NORTON, Donald: 1937 – Feruary 2, 2014
Don Norton, resident of Points West Living in Grande Prairie, passed away on Sunday, February 2, 2014 after a courageous battle with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP). He will be remembered by his loving wife Lila, sister Ellen, sons Dave (Debra), and Doug (Brenda); daughter Lori (Rick), step-children: Tammy (Blayne), Liz (Danny), Tina, Alan, Marty; friends Rick and Violet; 25 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren as well as numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Don was predeceased by his parents Clyde and Betty Norton, sister Marianne, son David, son in-law Murray and daughter in-law Tracey. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, February 7, 2014 at 2:00pm at People's Church in Grande Prairie (11850 108 St.). Memorial Donations may be made to Cure PSP, donation envelopes will be available at the service or you can donate online at psp.org.
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NORTON, Ralph: July 9, 1918 – November 2, 2015
On Monday, November 2, 2015, Ralph Norton passed away peacefully in Grande Prairie, at the age of 97 years. Ralph was born to Jerome and Lillie Norton in Bezanson, AB on July 9, 1918. Throughout his long and healthy life, he did many things successfully. He drove a truck on the Alaska Highway, worked in and then purchased a lumber mill. Ralph owned the Gaiety, Capitol Theatres, and built the Jan Cinema. He was on the town council, he farmed, ranched, raised buffalo, and worked on heavy equipment. Being a partner in the development of a resort hotel in the Cayman Islands was another challenge. He was a member of the Rotary and Elks service clubs. RJ had many hobbies including woodworking, gardening, travelling, fixing anything and everything, riding horses and visiting with family and friends. RJ is survived by his wife Pauline, daughters Carol (Barry) Edgar and Lillian Ray; daughter in-law Sharon Norton; step-children Jackie Rattell and Chad (Dena) Rattell; grandchildren: Natalie Norton, Scott Norton, Rhonda (Derrick) Pisanello, Lynda Gordon, Shauna Gordon, Marlin (Brenda) Edgar, Janice (Eugene) Barrett, Tina (Dallas) Bennett, Christie (Matt) Ray, Derek (Erin) Ray, Tammy (Grant) Ray; step-grandchildren: Maya and Jonathan Rattell and 14 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by sisters: Grace Menard, Ruby Boyer, Laura Patterson; brother Edward Norton, sisters in-law Elsie Norton and Barbara Childs; brother in-law Bob Kimble; extended family; Dennis Ray, as well as many special nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his son Ken Norton, daughter Beverly Norton, former wife Edna Champagne; brothers: Earl Norton, Clyde Norton and Fred Norton; and sisters: Olive Stewart, Stella Kimble, and Shirley Boyd. A Celebration of Life will be on Friday, November 6, 2015 at 2:00 pm at St. Paul’s United Church in Grande Prairie (10206 100 Ave). Memorial donations may be made to Heart and Stroke of Alberta (Unit 109, 10126 120 Ave, Grande Prairie, AB, T8V 8H9), or to a charity of one’s choice.
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Olive Norton married Howard Stewart (1938)

Olive Stewart passed away in her home at Pioneer Lodge Thursday morning, June 1, 2006 at the age of 91 years.
She was born Olive Mae Norton January 21, 1915 in Bemidji, Minnesota.
The second of 11 children, she moved with her parents, Lily and Jerome Norton, to homestead in the Bezanson area in 1918.
She attended Lindsay school and was kept busy at home helping to raise her brothers and sisters.
Olive met Howard Morris Stewart and they married in 1938. Together, they farmed in the Glenn Leslie, East Kleskun and Bezanson areas. They raised two children, a son and a daughter. In 1975 they retired, left the Bezanson area, and moved to an acreage west of Grande Prairie.
Olive was a kind and caring person. Her life was full of close family ties and many, many friends.
Olive is survived by her daughter Phyllis (Don) Partlow of Qualicum Beach, B.C. and her son Harvey (Val) Stewart of Grande Prairie. She is also survived by six grandchildren and three great grandchildren: Eric (Dolly) Partlow and their daughters Claire and Lauren of Victoria, B.C.; Erin Partlow and James Parr and their daughter Zala of Sooke, B.C.; Afton Partlow of Qualicum Beach, B.C.; Ron Partlow of Edmonton, Alta.; Jennifer Stewart of Berkeley, California; and Nancy Stewart of Calgary, Alta.
Olive is survived by her brothers: Earl (Mary) Norton, Ralph (Pauline) Norton, and Ed Norton; her sisters Grace (Wilfred) Menard, Ruby Boyer, Stella (Bob) Kimble, Laura Patterson, and Shirley Boyd; and sisters-in-law Edna Champagne, Barbara Childs, Elsie Norton, Florence Braucht, and Geraldine Stewart.
Olive was predeceased by her husband of 58 years, Morris, in 1997, her brothers Fred and Clyde, sisters-in-law Betty Norton, Muriel Wright, Eva Doan, Billy Kobi and Mary Richardson; and her brothers-in-law Clarence Boyer, Bob Boyd, Ken Patterson, Harry Stewart, Don Stewart and Ken Stewart.
Olive's passing is mourned by many nieces, nephews, and extended family.
At Olive's request, a private graveside memorial will be held by the family. Posted on 2006-06-06


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