July 13, 1931 ~ Dec. 31, 2013
Our family has watched the passing of its bright, steady light. Daughter, sister, wife, mom, gramma, and G.G.; Norma was special to all of us.
She was born in Montreal to Bill and Jennie Crowley. She was close to her younger siblings; sister Phyl (husband Roy), brother Bob (wife Karren) and kept all four of them as great friends. Norma wed the love of her life, Eric, in 1951 and shared all the good times and the hard days of a strong marriage for over 50 years. She kept her sense of humour and cherished him always. During Eric’s final illness she cared for him lovingly at home to the end.
Norma was Mom to Karen, Wayne (Pam), Larry (Karen), Lissa (Brian), Rob and John. She loved us, warts and all.
Norma was adoring Gramma to Chris (Kim), Justin, Mike (Vanessa), Jenny, Tiann, Chelsey (Troy), Joshua, Brandin, and Tylor. She enjoyed watching them grow into fine adults. Norma was G.G. To Luke, Paige, Deija, Marcus, Lacie, Alexander and Bria. The babies always made her smile.
Norma’s passion was children. While raising her own she went back to school and got her E.C.E. She loved her work at Pearkes Clinic in Victoria and the Child Development Center in Cumberland. She was an avid gardener, a voracious reader and made beautiful needlework and knitting. She volunteered at the soup kitchen. She traveled to foreign places like England, Hawaii, and Newfoundland. She loved walking everyday with her dogs.
We who love Norma are missing her greatly, but are consoled that she is free of her body and with Eric again.
A huge thank-you to the amazing staff at Glacier View Lodge. They made her sad situation so much easier to bear.