It is with profound sadness that we announce the loss of our dear mother Marion Norman, at the age of 88 years young, in the Crowsnest Pass Health Care Centre on April 05th, 2023.
Marion was predeceased by her beloved husband Verner Norman; parents Charlie and Mabel Reeves; brothers Wilfred and Wesley; Father and Mother-In-Law Albert and Julia Norman; Sister-In-Law, Dagmar (Willy) Moller; nieces Marlys Knezacek and Brenda Peterson; and Brother-In-Law Fred Shiplack.
Our mother left us a “Record of Memories” where she told us the story of her life. She described being born on the family farm in Sheho, Saskatchewan as the best years of her early life where she developed her love for nature and all it had to offer. She also gained an appreciation for the things she learned from her parents on the farm, which made her into the hardworking and nurturing person we all knew her to be.
In 1954 she moved to Fort Qu’Appelle where she worked at Fort San. It was there that she met Verner, and in 1959 they were married. Together they began life and started their own family on the farm in Stockholm, Saskatchewan.
In 1970 they moved to Blairmore, Alberta, where Marion and Verner easily made lifelong friends. Mom had many interests and she liked to indulge her competitive nature through sporting events such as curling. She was always up for anything and had a great zest for life.
It was through these connections and her many interests and young-at-heart disposition, which led her to her future working opportunities. Mom was especially proud of her work at the hospital in Blairmore where she treasured not only the friends she made there, but the people she served in the community.
Mom spent her senior years enjoying her grandchildren and great grandchildren, doing crossword and jigsaw puzzles with her friends and family, and getting the most out of life as she could.
Left to celebrate her life are her children Danita (Kevin) Bradbury, and their son Colin (Danielle) and their children Rain and Ryland; their daughter Cheryl (Ben) and their children Penny and Dylan; and their son Andrew (Darcy) and their children Mason and Allie.
Son Darcy Norman and his daughter Shelby; and daughter Laurie Norman.
Sister Dorothy Shiplack; brother Richard (Marie Ann) Reeves; special friend Albert (Cathy) Johnson and many nieces, nephews, friends and neighbors.
Marion will be laid to rest later this summer in Stockholm, Saskatchewan.
“How lucky I am to have had something that makes saying goodbye so hard”
~ Winnie the Pooh
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations will be gratefully accepted by the Crowsnest Pass Health Foundation “Greatest Need”, Box 455 Blairmore, AB., T0K 0E0. Condolences may be registered at www.fantinsfuneralchapel.ca.
Fantin’s Funeral Chapel entrusted with the arrangements. (403) 562-8555
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