Lucie Ann Norman
July 9, 1911 – May 29, 2015
Longtime resident of Qualicum Beach, Lucie Norman passed away May 29, 2015, just shy of her 104th birthday. Lucie was born in Vancouver, BC and grew up in Burnaby, where in 1938, she married Alexander Norman. Lucie and Alec had 3 children before moving to Vancouver Island in 1949.
Lucie & Alec’s much-loved waterfront acreage in Dashwood, BC became an idyllic place to raise their family and enjoy the rural life. Lucie took care of her parents, who had moved with the family to the Island, and later her husband until his passing in 1981. She continued living in her house until she was 100, at which time she moved to The Gardens in Qualicum Beach.
Lucie was very involved in her community, particularly in St. Mark’s Church and in the Little Qualicum Women’s Institute. She is fondly remembered for playing piano until she was 100, the many delicious meals she made for family gatherings, the beautiful clothes she sewed for her granddaughters, and her enjoyment of lawn bowling later in life. Lucie will also be remembered for the kind of quiet determination that saw her learn to drive at age 65 and take the first of various flights in her 70’s.
Lucie was a generous, thoughtful person who spent her life taking care of others. She never said an unkind word about anyone, and was a model of dignity and compassion through the many challenges she faced. Lucie will be lovingly celebrated for many years to come by all who were privileged to know her.
The Norman family would like to extend their deepest appreciation to all the excellent caregivers at The Gardens, as well as Dr. Morag Atherstone and Dr. Penny Bartlett who looked after Lucie during her senior years.
Lucie is predeceased by her husband Alex, her daughter Judy, her daughter-in law Dianne, her son-in law Ray, and her grandchildren Michael and Claudia.
She is survived by her son William, her daughter Louise (Murray),
her grand-daughters Diana, Linda, Kimi and Camilla,
and her great-grandchildren Savannah, Michaela and Owen.
A memorial will be held at 1pm on July 9, 2015
at St. Mark’s Anglican Church,
138 Hoylake Road West, Qualicum Beach, BC.