The family of Norma Connor regrets to announce her passing after a lengthy illness on January 11, 2011 at Vernon Jubilee Hospital.
Born March 6, 1930 in Quesnel, B.C., Norma was the youngest of four girls born to Cariboo pioneers Herbert and Polly Hill (Blair). A resident of Salmon Arm since 1969, Norma loved the beauty of the Shuswap.
Left to mourn her passing are her four children, Dr. Stephen Connor (Teresa) of Salmon Arm, Alana Connor of Armstrong, Holly Berger (Jack) of Canoe and Lon Connor of Salmon Arm, one sister Janet Gardner of Williams Lake, and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Norma was predeceased by her husband Ralph in 1982, her parents, and sisters Iris and Aileen.
No service will be held at Norma’s request. Her ashes will be returned by her family to her place of birth and childhood in the Cariboo.
A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
The family thanks Dr. DeWet and Dr. Journeau in Salmon Arm; Dr. Czerkowski at the Kelowna Cancer Clinic; and Dr. Chan and Dr. Naudi and staff at the Vernon Jubilee Hospital for the care provided to our Mom.
Hundreds of dew drops to greet the dawn,
Hundreds of bees in the purple clover,
Hundreds of butterflies on the lawn,
But only one mother the wide world over.