OBITUARY

Norma Podmoroff

December 11, 1957July 10, 2021

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Norma Podmoroff. After a 33-year struggle with Multiple Sclerosis, Norma passed away peacefully on July 10, 2021 at the age of 63 with her youngest daughter, Kristal by her side.

Norma had a quiet, loving and giving spirit. She loved dancing, listening to music, baking, reading, crocheting and volunteering. When it came to dancing, Norma could be found busting a move at home or gracing the ballroom dance floor. Some of her favorite music included Elvis Presley, Chubby Checker, Whitney Houston, Dolly Parton, various worship artists and many more. She loved baking all kinds of delicious desserts from cherry cheesecake to rice crispy cake to gooey cinnamon buns. She enjoyed the likes of Helen Steiner Rice poetry and immersed herself deeply in the Bible. She would often crochet colorful blankets and spent countless hours volunteering in the community including serving food at Regina Souls Harbour Mission, reading to children in schools and helping with many community center and church-lead events. While living at Wascana Rehab Centre, Norma would often purchase stuffed animals, stationery supplies and little trinkets to bless other residents.

Norma was also an outgoing, adventurous, cheeky and determined spirit that always beat to her own drum. Norma would talk to anyone and made friends everywhere she went. She enjoyed feeding the geese at Wascana with her daughters as well as spontaneous road trips to places like Moose Jaw and Medicine Hat. She had a childlike sense of humour and uproarious laugh that always lit up a room. To the very end, she openly spoke her mind, stood up for her beliefs and did not accept the limitations of her disease - so much so that she learned how to mouth paint acrylic art and produced some stunning pieces. In her earlier years she was known as “Stormy Norma” and in her later years her “storminess” helped her to be a fighter until the end.

But, most importantly, it was her devotion to God that gave her strength to face and ride out every storm. One of the Bible verses’ she quoted often was Proverbs 3:5-6, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct your paths."

Norma loved God, her husband and her daughters. Norma was predeceased by her parents Norman and Martha. She is survived by her husband Thomas Podmoroff; daughters Kristal (Eric) and Kimberlee; sisters: Sharon (Alan), Sandy (Perry) and Gail (Steve) as well as numerous nieces and nephews and great nieces and great nephews.

Although her work here on earth is done, she will always be deeply loved and greatly missed. Norma is with Jesus now and resting in the arms of God’s amazing grace. We will deeply miss her kindness, love and laughter.

A private family service was held in Tubman Funeral Home, Wolseley, Saskatchewan on Tuesday, July 20, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. with Monica Dayman officiating. Cremation with interment in Ellisboro Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations in her memory to the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, 150 Albert Street, Regina, SK, S4R 2N2.

Services

  • Private Family Graveside Service

    Tuesday, July 20, 2021

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Lucy Siwy

July 31, 2021

Condolences to all Norma’s family. She was a wonderful inspiring lady. I will always remember the kindness and support she showed for our brother Gordie while at Wascana, and the many visits we had. Such a pleasant lady . Rest peacefully Norma 🙏💕

Susan & Brian Easton

July 25, 2021

We just heard that Norma passed away. Our condolences to Sharon, Sandy, Gail, and Norma's daughters. We always had such great visits with the Pearce girls. Hugs to you all. Take care.

Mindy Lazarenko

July 22, 2021

Norma touch so many people’s lives here are some condolences I have received

Ford Family: Such a brave lady, sending out love
Dunn Family: Very sorry to hear this let Kim and Krystal know I’m thinking about them
Fauld Family: Sorry to hear of Normas passing, she will always be in our hearts
Wu Family: So sorry to hear, sending love and hugs

Cliff Loeppky

July 21, 2021

I very special time for me was somewhere around 1998. Give or take. My lady friend and I were at a singles dance at the University. And who walks in the door but Norma. We talked for abit and then I asked her for a dance. She was already having trouble with standing and walking but we had a nice slow waltz. It was special because we were the only ones on the dance floor and people were kind of standing and watching. We talked for abit more and then she went on her way. We were born on the same day but not twins. Lol. Yes she loved to dance,and I am sure she is now again.

Cliff Loeppky

July 21, 2021

Norma and I always had a very close and special bond. She will be dancing in the sky. Hugs to the family.

Gisele Dureau

July 21, 2021

My condolences to Norma's family. I have great memories of our high school days. Sharon, so sorry about your loss.

Sabrina Harris

July 19, 2021

My deepest condolences to Norma’s family and friends.

Kristal

July 15, 2021

Kristal

July 15, 2021

Kristal

July 15, 2021

FROM THE FAMILY