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Norma (nee Bennison) Potter

POTTER, Norma (nee Bennison) - Passed away peacefully on February 1, 2018 at the age of 95. Predeceased by her husband Harry (2007) & her daughter Marilyn (Guy) Brideau (2013). Survived by her daughters Lucille (Bob) Currie & Donna (Charlie) Hurrell. Beloved grandma to Raymond (Marianne), Julie (Terry), Jennifer, Nathan, (Beckey), and great-grandma to Madison, Ariel, MacKenzie, Drew, Brett & Reggie. Norma was born in 1922 in Manchester, England & moved to Niagara Falls Canada at a very early age. After her family grew up & moved from home, Norma found time to become interested in visual arts. In 1966 Norma joined the Niagara District Art Association & for the next 41 years she has been a very active member, she held numerous executive positions including Secretary, Membership Chairman, Art Niagara Exhibition Chairman, Social Convener & Studio Gallery Chairman. Norma received numerous awards & honorable mentions for her art works in Canada & the United States. In 1989 Niagara University Art Gallery of Niagara Falls, New York chose a landscape painting of Norma's for an international touring Art Exhibition in Europe including Dortmund, West Germany & the United States. In 1994 her dedication to promote Arts & Culture in Niagara Falls was awarded with a Barbara Frum award from the City of Niagara Falls Arts & Culture Committee and later was awarded a place on the Arts & Culture Wall of Fame in Niagara Falls, Ontario. In keeping with Norma's wishes, cremation has taken place and an interment will be held at a later date. Online tributes and condolences may be made at www.hetheringtonanddeans.com13251124
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Posted by Valerie Rowe (Velma Poolís daughter) On Sunday, February 11, 2018
My Mom and Norma were the best of friends. My Dad (John Pool) & Harry Potter we’re both Hydro employees. All 4 of them enjoyed holidays up north ... boating, partying and enjoying life. All her siblings must be very proud of her artistic accomplishments.

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