It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Norma L. McNabb, formerly of Girvin and Davidson, on November 20th 2023, two weeks after celebrating her 101st birthday.
Norma was born November 6, 1922 to Oscar and Gwen Thorseth of Penzance, Sask. where she was raised on a farm with 3 siblings. She is lovingly remembered by her daughter Noreen (Wayne) and grandsons Kevin Frier and Corey Frier. She is also dearly missed by her sister Gladys Kennedy and sister-in-law Anita Storey, as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. She was predeceased by her husband Harold and very sadly by an infant daughter, her parents, brother Edison (Lil), brother Cyril (Bunny), brother-in-laws, Warren Kennedy, Pete Storey and sister-in-law Erma Storey (Clarence).
After grade 12 she completed a business course at Reliance School of Commerce in Regina. In the 1940’s she worked at the Royal Bank in Liberty, and a select group would travel regularly to numerous small towns in the area.
She later returned to Regina and worked as a bookkeeper at Sherwood Co-op. Norma married Harold McNabb, so being a farmer, she went back to farm life again, moving to the Girvin area. After farming for 30 plus years, they retired and moved to Davidson. 10 years later Harold passed away and after living alone in their home for 23 years she decided to move closer to her family. She then moved to an independent living home, The Bentley, in Saskatoon for 8 years, which she found to be very comfortable. During her time there she regularly participated in all the group exercises and activities while being the Bentley’s eldest resident.
Norma had many interests. Her favourites were playing cards, watching the Toronto Blue Jays and especially the love of music. She always found great enjoyment from playing the piano. While living in Girvin she taught piano lessons, played the organ for church services and hosted many ‘jam sessions’ with family and friends. Many will remember all the years she played the piano for sing-a-longs at the Davidson Health Centre, the Davidson Seniors and her ‘jazzy’ playing at the United Church services. On her 101st birthday she enthusiastically entertained by playing some of her favourite tunes on the piano.
A private family interment will be held at the family plot at Craik Cemetery.
If you wish, any memorial donations may be made to the Craik Cemetery Fund, Hospice at Glengarda (Saskatoon) or a charity of your choice.