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NORAH JANE GIFFORD

Born: Jul 24, 1918

Date of Passing: Oct 25, 2000

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NORAH JANE GIFFORD Norah Jane, born at Winnipeg, July 24, 1918, passed away peacefully in her sleep on October 25, 2000. She was predeceased by father and mother, Dr. Morley and Gladys Lougheed; brother James Lougheed in France during the Second World War and by former husband Norman Gifford. She is survived by brother Dr. Lawrence Lougheed (Mona) of White Rock and sister Florence Johnson (William) of New York. She is also survived and fondly remembered by her daughters, Patricia Whiteley of Calgary, Joanne Diack (Alfred) of Qualicum Beach and by son Dr. Peter Gifford (Christine) of Calgary. She will be fondly remembered by grandchildren, Lisa and Patrick Whiteley of Calgary, Timothy Diack (Tess and children, Alexandria and Jacques) of Winnipeg, Kimberly Nelson (Eric) of N.D., and Katie Gifford and Rebecca Michael (Scott and children, Kora and Andrew and one on the way) of Calgary. Nieces and nephews include Gillian, Steve, Chris, Paul, Megan and Matt Lougheed, Martin Johnson of New York and David, Terry and Susan Gifford of Winnipeg. Norah grew up on Lanark Street in the River Heights district of Winnipeg and attended Kelvin and Robert H. Smith High Schools and the University of Manitoba. She worked until her retirement in the insurance industry and retired in Calgary. She enjoyed many years at the family camp on Treaty Island on Lake of the Woods. Norah was a trooper who suffered, but combatted, TB as a young adult at Ninette, Man., and a series of ongoing illnesses in her later years. The family would like to express heartfelt appreciation to daughter Patricia for her devoted care and friendship for Norah in her later years. A private family celebration of Norahs life is planned for Calgary members. Norah has donated her remains to the University of Calgary Medical School. Condolences have been very much appreciated. In lieu of flowers, in Norahs honour, please take a moment to be grateful for good health and close family and friends.

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Oct 30, 2000

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