Norma B. Barbour

  • Born: April 25, 1926
  • Died: July 10, 2018
  • Location: Manchester, New Hampshire

Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory

1799 Elm St
Manchester, NH 03104

Tel. (603) 625-6951

Tribute & Message From The Family

Norma B. (Stephenson) Barbour, 92, of Manchester died July 10, 2018 at The Arbors with her beloved husband by her side.

She was born in St. John, New Brunswick on April 25, 1926 to George and Alice (Nixon) Stephenson. She graduated from St John General Hospital Nursing School in 1949 and spent the next few years as a Registered Nurse in the Private Patients Pavilion at Montreal General Hospital in Quebec.

After her marriage Norma worked as a Private Duty Nurse at the Sherbrooke, Quebec Hospital and in a private Doctor's Office. Upon moving to Granby, Quebec, she devoted her time to raising her two children. While living in Granby she enjoyed curling with her husband. After moving to Manchester, NH in 1963 Norma became an active member of the First Congregational Church of Manchester and a neighborhood women's group. In 1964 she was a member of the curling team that won the first Invitational Mixed Bonspiel at the Nashua Curling Club.

Norma enjoyed knitting beautiful sweaters, traveling, and, on retirement, winters in Florida.

Family members include her husband of 66 years, Roy G. Barbour of Manchester; two daughters, Jo-Ann Barbour and her husband Gary LeBlanc of Newburyport, MA and Dianne Barbour of Wells, ME; one grandson, Ryan Steiner and his wife Elizabeth Klempa of Medfield MA; and one great-granddaughter, Lillian Steiner, of Medfield MA.

There are no calling hours. Funeral services will be private at the convenience of the family.

Donations may be made in her memory to the Alzheimer's Association or to The Webster House.

Condolence & Memory Journal

Jo-Ann and family -- Amy and I are so sorry to hear of your loss. We didn't know your mom, but knowing you, and from her obituary, she seems like an amazing woman.

May Norma's memory be a blessing for you, your family, and all who knew and loved her.

Jonathan and Amy

Posted by Jonathan Klein - Brookline, MA   July 18, 2018

Hello. My name is Elisha. I used to work at the Arbors of bedford and I knew Norma. She was funny and loved her sassyness. We would look at books all the time and just talk while we waited for her husband to come by to visit her. She was a sweet lady and i was glad to know her..

Posted by Elisha Dunton - DERRY, NH   July 13, 2018

Dear Roy, Joanne, and Diane: Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time. You were such good friends, babysitters, and neighbors for so many years. Roy, it was so great to see you just a couple of weeks ago while we were in Manchester.
Rest in peace Norma-
Nancy and Dick Katz- Boynton Beach, Fl.

Posted by A friend   July 13, 2018

Bruce and I are saddened to hear of Norma's passing. We have such fond memories of her, Roy and their girls. Even now, so many years later, the image of Roy and Norma greeting folks at church is crystal clear.

We are so sorry for your loss.

Posted by Marilyn and Bruce Soper - New London, NH   July 12, 2018

My thoughts and prayers are with Roy, Joanne, and Diane at this difficult time. I have fond memories of Norma at First Church. May you find peace in knowing that she is now at rest. Gretchen Meisel

Posted by A friend   July 12, 2018

My thoughts are with the Barbour family. It's been a hard road, and finally Norma is at peace. Even so, a lot to mourn.

Posted by Alexandra Dailey - Roslindale, MA   July 12, 2018


What a beautiful smile! Would love to have known her.

Posted by David Fromm - Laurel, MD   July 12, 2018

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