 years.
The dearly loved wife of Stephen, treasured mum of Janet, loving grandma of Keith, Stephanie and Amy and a cherished great-grandma of George and Faith May.
Born in Stoke-on-Trent, Nora met Stephen following her passion of dancing at the Municpal Hall, Nora was a most beautiful and accomplished dancer with stunning brown curly hair. Stephen plucked up the courage to ask her to dance, despite him being an absolute novice. It worked, and they started courting straight away. They continued go enjoy dancing, went on trips on their tandem bike and rowing on the lake at Trentham Gardens. They were married at St Georges Church in Newcastle-under-Lyme on the 21st April 1951, eventually settling in Clayton. Following the birth of their daughter Janet, they moved to Crewe in 1962 where they remained.
Nora had a varied working life, starting off at Hendley Mills producing clothes for the armed forces as a presser, Swynertons making explosive charges, County Clothes as a passer, the fruit counter at BHS and her favourite place of work being Ticket Printing works where she stayed until retirement.
Following retirement, life remained busy with three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren who she adored. She also kept active by being a member of Bannatynes Health club and enjoyed the aqua-aerobics and a great social life with many fellow members.
More recently she has suffered with some ill health from childhood and the onset of Alzheimers Disease, however she has remained as active as possible under the circumstances. Still enjoying the company of friends at Bannatynes, although as a spectator.
More latterly she was thrilled to be able to attend family wedding celebrations, and the traditional christmas at their local with a few tipples on boxing day.
Nora died quite suddenly in the early hours of Saturday morning 30th December 2017. She will so sadly missed by her husband Stephen, married for 66 years, her daughter Janet, her best friend, and her three loving grandchildren and great-grandchildren and all her many friends.
Nora’s funeral will take place on Tuesday 16th January in Crewe Crematorium Chapel at 10.50am followed by burial in the cemetery. Any donations in her memory will be gratefully received for the valuable work of Dementia UK.
For any further information, please contact our funeral home.