BARR, Norma Irene (CLARKSON)




BARR – Norma, Irene (Clarkson)

It is withvery heavy hearts that we had to say good night forever to Norma, Mom, Ma, Nana, Grandma. Norma died peacefully after a long struggle with Progressive Supra Nuclear Palsy. Norma was born in Brantford, Ontario in 1948 and passed away on March 14, 2021. She was a loving wife of 30 years to her devoted husband Paul Barr, her hero, her rock. An extraordinary mother to Michael (Leigh) Rossi and Jannine Rossi (Marc Forget). An ever-loving grandmother to Ethan, Lleyton and Isaac, as well as Cole and Shelby. Norma is survived by her sisters and brothers Doreen Wolski, Karen (Bob) Bilton, Wayne (Cathy) Clarkson and Mark (Mel) Clarkson. She is being greeted at the gates by her deceased sister Bonnie, her mother Gladys and father Ted.

Norma started as a hair stylist at a young age, was then a seamstress at Levi Strauss and finally found her calling for her passion to help others. At fifty years old she went back to school to pursue a career as a Personal Support Worker. She trained many of the PSW’s that assisted her in her final years. Norma was known best for her passion for baking, the infamous carrot cake, her radiant hair, never being seen without lipstick, her perfect skin and soft perfume scent. She will be missed dearly.
Family is asking that in lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the or the A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

6 replies
  1. Janet Beachey
    Janet Beachey says:

    Paul, i am so sorry to see Norma has passed away. you were the most dedicated person i know. You became a valuable volunteer at the John Noble Home in order to be with her all the time. I was honoured to have known you. hopefully i”ll still see you when i am out walking. Take care, Janet Beachey

  2. Carol and Wayne
    Carol and Wayne says:

    To Brother Paul and all of Norma’s Family, we would like to extend our sincere condolences to you all and to our Nieces and Nephews on the passing of Norma. To Paul, you have shown that big heart of yours as you were by her side always and show the love you both shared. Rest in peace Norma…… xoxo

  3. Jackie Doucette
    Jackie Doucette says:

    My deepest Condolences Jannine and family. World lost one amazing lady,
    I’m very sad to hear this news. Jackie

  4. Sherry Jackson
    Sherry Jackson says:

    Sending our love and condolences to Uncle Paul, Janine, Michael, Rob, Krystalanne, Danielle, all her grandchildren and extended family. She was a wonderful person and always laughing. She will be missed greatly.

  5. Gail (Powless) Ayres
    Gail (Powless) Ayres says:

    Dear Michael/Leigh, Jannine/Marc and families: Sending sincere condolences at this sad time. Every time I think of your Mom, it brings a smile to my face, remembering all the good times after meeting through Lacrosse. Please stay safe. Love/Gail


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