NORRY, Jean - At home with family by her side on Wednesday, May 23, 2018, Jean Marie Norry, nee Davis, of London age 88. Beloved wife for 65 years of Herb. Loving mother of Millie Norry (John Tapics) of London, Margaret Hare (Don) of Oakville and Marilyn Norry (Greg Freedman) of Vancouver, and the late Maryann McLellan (2002). Proud Grandma of Cameron Ross, Kylie and Matthew McLellan, David and Cathy Hare. Dear sister of Merton Davis (Eleanor) of Lindsay, Lois O’Hara (the late Fred) of Kingston, and the late Bob Davis (Betty) of Kingston.
Jean was proud to receive her Bachelor of Household Science from the University of Guelph where she also met Herb. Together they moved around the province, having babies and building communities - from Arthur to Peterborough to Brampton to Perth and finally to London in 1984. After her children started school Jean taught high school Home Economics for many years. She also volunteered for many societies including London Children’s Museum, the Architectural Conservancy of Ontario, and the Ontario Genealogical Society. She was a past president of the United Empire Loyalists, London Chapter. Jean was passionate about genealogy, loving the detective work of tracking down ancestors, both her own and those of other people. In later years she wrote articles for many genealogical publications.
Visitation on Friday, June 8 from 7 - 9 pm at Harris Funeral Home, 220 St. James St. at Richmond. A service to celebrate Jean’s life will be held at St. Paul’s Cathedral, 472 Richmond St. at Queens Ave., on Saturday, June 9 at 11 am. Memorial contributions to Project Jericho at St. Paul’s Cathedral or the charity of your choice would be appreciated.
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