Arne Leander passed away peacefully at Points West Lodge on Saturday, December 19, 2015.
He was born May 6, 1921, at Donalda, Alberta, to parents Fred and Albertina Norman. He was the eighth child in a family of ten. He grew up on the family farm, attending school at Spruce Coulee.
On June 19, 1948, he married Alice Paulson, daughter of Henry and Gladys Paulson. They had four children; Elaine, Diane, Joan and Rodney. All have wonderful memories of growing up in this loving family.
Arne was predeceased by his wife, Alice, by his parents and by all of his siblings. He leaves to mourn his loss; his children, Elaine (Dennis) Helfer, Diane (Ed) Congdon, Joan (Lenord) Blouin and Rodney (Karen) Norman, his grandchildren, Tammy (Mardy) Helfer-Kulak, Trena (Danny) Helfer-Thomas, Tricia (Jonathan Marshall) Helfer, Tara (Kelvin Iwerinwa) Helfer, Kyle (Sandra) Congdon, Brent Congdon, Scott (Shalan) Blouin, Rick (Kelly) Blouin, Chris (Alison) Norman, Jeremy (Maryna) Norman, Kerri (Joel) Shepherd, Barrett (Lyndon) Norman and by 18 great- grandchildren. He is also survived by sisters-in-law Myrtle Norman, Patricia Norman and Irene Norman and by brother-in-law Lloyd (Lois) Paulson, cousins, numerous nieces and nephews and a host of friends.
A funeral service for Arne Norman was held on Wednesday, December 23, 2015 in the Heartland Chapel of Stettler Funeral Home with Reverend Ross Helgeton officiating. Granddaughters Kerri Shepherd, Tammy Kulak and Trena Thomas shared scripture, loving memories and a poem written by daughter Diane Congdon. Musicians Joan Rushton and Debbie Simon and soloist Blaine Paulson shared their gifts of music, with the congregation joining together to sing Amazing Grace. A walk down memory lane pictorial tribute by daughter in law Karen Norman was presented. Arne was laid to rest in Spruce Coulee Cemetery, Donalda, beside his wife Alice with grandsons: Kyle Congdon, Brent Congdon, Scott Blouin, Rick Blouin, Chris Norman, Jeremy Norman and Barrett Norman serving as pallbearers. Donations in memory of Arne are gratefully accepted to Spruce Coulee Cemetery Club, S.T.A.R.S. or a charity of choice c/o
STETTLER FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORIUM,
Box 1780, Stettler, Alberta T0C 2L0, who were entrusted with the care and funeral arrangements. To send or view condolences to Arne’s family please visit www.stettlerfuneralhome.com