Norma was born in Nesbitt, Manitoba during a raging blizzard on January 24, 1920. She died in residence at The Views in Comox on May 8, 2014, at the age of 94. She was predeceased by her loving husband Jim. She is survived by her sons Bill, Daniel (Kyong-ae Kim), and David (Susan Ward). She also leaves behind her beloved granddaughter Riam (Daniel & Kyong-ae’s daughter), her brother Robert Boake, a large extended family, and a multitude of friends.
Norma left Manitoba as a school teacher in the 1940s and worked in several BC school districts. She and Jim settled on Denman Island in the 1970s and she finished her teaching career in Hornby Island Elementary. They moved to Courtenay in 1993 and she lived at home until 2012, when a broken hip forced her into residential care. A Celebration of Norma’s life will be conducted by the Reverend Maggie Enright in Comox United Church at 2:30 PM on Saturday, May 31. Her family is sincerely grateful for the kind and loving care she received from the staff in the Transitional Care Unit and in Eagleview. Donations to the St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation on her behalf would be very much appreciated.