HOOPER, Norma J. (Fletcher) of Exeter

HOOPER, Norma J. (Fletcher) of Exeter

At South Huron Hospital, Exeter on Tuesday, March 19, 2013 of Exeter in her 84th year.  Beloved wife of the late Donald Hooper (1984). Dear mother of Grant Hooper and  Dianne Sims and Bill and Darlene Hooper all of Exeter.  Dear sister of Ron Fletcher and Marg of Exeter.  Predeceased by sisters-in-law Isabelle Fletcher (1999) and Dorothy Elford (2005) and her husband Lorne (2000). Norma operated the Exeter Decor Centre from 1976 – 2008 and enjoyed singing in the Exeter United Church Choir and the Seaforth Harmony Highlights.

Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 370 William Street, Exeter (1 street West of Main) on Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 PM where the funeral service will be held on Thursday, March 21st at 10:30 AM with Rev. Paul Ross officiating.  Interment Exeter Cemetery.

Donations to the South Huron Hospital Foundation or Queensway Nursing Home would be appreciated by the family.  Condolences may be forwarded through www.haskettfh.com. Posted free at www.CanadaObits.ca

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  1. Jan Wishlow (Armstrong) says:

    Dearest Bill & Grant, It seems like yesterday when Aunt Norma used to pick me up and let me be part of your family for 2 weeks while I attended bible school and became the sister you two never wanted. Norma & Don made me feel so special and when she delivered our mail I was always in ah of how good she could drive a car sitting in the passager side while delivering mail. Her warm spirit and great laugh will be with me always. Now her and my mom can be together again and Uncle Don. So good to talk to you Grant and miss you all. Love Jan

  2. Jane Vincent says:

    So sorry to hear of Norma’s passing. We had many great memories singing Bass together with the Seaforth Highlights – Jane Vincent

  3. Mike and JoAnne Pickering says:

    So sorry to hear of Norma’s passing. She was the best paint lady ever and there will never be one like her. Always a smile and if it wasn’t just right she made it right. Knowing that you as a family have great memories to help you through this sad time. Our deepest sympathy. Mike and JoAnne Pickering

  4. Laura Hogg says:

    Sorry for your loss of your Mother, I was a roommate in the Exeter Hospital recently, she was so kind.

    Laura Hogg

  5. Jenni DeBlock Kreller says:

    Grant, Diane, Bill & Darlene
    So sorry to hear of Norma’s passing. She was such a wonderful lady and such a pleasure to work with! Please accept my deepest sympathies – she will be missed.

  6. Jim & Betty DeBlock says:

    So sorry to learn of Norma’s passing. Norma was a lovely,soft spoken,business woman always ready to help with any painting or wallpapering problems.

  7. Al McKnight and Estella Higenell says:

    Dear Bill and Darlene,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May happy memories of your mom fill your hearts and bring comfort in the days ahead.

  8. Tom Hartai says:

    Grant,Diane,Bill and Darlene
    Please accept all of my deepest condolences at this difficult time.
    Your Mom was a great lady. She was always so helpful in her store and was always such a pleasure to serve in ours. Norma will be missed by so many.
    Tom and Nancy Hartai
    Brigitte’s/ Thomas H Fine Menswear

  9. Bill & Linda Russell says:

    Darlene, Bill & the Hooper family ~
    Our sincerest sympathy on the loss of your dear mother. For many, many years, Norma was our faithful & dependable mail lady. No matter the weather, you could rely on her delivery around the same time each day…The epitome of a dedicated postie. We can only recall missing one day during a snow storm. If she knew you were ill, a new mom, or just unable to make it out to your mail box, she would deliver right to your door. She provided a much appreciated service that never again was replicated. She also provided that level of personal service at her decorating store. A special lady that has & will be greatly missed by many.

  10. Doug and Judy Dalrymple says:

    We are sorry to hear of Norma’s passing.Always enjoyed meeting her.She was a wonderful soul.

  11. Dave Frayne & Cathy Cade says:

    To Grant and Dianne, Bill and Darlene
    We are sorry to learn of Norma’s passing. Many fond memories of both your parents with the mail and your mom will her store. We hope your memories of Norma will bring you comfort in the future. Our thoughts are with you.

  12. Jerry and Alice MacLean says:

    Grant,Dianne, Bill and Darlene,
    Sorry to read of Norma’s passing!
    Alice has happy memories of Norma from working with her for many years in the Eaton catalogue sales office.Lots of laughs were shared there.
    Bill and Grant I am sure you both remember the snowmobile parties and dinners as well as the card games at your house.Square danceing and after parties were also the good times shared with the Hooper’s. Norma was a lady who will never be forgotten and will always bring a smile to our faces when her name is spoken.Cherish her memories,as she was one of the best!
    Sincere sympathy .
    Jerry and Alice (in Florida)

  13. Larry & Barb McCann says:

    Grant, Diane and extended family,
    Sincere sympathy on the passing of your dear mother. Love lives on, cherish the memories.

  14. Norm and Kay Tripp says:

    We knew Norma for many years.She was an excellent business
    woman and was always a very helpful and pleasant person.
    To be remembered……….Norm and Kay Tripp

  15. Don & Donna Webster says:

    Our deepest sympathy. Norma was a wonderful, caring person
    to all that entered her store.
    She will be missed.

  16. Murray Hunking says:

    Bill ,and the Hooper Family, So sorry to hear of the loss of your Mother. You are in My Thought,s at this difficult time. Murray Hunking,

  17. Betty-Lou Purdy-Heywood says:

    I was saddened to hear of Norma’s passing. I often frequented Exeter Décor Centre for decorating needs and a friendly chat with Norma and her employees. It seemed more like visiting a friend’s home,, than just doing a business transaction. Norma was such a gracious lady and I will always miss her. My sincere condolences to her family.

  18. Ray and Judy Mills says:

    Grant, Diane, Bill, Darlene and family;
    Please accept our deepest sympathy. I can remember many great times with your mom and dad and our families getting together – snowmobiling, playing cards, lunch after dances, visits on a Sunday, lots of fun and laughs. Your mom was such an inspiration. She was always cheerful and happy-go-lucky, ready with off the cuff remarks, and always interested in events in our family. She accomplished a lot in her store, more than she ever knew. She made a lot of good friends, provided a wonderful convenience and was most helpful with her ideas and creativity. She will indeed be missed. Thinking of you and your family.
    Ray and Judy

  19. Judy (Jory) Hayward says:

    Bill, Grant and families,
    I remember your mom giving popcicles to your cousin Janice Armstrong and myself on summer holidays at your place. She was a real nice lady. Always busy.
    In a more gentler time, I also remember your Dad coming into our home and delivering our groceries, putting them right on the kitchen table, even when no one was home. You will have good memories of hard working, dedicated parents. They will always be remembered.
    Sincerely, Judy (Jory) Hayward

  20. Bill & Linda Soldan says:

    We are so sorry to hear of Norma’s passing. I cherish the times working with her as she always had a positive attitude & smile..she will surely be missed.

  21. Ross Riley and Marjorie Heemeryck says:

    So sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing. You have our deepest sympathy.

  22. Helen Delorme says:

    Bill , Darlene & family Norma was a busy lady she was my mail parcel
    lady and helped too decorating my home.
    My sincere condolences.

  23. Bill and Audrey Rowe says:

    Sincere sympathy at this sad time.Norma was a very special lady and will be missed by many. Our thoughs and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Bill and Audrey

  24. Marjie Westerveld says:

    Darlene & Bill,,,,,so sorry to hear about Norma s passing,,thinking of you both

  25. Linda Charrette(Reid) says:

    Grant and Dianne; I was so sorry to read about your mom. She was truly one of the nicest people I have ever met. Always so nice and helpful in her store. I am sure you will miss her more then words can say. With sincere sympathy….Linda

  26. Claire & Winona Hoffman says:

    Grant and Bill,
    So sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing..Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.
    Claire and Winona.

  27. Ross and Marlene Mathers says:

    To the Hooper Family: Our sincere sympathy on the loss of a dear mother. Norma was a great person. Our thoughts are with you at this sad time.

  28. Margaret Brintnell says:

    Grant, Diane and all the family

    I extend my sincere sympathy at this sad time and the loss of

    a dear mother.

  29. Linda Fahner says:

    So sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. Condolences to your family. As long as you have memories, she will always be with you.


    Sorry to hear of Norma’s passing. she was a great lady and will be missed by all.

  31. Don & Marion McCurdy says:

    We send our sympathy to all the family – Norma was such a gracious lady with a big friendly smile to everyone – she will be missed.

  32. Bill and Donna Perry says:

    Grant, Dianne, Bill and Darlene
    So sorry for your loss. Your Mother was a wonderful woman. We are unable to be at the visitation but know we will keep you in prayer.
    With deepest sympathy Bill and Donna

  33. Sherrie Broderick says:

    The community and world have lost an incredible women. She will surely be missed by so many.
    My sympathy for you tremendous loss.

  34. Dan Regier & Patti Swartz says:

    Bill & Darlene & Families
    Please accept our Condolences for the passing of your mother.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.

  35. Milt & Barb Dietrich says:

    Bill & Darlene:

    Our sincere condolences on your Mom’s passing. Thinking of you at this time.

  36. Kirk & Norma Beecroft says:

    Norma &Kirk says So sorry to hear of Norma’s passing. She truly was a wonderful lady.We had so many great times together.She will be truly missed by all who knew her. Our sympathy is with you at this sad time. Kirk& Norma Beecroft.

  37. Eaerl and Marilyn Miller says:

    We were saddened to read of Norma’s passing. We always enjoyed talking with her in the store. She was always so gracious and accommadating. We extend our deepest sympathy to all the family.

  38. Neil McAllister/Sue Riley says:

    Grant, Dianne, Bill and Darlene – our thoughts are with all of you during this trying time….cherish all your memories!

  39. Dianne Skinner says:

    To Bill & Darlene & Grant & Diane
    Sorry to hear of Norma’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  40. Bill and Bernice Thompson says:

    To The Hooper Family
    Sincere sympathy in the loss of your Mother.Over the years she helped us many times with our paint and wallpaper needs for our home.She was a gracious lady.

  41. Larry and Joyce Black says:

    We are so very sorry to hear of Norma’s passing. She was a wonderful lady, always had a big smile and time for a chat. Norma
    was loved by everyone and will be missed a great deal.
    Sincere sympathy in your great loss.

  42. Glenn & Grace Hodgins says:

    Bill Darlene Grant and Dianne:
    With heartfelt sympathy we send you out condolescences. She was a great business lady. We missed her when she closed her store. Cherish the memories.
    Glenn & Grace Hodgins

  43. Marilyn Waldeck says:

    Dianne and Family-Thinking of you all and sorry to hear of Norma’s passing. She was a great lady and will be sadly missed.

  44. Mary Lou & Jack Hodgert says:

    Grant & Diane, Bill & Darlene:
    So sorry to learn of your Mother’s passing. She was a great woman and will be missed. We are not able to go to the funeral home but please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Sincerely, Jack & Mary Lou

  45. Alfred and Vickie Harvey says:

    to the family of Norma Hooper our condolences, She was a gracious lady in all her dealings with the public. We enjoyed shopping at her store and missed her when she closed her doors. She will be missed.

    Vickie and Al Harvey

  46. Gerald & Jane Dearing says:

    To The Hooper Family;
    Deepest sympathy in the loss of your Mother.
    She was a wonderful lady.
    * No longer in your lives to share.
    But in your hearts she will always be there*
    Sincerely, Gerald & Jane Dearing

  47. Aldeen Skinner says:

    Grant,Diane,Bill and Darlene,

    Sorry to see that your Mom has passed away.My sincere sympathy to all.
    Aldeen Skinner.

  48. brenda palsa says:

    Bill, Darlene and family- my thoughts are with you at this time. Such a gracious lady she will be missed

  49. Cliff and Elaine Webber says:

    Dear Grant, Diane, Bill and Darlene:

    Please accept our deepest sympathy in the loss of your mom. As you greet and visit with friends and family in the next several days enjoy the stories and memories that are shared. They are all precious and part of your history.

    Cliff and Elaine

  50. Jon & Chelsey Passmore says:

    Uncle Bill & Aunt Darlene,

    Sorry to hear of your loss. Keeping you both in our thoughts and prayers during this time.

    ~Jon & Chelsey

  51. Don and Joan Heywood says says:

    We were so sorry to hear of your mothers passing. Your mother was a freind and a great pearson to do buisiness with.

  52. Evelyn Steckle Vincent says:

    to Norma’s family.
    Sincere sympathy in your great loss. Norma was a wonderful lady and always so soft spoken and kind. Praying God grants comfort during this difficult time.

  53. Katharine McEwen says:

    So sorry to hear about Norma’s passing. She was a lovely lady and will really be missed. My condolences to her family.
    Katharine McEwen

  54. Audrey McRoberts says:

    Dear, Grant,Diane,Bill& Darlene& Chum. My deepest sympathies to you all. Norma was a wonderful friend as well as cousin. I have so many great memories of time shared. I am not able to come to the funeral home but please know that I am thinking about you all at this difficult time. God Bless Audrey

  55. Dean and Joanne McKnight says:

    We are so sorry to hear of Norma’s passing away. We send our sympathy to all the family. Norma and I were altos in the United Church choir for some years so we sang our hearts out together. Now she can sing with the angels in heaven. Hold on to your many memories of your Mother~~~~a great woman. Joanne and Dean

  56. Linda & Eugene Webber says:

    To the Hopper family:
    Please accept our heartfelt sympathy on the passing of your Mother Norma..She was always a happy friendly person anytime we would see each other.”One Day At A TIme”

  57. Wendi Schwindt says:

    I was so sorry to hear about Norma’s passing…she was a truly gracious lady with a warm smile and a friendly word for everyone. I know you wil all miss her…

  58. Carol and Lloyd Moore says:

    So sorry to hear of Norma’s passing. We had a lot of good trips to sing in Seaforth. Our sympathy is with the family and so sorry I can’t attend as we are here in Florida.

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