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RODTKA, Norma Rosemarie (nee Krook)

January 27, 1937 – Port Arthur, ON
October 4, 2017 – Calgary, AB

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of our mother Norma Rodtka on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at the age of 80 after a life of many achievements and good memories.

Leaving to mourn with fond memories are her two daughters, Patricia (Steve) and Deborah as well as a large circle of cherished friends and relatives. She was predeceased by her husband, Leverne; father, William and mother, Elsa of Sunshine, Ontario.

Norma joined the Royal Bank of Canada in Thunder Bay, Ontario in May 1966, moving to Calgary in 1971 and retiring from the bank in 1996. After retirement, Norma volunteered her time by taking on the role of companion at the Chinook Care Nursing Home, joined the YYC White Hatters and rescued numerous cats. Norma was a person who was skillful in diplomacy, pleasant, simple, sincere, honest, she combined both beauty and strength, was a very humane and kind person, creative, admired and treasured for her compassion towards people and animals, never forgot a kindness or an injury, loved to be her own woman and was the most amazing mother and friend to her daughters. Norma fulfilled her divine destiny by staying true to her heart.

At her request, there will be no Funeral Service. A Celebration of Mother’s Life will be held next year. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloay.com.

In living memory of Norma Rodtka, 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. My prayers are with you Debbie and Patricia as you have lost a wonderful mom. It is comforting to know that she is free from pain. May God be with you at this time of great sorrow.
    Love from

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  2. Madeleine Macdonald :

    To Deb, Trish and Steve,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. Norma loved you all and knew she was loved. Deb you provided care and companionship so your mom didn’t have to go elsewhere, just as she helped you during earlier difficult times. Your words are truly a fitting tribute to her, and she will be missed.
    With heartfelt sympathy,
    Madeleine

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  3. Pat and Debbie I am so sorry to hear of you mother’s passing. She was a beautiful and caring women, she leaves a big hole in many people’s lives. Love Linda and Ted

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  4. My sincere condolences, Pat & Debbie!
    Your mom was a dear friend whom I’ve known and worked with at the bank. She became a very close caring friend with my wife Millie and I can still hear them discussing the soaps over the phone. When Norma visited for our annual lobster fest they would sit and talk for hours. She was a blessing to Millie.
    RIP my dear friend you have a special place in my heart ❤️

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  5. My sincerest condolences Debbie and Patricia , Your Mom and I had so many meaningful talks and memories to share over
    so many great years. Be so thankful she is at peace now. She was a wonderful
    and talented woman. Cherish your memories you have!!!!!!
    Lots of love to you.
    Sonia

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  6. My sincerest condolences on the passing of you mother, Norma. She was a wonderful lady who enriched my mother, Noreen Skene’s time at Chinook Care Center. Norma made her and my life better for having known her. May she rest in peace.

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  7. My sincerest condolences go out to the family.Norma was a wonderful lady who I got acquainted with while working at the Royal Bank. I remember meeting her a few times at YYC. She will be missed by all.

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  8. Irene Nason nee Hillman :

    My Deepest Sympathy to Patricia and Deborah,your mother was my best friend when we were going to school at Sunshine.

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  9. My sincere condolences. I worked with your Mom at the Royal Bank and had many wonderful talks. I would like to hear what her illness was, as we had lost touch the last few years.

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  10. Chris Toth (RBC) :

    My thoughts and prayers go out to Norma’s family during this sad and difficult time. Norma was a wonderful lady to work with and had a great sense of humor. May you rest in peace, Norma.

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  11. carol and randy myllyaho :

    Debbie and Pat We are sorry to here about your Mom. sending sincere condolences and hugs. Randy and Carol Myllyaho

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  12. Jayne Kennedy :

    Hi Debbie Dale and Pat, I was so sorry to hear about Norma. I remember that she was one of my first friends when I came to Calgary and what a wonderful family you all were. I will always remember the good times we had and her wonderful sense of humour, and most of all, how much she cared about her friends.
    Jayne (Grigg) Kennedy and Mike

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  13. Norma and I were volunteers at the airport. Her shift was after mine, but I always stopped before leaving, and chatted with her for awhile, as she was perched in her information kiosk. She was a warm, and caring woman who always had a smile no matter how she was feeling. She was committed to the volunteer duties, as she cheerfully greeted and gave information. It will be sad to see the empty kiosk.

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  14. I meant Norma at the Airport as a Volunteer Whitehatter. Her and I had many talks and it was unbelievable that as sick as she was she always wanted to be at the Airport. She was always so pleasant even through all of her suffering. Rest in Peace my Dear Friend Norma.

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  15. Norma and I were on the same shift as White Hatters at the airport. What impressed me was her determination to keep doing what she loved and she always did that with a smile on her face. She is missed but will be remembered.

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  16. Terry McDonough :

    Dear Patricia and Deborah, and Family,
    You and I, sad to say, did not have the good fortune to know each other.
    I was an acquaintance, no, a friend, of your dear Mom while Emily and I were “White Hatters”.
    Your words, thoughts and feelings were “spot on” in your beautiful description of your Mom.
    I often meant to telephone her, just to say hello — but never did. And now I regret it.
    Emily, my late wife, and I spent many delightful shifts at the airport with Norma. Not once did she ever spread gossip, or pass idle judgment on anyone.
    We all were the better for knowing your Mom.
    May I be so bold as to suggest that you continue to speak to her. My Emily passed away May 14th, 2016, we were married for sixty-eight years, and I continue to speak to her every night. She, too, was the catalyst in our family; and I still discuss my problems, and receive help.
    I have nothing but fond memories of your dear Mom. And I will now close with a
    God Bless, and May God Comfort You in Your Time of Sorrow.
    Terry & (-Emily) McDonough

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