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WOODMAN – Norma Virginia (nee Arsenault )

July 27, 1935– April 27, 2011

Norma Woodman of Calgary, passed away on Wednesday, April 27, 2011 at the age of 75 years.

Norma was born in Prince Edward Island. She met her future husband Gordon as they both worked on the MV Abegweit ferry between PEI and NB. They were married in June, 1953 and moved to Calgary in 1956 where they raised their family of five children. Norma enjoyed square dancing, skating and especially her time with  her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She looked forward to family get togethers and talking with her relatives “back east”. In later years, Norma was a resident of Trinity Lodge and Chinook Care Centre, where she enjoyed bingo and sing alongs. Norma will be remembered for her strong spirit and her positive outlook on life.

Norma is survived by her family, Terry and Valerie Woodman, Wade and Maria Woodman, Gail and Mike Matovich, Jamie and Francy Woodman and Lorna and Brian Miller, fourteen grandchildren, six great grandchildren, three brothers Paul (Francis) Arsenault, Clarence Arsenault and Earle Arsenault, three sisters Lorraine (Dom) DeCristoforo, Cleone Harvey (Terry Sing) and Velma Levesque, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband Gordon “Woody”, her brother Melvin Arsenault and her brother-in-law Luc Levesque.

Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at ST. GERARD’S CATHOLIC CHURCH 8944 Elbow Drive S.W. on Sunday, May 1, 2011 at 7:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at ST. GERARD’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 8944 Elbow Drive S.W. on Monday, May 2, 2011 at 2:00 p.m.  Graveside Service at St. Mary’s Cemetery on Tuesday, May 3, 2011 at 11:00 a.m.  Forward condolences through The family would like to extend their sincere appreciation to the Chinook Care Centre and Rockyview General Hospital Staff for the care given to our Mother.

If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Asthma Society of Canada, Suite 2306, 4950 Yonge St, Toronto ON M2N 6K1  Telephone: (416) 787-5807.  or the Ups and Downs Calgary Down Syndrome Association, 1940 6 Avenue N.W., Calgary, AB (403) 289 4394


In living memory of Norma Woodman, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403)243-8200

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    are deepest condolences go out to Wade and family for their loss

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  2. Velma Levesque :

    Terry, Gail, Wade, Lorna, Jamie and your families: We are very saddened to hear about your mother’s passing. Even though there is great distance between us, rest assured that we are with you in spirit. Our prayers will accompanie you through this difficult time.

    With Love,

    Aunt Velma
    Serge & Yvette
    Alain & Barbara

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  3. Steven Poitras :

    We would like to say that we are deeply saddened to hear that our greatgrandmother and
    grandmother has passed on. Our prayers and sympathy are there for everyone through this difficult time. Grandma Woodman will be greatly missed and loved forever.


    Steve, Tina, Caleb, and Jayden

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  4. Maria & Zoli Kiss :

    Dear Terry, Wade, Gail, Jamie & Lorna & the entire Woodman Families:
    Our deepest sympathies go out to you at this time…in Memory of Norma Woodman, my daughters mother-in-law. I am having a mass made on Sunday at my John Calvin Hungarian Church here in Hamilton.

    I was saddened by the news and express my deepest sympathies to the whole Woodman Family…
    I enjoyed meeting the whole family and we are glad we had a chance to meet Norma..she was such a lovely beautiful Lady.

    All our love and prayers go out to you
    at this difficult time…

    ~ Maria & Zoli Kiss, Grimsby, Ontario

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  5. Edith Woodman and Family :

    Sorry to hear about Norma’s passing. Tributes will be sent to the Asthma Society and Down Syndrome Association.
    Our thoughs and prayers are with you all.
    Love Edith, Gale, George & Audrey

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  6. Loretta Gourley :

    Know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers at this time.

    Lortta Gourley & Dianne Logan

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  7. Wornick Price :

    Woodman Family

    I am sorry to hear about your Mum’s passing away. When Richard let us know, I did not realize she was sick.
    I always enjoyed going to visit her, when ever I was in Calgary and she was always in good mood and frame of mine. Last time was in 2009 and she was learning to use her electric wheel chair and seemed to be having fun doing it.
    My family and I wish to send our condolences and I will miss seeing her whem I visit next.

    Wornick Price & Family

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  8. Lawrence & Eileen Woodman :

    Family of Norma Woodman

    We were very sad to learn of your Mom’s death; and send our deepest sympathy to all the family. We hope that knowing others share in your sorrow you can find peace and comfort. God always knows best.

    Love and Prayers

    Uncle Lawrence & Aunt Eileen

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  9. LeRoy Arsenault :

    Terry, Wade, Gail, Jamie, and Lorna. Saddened to hear of your mothers passing. Although we are a great distant apart my thoughts and prayers go out to you all at this difficult time.

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  10. Murray & Holly Heffernan :

    Dear Jamie and Francy, we are sorry to hear of your loss. Our hearts and prayers are with you at this time.
    Murray and Holly Heffernan.

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  11. Gail Arsenault :

    Hi Wade, Terry, Gayle, Jamie, Lorna and your beautiful families:

    We were so sorry to hear of Norma’s death. We recognize that the past several months have been very difficult for you and that death may have been a small blessing; but please know we appreciate how sad this must be for all of you.

    Everyone in P.E.I. is keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. May God Bless your grief and continue to be near you in the difficult days ahead.

    Our thoughts and prayer go with you.

    Love from Lorraine and family
    Raymond, LeRoy, JohnMark, Garth, Gail and Roger

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  12. shauna Bjorndahl, Nee Wylie :

    I grew up having a close friendship with Lorna. I remember shopping trips to “The Bay” Using city transit with Norma. She also made us peanut butter and banana sandwiches!!! Yum!
    She was a lovely mom….
    would love to connect with Lorna. I am Shauna Bjorndahl (Wylie).


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