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NORTON – Barbara Dunford (nee Foster)

April 6, 1920 – July 17, 2012

Barbara Norton of Calgary, passed away peacefully at the Bow View Manor Nursing Home, with her daughter Angela at her side, on Tuesday, July 17, 2012 at the age of 92 years.

Barbara was born and spent her youth in Solihull, England. In 1940 Barbara joined the RAF and served in Fighter Command during the Battle of Britain. In 1946 Barbara married John Norton and settled near London, England where John worked in the airline industry. She and John moved to Victoria, B.C. in 1983 and later Barbara relocated to Calgary to be close to her family. She shared her gifts of hospitality, music and bridge with family and friends and will be missed dearly.

Barbara is survived by her daughter Angela (Rick) of Calgary; daughter Christine (Kevin) of Fremantle, Australia; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and sister Tricia. Barbara was predeceased by her beloved husband John; parents Horace and Ethyl; and brother Sam.

A Celebration of Barbara’s Life will be held at The Church of the Good Shepherd (408 – 38th Street S.W.) on Saturday, July 21, 2012 at 4:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through

In living memory of Barbara Norton, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH Telephone: (403) 276-2296.

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  1. Stuart and Kate Dawson :

    Dearest Angela and Rick and family,
    Thank you for sharing the family news that Granny Barbara died.
    Please accept our condolences and our thoughts are with you as you remember her input into your lives.
    Stuart and I think of her as a grand old lady with plenty of spirit.
    Greetings to all and we anticipate a visit in the future.
    Xxx Kate and Stuart in Whitehorse, Yukon.

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