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Norah, Elizabeth (nee McClure) Busby

BUSBY, Norah, Elizabeth (nee McClure) - August 25, 1927 - November 8, 2017 It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Norah Busby. Born in Taiwan to Dr. Robert and Amy McClure, she spent her early years growing up in China before moving to Canada with her family at the age of eleven. During her teenage years she was active in the CGIT and the Student Christian Movement. She graduated from Victoria College, U of T, with a Bachelor of Arts degree, followed by her teaching certificate. In 1951 she married David Busby, the love of her life, and had four children in Toronto and Streetsville, where they lived for many years. David and Norah moved to Barrie in 1986 and spent many happy years there. Norah was known for her years of volunteer work with the NDP and the Canadian Cancer Society, for promoting literacy, and her work to promote affordable housing, including volunteering at The David Busby Centre. She took great pride in the ten years she served as a trustee on the Peel Board of Education. She is missed by her children Cathy (Garry), Andrew (Bev), and Miriam, her grandchildren Robin, Alec, her sister Jo, and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Reverend David Busby, her son Stephen, her parents and her sister Pat and brother Doug. Her vitality, sharp wit, and feisty spirit will be missed. Norah's funeral took place in Hazelton, BC on November 10, 2017. The family plans to hold a memorial service in Ontario in the Spring of 2018.13229338
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Posted by Chaos (Friend) On Saturday, March 3, 2018
Mrs. Busby you were a nice lady and Im happy to have known you. You and your husband have given people a second chance, with the Busby Centre. You will be greatly missed.
Sorry for Your Loss
Posted by Amy Broley (Busby Street Centre old employee) On Thursday, November 23, 2017
I am so Sorry for your loss your mother was a great inspiration to me when I worked at the street centre, her acceptance of everyone was heartwarming. The spark for life she had was incredible as too was her wit. She touched many people and I am happy to say that I was one of them. Thank you for sharing her with us.

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