October 6, 1931 – February 27, 2013
With the dignity and quiet strength that defined her life, Norma slipped away from her family on February 27, 2013. She will be deeply missed by daughter Vickie (Patrick), son Doug (Debbie) and grandchildren Dani, Trevor, Colton and Adam. Norma is predeceased by her husband, Bob (1993) and recently by her Jack Russell terrier, Ladye.
Born in Pine Falls, Manitoba Norma and her family moved to West Vancouver where she grew up. After marrying, Norma and Bob raised their family in North Vancouver. Norma was employed in the travel industry in Vancouver and when she relocated to Qualicum Beach in 1994 she continued her career at Qualicum Beach Travel and later worked with Welcome Wagon. She loved promoting the Parksville – Qualicum Beach area to newcomers.
Norma’s greatest joy was being able to spend time with her four grandchildren and watch them mature into incredibly talented young adults. If she was able she would not miss a sporting , musical or dance event that they were participating in.
Norma’s passing will be celebrated privately by her immediate family. The family wishes to thank
Dr. Penelope Bartlett and her caring staff, the wonderful home care nurses who visited on a daily basis, the doctors and 6th floor nurses at NRGH and the wonderful staff at the Medicine Centre, Fern Rd.
Norma, you were a great lady, a friend,
a teacher and most of all, our mother
and grandmother and we will miss you,
but now we know that you are in a
better place and with us in spirit.