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BANNERMAN, Norma Marion

October 25, 1928 – Calgary, Alberta

October 12, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta

Norma passed away peacefully with family at her side on Friday October 12, 2018.

Predeceased by her husband Robert (‘Bob’) in 2011, she is survived by her three children, Ginny Bannerman (Don Radford), John Bannerman (Nadine) and Robert Bannerman (Lisa) and her adored 5 grandchildren, Elyse, Katherine, Ryan, Bradley and Jordan.

Born in Calgary October 25, 1928, where she spent her entire life nourishing and creating a recipe for success.  She attended the University of Alberta graduating with a BSc, Home Economics and awarded the Dean’s Gold Medal.

Norma and Bob married in 1953 in Calgary.

Norma kept herself busy in a wide variety of paid and volunteer activities using her training as a Professional Home Economist.

She worked with many companies and institutions developing programs and teaching Food Nutrition, Family Finance and Family Living.  Some of these included the Blue Flame Kitchen, SAIT, City of Calgary, Mount Royal College and Robin Hood Multifoods.

Norma was also well-published in the many cookbooks she authored/co-authored, such as Cooking with Cents, The Children’s Cottage CookieBook, and Comfort Foods.

Norma served on the executives of both the Calgary and Alberta Home Economics Associations.  She enjoyed the many years of creating Food Styling masterpieces for the Calgary Herald’s Sunday Magazine.  She and Bob traveled extensively and it was during this travel abroad she began teaching and sharing her skills with students in developing countries.

Norma and Bob were dedicated to many aspects of Scarboro United Church, acting as group leaders, committee and board members.  Norma was also active in P.E.O. – an international philanthropic educational organization.

With so many accomplishments and busy activities, one would wonder how Norma had time for family and friends.  Well, she did, and she did it well!  Her children, grandchildren and extended US family were always her top priority and loved beyond all things imaginable.  Her many friends, new and old, always played an important role in her daily life.

The Bannerman family would like to extend their sincere thanks to the staff at Wentworth Manor and Dr. Leonard for the outstanding, kind and thoughtful care Norma received while residing there the past 5 years.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in memory of Norma Bannerman to the Children’s Cottage Society. Donations can be made at www.childrenscottage.ab.ca.

A service celebrating Norma’s life will be held at Scarboro United Church (134 Scarboro Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB)  on Friday, October 19, 2018 at 1:00 p.m.   Reception to follow in the church hall.  Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Norma Bannerman, 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. Les and Dee Sunohara :

    Ginny and Don. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.

    Love
    Dee and Les

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  2. I would like to pass along my heartfelt sympathy to Rob, Ginny and John. Always so very sad when such a beautiful person leaves us. I am honoured to have known her, and to have been able to share time with her, attend some of her remarkable cooking classes, and to have eaten with her and laughed with her and her family. She was an amazing woman.

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  3. Mrs. Bannerman was my cooking teacher about five years ago. She was very kind to me, even though I have a developmental disability. Please accept my condolences for your loss.

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  4. My condolences to the family. I so remember the treats that Norma would bring us. She was always thinking of others. Remember, she will be guiding you.

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  5. Norma was one of the women and one of the first PEO Sisters I met when I moved to Calgary in 1960. Though we lost touch through my many moves in the past years, I remember her and Bob with such fondness. Her children were small but she was ever-active in her community. I remember Rob, Ginny and John as small children. Norma and I shared a special friendship through PEO from 1960 to 1971. Though we saw each other occasionally after that, the initial warmth of our friendship stays with me still. Special love and prayers to the family.

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  6. Dennis and Bette Howie :

    Our most sincere condolences to the Bannerman family. Many years have passed and we have lost touch but we will always remember Norma and the special person she was.

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