It is with sadness and much love that we say farewell to Norma Woodside, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend, who passed away on September 17, 2017 in Edmonton, Alberta.
Norma was born near Arthur, Ontario on September 8, 1930, one of six children in a farming family. Following her early education, Norma left home at the age of 17 to pursue her dream of becoming a Registered Nurse and completed her training at the Hamilton General Hospital. It was while in Hamilton that Norma met a young engineer named Brian Woodside. They married in June 1953, beginning a love story that continued for 62 years.
Norma pursued her nursing career in Hamilton, then Sarnia and later, after a break to look after her children at home, at the U of A in Edmonton. She enjoyed a rich family life, developed enduring friendships throughout her lifetime, and was never happier than when surrounded by family and friends. She was a skilled bridge player, had a great sense of humour, and shared many adventures with those close to her while skiing, golfing, traveling within Canada and internationally, and during vacations at the Gatineau cottage.
Norma was predeceased by her husband Brian in 2016. She is lovingly remembered by her children; Cathy, Pam (Harley), Robert, and Mary (Alan); grandchildren Trystan, Lorraine (Michael), Bethany (Chris), Trevor, Graeme, Heather, Conor, Caitlin, Natalie, Emily, and Sam; and great-grandchildren Lincoln, Wynn and Henry.
Cremation has taken place and interment will follow in Cantley, Quebec.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, October 1, 2017 from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm in the Tournament Room of the Woodvale Community League, 4540 50 Street NW, Edmonton (located in the Millwoods Golf Course.)
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Norma’s name may be made to charity of the donor’s choice.