It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of the much-loved, respected and admired matriarch of our family, Norva Lois Landry (Hutton), surrounded by family at the Bentley Care Centre on August 29, 2017 at the age of 93.
Norva was born in Bentley on Nov. 9, 1923 to parents Ray and Zella (Faye) Hutton (nee Nicholson). She grew up on their family farm with her brother Lee (1921) and sister Gwen (1931). At the age of 22, Norva joined the Air Force for three years. She married Joseph Landry in 1948 and they raised five children together.
Norva lived a full and rich life. Her first and foremost love was her treasured family. She also had many unique interests and hobbies. She loved to travel, meet people and volunteer on many, many committees.
She was an active member of the Bentley United Church and an accomplished photographer and artist. She was respected, honored and admired by her family, friends and community and she impacted the lives of many.
Norva was predeceased by her parents, her loving husband Joe in 1985, her brother Lee and her sister Gwen Livingstone and Gwen’s husband Bob.
Norva’s legacy lives on in each and every one of her beloved family members. We could always count on her love, support, understanding, gentle guidance and wisdom. Norva is survived by her children, Gerry (Jo-Ann) of Cochrane, Joanne Rudyk (Roy) of Edmonton, Stan (Lorna) of Bentley, Len (Jean) of Bentley, and Ray (Brenda) of Grande Cache; 10 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and many treasured family members in Eastern Canada.
The family would like to thank the amazing staff at the Bentley Care Centre that loved, cared for and provided a home for Mom for the past year.
Please join our family on Saturday, September 9, 2017 at 2:00 p.m at the Bentley Ag Centre for a Gathering of Remembrance to share stories and celebrate the amazing life of our “Grandma Norva.”
If desired, memorial donations in Norva’s honor can be made to Bentley Museum Society or Bentley School Chest Society Box 1057, Bentley AB, T0C 0J0.
Donations to the School Chest Society will go toward new memorial playground at the Bentley School.