NORRIS, Sidney Ernest

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August 21, 1921 – January 11, 2012

We are sad to announce that Sid passed away on January 11th 2012 at the Peter Lougheed Hospital in Calgary. Sid was the first of four children born to Arthur Norris and Susie Finn Norris. He grew up on the family farm in the Glendale district and lived and farmed in that area all of his life. He joined the armed forces in 1941 and served his country in the UK, Italy, North Africa and the Netherlands returning home in 1945. After the war he purchased a farm of his own and built a Holstein dairy herd. He married Rose Holmgren from Red Deer AB in 1959. Sid is survived by his three children Marjorie, Susan (Bruce Hewitt) and Art (Molly Shier) and by his favourite grandson Kieran Shier-Norris. He is also survived by his youngest brother Bob (Mavis) and sister-in- law Mildred Holmgren as well by as well as by his 12 nieces and nephews and their families, and a large clan of cousins, and their families. Sid is now reunited with his beloved Rose who passed away in 1987. He was also predeceased by his nephew Tommy Buckler, sister-in-law Margaret Holmgren Beck, brother–in-law Earl Beck, brother-in-law Philip Holmgren, sister Ellen Norris Buckler, brother-in-law Henry Buckler, and his brother Phil Norris. Sid will be deeply missed by the family he loved so well. Thanks and love to the Big Hill Lodge family in Cochrane. In the last three and a half months of his life Sid received wonderful care at the Foothills Hospital, the Fanning Centre transitional care unit and Centrepoint 3rd floor at the Bethany Care Centre. “I don’t know why they are so kind to me” he said repeatedly in the past three and a half years. We also thank the angels of unit 51 at the Peter Lougheed for their gentle care during his last few days.
Visitation : Monday, January 16th, 2012 – 6:30 – 8:30 PM at Cochrane Country Funeral Home, #6 – Sundance Mall, 402 Railway Street, Cochrane, AB.
Interment Service: Tuesday January 17th , meet at 10:00 AM at Cochrane Country Funeral Home.
Memorial Service Tuesday January 17th 2:00 PM at Rockpointe Church, 255024 Lochend Road, SE corner of Lochend Road and 1A Highway.
No flowers please. Memorial gifts may be made to the Big Hill Lodge, 98 Carolina Drive Cochrane Alberta T4C1X5

  1. On 15/01/2012 at 8:43 pm Leslie Strain Said:

    Marjorie…I was so very sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. You may not remember me, but I was the hygienist at the dental clinic where both you and your Dad came, and he definitely was one of those patients you remember with a smile. His big heart and gentle nature always had such an impact on me …I had to smile when I read in his obituary about his questioning why the care home personal were ‘always so kind’ to him….that is so easy to answer…because he was such a wonderful, unassuming, gentle soul…a very deserving person to be treated well. May your wonderful memories help ease the pain of your loss. My deepest condolances.
    Leslie Strain

  2. On 17/01/2012 at 9:57 am Steven Paul Griffin Said:

    I wish to express my heartfelt condolences to Sue, Art and Marjorie in the loss of Sid.
    Sid was very kind, generous and giving to myself and my family over the years offering support and graciousness through many circumstances.

    I found Sid to be a quiet, gentle and loving person and (in recent years) have missed conversations we used to have.
    He will be greatly missed and I will not forget his smile, goodness and gentle ways.

    My prayers are with the family at this time and in the days to come.

    I have made a contribution to Big Hill Lodge in his memory.

    God Bless

    Steven Paul Griffin

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