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November 3, 1946 – Saskatoon, SK

November 9, 2014 – Calgary, AB


Doreen Anne was born on November 3, 1946 to James and Verna Turner in rural Saskatchewan. Sadly, she and her sister, Linda lost their father when they were still very young. Doreen always cherished the short time she had with him.


As a young and very beautiful woman, Doreen had her pick of suitors and chose a handsome young man, named Dave Normandeau. In 1971, they moved to Calgary and were married shortly after. They enjoyed several years together before settling down to have kids. In 1979 they had a son, which they named Tyler David James. Two and a half years later in 1981, they had a baby girl which they named Tanya Anne. Doreen had been working as a Secretary for the Calgary Police Service for many years but it was very important to her to be at home with her children, so she quit that job and dedicated herself full time to being the best mom two kids could ask for. Doreen always ensured we had the best of everything, especially when it came to food. She spared no expense and enjoyed making nutritious and delicious meals for us.


Doreen suffered from a multitude of different ailments over the years but she never wavered in her faith that God would make her whole again. When most others would, she never complained or felt sorry for herself. She never stopped working to be better, healthier and have a stronger relationship with God. She was always smiling, happy and ever grateful right up to the end. She had the most loving spirit, a true passion for helping people and the strength to conquer any challenge. It was only her body that failed to keep up. I know we are not alone in saying that she will be dearly missed. She touched so many lives in such a positive way and we are blessed to have known her.


A Memorial Service will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Park Memorial, 5008 Elbow Drive S.W. Calgary, AB) on Friday, November 14, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. Condolences may be forwarded through


In living memory of Doreen Normandeau, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Park Memorial, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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  1. Maureen & Holly Metcalfe :

    Such a sad day for us here but I have to smile to think about the smile on Doreen’s face when she sees a your dad and Jesus waiting for her. We’ll miss her laugh, we’ll miss her smile, we’ll miss her whit and the twinkle in her eye. She was a wonderful friend to us. Our hearts are with you because we know how much you will miss her. Keep the memories close in your heart.
    Maureen & Holly Metcalfe

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  2. Lorraine and Aldege Umble :

    We only met her last year in Mexico at the clinic but we loved her spirit from the start. She just came in our room and said what are you guys doing for supper. It’s lonely around here, do you mind if I hang out with yous. So it was a short friendship but we loved her passion for the Lord and we know she is with him .

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  3. To the Family of Doreen! Sorry we are unable to attend the Memorial Service, but our thoughts and prayers are with your family. We always enjoyed being with Doreen. She was a Woman of Faith, and to put God First in her life was her priority. We will miss her, but know she is rejoicing in Heaven! She was a Great Friend! Our Love and Prayers! Bernice and Darryl Smith

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  4. My most heartfelt sympathy for you and your family. May memories of love and happiness surround you during this difficult time. My prayers and thoughts are with you.

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  5. Stefanie Vivier :

    Dear Normandeau family.
    We share in your sadness today when you bid farewell to Doreen. She was a gracious, kind, loving, positive and above all: courageous lady who inspired us all. While her departture leaves a void, you will think of her often and love her forever.
    Lots of love from South Africa
    Stefanie Vivier and children

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  6. Louis & Essie Vivier :

    Dear Tanya, Tyler and Tracy be assured that you are in our thoughts and hearts during this very sad time. We only knew her for a very short but found her to be a very special person and she made a great impression on our lives. One can also see the impact she had on your lives. Tomorrow is going to be a sad day for you and we will be thinking of you.
    Louis & Essie

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  7. Jacques Vivier :

    My deepest love and condolences to my beautiful wife and family in law at this sad time. I wish I had the opportunity to spent more time with my lovely Mom in law but the times we did spend together I will always cherish. Her million dollar smile lit up any room and I will always remember her kind and generous demeanor.

    RIP Mom where am I am sure we will all meet again one day.

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  8. Derek & Talita Odendaal :

    Hi Tanya,

    Our heartfelt condolences to you and the family on the passing of your Mom.
    You’re in our thoughts in this sad time.
    Derek, Talita and the kids.

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  9. So many fond memories of your mom! She took me under her wing when I was a young teen on my own. We came in and out of each other’s lives for over 2 decades. I’ll remember her fabulous cooking lessons, all our lunch dates and many adventures. It’s hard losing a best friend but I’m sure even harder to lose a mom. My heart goes out to Tyler and Tanya. May the Lord give you peace in this sad time.

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  10. Simon and Kaysi Ross :

    Our deepest concolences to you and yours.

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  11. I have known Doreen for many years but not seen her often for the last few years . Kind and loving is how I remember her. The last time I saw her, at Foothills Hospital, she was not doing well but she made a point of asking how my children were doing and remembered details about them – she always had other’s best interests at heart. A wonderful woman – she will be remembered and missed by many. Love to all her family .

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  12. I’m sorry we won’t be with you tomorrow but know that we will be thinking of you all. Sending you hugs, strength and positive vibes..not only for tomorrow but in the days and weeks to come. I know this must be such a difficult time but take strength in how many lives she touched. Love you guys.

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  13. Dear Tyler, Tracy and Tanya,
    I am so very sorry to to have come across this news that your beloved mom has passed. To this day I still haven’t forgotten her, she really had a way of just melting my heart as I spent time with her throughout your wedding celebrations. Tyler she was so over the moon to watch you marry Tracy and so proud of her children. My thoughts are with all of you and your family during this time, but wow are the Angels sure blessed to call her home.

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