Norma Eloise Swenson

Norma Eloise Swenson

It is with sadness that the family of Norma (previously Maki) Swenson announces her passing with her family by her side on March the 9th, 2015 at the age of 93 years. Norma was born on August the 19th 1921 in Shaunavon, Saskatchewan to parents Daniel and Esther Brown. When she was sixteen she and her family moved to Gleneden. She spent the remainder of her life living and loving the Shuswap. She met her first husband Yud Maki at the age of seventeen and were married in 1940. Together they had two children, Deanna and Terry. In October 1978 Norma lost her husband Yud and on June the 10th 2008 her daughter Deanna passed away. On April the 18th 1981 Norma married Swanee Swenson growing her family by nine.

Norma will be forever loved and missed by her husband of 34 years Swanee, son Terry (Martha); grandchildren, Chris and Whitney, Kevin “Buck” (Lora), Tami-Rae (Major); great-grandchildren, Reegin, Sydney, Aric. She is also survived by her sisters Eileen and Doris as well as many nieces and nephews her step-children; Barry (Wilma), Karen (Kent) and many step-grandchildren

The family would like to thank the management and staff of the Shuswap Lodge for the great care they gave mom (Noni).

A celebration of life service will be held on Friday March the 13th, 2015 at 2:00 pm at Bowers Funeral Chapel with Pastor Ben Hall officiating. A time of fellowship and refreshments will follow the service allowing friends to continue sharing memories.

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