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Norma Frew

Obituary of Norma Hazel Cleone Frew


November 5, 1926 – April 23, 2022


The family of Norma Frew sadly announce her passing at Caressant Care, Mary Street, Lindsay  on Saturday, April 23rd, 2022 at the age of 95. Norma, beloved wife and best friend for 72 years to Donald (predeceased January 2018). Precious mother of David Frew and his wife Leah of Nestleton, Nancy and her husband Gary Edgar of Port Perry, Valerie and her husband Ernest Ellis of Blackstock, Alan Frew and his wife Judith of Nestleton, and Virginia Frew and her friend Marvin Esson of Peterborough. She will be missed by her grandchildren Dwayne Frew (Carla), Andrew Frew (Tara), Richard Frew (Susan), Erin Linquist (Darryl), Ryan Edgar (Yannick), Andrea Jackson, Tanya Lowe (Jamie), Troy Mappin (Tara), Diane Frew (Neil), Ilene Frew, Ella Clarke, and Manny Frew Clarke, her 18 great grandchildren and her 2 great great granddaughters. Predeceased by her four older sisters and their spouses - Velma Anderson (Glen), Jean Ripley (Gerald), Shirley Reavely (Kenneth), and Joyce Stewart (Arthur).


Born in Oakland, Ontario, Norma was the youngest daughter of the late Walter and Emily (Waller) Burrage. She married Donald, the love of her life, on October 27th, 1945. Their life journey brought them with their children to Nestleton area in 1960. Norma and Don grew tobacco until 1976, then focused on cash crops and hogs, establishing a successful family farming business which their sons and grandsons continue to operate. Norma was active in the community as a member of the Janetville United Church Women, and the Nestleton Women’s Institute. “Lady Norma Frew” was also a member of the Red Hat Ladies of Lindsay and enjoyed many outings with them. She was an avid gardener and enjoyed golfing. But her greatest passion was genealogy and for 40 years, by snail-mail with her sources in the United Kingdom, she compiled hundreds of charts taking our family history back through numerous generations. Norma and Don enjoyed travelling for many years and spent their winters in Lakeland, Florida for over 23 years. A life well lived, Rest in peace Mum.


The family of Norma Frew will receive friends at the WAGG FUNERAL HOME, "McDermott-Panabaker Chapel”, 216 Queen Street in Port Perry (905-985-2171) on Tuesday, May 3, 2022 from 2 – 4 p.m.


A Private Family Service to Celebrate her life will be held on Wednesday, May 4, 2022. Interment Nestleton United Church Cemetery.


If desired, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Canadian Red Cross or the Charity of your choice. Memories, photos and condolences may be shared at


Public Visitation

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tuesday, May 3, 2022
Wagg Funeral Home
216 Queen Street
Port Perry, Ontario, Canada

Private Family Service

Wagg Funeral Home
216 Queen Street
Port Perry, Ontario, Canada

Final Resting Place

Nestleton United Church Cemetery
Proutt Road
Nestleton, Ontario, Canada