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Norma Mary (McLeish) Price

September 6, 1935 ~ August 16, 2016 (age 80)

Norma Mary Price  passed away on August 16, 2016 in her home in Greensboro, Georgia. Norma was born in 1935 in Hamilton, Ontario Canada to Arthur J. and Effie  (Murchison) McLeish. She attended schools in Ottawa, Hamilton and Burlington before completing a BSc degree at the University of Guelph majoring in textiles and clothing. She developed sincere friends and has kept in close contact with her “Mac “57” classmates.  Following graduation she worked in the textile fiber section of the Dupont in Montreal. Following that, she  worked for Lightening Fastener traveling Canada demonstrating their zipper use in sewing. In 1959 she married and moved to the U.S. where she lived in Auburn, Alabama, East Lansing/Okemos, Michigan and finally retiring with spouse in Greensboro. She was a loyal member of the “Friday group” of the E.W. Sparrow Hospital Auxiliary in Lansing, MI for many years. She loved the water and any activity related to it . She was quite the pianist, but shy to play even for family. She enjoyed playing bridge with various groups, walking, Church and her family. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Greensboro.

Norma is survived by her husband James F. (Jim) Price; daughter and son-in-law Janice and David Haqq of Lutz, Florida, son and daughter-in-law Hunter and Brenda Price of Antioch, Illinois, and four granddaughters, Alexandria and Katherine Haqq, Rachel and Shannon Price, and Nephew, Craig Radford of Tyler, TX and Niece, Jennifer Havlin of Austin, TX.  Norma was preceded in death by her sister Dorothy Radford and husband Simon.

She loved her “Canadian Cousins” and enjoyed many summer time visits: Betty Jewell (late Lloyd), Oshawa; Barbara McEachern (late Donald), Lindsay; Mary Jean Boyes (Trevor), Kitchener; Marilyn McLean (late Fred) Scarborough; Norman MacKay (Cheryl), Winnepeg; Norman Muchison (Julie), Ottawa; Margaret Murchison, Kapusasing; Glenda DeLong (Norman) Oshawa; and a large extended family in Canada.

A Funeral Service will be held Saturday, August 20, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church South Campus, 4741 Carey Station Road, Greensboro, GA 30642 with Rev. Mike Morgan an Rev. Hugh Hendrickson  officiating.  The family will receive friends Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until time for the service at the church.  In lieu of flowers it is requested that gifts be directed to one of the following: The University of Guelph, Guelph Ontario, Canada, The American Cancer Society, The Canadian Cancer Society, Harmony Hospice, 110 Harmony Crossing, Ste 1, Eatonton, GA 31024 or First United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 216, Greensboro, GA 30642.  McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements.  Visit us at www.mccommonsfuneralhome.com to sign the online guest register.

 

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