Norma J. Rempel passed away on August 21, 2021, after a hard-fought battle with cancer at the age of 83. She was born in Rosthern, SK on June 14, 1938, the daughter of Judith and George Riekman. Norma is survived by her loving husband of 62 years, Alvin Rempel. She is also survived by her two sons; Myles (Arliss) Rempel and Kerrigan (Monique) Rempel; grandchildren; Leigh Rempel, Jadah (Omar) Ahmad, Jordan (Cora) Richard, Dalton (Michelle) Rempel, Devin (Stephanie) Neufeld, Brandon (Bonnie) Neufeld, and Michelle Neufeld; great-grandchildren; Benjamin, Kinsley, Madisyn, Jacob and Nicholas. Norma is also survived by her brother George Riekman, brother-in-laws John Shellenberg and Delmar Rempel and by many favourite nieces, nephews and great friends.
Norma was a patient and loving mother whose parenting was always guided by her faith in God. She was active in her church community and was a member of church choirs, which conducted concerts and community outreach programs. Norma could often be heard humming hymns to herself. Norma placed a special emphasis on holidays, where she was able to spend her time being with her family and friends. Of all the holidays, Christmas held a special importance at the Rempel household, being the celebration of Christ’s birth. Her life is a testament to her never-wavering belief.
Norma had a deep appreciation for the arts, specifically music, singing and painting, with a focus on watercolor, acrylics, decoupage and encaustic. Norma loved painting flowers found at her cabin at Wakaw Lake, scenes at her childhood farm where she grew up with a large and loving family, the prairies, and illustrations of her faith. Norma developed many valuable friendships through the art community and doing the things she loved.
Norma will be forever remembered as a unique person who exemplified all that is good in the world. She was a beautiful and caring wife, mother, grandmother and friend to all that were lucky enough to meet her. Our sadness at her passing is comforted knowing that such a wonderful person, and is now pain-free, at peace and in heaven. She will always be missed, appreciated and loved.
The family wishes to thank the palliative care services at the St. Paul’s Hospital and Glen Garda Hospice for the kind and loving care given to Norma.
The funeral will take place at Nutana Park Mennonite Church, 1701 Ruth Street East, Saskatoon, SK, on Sunday, August 29th, 2021, at 2:00 P.M. Due to COVID regulations, masks must be worn during the funeral service and no lunch will be served.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Norma’s memory to: Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) Saskatchewan, 600-45th Street West, Saskatoon, SK S7L 5W9
Arrangements entrusted to Cherished Memories Funeral Services
To Alvin and family; Corinne and I will always be greatful for the warm welcome we received upon arriving at wakaw lake as your new neighbors Our thoughts and prayers are with you now in this time of sorrow