Margaret Norwood
Margaret Norwood

Obituary of Margaret Ethel Norwood



Norwood, Margaret Ethel (nee Devlin) –


With love and much sadness, the family of Margaret Ethel Norwood, wife of the late Andrew (Andy) Stephen Norwood, announce her peaceful and unexpected passing on January 14th, 2022. Born November 3rd, 1940, to Charles and Lorraine (Purdy) Devlin in St. Stephen, N.B. She was the eldest of eight children, George, Mike, David (Dorothy), Mary (Murphy), Peter, Christine and Joe (Faye). She was predeceased by her husband, Andy, parents, Charles and Lorraine Devlin, her brothers George (in infancy), Peter, sister Christine, in-laws Darrell Murphy, Darlene Devlin, Carol Thorne, Gloria King, Helen Gautreau, Hazel McNulty and Clarence Norwood.


She leaves behind her loving family, who will miss her beyond measure, Karen Guenette, Mike Norwood, Brian (Roberta) Norwood and Andrea (Jim) Blagden. Her grandchildren, Michelle, Colleen and Stephen (Allison) Guenette, Samantha Harris, Andrew Harris, Jordan Norwood, Wayne Hall, Jessica (George) Morrell, Keisha Norwood, Brad (Courtney) and Nick Blagden. Survived as well as by her many great-grandchildren who all thought the world of their Nanny Marg, and by many nieces and nephews. She is also survived by in-laws, Phillip Thorne, Don Norwood and Otty (Perdita) Norwood.


She was the rock and guiding light of our family. Always with a book in hand and a puzzle on the go, she was ever ready for a chance to jump into the car for another road trip.  As an avid hockey fan, she followed Team Canada and she never missed an opportunity to cheer on her children or grandchildren. She recently became a Sea Dogs fan and was getting set to cheer on her grandson Nick as he joined his new team. Mom taught Catechism, helped out at the Island View School Breakfast program and Santa’s Workshop. She had a strong faith with the quiet patience of a Saint and loved her family immensely.


She graduated from the St. Joseph’s Hospital School of Nursing in 1961 and worked as a nurse at St. Joseph’s Hospital and as a private duty nurse before retiring from Ruth Ross Residence (Sisters of Charity). She retired to a busy and well-appreciated life, she travelled and was a member of the YMCA, and she enjoyed tea with her special group of friends. Her true calling was to take care of her family. She was the best wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She will be missed by all who knew her.


Arrangements are under the care and direction of Brenan’s Funeral Home, 111 Paradise Row, Saint John, NB (634-7424). Visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 2, 2022 from 4 – 8 pm. The funeral service will be held on Thursday, February 3, 2022 at 2 pm in the chapel. Due to Covid-19 health measures placed on indoor gatherings by the Government of New Brunswick, all those 12 and older attending the visitation and service will be required to show proof of vaccination and a piece of government-issued ID or proof of medical exemption. For those unable to attend, the service will be live-streamed and can be viewed by visiting Margaret’s memorial page on Brenan’s website. Interment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery. Donations in memory of Margaret may be made to Romero House. Online condolences may be placed at  


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