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Norma Charlotte Hayes

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Norma was born and raised in Hamilton, Ont., the youngest of Joseph and Olive Stockford’s 4 children. She possessed a heart for children, raising her family, fostering many children, and playing a large role in raising many of her grandchildren. She was a truly gifted mother. Although Norma believed in God throughout her life, it was during her time at Mountview MB Church in Stoney Creek, Ont., where her faith flourished. As a member there from 1975 until its closing in 2001, she served in many ways, including on leadership and mission committees. It was her pleasure to connect with MB Mission workers all over the world; many came to visit her when passing through southern Ontario on furlough. Norma died after a year-long journey with cancer. She relied on her family, friends, and her strong faith in God to endure the struggles of cancer. Throughout the journey, she maintained peace by trusting that God would see her through. She spent time thinking about heaven and departed loved ones, singing hymns, and drawing closer to the Lord. She will be remembered as a loving mother, cherished friend, and faithful follower.

  • Birth: August 12, 1931
  • Death: November 2, 2017
  • Parents:
    Joseph & Olive May (Potter) Stockford
  • Family:
    children Joanne Gurman (Robert), Michael (Lillian Bayne), Christopher (Lisa), Kathy DeWolfe (Stuart); foster son John Fleury (Elenor); 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren
  • Church:
    Mountview MB, Stoney Creek, Ont.