Norma was born in Bootle near Liverpool in England. She met and married Ralph on 19 March, 1955. They sailed from Liverpool to Canada and crossed by train straight to Salmon Arm in July 1966.
She quickly found a job as a special education assistant, working with children in Salmon Arm Elementary, Salmon Arm West and Carlin Schools. She was also very involved with Shuswap Theatre in all areas of production and was presented with a lifetime membership. She was a member of Shuswap Singers as narrator for many concerts. In 1979 she produced and directed Sound of Music in the United Church. She also narrated for some of the Christmas Cantatas at the Baptist Church.
She is survived by her loving husband Ralph, children Colin (Gail), Gary (Charlene) and Gillian (Corey), six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.