Norma Eileen LeFrancois (nee Wright)

Norma was born in Mission, BC on October 4, 1935 and passed away at her home in Salmon Arm, BC on September 17, 2010.

Norma was predeceased by her husband Paul and her father Geoff. Loving her and missing her always are her mother Marie, her siblings Peg, Maralyn, Ron, Ken and their spouses, her children, Maurice, Dave, Rene, Mike, Eileen and Brian, and their spouses, her grandchildren and her new great granddaughter, many other family members as well as Bill and Leon who were like sons to her.

Norma and Paul were married December 20, 1952 in Lumby, BC. They later followed Paul’s career in the forest industry to Golden, Hazelton and Terrace where they enjoyed the majority of their life together raising their family. When her children were grown, she returned to school and the workforce and kept very active in the Royal Purple and bowling communities.

Norma retired to Chase to be near her parents and extended family. She had recently moved to Salmon Arm, where she enjoyed bowling, playing crib and travelling. She loved creating gifts from her crafts, sewing, knitting and quilting and was a long standing member of the Royal Purple where she held several positions, volunteered and made many wonderful friends.

A service will be held at 1:00 pm on Friday, September 24, 2010 at the Catholic Church of St. Joseph, 90 1st Street, SE in Salmon Arm, BC a tea will follow at the Elks Hall at 3690 30th St NE. A tea will also be held in Terrace at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Elks and Royal Purple Fund for Children, The Hearing Resource Centre or the Canadian Cancer Society.

Online condolences can be sent though Norma’s obituary at www.bowersfuneralservice.com

Funeral arrangements are in the care of Bowers Funeral Service, Salmon Arm, BC