It is with heavy hearts that our families announce the passing of our dear mother and grandmother. Vivian May Norell was born to Peter and Helga on April 4, 1934. Mom grew up in the Arborfield, New Osgoode and Tisdale areas. She spent lots of time at her maternal grandparents’ and her Uncle Alfred’s homes.
Mom graduated from Tisdale High School in 1952 and went to Teacher’s College in Saskatoon. Her first teach-ing job was at Golburn, Saskatchewan. It was while teaching there, that Mom met Dad (Keith Hooper). Vivian and Keith were married on July 16, 1958. In 1961, Mom and Dad bought a farm in the Sylvania area. There they raised three daughters and a son. They have eight grandchildren: Denise (Jeff White) – Ian and Seth, Glenda – Dayna and Jared, Cindy (Derek Thomson) – Tyrus and Brock, Dwayne (Nikki) – Carley and Ryan. Vivian loved to attend her grandchildren’s music festivals, recitals and sporting events. She was a proud grandma.
Over the years, Vivian was an active member of the Gol-burn Agricultural Society, the Tisdale School Board, the United Church Ladies’ Auxiliary, and the Beech Grove La-dies’ Group. She was also on the judging circuit for central Saskatchewan 4-H public speaking and baking sections of agricultural fairs.
Vivian was predeceased by her loving husband, Keith; her parents, Peter and Helga; her infant sister, Beatrice; her brother, Merle; her aunts and uncles; her in-laws, Harold and Gwen Hooper, Donald and Eveleen Hooper; and her two granddaughters, Amy and Amanda Nelson. She is survived by her children and their families, sister-in-law, Marge Norell, and many special relatives and friends.
On June 28, 2021, Vivian passed from this life to be with her Lord. A celebration of her life will be held on July 2, 2021 at 11 a.m. at Glory Lutheran Church in Sherwood Park. Interment will take place at a later date in Tisdale, Saskatchewan.
Vivian loved cheeseburgers, sweet treats and bright colours. Please dress in casual bright attire and plan to join us for a BBQ lunch and sweet desserts after the service. We are celebrating her 87 years of life. Bring your own lawn chair.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association.