On Friday, December 13, 2019 at the age of 75, our beloved mother, adored grandmother, dear sister and friend, Rickey Norwood passed away peacefully in her sleep.
Rickey was born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan to Fred and Elizabeth Norwood on November 7, 1944. She went to Ross Sheppard High School and University of Alberta in Edmonton and graduated from the University of Calgary with her Master of Education. Her love for children and passion for lifelong learning led her to a fulfilling career as a teacher librarian with the Calgary Board of Education. She was also an active member of the Alberta Teachers’ Association.
Rickey is lovingly remembered by her daughter, Stephanie Jackman (Dion Ullrich); granddaughter, Layla; her siblings, Daryl Duhamel, Don Norwood and Brian Norwood; and many special nieces, nephews and cousins. Rickey was predeceased by her parents.
Our family wishes to extend our sincere thanks to the team at Carewest Sarcee Hospice for the excellent care and joy they provided Rickey in her final weeks.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Monday, January 20, 2020 at 1:00pm at Ralph Klein Park in the Dragonfly Room, 12350 – 84 St SE, Calgary, AB.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Rickey’s memory to Calgary Reads (www.calgaryreads.com) in support of her lifetime passion for childhood literacy.
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Rickey Norwood December 13th 2019..
Death notice for the town of: Airdrie, Province: Alberta