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TUCKEY, Nora C. (nee Emery)

August 6, 1945 – October 22, 2011

With great sadness the family of Nora C. Tuckey say farewell to their beloved wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, niece and sister. Nora passed away peacefully at home after a twenty-two month battle with ALS on Saturday, October 22, 2011 at the age of 66 years.

For most of her life, Nora lived in Calgary, Alberta with her husband, daughters, granddaughters and their beloved dogs, Woof, Misty, Teaka, Jimmy, Sage. Nora always held her childhood home, the Okanagan valley, dear to her heart and visited often. After graduating from South Okanagan High School in 1964, Nora moved to Calgary where she married Sid and started their family. Nora always loved athletics, nature, music and animals. Her love for animals and nature was ultimately expressed in her involvement with the Southland Natural Park Society. She was president of the society for many years and was able to inspire many local community residents to come together to fight for environmental/community causes. Both Nora and Sid volunteered many hours and received multiple municipal awards for their efforts at Southland Park. In 1994, they received the Calgary Mayor’s Award for Environmental Achievement and in 2001 Nora received the prestigious Calgary Mayor’s Award for Environmental Individual Achievement.

Nora (Boots) will be dearly missed by her husband Sid; daughters Cory and Shelley (Ron); step-children Kim (Richard) and Garry; granddaughters, Sarah, Breanne and Sydney; sisters Anne (Pepper) and Dede; aunt Nora; niece Dianne and many other nieces, nephews, cousins, neighbours and friends. She was predeceased by her parents Chuck Emery and Mary McCallum.

A Celebration of Nora’s Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Thursday, November 3, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. Forward condolences through Please visit: to share a story or pictures. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the A.L.S. Society of Alberta & Northwest Territories (Lou Gehrig’s Disease), Suite 250, 4723 – 1 Street S.W., Calgary, AB T2G 4Y8, We would like to thank the Alberta ALS Society for their assistance during Nora’s journey with ALS. We would also like specially acknowledge Nora’s dedicated caregivers, Christine, Carla and Erin who made it possible to stay at home.

In living memory of Nora Tuckey, 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. Jennifer Tizzard :

    My thoughts and hugs to you Sid. I know Nora suffered towards the end, and now she is at peace. Memories are a wonderful way to keep Nora’s life going and I found them to have a huge healing benefit.
    Love Jennifer

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  2. Audrey Selkirk :

    Please accept my sincere sympathy. I met Nora on my first visit to Cousin Alan & Shonns’s in Calgary. Nora, Shonna and I went shopping for garden flowers and then that evening Sid, Nora, Alan, Shonna and myself all went out to dinner for Chinese food. I remember Nora as a vibrant, kind and loving person and I know she will be greatly missed by all. What a wonderful tribute you have done for her.
    Audrey Selkirk, Oxford, N.S.

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  3. Don & Bev Riddoch :

    Our hearts and prayers are with you and your family Sid. Nora was a wonderful person. Please accept our sincere sympathy.
    Don & Bev

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  4. I was so sorry to read of Nora’s passing. I met Nora at the Southland Dog Park when I inherited a dog many years ago. I was amazed that every time I was there, she was there, usually with a big bag of treasures she was collecting. Her smile was contagious and there was always at least a wave as she went about the many jobs and conversations. We moved away from the area 6 years ago, but I have dropped by several times and was fortunate to run into her once or twice. I know the pain in her hands was a hinderance but she was always concerned about the future of the park. My sympathy goes out to her beloved family and friends. Nora made a difference in this world and Calgary lost a true hero.

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  5. My deepest sympathies go out to you all in this time of loss. May you find comfort in each others arms. Nora’s beautiful spirit will be remembered in every sunbeam.

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  6. I am saddened to hear of Nora’s passing. We had so many great times together with camping and ball tournaments. I have many fond memories of these outings. Nora will be greatly missed. My sincere condolences to you and your family. Willie, Yorkton, SK.

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