SORGE, Zena Mary - Passed away January 29, 2013 at Gables Nursing Home, Amherst, NS. Born April 27, 1919 in Joggins, NS, she was a daughter of the late Moses Abraham and Rose Mary (Weatherbee) Sorge.
During her early life she attended school at West Highlands School and Amherst Academy. In the early 50's she traveled with her mother to her mother's family home near Damascus Syria, and spent five and a half years there. While there, she worked in the British Embassy. On return to Canada, she worked for a time as Private Secretary to the General Manager at Robb Engineering, and was a member of the Lady Tweedsmuir Club in Amherst. In 1962 she accepted a position as Private Secretary to the Vice President and General Manager at the newly constructed Nova Scotia Pulp facility in Port Hawkesbury. She remained in that position until her retirement.
She loved her life and her many friends in Port Hawkesbury, and was very involved in the community. She was an avid golfer and curler, was actively involved in her church, Holy Trinity Anglican, and for many years served as Chair of the Festival of the Strait Queen's Pageant.
She is survived by Sister In Law Ruth Sorge, Amherst; nieces Norma Jean Sidner of Illinois, USA; Vicki (Jerry) Randall, Kathy (Paul) Calder, of Amherst; and Wendy Michael of Halifax nephews Nicholas John Sorge, London, England; David Sorge, Kentucky, USA; Paul (Jane) Michael, and Philip (Cordis) Michael, Charlottetown, PEI as well as numerous grand and great-grand nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her dear friend Martha Huston of Amherst.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by brothers Abraham, Albert, Nicholas and Sister in Law Mary; sister Helen J. Michael and Bother in Law Charlie; brother, Norman, of Pennsylvania, USA, and Sister In Law, Effie; and nephew Philip Sorge. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
Her remains have been cremated. Visitation will be held Friday, February 1, 2012 from 7 to 9 pm at Furlong~Jones Funeral Home, 70 Church St, Amherst (902-667-8777). Funeal Service will be held Saturday, February 2, 2013 at 2 pm at Christ Church Anglican, Victoria St., Amherst; with burial following in Christ Church Cemetery at West Amherst in the Spring.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to VON Cumberland or the charity of your choice.