Wilson, Nora - Obituaries | Timiskaming Funeral Cooperative

Wilson, Nora


1933 - 2024

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of a loving mother and sister, devoted spouse, doting grandmother and great grandmother and cherished friend.

 Nora Carine (McKee) Wilson peacefully slipped away in the early morning of January 30, 2024, at the age of 90, at the Temiskaming Lodge. She was born on March 11, 1933, to her parents William and Christena McKee, and spent her life in the Tri-Towns alongside her 8 siblings: Kay McKee, Ann (McKee) Shortt, Barbara (McKee) Honsberger, Margaret (McKee) Sharp, William McKee, Donald McKee, Neil McKee, and Anderson McKee.

 On June 4th, 1949, Nora married the love of her life, Norman Wilson. Their union was blessed with 8 children, and throughout the years, their home became a haven for several foster children whose names are eternally cherished in the hearts of the Wilson family.

 Nora led a long and fulfilled life. While raising her children, she worked at the New Liskeard Library and then at The Auberge bakery doing what she loved. She then worked in a local Confectionary store for a number of years and eventually bought and ran the store. Her nurturing spirit extended beyond her immediate family, she was a familiar figure in the community, and she was Grandma Nora to so many children and people. After her own children were grown and gone, she baby-sat for several families, always thinking of and treating them as her own grandchildren.

 Nora loved spending time in the kitchen, creating delicious treats. Whether it was homemade bread for her family, pies for neighbours or special requests like “Deb’s Jammies” for close friends, her oven was always on, and her apron always covered in flour.

 In addition to her role as devoted mother and wife, Nora was an active and cherished member of St. Paul's United Church. Her commitment to her faith and community was evident in her selfless contributions and unwavering dedication. Nora's involvement in St. Paul's extended beyond attending services. She could always be counted on to lend a helping hand, whether it was preparing sandwiches or desserts for church luncheons or volunteering at various church functions. Her culinary skills and warm personality made her a staple at these events, bringing joy and a sense of community to those she served. Even when faced with the challenge of losing her sight, Nora's indomitable spirit shone through. Rather than allowing it to hinder her, she found innovative ways to continue contributing to the church community she held dear. Her resilience and determination were an inspiration to all who knew her.

 She is predeceased by her husband of 54 years, Norman Wilson, her parents William and Christena McKee, her eight siblings, her son James Irvin Wilson and son-in-law John Allan MacVeigh. Nora leaves behind a legacy of love and a profound impact on the lives of the people she touched. She is survived by her children: Christena Stevens (Joe), Marilyn MacVeigh, Katherine Caza (Raymond), Mark Wilson (Brenda), Neil Wilson (Cindy), David Wilson (Carol), Steven Wilson (Donna), Janet (Laronde) Wilson, 34 cherished grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren and many treasured friends.

 The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Temiskaming Lodge Resident Activities, 144 Drive-in Theatre Rd, Temiskaming Shores, ON, P0J 1P0 or to St. Paul’s United Church 70 Wellington St N, New Liskeard, P0J 1P0

 Special thanks to the Dr. Davies and Fabienne Blaine and the nurses at the Temiskaming Lodge who provided invaluable care to Nora in her last few months.

 A visitation will take place at St. Paul’s United Church, 70 Wellington St. North, New Liskeard, ON on Saturday, February 10, 2024, from 11 AM – 1 PM. The funeral service will follow at 2 PM at St. Paul’s United Church, officiated by Elaine Lush. Nora will be laid to rest at the Pioneer Cemetery in New Liskeard at a later date.

 The void left by Nora's absence will be deeply felt, but the memories of her love and kindness will serve as a source of comfort. As family and friends reflect on the beautiful moments shared with Nora, they will find solace in the enduring impact of her legacy. In celebrating her life, they honour the remarkable woman who graced their lives with love, grace, intellect, and kindness.


When: Saturday, February 10, 2024 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Where: St. Paul's United Church

Adress: 70 Wellington St. North, Temiskaming Shores


When: Saturday, February 10, 2024 at 2 p.m.

Where: St. Paul's United Church

Adress: 70 Wellington St. North, Temiskaming Shores


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Katherine and Raymond and family

My heartfelt condolences go out to you and your families! She was a very special lady and will be fondly remembered by many. My deepest sympathies!

Carla Drury, February 3, 2024

Wilson Family

What a well written, beautiful tribute to your Mom. She was that special lady. My heart felt condolences to her family.

Debbie Bandy, February 3, 2024

The Wilson family

So sad to hear about dear Nora. I had the pleasure of working with Nora as a teenager at her store. Several years after moving back to New Liskeard, I would run into Nora. We always have great chats. A very sweet lady. My sincere condolences.

Patti Dubois , February 3, 2024


Rory and I are so sorry to learn of your mom's passing. What a wonderful woman, so full of life and cheer. May she rest in peace.

Rory and Bonnie MacDiarmid , February 3, 2024

Raymond and Katherine

Iam sorry to the passing of dear Nora she was such a lovey lady
Iam thinking of you all,

Ida , February 4, 2024

The Wilson family and all those who love Nora

I am so very sorry for your loss.

Nora (or "Auntie Nora") as I knew her, will always hold a special place in my heart. She was truly an incredible person - kind, generous and welcoming to all. Growing up, I would look forward to birthday cards from Auntie Nora and Auntie Ann. She never missed a birthday, a true feat given the number of loved ones in her life.

I have many fond memories of going to visit Auntie Nora in New Liskeard. On one memorable occasion, she made batches of donuts with Jimmy in a huge pot of oil. Another time, as a teenager, I went to learn how to make her Christmas cookies; she was so adept at it that I had to stop her often to write down what she was doing, but she was always patient with me. Despite my best efforts, the ones I make aren't quite the same, though I attempt it each year for Christmas.

The obituary was a lovely tribute, honouring a life well lived. Know that she is loved, and will be missed, by many.

Sarah Sharp, February 4, 2024

Wilson Family

I'm sorry for your loss. Nora was a great lady and friend , will be sadly missed by everyone she touched. She is another angel in heaven. God bless her and her family.

Denelda Deering, February 4, 2024

The Wilson Family

Nora was a special lady in so many respects. Im so sorry for your loss.

Nancy Pedersen, February 4, 2024

The McKee Family

I went to school with Nora and her twin Neil all through elementary and secondary school. Remember with fond memories our chats and visits.
My condolences to the families still with us.
Clair Shepherdson

Clair SHEPHERDSON , February 5, 2024

Mrs. Nora Wilson's families

Nora's smile, and her sense of humor
made Nora a precious elegant Lady.
Continue to cherish and celebrate all
of her qualities.
We wish you all courage, hope, and peace.
Our sincere sympathies.
Bernadette & Robert Patenaude

Robert Patenaude, February 7, 2024


Ta grand-mère semble avoir été une femme exceptionnelle avec beaucoup de cœur et d'amour. Je trouve que tu as herité beaucoup de ses traits. Sa perte est dure mais j'espère que tu garderas de beaux souvenirs et son esprit en toi. Je te souhaite toute la force et la capacité de traverser ce dur moment de séparation.

Maha et Bahloul , February 9, 2024