BATES, Norma J. (Nicholls) (nee Desormeau) - With love we sadly announce the peaceful passing of Norma J. Bates at Sunnybrook Hospital on Wednesday, November 7, 2012. She was born on February 26, 1931 in Toronto. Daughter of the late Clifford and Iona Desormeau. Sadly missed by her children Bradley Nicholls (wife Dana) and Lori Nicholls-Car (husband Alex) and their father Roland H. Nicholls. Lovingly remembered by her partner and best friend Bill Milhausen. Dear grandmother of Brandon, Ashley, Danielle and Stephanie. Survived by her dear sisters Lois and Rita and predeceased by her brother Delbert. Norma devoted many years of volunteer services to the North York General Hospital. She shared wonderful times with her children on ski vacations and trips to Florida. She enjoyed bridge, attending the theatre and golf. She never allowed her illness to dominate her life, instead choosing to hold family dinner parties, travel and live life to its fullest. Forever missed by her family and friends. Special thank you to Dr. Susanna Yee-Sh Cheng and the Odette Cancer Centre and Schulich Heart Centre of Sunnybrook Hospital for their dedicated and expert care. Friends may call on Sunday, November 11, 2012 from 2-4 p.m. at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home (6150 Yonge Street, at Goulding, south of Steeles). A Funeral Service will be held on Monday, November 12, 2012 at 11 a.m. at the R.S. Kane Chapel. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Odette Cancer Centre of Sunnybrook Hospital. Condolences www.rskane.ca
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Published in the Toronto Star from Nov. 9 to Nov. 10, 2012