NORRIS, Shannon Grace
January 10, 1953 — October 8, 2019
Shannon Grace Norris, 66, passed away October 8, 2019 at the Kelowna Hospice House. She is survived by her loving sister Sheilagh (Robert Hudson) and her beloved pets. Shannon was predeceased by her husband Olaf Wortmann and her parents Albert and Dorothy Norris. Shannon was a compassionate woman who reached out and helped many with her loving kindness. She will be greatly missed.
Born in Vancouver, BC on January 10, 1953, Shannon attended Raymer Elementary and KSS here in Kelowna, BC, taking grades 11 and 12 together and graduating in 1970. After graduation Shannon moved to Vancouver, beginning a successful 35-year career. As an Office Administrator, she worked in various industries, her last job she was working as the Vancouver Administrator for Information Builders, headquartered in New York. Shannon enjoyed many trips to the New York office, her focus was on professional team building, communication, and healthy work environments. Shannon volunteered for eighteen years with the Vancouver YWCA as a fitness instructor.
Shannon moved back to Kelowna in 2006 to care for her mother; a year later, her husband Olaf Wortmann followed. She enjoyed her retirement in Kelowna. Moving back to her family home, a wonderful neighborhood where the same families have lived for over 60 years, her life was enriched by her many interests including animal rights and rescue, yoga, organic gardening, music, travel and entertaining with family and friends. She also obtained her Medical Office Assistant Certificate and started her own Small Business Consulting business.
A memorial service to celebrate Shannon’s life will be held on Friday, November 8, 2019 at 2:00 pm at the Cathedral Church of St. Michael’s and All Angels, 608 Sutherland Ave., Kelowna, BC. Should you want, memorial donations may be made to Kelowna Hospice House, hospicehousekelowna.com, SPCA, spca.bc.ca,or charity of your choice. If you wish to send a condolence, post photos or share a memory, please scroll down the page to the area called “Condolences”.
The service for NORRIS, Shannon Grace is scheduled for Friday, November 8, 2019 at 2:00 pm . Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.