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Mann, Lorna A.

MANN, Lorna A.

1921 - 2020

Lorna A. Mann

November 4, 1921 – July 10, 2020

What a beautiful woman. What a beautiful wife. And mother. And Grandmom. And Great Grandmom. And Great-Great- Grandmom.

And, what a beautiful person most of all.

We’ve just lost our Mom at age 98. A fall, a broken hip, and then a difficult recovery a few years ago didn’t do it, but then dementia had its way, and ultimately, won out. She leaves us with a hole in our hearts so immense that it can only match our loss when our Dad, her handsome, dedicated, funny and bright, husband of more than 40 years pre-deceased her about twenty years ago, of the same cause.

Lorna Annabel Mann, of the Springhill, Nova Scotia, James family, was born the daughter of a coal miner. And so, at this time, it seems fitting to quote from The Coalminer’s Daughter (Loretta Lynn) a song that she may have never heard: “She’s gone to a distant shore; We can’t hear her music anymore”.

We’ll miss you Mom, but your “music” will be in our hearts forever. Your daughter Linda, and son Stuart, their families and extended families, wish you the most peaceful sleep.

Honouring Mom’s wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation. A memorial get-together with family and friends will be held at a later date. You may leave condolences or share memories at,

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Linda Stevenson, Stuart Mann

Hello Cousins, After speaking to Stuart last week have been searching for the two obituaries.I stayed up until 3:30 am Thursday night , searching with no luck. Shared the sad news with our other cousins in the U.S.Bingo! Cousin Judy found them both early this morning . Aunt Lorna lived a long , full life filled with lots of love . She was a beautiful , kind , soft spoken lady with a sense of humour. Your beautiful words brought tears to my eyes. Well done.
I, personally was blessed to bump into her years ago , outside Gordon’s Store in the Amherst Mall. Yes, Aunt Lorna and I chuckled by the name of the men’s store name , being Gordon’s. The meeting was made to be.That embrace will always be cherished.
Mary Isobel and I were born Coal Miner’s Daughters ,from Springhill , as well.
I , have been in touch with Charles James, who lost his dear wife a few months ago. He was a stranger to me but not now. Charles was so understanding and friendly. We plan to meet in the future.
Your dear mother was born into the James Family , but married into the Mann Family.Your Dad was our sweetheart too. He visited us often while at Mount Allison University Sackville , N.B. Both of your parents enriched our lives , as well.
Grandma Mann, welcomed a baby boy into her family with unconditional love . His brothers and sisters spoiled the youngest , last member of their family until death. May you all find comfort both your parents were respected and loved by us all. Thanks be to God , that I found Stuart’s phone number ,your dear Mom , gave me years ago while in a former nursing home . The Stevenson phone number was only answered once . Enjoyed our chat, Linda.David and I were saddened to hear your husband passed into a new life too. Accept our sincere sympathy.
Their memories live on eternally in our hearts.
Love , Carolyn Mann Proctor
Lorneville , N.S. ( 25 mins. from Springhill, N.S. )
Stuart and you are most welcome to visit us anytime . Our doors are open to all our familiy members. Thanks
March 8/21

Carolyn R. Mann Proctor, March 7, 2021

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