Obituary of Norah Eunice Sarah Clark
Norah Eunice Sarah Clark, a 70-year resident of Lincoln Park, passed away peacefully at home Thursday, December 9, 2021, in the care of her loving family. She had celebrated turning 100 years old in November.
Born in Montreal West, Quebec, Canada, Norah was the youngest of seven children born to William and Emma McLean. Raised in Montreal, she graduated from Montreal West High School and then studied at McGill University before starting to work.
She married William Philo Clark (Bill), the brother of her sister’s husband, Craig, after meeting Bill at her sister Muriel’s wedding. The couple settled first in New York City before buying their home in Lincoln Park in 1952.
Throughout their marriage, Norah and Bill loved to travel the world. Trips to England, and especially their safari in Africa, were highlights of their life together. Following Bill's death in 1980, Norah continued to explore the world with family and friends and was always up for a new adventure.
Norah was a very independent, strong and determined woman. She did not like to sit idle and enjoyed playing tennis, bridge and gardening up until just a few years ago. She was a very talented cook, and her nieces and nephews delighted in her meals every time they would visit.
Norah held a great love of animals and was very generous to a variety of animal causes. She donated a lot of time and money to local shelters, as well as volunteering at Chilton Memorial Hospital.
She is survived by her nieces and nephews: Bev Reid, Brian Reid (Cindy), Karen Hulme, William Hulme (Sharon McKenna) and Evane Shanley, and, her great-nieces and nephews: David Reid, Barbara Reid (Sharon McCormick), and Rob Reid (Shanna), Cathy Pangborn (Dave), Jim Reid (Kelly), Andy Reid (Gillian), William Hulme, Rachel Lafayette (Christopher), Madeline and Katherine Shanley and many great-great nieces and nephews including Theo, Evelyn and Hudson Lafayette.
Friends and family may gather at the funeral home at 11:00 am Friday, December 17 for a memorial service. Masks will be required.
In lieu of flowers, donations to your local animal shelter would be greatly appreciated by Norah's family.