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Babe Norton

December 24, 1923 - December 11, 2016


Adeline Emma (Babe) Norton passed away peacefully December 11, 2016.  Babe is survived by daughter Nita (Moe), son Greg (Chris), grandchildren Kim, Sara, Debbie, Jesse, and Todd and five wonderful great-grandchildren Kya, Wil, Deirdre, Charli and Colton, as well as several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by husband Eric Norton, her parents Wesley and Adeline Rossiter, sister Ermie Iceton and two brothers Ed and Henry Rossiter.

Babe was born December 24, 1923 in Coalmont, BC and after her dad’s diagnosis of asthma aggravated by being gassed in WW1, the family moved to the drier climate in Oliver in 1934.  They purchased Foxcrowle farm (Mike’s Auto) where the family worked the orchard and made extra money selling eggs and milk from Daisy the cow.

Babe worked cleaning houses and in the nearby McLean and Fitzpatrick packing house.  During the WW2 war years, she moved to Vancouver for three years working in a photo shop.  She returned home and was swept off her feet by handsome, returned airman Eric Norton.  They married and soon began their family with the arrival of Nita in 1948.  They purchased 3.5 acres on Road 2 and built their first home where son Greg was born in 1952.  The family moved to the Norton family farm in 1960 after the passing of Eric’s mother.  Babe resided there until her death.

Babe loved her life. She was strong-willed and very independent.  She was an avid golfer into her 80’s.  At the top of her golf career, she won the Club Ladies Championship twelve years in a row.  In winter, her passion was playing bridge with the girls.  She loved her weekly trips to the casino, always reporting winning days and of course shrugging off the other trips.  She was also a passionate sports fan, watching the Canucks, curling, and much-loved BC Lions, often missing the weekly family dinners to watch a Sunday Lions game.  Always a comment about that “dingheaded” coach not doing his job after a loss.

The family would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to all the amazing staff at SO General Hospital during mom’s short stay.  Special thanks to Dr. Margaret Myslek for her understanding and compassion.

The funeral will be held at the Elks Hall at 11 a.m. on Friday, December 16, 2016, with the Rev. Ray Turner officiating. Family interment to follow.

Donations gratefully accepted for BC Children’s Hospital, 4480 Oak Street, Vancouver, BC V6H 3V4.

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Arrangements entrusted to Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service & Crematorium, Oliver & Osoyoos.



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From: Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service Staff

Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Darlene & David Hillson
Relation: Through her son Greg and his wife Chris

Our sincerest sympathies, Greg and Chris and family.

From: Judy & Joey Schweitzer
Relation: Friend of the family

On condolences on your loss Greg, Chris & family. A very lovely lady, who will be missed by many. God bless.

From: Marilyn mathieson
Relation: Babe was a friend.

Allan and I want to send our sincere condolences to Greg, Chris and family. Babe was a woman to admire.

From: Tim and Lorena Iceton
Relation: Babe was Tim's aunt

Tim and Lorena are sorry to hear of Babe’s passing. We are so grateful that we were able to spend a few minutes and a quick visit with her this past summer and reminisce about family.
Our sincere thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time and may you find strength that she is now at peace.
Tim and Lorena Iceton
Edmonton, Alberta

From: Terry and Ed Beddome
Relation: bridge buddies

Ed and I send our condolences to Greg, Chris and family. Babe was a force to be reckoned with at the bridge table! I will miss her. Ed and I always enjoyed our cookies and tea visits with Babe during cherry season. She was so proud of all her family. Rest in peace, dear Babe.

From: John and Darlene Chapman
Relation: Friends

A wonderful lady. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

From: Laird Smith and Nelly Scheper-Tames
Relation: family friend

Greg and Chris, we are sorry for your loss.
I’ve known Babe for as long as I’ve known Greg. I always found her to be concerned and interested in people. She was always glad to see me.

From: Sherry Lynn Chaboteaux
Relation: Aunt

I will miss our Sunday evening talks aunty Babe. Say hi to uncle Eric, Dad, aunty Ermie, uncle Ed and Grandma for me please. I love you.

From: Alice Devine
Relation: friend

RIP Babe you will be well remembered by many Alice

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Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
December 16, 2016
Beginning at 11:00am

Oliver Elks Hall
477 Bank Avenue
Oliver, BC Canada

The funeral will be held at the Elks Hall at 11 a.m. on Friday, December 16, 2016, with the Rev. Ray Turner officiating. Family interment to follow.

477 Bank Avenue
Oliver, BC Canada

Memorial Gifts

Memorial donations will be gratefully accepted to:
BC Children’s Hospital, 4480 Oak Street, Vancouver, BC V6H 3V4.

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