Norah STREIGHT

STREIGHT Norah Muriel Sullivan was born in Hamilton, Ontario on August 8th, 1929, to parents Frank and Muriel Sullivan and raised in Oakville, Ontario. After completing secretarial training, she graduated from the Wellesley Hospital School for Nurses in Toronto – a member of the "Nifty Fifties", a class that has maintained close ties to this day. She married Dr. Norman Streight on June 26th, 1952, entering into a bond of love and commitment that only deepened over the next fifty-four years. She nursed beside him first with the Grenfell Mission in St. Anthony, Newfoundland, then in, the then Belgian Congo, and afterwards in the United Arab Emirates. When they returned to Canada she kept their home, and the business books, wherever Norm's medical practice took him. Throughout the years she was active in leading womens' home Bible studies, deepening her faith and that of others. Norah drew her strength from a consistent devotional life, jealously guarding her daily time of prayer and scripture reading. She was disciplined and orderly in everything she did – from the line up of socks in her drawer, to her carefully kept filing and accounting systems. She spent many hours praying for and corresponding with family, friends and a host of missionary contacts. Surely she can say as the Apostle Paul said to Timothy, "I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing." Norah was predeceased by her husband, Norman and her sister, Eva Wall, her sisters-in-law; Evelyn and Edith Streight and her brothers-in-law;  Stanley and Harold Streight. She is deeply missed by her son, Keith, her daughter, Kathryn Peacock, her son-in-law, Wesley, and their three children; Janet Zacharias, Timothy and Scott Peacock. She is also lovingly remembered by her brother, Gerald Sullivan and his wife Clair, her brother, Donald Sullivan and his wife Marion and her brothers and sisters-in-law; Walter and Dorine Streight, Arthur and Jean Streight, Ethel Streight and Winifred Hickey as well as by many nieces and nephews who had a special place in her heart. A public viewing will be held at the Red Deer Funeral Home (6150 – 67th Street, next to Fountain Tire) on Monday, December 31st from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m., followed by the burial of her sister-in-law, Edith Streight at 11:00 a.m. and her own burial at 11:30 a.m.  at the Alto-Reste Cemetery (East on Highway 11, across from Parkland Nurseries). There will then be a Memorial Service and fellowship gathering at Bethany Baptist Church (3901 – 44 Street) at 1:00 p.m. Gifts in lieu of flowers can be sent to the Canadian Bible Society (10 Camforth Road, Toronto, ON,  M4A 2S4). Condolences can be sent to the family by visiting www.reddeerfuneralhome.com.