Milestone marked with intimate gathering

Pandemic precautions prevented a party proportionate to the occasion, but long-time Thompson resident Norma Leahy celebrated her 85th birthday at home with family May 7.

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Leahy, who was born in Blackpool, England and lived there through the Second World War, arrived in Thompson in 1973 and spent more than 50 years working as a nurse. She won the Thompson YWCA Woman of Distinction award in 2015 and was recognized for her 25 years as a Red Cross volunteer in April 2019. She was also a founding board member of the crisis centre and a longtime member of the YWCA board, Thompson Crime Stoppers and Operation Red Nose.

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