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Muriel Norster

Muriel Elizabeth Norster (Thornton)

Wednesday, April 11th, 1928 - Thursday, October 31st, 2019
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Norster, Muriel Elizabeth (nee Thornton)
1928 – 2019
Peacefully at The Village of Winston Park on October 31, 2019 at the age of 91. Loving wife of the late Norman Norster. Dear mother of David and his wife Joan of Waterloo. Grandmother of Kristin (Dale) Wojcik, Erin (Jim) Voigt, Scott Norster and Kirsten Norster. Great-grandmother of Tanner Wojcik, William Voigt and Sienna Voigt. Survived by her brothers Victor Thornton, Ray Thornton, Larry Thornton, and sisters Lorraine Benjamin and Lucienna Carter (John). Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
Predeceased by her husband Norman, her son Norman, her parents H. Percy & Maude Thornton, and sisters Gloria Klingbell and Eleanor Boultbee.
She worked at Simpson’s main store in Toronto as an assistant manger in the Arcadian Court Bakery/Deli department until she retired.
She was long time and very active member of the Salvation Army North Toronto Corp and later transferred to the Kitchener Corp by Winston Park.
The family will receive their friends for visitation on Saturday November 9, 2019 from 10-11 am at the Graham A. Giddy Funeral Homes-Waterloo Chapel, 617 King St. N. Waterloo (across from Home Depot). Service in the Chapel at 11:00 a.m. Reception to follow. Cremation has already taken place. Donations to the Salvation Army or to the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging (Dementia) would be appreciated. Condolences online at www.grahamgiddyfh.com 519.888.7700.
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  • Visitation

    Saturday, November 9th, 2019 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    When
    Saturday, November 9th, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
    Location
    Graham Giddy Funeral Home-Waterloo Chapel
    Address
    617 King St N
    WATERLOO, ON N2V2N3
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  • Service

    Saturday, November 9th, 2019 | 11:00am
    When
    Saturday, November 9th, 2019 11:00am
    Location
    Graham Giddy Funeral Home-Waterloo Chapel
    Address
    617 King St N
    WATERLOO, ON N2V2N3
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  • Interment

    Location
    Parkview Crematorium
    Address
    335 University Avenue
    WATERLOO, ON N2J 4A8
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  • Reception

    Location
    Graham Giddy Funeral Home-Waterloo Chapel
    Address
    617 King St N
    WATERLOO, ON N2V2N3
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Linda & Joe Fockler/Kupiec

Posted at 11:01pm
In memory of my Aunt Muriel. I say a prayer for you but you got your brownie entry points into the Kingdom long ago!
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Linda Fockler

Posted at 08:03am
My Aunt Merle - My first memory of her was her coming to visit and saying: "Linda, did you hear the joke about........." That was Muriel - always trying to make one laugh and bring joy. Sure, like all of us Merle had her challenges, but what was great about her was that she overcame so many things that were thrown her way. She was a single Mom much of her life, and despite having help from Granny, the morals David got were all Merle's. And what a hard working cousin - I think he started working when he was 10 years old! Yes, she raised good family (me included by her example). I also remember her telling me that she was in the Salvation Army. I thought "Why does Aunt Merle need to go to war when there isn't any?" But I gradually learned that Merle was at war against negativity and thoughtlessness in general. Despite having reason to complain, I never heard her do so. She was always positive and always helping others. For instance, when she herself had cancer, I can remember her saying: "I'm going down the street to help my neighbour." Like she didn't need help herself? Nope, Merle believed in giving to others.
My last memory of Merle is from my mother's funeral. Merle introduced her son David to me as her husband. That was how I knew that Aunt Muriel was struggling with old age issues herself. But....... maybe not! I wouldn't put it past her to say that on purpose and then stay chuckling inside her own head watching how I would deal with her statement. Yes, that was Merle - a fun loving prankster right up to my last memory of her. And now she has gone to the resting place that she always knew existed and will get her just reward. Goodbye Aunt Merle - enjoy your new life!
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Posted at 01:33pm
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