Obit: MILLS, Norma Estelle [nee RISTEEN]

Norma Estelle Mills
Norma Estelle Mills

It is with deep sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Norma Estelle
Mills, age 75, of East Mapleton, NS. Norma passed away at her home on
Sunday, January 25, 2015.

Born in Middleton, NS, she was the daughter of the late George and Doris
(Healy) Risteen.

Norma worked beside her late husband, Ancil, for many years, operating a
successful wild blueberry farm and maple sugar woods. They loved to square
dance and spent many years dancing together. They were members of the
Cumberland Twirlers and later founded the Mountatin Top Teen Square Dancing
Club. In later years they enjoyed traveling to craft shows and selling
their hand made wood working. She was a past member of the Mapleton Sewing
Circle and long time member of the Pythian Sisters. She was an active
mother and grandmother and loved to be involved with her children and
grandchildren's lives.

She will be sadly missed by her daughters, Wanda (David) Theriault of
Pictou, Carla (Jeff) Perrin, East Mapleton; grandchildren, Christopher
(Stephanie), Brad (Jillian), Steve (Sabrina), Alex; great granddaughter,
Madisyn Perrin; sister-in-law Norma Crawford, East Mapleton.

She was predeceased by husband Ancil; son, Dale; brother, Raymond; brother
in law Tom Crawford.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to A H Brown Funeral Home, 5
McFarlane Street, Springhill, (902 597 2361) from where visitation will be
held on Wednesday from 6 to 8 pm. The funeral service will be held on
Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 2 pm, Rev. Wayne McCarther officiating.
Burial will take place in the Mapleton Cemetery at a later date. Those
wishing to make a donation in Norma's memory may do so to the Mapleton
Cemetery or the charity of your choice.

Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting,
or through the funeral home Facebook page.

[Collected by DAW, 27 Jan 2015]