Noreen passed peacefully, surrounded by loved ones, on Sunday, November 12, 2017 at Lakeridge Hospital in Oshawa, Ontario. Mother to Lynda, Paul, Michael, Cathy, Mary (passed), and Carol, family was everything to Noreen. Loving Gan (grandmother) to Victoria, Samantha, Brian, Paul, Marcel, Carrie, Amanda, Michael, Christopher and Stephen and Ganny (Great Grandmother) to her little love, Owen, Quinn, Oscar, Milan, Liam, Mairyn, Connor and Kevin, she loved all children, a gift she shared with her family. With an unwavering faith in God’s presence, she taught us many lessons least of which was to live every day from a place of love and kindness. She touched everyone she met with her beautiful smile and giving spirit. She will be missed beyond words. Visitation will be held at McEachnie Funeral Home Friday November 17, 2017 from 11am – 1pm with a funeral service following at 1pm in the McEachnie Chapel. Noreen will be laid to rest at the PineRidge Memorial Garden. You are invited to attend a gathering at Pickering Village United Church immediately following the gravesite service.
We happened by chance to find Noreen's obituary, and were very saddened to hear about the passing of our dear neighbour from many years ago in North Toronto. We still have warm memories of shared family dinners at the Chalmers home on Snowdon, and the active family gatherings across the narrow driveway.
We celebrate her long and family-centred life.
Love from Kaarina and Cliff Gentle