Nora Markell of Morrisburg died after a four-year illness, on Nov. 12, 2002 at Winchester District Memorial Hospital. She was 68.
She is survived by husband Percy Markell, whom she married in Winnipeg on Nov. 20, 1954.
She was born on Nov. 18 in 1933 in Abbey, Saskatchewan, a very small farming community where her family engaged in cattle and grain farming. Her parents were the late Alfig Dahl and Katrina(nee Geisbrecht).
Mrs. Markell worked at several jobs during her lifetime. She began working as a waitress in Winnipeg as a young woman, and after marrying Percy they began a business together and she was the bookkeeper for over 40 years. While she raised the two boys, she also ran her own business as a seamstress. After the boys were grown and had families of their own, she started another business,The Cooks Corner, a bulk food store in Morrisburg. She became known as the Cake Lady because of the cake decorating classes she offered at her store.
She was very active in the Ladies Orange Benevolent Association, and as a guardian and director of the Junior Orange Lodge.
She lived at her address in Morrisburg for the previous 33 years. She was a member of St. James Anglican Church in Morrisburg where she taught Sunday school for many years.
She is survived by children Lee (Laurie) of Morrisburg, and Wayne (Judy) of Morrisburg. Also surviving are brothers and sisters Frank (Carol) Dahl of Wasa Lake, B.C.; Olaf Dahl of Cowley, Alberta; and Alma Whitnack (Harry Berg) of Naramata, B.C. She was predeceased by sister Hazel Baker.
She will be fondly remembered by grandchildren Christopher, Joshua, Shawn and Caitlyn. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
She loved to garden, but she was never much interested in flowers and plants that everyone else had, preferring to search for and nurture unique and different plants.
She was an avid and capable golfer, bringing home many golf trophies.She was active in the Morrisburg Golf Club for many years and she served on the executive committee. She also excelled at bowling.
Friends called at Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home in Williamsburg on Nov. 15. The funeral was on Nov. 16 with Rev. Bill Byers officiating. Inurnment of cremated remains was at Iroquois Point Cemetery.
Donations to Winchester District Memorial Hospital or the OttawaRegional Cancer Centre would be appreciated by the family.