Nora Louise Edwards 1953 – 2017
EDWARDS, Nora Louise
September 1, 1953 – July 28, 2017
Nora died in the ICU of the Toronto Western Hospital after an eleven-day struggle with heart failure and pulmonary hypertension. Her needs for extensive support were met with competence, creativity and compassion by the doctors, respiratory therapists and nurses of this superb department. Nora was the youngest daughter of Marjorie and Iorwerth Edwards of Toronto; sister of Tom (Linda), Joan (predeceased), and Fred (Donna); aunt of Colin (Ashley), Johanna (Avtar), Nicholas and Michael. She is deeply missed.
Nora was challenged throughout her life by the impact of Noonan Syndrome and its many consequences. In spite of this she had a feisty spirit far stronger than her frail body. She strove to be independent and to live a life as close to normal as could be managed. Highlights in her young adult life included roles in small drama productions, a European travel adventure, and adult education courses. More recently, she participated enthusiastically in horseback riding therapy at CARD and activities at Variety Village. She was an avid tennis fan and a devotee of American stock car racing, and was planning to be the mascot of her nephew’s baseball team. Her spirit and bravery have left lasting impressions on our entire family and on her supporters in the community.
A private family interment gathering will be held on Saturday, August 5, 2017 in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, and a celebration of Nora’s life will be held in the future.
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