Passed away peacefully October 23, 2020, after a long battle with congestive heart failure, at home with family holding her hands. Predeceased by her parents, Jack and Ruth McCubbin, Norma leaves behind her loving husband of 47 years, Gord, her daughters and their families, Sherry (Mike) Fantillo, Christine (Peter) Thaler, and Allison (Ryan) Thomson. Norma’s joys were her grandchildren, Maddison and Lachlan Fantillo, Alexander Thaler, Tyler and Sophie Stickney and Alder Thomson. She leaves behind brother Tom, sister Gail and their families, as well as her cousin, Maureen Groves. Norma had a special relationship with her dear friend Sue McDonald of P.E.I. Norma survived cancer multiple times and serious heart operations. A strong lovely lady Norma had a passion for animals, fostering 37 dogs in the last 7 years… 4 still remain as loved family members. So modest she never realized how many people’s lives she touched over the years. Norma had a wonderful sense of humour, even up to the end. She loved working with children being a teaching assistant in School District 61. Until the last few years, she belonged to numerous gardening groups. We will miss her smile and laugh as long as we live. Special thanks to Dr. Geoffrey Luckhurst, Dr. Elizabeth Swiggum and her amazing team at The Heart Function Clinic, Dr. Wei Song, and the caring home Palliative Care team.

Private family burial in the Green area of Royal Oak Burial Park. No flowers by request but donations in Norma’s name to The Victoria Humane Society where she had many friends in dog rescue, would be greatly appreciated.  Condolences may be offered to the family below.

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  • Gord Callow

    Thank you all for your condolences. Norma was so glad to have you all in her life. Love you all.

  • Penny Stone

    Gord, our hearts are with you. Norma really did touch too many souls to count…animal and human
    She was a true Angel on Earth …love to you and your family

  • Mike Whitehead

    I’m very sorry to hear of Norma’s passing. My heartfelt condolences to you, Gordy, and your family.

  • Neil and Germana Callow

    Our sincerest condolences to Norma’s entire family. Norma was a warm and gentle person, whose infectious sense of humour and smile could light up a room. She was a real treasure, whom we were so privileged to know. She will be greatly missed by everyone, however, her enduring memory will always remain with us. May peace be with you Norma.

  • wendy

    Sincere condolences Gord and family… Norma was a light for many human and dog friends.
    I always enjoyed photographing your foster dogs and chatting with you both.
    <3 <3

  • Barb Hicke

    I’m so sorry Gord and family, Norma will always be remembered with a smile. So thankful our lives crossed paths, she was such a wonderful person!

  • Lori Langford

    My heart is still breaking over the loss of Norma…she definitely was a fighter and such a caring person for people and of course all the fur babies. I will definitely make a donation in her name to the Victoria Humane Society. For all of us, it will take a very long time to heal from this loss, but I for one will cherish the memories. Love to you all!

  • Mickey

    Sending lots of love from my house. Even the love coveted in dog hair.
    See you on the other side Norma. ❤️❤️

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