Alice Norbirg

Alice passed away peacefully at Stanford Place Care Campus in Parksville. Alice was predeceased by her loving husband of 53 years, Harley. She was also predeceased by her brothers Johnny (Marcelle) Oeuvray and Peter (Ollie) Oeuvray; her sisters Jeanne (Ludger) Gagnon and Louise (Lawrence) Dakin. She will be lovingly remembered by her nieces; Evelyn (Udo) Nell, Irene (Wayne) Searle, Mary (Alan) Crawshay, Tricia (Hendrik) Maartens, Linda (Norman) Frank and Rhonda (Wayne) Norbirg: her nephews Dave (Maeve) Gagnon, and Paul (Jan) Oeuvray. She was predeceased by four nephews; Ray (Fran) Oeuvray, George (Verlie) Oeuvray, Roger Gagnon, and Bill (Cheryl) Dakin.

Alice and Harley lived in a number of communities in British Columbia to accommodate Harley’s numerous transfers with the Forestry. They settled in Parksville in 1970. Alice was an accomplished seamstress. She sewed many of her own clothes, and suits, and did a lot of sewing for others. She donated many of her creative crafts to bazaars and local fairs. She sewed doll clothes, and dolls, for many of the young family members. She and Harley loved the outdoors and were avid hikers and walkers. They spent many hours enjoying the paths in Rathtrevor Park. Alice also devoted much time to community efforts. She was a volunteer at the SOS for over 40 years and also a long time member of the Nanaimo Regional General Hospital Auxiliary.

The family wishes to thank the staff of Stanford Place Care Campus for their care and support of Alice.

Alice was a kind, lovely, and loving lady who will be dearly missed by her family and friends.

By request, there will be no service. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a charity of choice.

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