Born In: North Sydney
Passed on: February 7th, 2013
It is with great loss that we announce the peaceful passing of a mother, grandmother, ‘Auntie’ and friend, Primrose Oram, 94, on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, after a brief illness at the Northside General Hospital surrounded by her loving family. A resident of Taigh Solas in her later years, she was a life-long resident of North Sydney.
Born in North Sydney in 1919, Prim was the daughter of the late Henry and Ann (Taylor) Sheffield.
She was predeceased by her husband and love of her life, Wilfred Oram, son, Robin, brother, Edgar Sheffield and sister, Ivey MacLean.
Prim was an active and social woman who enjoyed people and her family. She was very involved in community work, including 38 years with 562 Cabot Squadron Royal Canadian Air Cadets. She spent countless hours working with young people and enjoyed trips throughout Canada with the Squadron Band. She was always at her husband Wilfred’s side and a tireless worker in activities including the Bar Town Festival, Canada Day celebrations and many others.
Never at a loss for words, and having a quick wit, she took great pleasure in meeting friends and strangers alike and always had a smile and time to say hello. She was an avid reader and had a great interest in current affairs as well as keeping up with the latest fashion trends. Prim was an active member of St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, North Sydney.
She is survived by her son, Brian (Colleen) Oram, Sydney, and her beloved granddaughters, Stella Rose Oram and Sara Ann (Shin) Suzuki, both of Toronto, as well as step-grandchildren, Ainslie, Bradley and Coady Ross. Also surviving are her much loved nephews and neice, the MacLean families to whom she was ‘Auntie’ and who she loved as if they were her own, Jon (Vivienne) MacLean, George MacLean (deceased) his wife Diane MacLean, Sydney Mines, Kip (Barb) MacLean, Glace Bay, and Nancy (Gordon) MacGregor, Amherst; as well as their many children and grandchildren.
She took great joy and interest in all of them and she spent countless, happy hours in their company. She was especially close to Christy MacLean-Chu and Mairi MacLean O’Handley.
We would like to thank the wonderful staff of Taigh Solas and the Northside General Hospital for their loving care.
Visitation for Prim will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. John the Baptist Anglican Church with Rev. Carl Fraser officiating. Reception to follow in Church Hall.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Northside Harbour View Hospital Foundation ‘Patient Bus Fundraising’. Burial to take place in Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney.
Online condolences may be sent to www.wjdooley.com.