Cherry, Norma May

Norma May Cherry (nee Hansen)

18/8/1934 – 5/10/2020

Beloved wife of Edward (Ted) Cherry (Dec).

Loving Mother of Mark, Wayne, Grant, Jacqueline, Craig, Louise (Dec), Shane (Dec) Brett and Matthew and their partners.

Loving Nana of 24 Grandchildren and 15 Great Grandchildren

Collingwood Fanatic.  GO PIES, HOT PIES


A Service to Celebrate the Life of Norma will be held on

Wednesday 14th October 2020, commencing at 1:30pm

To view Norma's service, please click on the link below

40 Tributes

  1. Ellen Montgomery
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    To my dear friend Jac and all the Cherry family, my sincere condolences on the passing of your mum . I only met her a couple times and what a legend, so gracious and a true lady.
    R.I.P mumzy Cherry xoxox

  2. Matt Cherry
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    Mum it’s hard to put into words what you have meant to the boys and I. So many things will be so much poorer for you not being there.
    You are finally reunited with dad which I know will make you happy, plus I reckon you are trying to make sure Shane behaves.
    We miss you so much already.
    All our love Matt, Sam and Paddy

  3. Maryanne Cherry
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    Norma: the lady who never wore a dress, years ahead of her time. You had a really hard life in the early days and in your efficient way you made it work for you. The barefoot investor would have been proud of the way you organised your buckets to ensure everything was paid on time and in full. You went without so your family could have what they needed. In later years you spoilt yourself and I always remember when you had your sneaky driving lessons and shocked the family when you asked for a car for Christmas. Oh the freedom after years at home.
    Now you’re in peace and watching over us all once again. Safe travels dear Norma. RIP

  4. Jo Sibbison
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    To the Cherry siblings and families, we are thinking of all of you at this very difficult time. Norma was an amazing woman that had a lot of time for so many people.
    Much Love from the Pearman siblings and families

  5. Paul Sibbison
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    Goodbye NAN rest at last, a true blue Australian. Dearly loved by all who were privileged enough to know her, family was always you’re & Ted’s first last and for ever priority. Then Collingwood! Never forgotten.

  6. Sue
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    To the Cherry family I send my love and best wishes. We will all desperately miss Norma she was a wonderful friend and a great Pies supporter. Norma will always have a seat next to Rod at the G. My love Sue ❤️❤️🙏🙏

  7. Pauline & Jay Parker
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    Just as we remember Norma ….. at Matt’s wedding. What a wonderful legacy she leaves behind. Rest peacefully Norma.
    A job well done !🌺🌸🌺🌸

  8. Jacqueline Cherry
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    I feel so empty right now, but I know that you are now reunited with Dad, Shane and Louise.
    From you, we all learnt so much in giving of ourselves to others.
    I feel especially blessed to have been able to spend these past few years caring for you. You taught me to be patient and calming in those times. I will always cherish the times we shared together, on holidays, at the football and just you and I together.
    I will miss your cheeky sense of humour and you just being you.
    I already miss you so much Mummy. xxxx

  9. Ross and Shirley Daniels
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    Fond memories of a very special lady.

  10. Jill Trotter
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    To the Cherry family, we send our love and best wishes. Norma was always remembered for her coffee and chats at Stud Park, helping out in the canteen at Eildon Park (so many laughs we had), and her love for the Mighty Pies.
    She loved her family and she had a great sense of humour. She is now reunited with Ted, Louise and Shane and what a party that will be.

    Love from Jill and Michael (she always called him Mick) Trotter xxx

  11. Michele Beacom
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    To Jacqui and the Cherry family,
    Our thoughts are with you at this sad time.
    We will miss you Norma and telling the boys off for swearing at the footy. I will miss that Norma glare when the Saints play the Pies and I scream Go Saints. Chocolate Teddy Bears won’t taste the same any more.
    N32 won’t be the same without our footy mum.
    Now your reunited with your husband and kids.
    Until we meet again
    Lots of Love Dave & Michele

  12. Dave and Michele Beacom
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    To Jacqui and the Cherry family
    Thinking of you all in this sad time.
    We will miss you telling the boys off for swearing at the footy and that Norma glare when the Saints play the Pies and I scream Go Saints. N32 wont be the same without our footy mum.
    Chocolate Teddy Bears won’t taste the same.
    You are now reunited with your husband and kids.
    Until we meet again
    Lots of love
    Dave and Michele xx🖤🤍

  13. Grant
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    Mum i miss you. I don’t know what to say I’m lost for words. No matter what happened you were always there. I have no memories of you ever being angry to any of us but if someone hurt us you were full of nasty words about them. I didn’t call enough but i knew you were always there for each and every one of us.
    I miss you mum

    • Dalann
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      Thinking of you all , you had a wonderful Mum & she has left you with beautiful memories .

  14. Anthony Cherry
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    All my love

  15. Anthony Cherry
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    All my love xx

  16. Jane Canestra
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    To my cousins and their families, but especially to Jacqui,
    My heart fills for you because I know how devoted a family you are. I’m glad we had our ladies lunches, where Norma presided like a queen, giving cheek but always gentle. I hope the sparkle in Norma’s eye is always upon you. Thank you for sharing a little of your Mum with me.
    Jane and family xxx

  17. Di Walker
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    Sincere condolences to Cherry family, in particular our dear friend Jacqui who has been dedicated to caring for Norma in these difficult times. We have cherished memories of being included in a family Xmas. This lady was obviously much loved by all. Rest in peace, no doubt you will be sadly missed. Hugs to all.
    Di + Ray Walker xx

  18. Mark Cherry
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    My beloved mother, MIL to Maryanne, Grandmother to Allanah, Shane, Christopher and Luke and Great grandmother to Octavius and Daniel
    We thought of you today, but that is nothing new.
    We thought of you yesterday and the days before that too.
    Rest in Peace Mum, we smile when we remember you and your quirky sayings.

  19. Jenni Bell & Graeme Raymond - Adam & Ben
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    To the Cherry Family / Cousins
    Please know that we share in your grief and extend our heartfelt sympathy for your loss.
    Losing a mother is one of the deepest sorrows a heart can know. Her memory will live on
    like a legacy of love that will always be with you all. The world has lost a very special life.
    May time heal your hearts ❤️ RIP with the angels Aunty Norma 🖤🤍🖤🤍
    Big hugs Jacqui – with lots of love xx

  20. Lindy Franklyn
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    Deepest sympathies to Jacq, Nicole and the rest of the family. May all the wonderful memories give you comfort at this time. RIP Norma. Go Pies xx

  21. Susan Cherry Malishev
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    Dear Aunty Norma, thinking of you at this sad time. All the occasions spent with you and family growing up. May you
    Rest in Peace. You will never be forgotten.
    Sending our love, to the other Cherrys’ our cousins and extended family at this tremendously difficult time. Memories of Norma,Ted, Norm and Betty all together having a laugh .
    Lots of love to all the family Susan, Gary and family xxxxx

  22. Ellen Moffatt
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    I always loved having a chat to Norma – she was cheeky and hilarious. Seamus and I are thinking of you Jacqui, and all the Cherrys. Sending our love and condolences at this sad time. Rest In Peace, Norma.
    Love, Ellen xx

  23. Donna
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    ‘A mother’s love is with us always, first in our lifetime and forever in our memory.’

    Dearest sympathy to Matt, Sam, Paddy, and the Cherry family on the passing of your beloved Mum.
    Sending love and strength to you all.

    Rest peacefully Norma xxx

  24. Rebecca Cherry
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    Much love to all my cousins and their families, there is no greater loss than the one of your mum.
    I am so glad I have precious memories Aunty Norma hanging out early 80’s, me sitting up at the big orangey tiled kitchen bench doing my homework or helping in the kitchen chatting away after school!
    Also all the love and support you gave me over the years.
    Thinking of you all and holding you in my heart. Love Rebecca xxx

  25. Gail Drummond
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    To dear Jac and Nicole and the rest of the Cherry family,
    Much love to all of you during this sad time. Your mum/nan was a beautiful, kind and loving person. The way you looked after your mum Jac was truly beautiful.
    Norma will be missed by many people.
    My heartfelt sympathy to you all.

  26. Penny Fletcher
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    To dear Jacqui and family,
    My heart goes out to all of you. I know too well what you are going through. Norma was a loving and caring person ,I have fond memories of her and Ted.
    Love to All, Penny and family.

  27. Ashley Hansen
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    Sending all our love to the Cherry family. Aunty Norma you will be forever missed by us all

  28. Deborah Cherry
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    Today we farewell Nan
    A wonderful lifetime of memories that I and my boys will treasure forever
    Life has been filled with so much sadness in the past few years
    But today we celebrate her life and remember all the funny moments and the joy she bought to our lives
    Her cheeky sense of humour and her passion for Collingwood
    We will miss you and love you
    All my love to the family and friends who cannot be here in person to celebrate her life xxx

  29. Brett Cherry
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    Mum, I will always cherish my memories of you always being there for us kids. Always putting us first, going with out so we didn’t have too. How proud you were when you got your licence. The love and passion you showed to all of the kids and the love you showed for the Pies.
    Your going to be sadly missed, you always said you missed Dad, well now you are both reunited.
    I love you Mum

  30. Lyn Maestri
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    Jacqui & family, Sending love and deepest sympathy and thinking of you today.
    Prom by life learned feelings.
    Although you cannot hear her voice or see her smile no more, your mother walks beside you still just as she did before. She listens to your stories and wipes away your tears; she wraps her arms around you and she understands your fears. It’s just she isn’t visible to see with human eye, but talk to her in silence & her spirit will reply. You’ll find the love she has for you -you’ll hear her in your heart; she’s left her human body but your souls will never part.
    Lyn Maestri & family. ❤️

  31. Wayne & Sally Burns
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    To the Cherry Family we send all our love and thoughts and wish we could be there today but we will be watching. Norma (Nan) you will be greatly missed by everyone.
    Love and hugs Wayne and Sally Hurns

  32. Stephen
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    Dear Jacqueline and the Cherry Family,
    We are so sorry to learn that your mother has passed away. We are glad that you had the opportunity to be with her and to let her feel your love before she passed. We know that your heart must be full of sorrow at this time, but you have received a great gift having your mother with you for so many years. Though she will be greatly missed, you will always have a special place in your heart for her, a place that only a mother’s children can share.
    Teresa and Stephen

  33. Lisa Holland
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    Dear Jacqui. So sad that we have lost Norma, your beautiful Mum. A much loved member of our Collingwood family. She was such a scream and always had us laughing. We will always remember her and miss her. Much love to you and all your family

  34. Michael & Val Cherry
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    Our sincere condolences to our cousins at this sad time. Happy memories shared. Norma was such a great storyteller.
    Love from Michael, Val & Family xx

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    Goodbye Norma / Nanny,

    We will miss your laugh, your love of all things Magpies and you shouting “GO PIES!’ Rest in peace with your beloved Ted.

    All our love Tia, Paige and Madi xxx

  36. Liz Beattie
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    I never got to meet Norma but she was always known to me always as a lovely fun Lady. Sending our sincere love to the Cherry family especially Jacqui and Nicole. Wish we could be there for you both. Thinking of you all today and when ever we see Collingwood 💕

  37. Dee Cherry
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    My best memories are the ones we shared at the footy. I love that we both fiercely love the Pies. You would tell Jacqui and I off for swearing at the footy (a lot) and despite your age somehow always heard me swear no matter where I was. You always brought chocolate teddy bear biscuits to share around and on cold days I would warm your hands on my neck which was always warm. I also cherish the times we met up on ANZAC Day and being able to march in my uniform with you and carry Pa’s picture. These family moments were important to you and I feel privileged to have been a part of two of them. You will be sorely missed especially at the footy and I promise to keep that tradition going. I want to thank you for always being so loving to Hayley and telling me you always support the Gays 😉 See you at the footy Nan xxxxxxxxxx

  38. Anastasia Malishev
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    Thinking of you all on this sad day a beautiful service for a beautiful women.
    Lots of love Anastasia Maxim and Anoushka xxx

  39. Wendy W
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    Dear Jacqui & Nicole

    My heartfelt sympathies on the passing of your Mum and Nan. All of the wonderful things she brought to this world live on in both of you, may her memory be blessed.

    Wendy xx

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