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Norma Shaw

February 23, 1955 - November 18, 2013


It is with deep inconsolable sadness that the family of Norma
Elizabeth Shaw announces her passing on November 18, 2013. Norma
fought her illness as hard as she could and we are very proud of her
strength and dignity throughout her ordeal and in her final days.

Norma was born in Oliver to Russell and Lena Shaw on February 23,
1955, the youngest of four girls. She was predeceased by her sister
Regina Lorraine on Aug 28, 1952, her father Russell on Oct 7 2005 and
her mother Lena on Oct 3 2011.

She leaves to mourn her passing, her partner, Greg Jones, her two
sisters, Sandra (Frank) Jones and Brenda Shaw. She also leaves to
mourn her nephew Dean (Elena) Jones and children Alessandra and Dylan
and niece Angela deKergommeaux and children Sophie and Nicolas as
well as many cousins, great cousins and a multitude of friends. She
also leaves to mourn her stepdaughter Pam Jones and her children
Ryan, Daniel, Liam, Graham, Samantha and Avery.

Norma enjoyed camping with her family and all the cousins on our many
excursions. She enjoyed the company of her cousins, especially Rob
Shaw and Donna Taylor Rinfret. They were the closest in age and
seemed to always hang out together.

Norma took all of her schooling in Oliver and graduated from Southern
Okanagan Secondary School in 1973. She was awarded a bursary and
decided to take a business course from the Okanagan College in
Kelowna but first spent a year working at the Oliver Co-Op in the offices.

After college, Norma came back to Oliver and started as Accountant of
the Oliver Credit Union in 1975. In 1985 she was offered the Head
Accountant position with the North Shore Credit Union and decided to
make a move to the coast. Norma was employed there until 2002 when
she decided she wanted to come home.

After Norma moved home, she started her own little business called PC
Creations and was quite successful at it. She was a consummate
photographer; homemaker and was an excellent cook, bakery chef as
well as putting up preserves for sale and home use. She was also an
excellent seamstress, sewing many of her own clothes as well as
dresses for Mom.

A funeral service will be held officiated by Rev. Heather Burton at 1:00 P.M. Monday November 25, 2013 at the Oliver United Church. Interment and committal will follow at the Oliver Municipal Cemetery. Norma would
have liked donations to be made to the Feel Good Room, Southern Interior Rotary Lodge, 2251 Abbott Street, Kelowna, BC V1Y 1E2.

Norma will be sadly missed by her family and friends.

Condolences may be sent to #6 5869 Main Street, Oliver, B.C.V0H 1T0


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From: Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service Staff

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

From: Jana Huolt
Relation: close friend

Brenda,Sandra,Greg and families,my heartfelt,deepest sympathy to all.Norma and I had quite a bonding time from July 2012 until now;It was my pleasure to work with her planning our class reunion,that reunion gave her the strength to continue,she was so excited to see everyone..all her classmates held a special place in her heart. Spending time with Norma and helping her was a time I will always remember.she had so many stories she wanted to share.,What an amazing lady! I am honored to have called her my friend .Peace,sweet lady..Our last words to each other ..I love you.

From: Brenda Shaw
Relation: Sister

My dearest will always be first in my heart. I love you so much and will miss you every day of the rest of my life….love Brenda

From: Judy Benko
Relation: school friend

My deepest sympathy to Norma’s family. She had such a good heart, always ready to lend a helping hand to anyone who needed Iit. I will miss her dearly.

From: Joe and Anna Machial
Relation: school friend

We’re saddened to hear of Norma’s passing. After visiting her in the hospital I (Joe) thought she would be with us much longer. We give our sympathies to her family. Norma will be missed by us all.

From: Southern Okanagan Sportsmen's Association
Relation: club

On behalf of the members of SOSA, I would like to offer sincere condolences to the family and friends of Norma. She was a great asset to the club for many years as the treasurer, the banquet and many other duties. She was a great volunteer and will be sadly missed.
Personally I had some great dealings with Norma and she was always ready to help where needed.
Mary Ostermeier

From: Vicki Peterman Andrews
Relation: Friend

Dear Greg, Brenda, and family. I just wanted to say how nice it was to reconnect with Norma the last couple of years when she was planning the reunion. Norma was always a wonderful person full of warmth and love. I will miss her. Vicki

From: Louise Dawson (nee Boake)
Relation: Life time friend

Words can not express my sadness of learning of Norma’s passing. Norma was always a very nice lady to me….always smiling. Her heart was made of gold!! She will be greatly missed… condolence to the family. Thoughts and prayers with you all. She is in a better place and thankfully no more pain….and now an angel!!!

From: ryll wayne momma leona
Relation: our mothers were best friends sin ce 1916 and we carried on second generation

we loved you so much normie you will be so missed our deepest sympathy sandy Brenda and greg and family

From: Barbara Ellen May Warner
Relation: Lifelong Friend

Remembering Norma Shaw
November 19, 2013

Norma has always been a key piece of the puzzle that is the Southern Okanagan Secondary School class of 1973. We have lost pieces of that physical puzzle, and, as we age, we will lose more.
Perhaps there is a temptation as this happens to think we are no longer a whole, vibrant picture. But maybe we are looking at this wrongly. We grieve the physical absence of the piece, but the shape remains in its uniqueness, emblazoned in our tightly knit web and in the larger web of life. Maybe what’s physically missing, or appears to be so, exists more powerfully in its absence. In fact, it never leaves our hearts. I grieve the loss of Norma’s physical presence. I believe in the Latin culture’s way of wailing and throwing oneself on the ground in grief, rather than the forced “celebration of life” that allows for no sadness. But that expression of grief aside, Norma remains as integral to our picture as she always was. The picture is still whole, and always will be, woven with a golden thread that binds us irrevocably together. I choose to believe that Norma and those who have gone before her travel with us toward some ultimate reunion. When all the physical pieces have gone, we are joined in a more real way that currently defies our understanding. Not only do I believe this, but I sense it as well. But I would choose to believe it even if it were not true because, in doing so, I am comforted and can ascribe meaning to this great mystery that is life.
Peace be unto you all.
-Barbara Ellen May Warner
Jonesboro, Arkansas, USA

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Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
November 25, 2013
Beginning at 1:00pm

Oliver United Church
511 Church Avenue
Oliver, BC Canada V0H 1T0

A funeral service will be held officiated by Rev. Heather Burton at 1:00 P.M. Monday November 25, 2013 at the Oliver United Church. Interment and committal will follow at the Oliver Municipal Cemetery

511 Church Avenue
Oliver, BC Canada V0H 1T0

Memorial Gifts

Memorial donations will be gratefully accepted to:
The Feel Good Room,
Southern Interior Rotary Lodge,
2251 Abbott Street
Kelwona, BC
V1Y 1E2

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