Olive Verona (Huston) Norris

December 27, 1937 – March 9, 2022

On Wednesday, March 9th 2022 at 9:11 pm at St. Boniface Hospital in Winnipeg Manitoba, Verona Norris, aged 84 years passed away with family at her side.  Mom is survived by four daughters: Brenda Norris of Carman, Debbie (Ben) Klassen of Morris, Carole (Charles) St-Cyr of Winnipeg, and Pat (Allan) McFarlane of Carman.  Grandchildren: Dustin Norris of Calgary.  David Klassen and great-grandchildren Zachary, Brendan, and Alex of Plum Coulee.  Michael Klassen of Morris and great-grandson Greg of Winnipeg.  Amber (Jason) Herkert and great-grandchildren Cameron, Zander, Brooklyn, and Jordan of Morris.  Jamie St-Cyr (James) of Winnipeg.  Charissa (Brodie) Dobson of Manitou.  Rene McFarlane (Steve) and great-grandchildren Lennox and Lane Lecours of Lorette.  Lyndsy McFarlane and great-grandchildren Zaide, Aislyn and Rowyn of Carman.  She is also survived by one sister Louella Booth of Red Lake, and nieces and nephews. 

Verona was born in Bengough Saskatchewan on December 27th 1937 and lived in Harptree until she moved to Carman at the age of two.  She was predeceased by her beloved husband Gordon Norris, her parents Henry and Evelyn (Kennedy) Huston, 7 Brothers Donald and (Elsie) Harry “Scottie”, Arlie “Lou”, Orval, Charles “Chuck” (Percilla), John “Jack”, Norman “Pete”, and one sister Betty (Ken), and one brother-in-law Alec. 

She was the tenth child in a family of ten.  Verona met her husband Gordon Norris, and they were married on December 19th 1959.  Gordon and Verona raised a family of four daughters and resided in Carman.  She worked in housekeeping and laundry at the Boyne Lodge for more than twenty years.  We always valued her honesty and admired her for her strength.  She would always be there for her family especially when the kids were involved.  She was protective and a hard worker.  Five years ago she became very sick and we almost lost her then, we consider ourselves very fortunate to have had these past five years with her when it looked as though we wouldn’t. 

Our family would like to thank relatives and friends for their messages of sympathy, flowers, food, and phone calls after the passing of our loving mom, grandma, and great grandma.  We extend our sincere thanks and appreciation to the doctors and staff of St. Boniface Hospital for all they did for her during her visits throughout the years and for their excellent care and kindness to our family in our loss.  We would also like to express gratitude to all her homecare workers.  Thank you to Janice for her friendship and daily calls to her, and to the ladies in her apartment building who always invited her for tea.

Thank you to Rev. Harold Kenyon for his words of encouragement and the wonderful funeral message. 

Special thanks to Craig Johnston of Doyle’s Funeral Chapel for all of his help, compassion, and professionalism at this very difficult time.  Your patience and understanding was wonderful.

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