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NORMAN, Phyllis Margaret (nee de Kavanagh-Boulger)

April 27, 1923 – London, England
May 13, 2014 – Calgary, AB

Phyllis Norman of Calgary, passed away after a very long battle with Alzheimer’s on May 13, 2014 at the age of 91 years.

Phyllis was born on April 27, 1923 to Hester and Philip de Kavanagh-Boulger. She was the last of her branch of the de Kavanagh-Boulgers.

She had a long and amazing life. She survived the Battle of Britain, starred in British stage and screen as a dancer and actress, entertained the troops at the end of WWII with ENSA in Europe, was a ballet teacher, legal secretary, Italian translator at a children’s hospital in Toronto, medical office nurse in Vancouver, school and shows volunteer, senior’s care coordinator in nursing homes, and always an amazing mother and grandmother.

All her family will hold her memories close to their hearts.

Phyllis is survived by her three children Glenn Norman (Michelle Goodeve), Roma Mollins (Tim), Kevin Norman (Debbie Payne); six grandchildren, Jason Mollins (Orlena), Angelica Arar (Dan), Juliana, Rion Swanson (Lisa Neustaeter), William and Danielle Norman; six great-grandchildren, Kamryn, Jason, and Lenaya Mollins and Dominic and Alex Arar and Lilia Swanson.

She was predeceased by her husband Ray Norman; son Garry Norman; and granddaughter Rhea Swanson.

A private family celebration of her life will be held in the coming weeks. Forward condolences through If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to The Alzheimer Society of Alberta and the Northwest Territories, Administrative Office, 10531 Kingsway Avenue, Edmonton AB T5H 4K1. Tel: (1-866) 950-5465, Many thanks to the staff at Father Lacombe Care Centre for all your love to our mum.

In living memory of Phyllis Norman, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.

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  1. Gisele Yates :

    I hold dear so many wonderful memories of Phyllis. Her stories fascinated me. She lived a good, long, blessed life. My love and hugs go out to the family.

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  2. Bryan Tucker & Family :

    Dear Kevin,
    Bonnie, Bree, Cael and I send our sincere condolences to you and your family on the loss of your dear Mother.
    She lived a long, amazing and adventurous life and is now safe and pain free amongst loved ones and friends.
    You were instrumental in the management and support she required in her later years, for which you deserve recognition and credit. Your efforts ensured as fine a quality of life as could possibly be supplied for your Mother. Well done.
    God Bless.

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  3. Phil and Lynda May :

    Our thoughts are with you in your time of grief.

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  4. Kevin,
    Gerry & I send our condolences on the loss of your mom. We didn’t have the pleasure of meeting her but you told us many interesting stories of her life. It must be comforting to know that she is at peace. Love Barb & Gerry

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  5. Susan Karam :

    Dear Kevin,

    My deepest condolences to you and the family. Thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time.

    Susan Karam

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