Norah Ellen Law

Norah Ellen Law passed away peacefully at Baker Lodge on March 2, 2005.

A memorial service was held at Clayton’s Funeral Chapel on March 12 with John Tibbles officiating. Pallbearers were Mike, Tim and Pat Law. Interment followed at the Quesnel & District Municipal Cemetery.

The eulogy was written and read by Don Whiting (nephew) and a sharing of memories was read by grandson Ted Law. Donna Crosina was the organist and a reception followed at the Elks Hall.

Norah was born in Ashcroft, B.C. on August 11, 1922. She spent her early years with parents Joe and Mabel Smith, two brothers and three sisters ranching in the Chilcotin area. In 1927 her parents moved the family to Williams lake. In 1941 she attended Nursing School at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver, graduating in 1944. She then moved to Prince George to work as a registered nurse in the hospital.

On October 22, 1945 she married Ted Law at St. Peter’s Church in Williams Lake. They moved to Quesnel in 1947 and raised four children Karen, Mike, Pat and Tim.

She enjoyed camping, fishing with family and worked as a nurse at the Avery Clinic and Dunrovin Lodge.

Norah is survived by brothers Joe Smith, Bill (Ruth) Smith, sister Kay (Gwyn) Adams, daughter Karen (Duke) Peterson, sons Mike (Maria), Pat, Tim (Shirley) Law, grandchildren Chad (Ederlaine) Peterson, Judy (Brian) Shawara, Weston Law, Nadine (Chad) Allen, Brooke Law, Nicolas Law, Chad Law, Victor Law, Jake Law, Joe (Echo) Law, Dan Law, Ted Law, Keith Law, great grandchildren Kelly and Keith Shawara, Kena, Larissa and Denton Law.

Norah was predeceased by her husband Ted in 1979 and sisters Mary Borkowski and Florence Smith. Those wishing to make donations in Norah’s memory may do so to the Alzheimer Society or charity of choice.

The family wishes to thank the staff at Maple House and Baker Lodge for their kindness and caring of our Mother and Grandmother, Clayton’s Funeral Chapel for arrangements, Elks for use of hall and family and friends for their kindness and support shown to us during her illness and passing.

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