Norma Dolbear

Dolbear– Peacefully but unexpectedly at Bluewater Health, Sarnia on Friday September 10, 2021. Norma June Dolbear (nee Auld), age 79 years of Corunna. Beloved wife of the late Donald Dolbear (2020). Loving mother Terry Dolbear and his wife Julie of Courtright and David Dolbear and his wife Julie of Corunna. Treasured grandmother of Lyndsay Bucci (Nick), Matt (Clare), Jake (Yazmine) and Rachel (Jon) and great-grandmother of Lincoln, Vivian and Nora. Norma was predeceased by; her parents, Robert and Mary Auld; her brothers, Robert and William and by her sisters, Bernice, Helen and Susan. Norma graduated from Sarnia General Hospital School of Nursing in 1964 and spent 20 years in community nursing. She and Don both enjoyed their time as members of the Courtright Friendship Club. Friends will be received at the Knight Funeral Home, 588 St. Clair Parkway, Corunna on Monday September 20, 2021 from 5-7 p.m. Due to the current restrictions of COVID19 a private family graveside service will be held at a later date. Cremation has already taken place. Please note that the maximum number of guests at one time will be monitored to maintain social distancing and masks/face coverings are mandatory for all of those in attendance. In lieu of flowers sympathy may be expressed through memorial donations to the St. Clair River Trail or to the V.O.N. Messages and condolences may be left online @ Knight 519-862-2845.

Visitation Information

September 20, 2021 from 5-7 p.m.


St. Clair River Trail V.O.N.

Funeral Date

A private family graveside service will be held at Moore-Union Cemetery.

23 thoughts on “Norma Dolbear”

  1. So sorry for your loss. Norma was a good friend…camping..and playing cards at the courtright senior centre. Also her children attended colborne st school where I was the secretary. I will miss normas smiling face. Marilyn Johnson

  2. Ollie & Janet Smith

    Dear Dolbear family
    We offer our heartfelt sympathy in the loss of our precious Norma the picture You chose certainly shows the true Norma
    God bless you all
    Ollie & Janet Smith

  3. Such a lovely, friendly lady! We were new neighbours at Thompson Gardens and will truly miss her daily greetings and lovely smile!
    Heartfelt condolences to all her family.

    Bruce and Beth Nutt

  4. Terry, Dave and families so sorry to hear about your mom. You have our deepest sympathy .
    A long time friend . Will be missed, but not forgotten. Many memories.
    Ron & Carol Chalk

  5. Terry and Anne Warwick

    Our condolences on your loss, to all of Norma’s family.
    (Terry, I was the flower girl at Joyce’s and Doug’s wedding while you were the ring bearer).
    Terry and Anne (Weatherstone) Warwick

  6. Terry, Dave and families,
    So sorry to hear about your mom. I have lots of memories going to OHIO in August for the Grand American for Trapshooting and spending time in the Ontario Tent with them! We had a lot of fun through the years and when Mom and Dad could not drive me to shoots, I could always call Don and Norma.
    Many memories to cherish.
    Stephen Deschamps

  7. I was saddened to hear of Norma’s passing. We’ve known each other since our days at Watford High School and just recently reconnected through Facebook. We have many great memories of our school days – mostly funny. During this difficult time I would like to extend my most heartfelt sympathy to all of Norma’s family.

  8. Joyce (Dolbear) Young

    Norma will be deeply missed . She was a dear friend all through high school and nursing. I shall treasure the memories of our times as teenagers, six or seven of us girls running through the halls in high school, the many sleepovers, dances on the Auld lawn until midnight and only inviting the boys who were the best dancers, a week at the trailer in Ipperwash ,introducing her to my brother Don at a Watford carnival, painting the interior of Don’s car pink!
    She was a great cook and loved working in her garden . She enjoyed her years working as a VON and shared many funny stories of her experiences. Her love and pride in her sons, their wives and then the grandchildren and three special great grandchildren made her life complete
    I add my deepest sympathy to all of Terry and David’s family from myself ,Bob, Shelley, Robert and Suzanne

  9. So sorry to hear about Norma. Our condolences to the family. Don worked with Dave and got to know Norma through Don and Bill and Barb Cascaden. Memories are forever.

  10. Cathy and Gord Vickerd

    Terry and Julie , Dave and Julie and family. We are so sorry to hear about the passing of your mother

    Gord and Cathy Vickerd

  11. To Terry, Dave, & Family,
    I am so sorry to hear of Norma’s passing. I have so many fond memories of us all in Ohio over the years. My prayers go out to all of you, you are in my thoughts. Much love.

  12. Terry and Julie,

    So sorry for your sudden loss … I’ve heard nothing but good things and praise about your very strong mother, who i’m told never complained about anything no matter how bad things got … a beautiful example to all of us!! May God bless her and keep her soul

    Love, B

  13. I loved and admired my beautiful Aunt Norma. I have fond memories of going to her house at Christmas and eating the wonderful dinners she would prepare. She spoiled me and she always took the time to ask me about my life.

    I loved her voice. I used to hang on every word she would say when I would listen in on the conversations that she and my mother and my other aunts would have about nursing. She was smart and witty. She was an avid reader. I was in awe of her amazing gardening abilities. She was an adventurous spirit.

    She loved her boys. She was a hockey mom. I have only recently come to realize what a huge commitment that is.
    I also remember how much Aunt Norma loved her grand children. She spoke of them often.

    Terry, Dave and families, please accept my sincere condolences. I will miss Aunt Norma.


  14. I had the pleasure of travelling with Norma over the years. She was a dear “travel buddy” and together we shared many great times in wonderful destinations such as Italy, England, France, Holland, Ireland and Russia. Everyone onboard our tours loved travelling with Norma, and we will all treasure the memories of our times together. Please accept my sincere condolences.

  15. I worked with Norma at VON for a number of years. Norma was an excellent nurse and she had a great sense of humour. I will miss her. My condolences to her family.

  16. Ruth Ann (Cowan) Spicer

    Sorry to hear of Norma passing, have mist sitting with her at church and playing cards at Thompson Gardens. With both your Dad and Mom. Wonderful couple.
    Ruth Ann (Cowan) Spicer

  17. Family gatherings were always fun at Aunt Norma’s and Uncle Don’s place. She was one of the adults who always took the time to talk to us “kids”. She was an amazing hostess carrying on conversations, making jokes all while prepping a meal for twenty or so guests. She was a dedicated VON nurse for years and always talked fondly of her clients. I will always be indebted to her generous spirit as she came, unsolicited, to help take care of my father in his final weeks after battling cancer. She offered not only her time but her friendship and expertise at a time that it was so needed. Aunt Norma will be missed. My deepest condolences to Terry and Dave and your respective families.

  18. Wayne and Judy (Kerr, Joyce) Farr

    We were saddened to hear of Norma’s passing, she will be truly missed. Unfortunately, due to a prior committment, we were unable to attend the visitation on Monday but please know your family are in our thoughts at this sad time. Please accept our sincerest condolences, the Kerr family reunion has lost a faithful participant and, again, she will be missed but she has been reunited with Donald.

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