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Submitted by masterfunerald… on Fri, 02/19/2021 - 03:40:PM

Peacefully in the arms of her beloved husband Desmond. Loving mother to Doug (Nancy) Brenda (Don) and Sandra (George). Much loved Grandma to Vanessa and Michael and great Grandma to her darling Rowan. Much loved sister of Reta Ross and brother Arnold. Predeceased by her parents Athol and Grace Bruce and sister Lillian Campbell and brothers Elmer and Doug.


Norma is freely running around the glorious gardens of heaven reunited with so many loved ones.


Dad has passed Mom’s care over to God and He will be the ultimate caregiver of peace and love. We love you beyond words forever and always.
We will celebrate her life together when safe to do so.  Arrangements entrusted to Beechwood Funeral, Cemetery and Cremation Services.  www.beechwoodottawa.ca

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51 years 1 month

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 02/19/2021 - 03:58:PM

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Michael Sorrenti

Such an amazing grandma, Love you!

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51 years 1 month

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 02/19/2021 - 04:29:PM

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Doug Gurnett

Home made donuts....long before Timmies was a thing.
Best Mom Ever :>)

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Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 02/19/2021 - 05:36:PM

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I am so blessed to have…

I am so blessed to have known Mrs. Gurnett. I met her when I was 6 years old when she unknowingly gave me the best gift of all ... a best friend. A truly kind, caring and talented (those square-dancing outfits were amazing and the Yorkshire pudding!) woman who, along with the lovely Mr. Gurnett, showered me with generous love and acceptance throughout my childhood. I will forever be thankful to this bighearted couple and grateful for the memories.

Mr. Gurnett, I'm sending you hugs and strength.

Sandra, Brenda, Doug, Vanessa, Michael, Rowan, my heart is with you all.

Love, Sharry

As I mentioned in my post on Vanessa's page, Sandra, I will be forever grateful to Mr. and Mrs. Gurnett for bringing me so much contentment in my childhood, for their unconditional acceptance of me, for their constant love. That being said, my gratitude to the wise Norma for being the one who, without even knowing it at the time, gave me one of the best gifts I have ever received: YOU! I love you my best, best, best, best friend.

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51 years 1 month

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 02/19/2021 - 06:11:PM

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M. Sybil Bartlett

Dear Des, Sandra, Brenda, Doug and Extended Family,

I am certain each of you will miss Norma's voice and company for many special reasons. I will remember her for her inviting smile and for her friendship during our years on Cheryl Road and beyond.

Norma Gurnett ... one more star to light up the nights.

My sincerest sympathy,

Sybil Bartlett

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Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 02/19/2021 - 07:05:PM

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Joanne and Frank Roach

Sharing in your sorrow and thinking of you and your whole family, with love your friends

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51 years 1 month

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 02/19/2021 - 07:20:PM

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Margaret MacGillivray

Brenda my thoughts and prayers are with you.

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51 years 1 month

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 02/20/2021 - 08:34:PM

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Stefanie Jolie

Sending my love, strength and condolences to all. She was a truly beautiful woman inside and out. Always had a smile that lit up the room or patio, ;) Uncle Doug! She will live on in the lives she has touched, and from what I know that was many! Sending my love from Windsor

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Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 02/23/2021 - 12:43:PM

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Hilda Docker

My deepest sympathies to you Des and all your family. It was always a pleasure to see Norma with her lovely smile when she was able to come to the dining room.

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Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 02/23/2021 - 02:14:PM

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Colleen lockyer (cousin)

I was greatly privileged to meet with Norma and Desmond in 2008 my family who I had not met till then, they made me very welcome and looked after me so well, we had some good times and had a few great holidays when I was with them, memories I will treasure forever. And to have met all of Desmond and Norma children grandchildren and great grandchild,. I will miss Norma very much when I come to visit when we are allowed.. Norma and Desmond as I said they were so very good to me and I’m so grateful I had the chance to meet with all the family.. love to all until we meet again Colleen..💕💕💕

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