It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our adored wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Norma MacDonald at the age of 73 on August 31, 2014 at the Stettler General Hospital, after a lengthy battle with cancer. Myrna “Norma” Mary Connor was born on December 9, 1940 in Consort, Alberta to Elmer and Tolly Connor. She lived in Consort with her family until they moved to the family farm south of Stettler. After high school, she moved to Red Deer to work for a few years. She started dating her future husband, Jim and soon after she followed her roots back to Stettler. Jim and Norma were married on October 14, 1960 to which they had two children, Michelle and Michael. They lived in Stettler until 1970, when they moved to the farm NE of Stettler. Weekend after weekend the house was full of friends and family and Norma cooked big wonderful meals all weekend long. Norma started her career at the Royal Bank in Stettler where she started as a file clerk and worked her way up to senior loans officer. She retired from there after 20 years. Following that, Norma bought the Stettler Bottle Depot and ran that with Michael for a few years. The banking bug hit again and Norma then went to work at the Battle River Credit Union for 8 years. Over the years, Norma and Jim enjoyed travelling and had wonderful holidays to places like Mexico, Hawaii, and Vegas. They also had many great camping trips throughout the years to the mountains and especially to Ya Ha Tinda Ranch. After retirement, Norma and Jim spent 4-5 months every summer at their cabin in Alice Arm in northern B.C. This was her little piece of “Heaven on Earth” and she couldn’t sleep for over a week due to the excitement of heading to the cabin. Sadly, due to health issues, Norma was not able to go to the cabin the past few years. Norma loved her grandchildren dearly and always spent a lot of time with them. About the time she retired from work, the great grandchildren started coming along and she loved them just as much and greatly enjoyed the times when they came out to the farm and to the cabin. Norma is survived by her husband of 54 years, Jim, daughter, Michelle (Dick), son, Michael, grandchildren, Robert (Colleen), Natasha (Chris), Jesse (Jessie Ann), Matthew and Jack, great-grandchildren, Brodey, Kenton, Landon, Hayleigh, Natalie, Lincoln and Braelynn, sisters-in-law, Darlene (Harvey), Sandra (Hank) and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her father, Elmer; mother, Tolly, step-father, Gerald, mother and father-in-law, Jeanne and Cam, sisters, Mildred and Marie, brothers-in-law, Ken and Ted, nephew, Darcy. At Norma’s request, a private family memorial was held. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Norma’s favourite charity, S.T.A.R.S. or a charity of choice c/o Stettler Funeral Home & Crematorium, Box 1780, Stettler, AB T0C 2L0 403-742-3422, who are entrusted with the care and arrangements. To send or view condolences to Norma’s family, please visit

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