Norma Elizabeth Lamkey Sears passed away at the Sackville Memorial Hospital on Friday, April 16, 2021 following a four-year struggle with three major health issues.
Born in Harcourt, N. B. on March 31, 1931, she graduated from the local high school and returned to teach primary school for two years before moving to Moncton where she became a member of the accounts department with T. Eaton Company. In 1955 she resigned to marry Wallie Sears of Sackville where they have resided for more than 65 years.
Known for her love of children and her advocacy for the less fortunate in society, she became involved early in working with charitable organizations in the community, with the Sackville Food Bank and Open Sky Cooperative becoming priorities in her later years.
She volunteered and did some teaching at Marshview School and in addition to her extended community work, was an activist in the Sackville United Church. Norma was a charter member of the UCW and president on two occasions, served on numerous committees and boards, taught Sunday School and became recognized for welcoming newcomers to the church.
She and her husband will be remembered for their close involvement with MASSIE students and frequently entertained Mount Allison Mountie football players.
Left to mourn are her husband, Wallie; two daughters, Janet (Mike) Moses, Amherst, N.S. and Paula Sears (Bernie Conroy) of Upper Coverdale; one granddaughter, Keeli Sears Moses of Florenceville, N.B. and a host of close and dear friends.
She was predeceased by one son, David Allan; one daughter Karen Anne, as well as by her mother, Hilda Lamkey.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Campbell’s Funeral Home, 89 Bridge Street, Sackville, NB (506) 364-8188. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, there will be no visiting hours. A private service will be held from the Sackville United Church on Monday at 2pm and will be live-streamed from the Campbell’s Funeral Home Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/campbellssackville
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Sackville United Church or to the charity of choice. On-line condolences & sharing of memories may be forwarded to the family through our website www.campbellsfuneralhome.com or by visiting the funeral home Facebook page.