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 www.mcinnisandholloway.com. Please visit: http://nora.forevermissed.com 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, www.alsab.ca. 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.Print This Obituary & Condolences