Norma "Midge" Ticknor, 84, of Dunkirk, passed away peacefully at home Friday, February 26, 2010 after a courageous battle with cervical cancer.
Norma was born November 30, 1925 the daughter of William W. and Clara B. Bradley.
She was predeceased by her husband of 23 years, Douglas C. Ticknor Jr. of Dunkirk; and sons, Wayne and Roger Cave of Brocton; brothers, Buster, Earl (Mary) and Truman (DeeDee) Bradley; and sister, Irene (Herbert) Horey of Dunkirk.
Surviving are daughters, Sherry (Cave) Sunday of Winston-Salem, N.C. and Susan (Douglas III) Cave Ticknor; son, Timothy B. (Karen) Cave of Brocton; seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Step-daughter, Lucy Ticknor of Lowel, Mass. and stepson, Douglas Ticknor III. Also survived by one brother, Patrick (Betty) Bradley of Dunkirk; and sisters, Virginia B. Brown of Westfield and Sally Blockston of Spring, Texas (formerly of Dunkirk). Norma was also known as "Aunt Midge" to several nieces and nephews.
Norma "Midge" was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Fredonia, a member of the Dunkirk American Legion Post 62 and a former member of the Brocton Legion Post 434 Auxiliary. She enjoyed the companionship of several senior citizen organizations, accompanying them on numerous trips and events over the years.
Norma was a lifelong resident of the Brocton/Dunkirk area, raising her five children with her former husband, David E. Cave, co-owner of the former Cave's Market in Brocton, who currently resides in Valrico, Fla. Her favorite pastime was reading and enjoying the evening sunsets over Lake Erie. Hobbies included sewing, and she was an avid gardener.
Family and friends are invited to celebrate her life at a Memorial Service on Saturday, March 6 at 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church of Fredonia. In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that any donations be made to the Chautauqua County Hospice in Mayville, or the First United Methodist Church of Fredonia in her memory. A private service with the family will be held at a later date. Arrangements are be-ing coordinated through Morse Funeral Home, Brocton, N.Y.