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Born: Jul 06, 1933

Date of Passing: Jun 24, 2020

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(nee NORTON)
July 6, 1933 - June 24, 2020

Norma was the much loved mother and grandmother of children: Richard (Lisa Moorby), Don and Terri (Brad Cressman); grandchildren: Zoe (Ian), Ben (Carly), Zachary and Jacob; great-grandchildren: Stella, Hannah and Sophie.
She died peacefully after a brief stay in hospital.
Norma held fond memories of her early years on Garfield Street and weekends and summers on her grandmother's farm in Whitemouth, Manitoba. In 1954 Norma married her beloved husband, Gordon. She loved her life as a stay at home mother and tended to her children and home with great care. The family cottage at Sandy Hook was a place of particular happiness for her.
Norma's days were busy and productive. Energetic from dawn to dusk, she valued physical activity in the form of hard work and daily exercise. She loved to walk, covering countless miles hand-in-hand with an inquisitive grandson, chatting companionably with a good friend or loved dog, and eventually with the assistance of her shiny red walker.
Norma was kind, practical, determined and optimistic. She embodied strength and goodness. Throughout many years as Gordon's caregiver, Norma found balance and joy in her children and grandchildren. Her acceptance was unconditional and she was very proud of the kind of people that each of them became.
As Norma aged, she adjusted her expectations, remained consistently positive and derived great pleasure from simple things: a good book, fresh air through an open window, a glowing sunset after the brilliant blue of the Winnipeg sky. Norma's faith in God was the cornerstone of her life, and she left this world with unwavering trust that she would soon be reunited with the loved ones that had predeceased her. We will miss her immensely.
At Norma's request, no service will be held.
If desired, a donation to Rossbrook House would be appreciated.

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Jun 27, 2020

Condolences & Memories (3 entries)

  • Norma was a wonderful, giving and caring person, forever positive and always focused on family. What made her truly special was how she cared for others - Gordon when he was alive - a 24/7/365 commitment and for my mom (Aunt Sally). My mom was unfortunate enough to have sons who valued good weather above family and moved to BC, and it was Norma who was always there for her - whatever the emergency or issue, she called Norma and Norma was there to help without fail. For that, my brothers and I were more than grateful that Norma was the person she was - always ready to make sure everybody else was well looked after. We only talked two or three times a year to Norma and enjoyed the odd lunch with her on visits to Winnipeg, but she will be missed because of the truly special woman that she was. - Posted by: Dan & Judy Campbell (Cousin) on: Jul 06, 2020

  • Dear Terri and family. I was so sad to see Norma’s passing in the paper. We were so close as we had so much in common looking after our husbands for so many years doing everything possible to do the best for them both after suffering M.S. for so many years. She was an amazing lady and the most beautiful person. I will always miss my “little” Jacob at Bannatyne school daycare. He also was very special. God bless your family. Paige Phillips - Posted by: Paige Phillips (Friend) on: Jun 29, 2020

  • To Teri, Donald and Richard. It was hard to hear the news of your delightful Mom today. She was a great lady from whom I learned a lot about life. She was a generous person with her resources, a content person no matter what her circumstances. She had a non-judgmental spirit, she was wise and had a friendly soul. I feel honoured to have known her. I loved having her as my Mother-in-law. Please know that I am thinking about you all and cherishing the memories about your Mother from a distance. Love, Cathy - Posted by: Cathy Kokot (Friend) on: Jun 27, 2020

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