Hardisty (née Mizzen), Nora Corinne

Hardisty (née Mizzen), Nora Corinne

December 5th, 2019


December 7, 1921 – December 5, 2019


Our beloved mom died two days short of her 98th birthday, at Earls Court Village in London, Ontario. We thought she was unbreakable. She is survived by her daughter Jane, of London, and her son Randy and daughter-in-law Kimberly, of Lantzville, British Columbia. She was predeceased by her husband Percy in 2012, as well as her sister and seven brothers who grew up at 88 Forward Ave. Oh, the stories they would tell! Mom would especially like to thank Jane for all the love and care she provided her. She passed on her love of animals and sense of humour to her children. Mom loved to garden at the family home in Oakridge Acres, and took hundreds of pictures to prove it. She chose her obituary photo many years ago, saying that she saved for months when she was still single to hire a professional photographer. She loved the picture. Mom was a bomb inspector during the Second World War, which prepared her for a career in retail, working for decades at Simpsons. The family would like to thank the nurses and staff at Earls Court for their care and compassion, as well as the staff at Kensington Village where she previously lived. She enjoyed beer night when she lived at Kensington because she got to dance. We would also like to thank the staff at Westview Funeral Chapel. Cremation has already taken place. Mom requested there be no service. If you wish to make a donation in her memory, it can be sent to the Nora and Percy Hardisty Bursary for Community Involvement, care of the Thames Valley District School Board. The annual award goes to a London Central Secondary School student who has volunteered in the community and is going to post-secondary school.

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Heather BedfordTo Jane and Randy, We read your Mom's obituary this morning and thought it was a beautiful tribute to her as well as the family sense of humour coming out in it. My husband and I laughed at the reference to your Mom's preparation for working at Simpsons. It made us think about my husband's uncle Harold Van(delinder) who worked in the men's department for many years. He might have been one of her challenges!There is such sadness at the time of the passing of a wonderful mom. Thinking of you, sending our condolences.
Leanne Evans and familyDear Randy and Jane, I was so sorry to hear of Great Aunt Nora. I will remember her fun and feisty personality and I know mom will forever miss her Birthday Twin. Sending love during this difficult time.
Cathy and Ernie RobinsonJane and Family. We are so sorry to hear the news of your mom. Our deepest sympathies to you and your family. Thinking of you and sending a hug.
Jutta Kuhnast I’m sorry for your the loss of your mom. I know your mom and dad enjoyed gardening and I would see them working on Jane’s garden in between their own planting at their Oakridge home. Now they can garden together once again. Rest In Peace Nora!
Chris StandringWe are saddened to hear of Nora's passing. Her strength and sharp wit are legendary. Will never forget the year she and Percy spent Christmas Eve with you and Kimberly, and Santa came through the door. He immediately spotted her and catching the sparkle in her eye said, "I know you. You were naughty this year." She just smiled a little smile and said nothing, a rare moment for her. Our thoughts are with you, as we remember her fondly.
Sherry SimWhat a beautiful tribute to your mother. Our deepest sympathy is with you at this time. Sherry amd the boys
Judy Wilcox (nee Mizzen)Sending our deepest sympathies to the family. I remember bringing our daughters to see Aunt Nora at Simpsons on our trips downtown, especially at Christmas to see the windows.
Doug SearleHi Jane, My condolences to you and your family on the loss of your mother. I recall Nancy often speaking fondly of your mother and father regarding their shared Simpson’s days. Sincerely, Doug Searle
Laura MizzenDear Randy and Jane, I was so very saddened to hear of Aunt Nora's passing. We have lost the last Mizzen from this very special generation and family, and she will be missed. I will remember her beautiful vivid blue eyes, huge infectious smile and sense of humor. She always had a twinkle in her eye when she was telling stories of growing up with all those siblings during the Depression. When I was at Western I would drop in time to time to say hi to her when she was working at Simpsons, and was always greeted with a big hug. I am so glad we got to spend time with her at my parent's 60th Wedding Anniversary party. I hope all your happy memories give you comfort during this tough time. Love, cousin Laura
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