Almira Gorman

Almira Gorman

1914 - 2013

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Obituary of Almira Gorman

GORMAN, Almira Amelia, 98, Gormanville, HantsCounty passed away on Feb. 17, 2013 in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro surrounded by her loving family.

Born in Noel Road on December 27, 1914, she was the eldest daughter of the late Alfred & Linden (Barron) White.

Almira worked hard her entire life - early years spent cooking in lumber camps, and later years running the local post office and general store from her home.

She was a founding member of both the Rainbow Community Club and St. Paul's United Church. Almira worked tirelessly for the good of her community and could always be counted on as a volunteer for any community event.

She loved playing cards, BINGO, doing crossword puzzles and was an avid fan of the Toronto Blue Jays (and in earlier years her Kennetcook Angels). But, her absolute greatest joy in life was spending time with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren - all of whom have learned so much from her and will miss her dearly.

She is survived by her daughters, Annie (Frederico) Loinaz, Ogdensburg, NY; Alfreda (Marvin) MacPhee, Upper Rawdon; Denise (Bruce) Fletcher, Gormanville; Krista White (Stacey Singer), Gore.

She is also survived by brother Stuart Thomas (Jean) and sister Hazel White; sister-in-law Evelyn White; brother-in-law Roderick Johnson; daughter-in-law Juanita, 11 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents, Almira was predeceased by husband Raymond, son Earlin, infant son Laurie and infant daughter Myra. Also predeceased by granddaughter Lisa; brothers Marsden (Ada); Blois (Erma); Lawrence (Ruth); William and sisters Lalia (Clyde) Harvie; Edna Johnson and Eva (in infancy); brother-in-law Alfred White.

Cremation has taken place. Friends are invited to share their memories of Almira with her family during visitation on Tuesday, Feb. 19th from 7:00 - 9:00 pm and a service to celebrate Almira's life will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 20th at 11:00 am both in the J. Wilson Allen Funeral Home, Hwy. 354, Kennetcook, Rev. Natalie Buchanan-Rutherford officiating. Family flowers only. Memorial donations may be made to St. Paul's United Church, or charity of choice. Interment will be at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to the compassionate care of the J. Wilson Allen Funeral Home, Hwy 354 Kennetcook, ph 1-902-362-2440 or please visit our web site at to sign the guest book or send private condolences.

The family would like to thank Dr. Barb O'Neil, Noel; Drs. Don Rowe & David Henderson and nursing staff of Palliative Care, Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro for their care and concern. Special thanks to the staff of the VON, Alice, Joyce and Jessie and especially Mom's " two special Joannes" who provided such loving care in her final years - helping to fulfill her request to remain in her own home for as long as possible.