in her 88th year, first child born to Leonard and Jessite Morris(Wilson) in Bengough, Sask. Dec. 7, 1926, departed peacefully in the early evening of June 15, 2014 in the presence of her loving family.
Norma spent her early childhood and school days in Regina, coming west to Vancouver in 1946 to pursue her dream of becoming an RN. Following graduation from the Vancouver General Hospital School of Nursing in 1949, she accepted a position at Langley Memorial Hospital. At the hospital Christmas party she met her future husband. Bud and Norma were married in Sept. of 1951. Married life started in the wilds of Yoho National Park, followed by time in Chilliwack, Terrace, Comox Valley and Duncan. With retirement in 1989, returning to reside in Comox.
Norma was devoted to her family always supportive and encouraging. Reading, music, movies, sewing and baking were things she enjoyed in her leisure hours. Family dinners were always complimented by her famous buns, dubbed “Nanny Buns” by her grandson Jonathan. Her life was enriched with treasured friendships. Family and friends were often the recipients of her creativity, be that her famous Christmas candies or the results of a passion she found in retirement. Quilting… baby quilts, wedding quilts, quilts to acknowledge graduations, or just because. Her quilts can be found in the homes of friends across the country, the US, England, Ireland, Italy and Peru. Norma was a valued long time member of the Schoolhouse Quilters. Special times with her little circle of quilting friends were the highlight of her week.
Norma found great fun and enjoyment travelling to Reno with her dear friend Margaret while their husbands were off fishing. In more recent times travels to the local casino, aka” the candy store”, were a much enjoyed outing for these mild gambling gals.
Norma is survived and will be dearly missed by her loving husband Bud, her children Kathy Mooney-Campbell River, Jim Mooney-Calgary AB, Kelly Woods (Gary)-Courtenay. Her cherished grandchildren Jennifer Jones-Victoria, BC, Jonathan Woods(Amy), Courtenay, Lauren Paul(Jeff)-Calgary, AB. Her precious great grandsons who brought her so much joy, Landon Woods-Courtenay, Mason and Dylan Paul-Calgary, AB. Her siblings, brother Vernon(Bette)Morris and sister Phyllis(Art) Hazle all of Calgary, AB. Her “Mooney” sisters and brother- Iris, Barb, Peggy, Bill &Grace, Doreen and Grace. As well as numerous nieces and nephews. Norma shared a special connection with nieces Kim, Sherry, Faye, Susan and Lynn.
Norma will be remembered by treasured friends, Sylvia Neilsen, Scotty North, Barb Nicholson, Margaret Cameron, Olive Merrick, Gladi Lyall and Raeann Hill.
The family extends heartfelt gratitude to Dr. Tanya Daws for the outstanding care she provided to Norma. Our thanks as well to the Comox Valley Homecare Nurses, the home support team and Comox Valley Hospice Society for the care and support provided to Norma and the family. This difficult time was made much easier because of the love and support of our extended family and friends. Thank you for your calls, cards, visits, flowers and goodies. A special thank you to Kathy whose care of her Mother allowed Norma to remain at home as was her wish.
Private Cremation. No service by request. In lieu of flowers donation to Comox Valley Hospice Society or charity of your choice.
Remember her with a smile and a random act of kindness.
“Say not in grief she is no more but live in
thankfulness that she was.”
“ Good-bye, Norma Jean ”