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March 6, 1928 — March 29, 2023

Nora Jean MacPherson passed away on March 29, 2023, at the Village at Smith Creek. She was predeceased by her husbands Donald MacPherson (d. 2021) and Alfred William Woodman (d. 1971); son David William Woodman (d. 2017); granddaughter Melanie Lynn Tucker (d. 2010); grandson Louis McKeen Robson (d. 2016); and son-in-law Wayne Robson (d. 2011).  She is survived by daughters Constance Simmonds and Lynn Woodman; as well as grandchildren Jeremy & Jordan Woodman, Jason & Emily Simmonds, and Ivy Robson; and her great-grandchildren Liam & Leighton Tucker and Jakob & Luke Simmonds; daughter-in-law Margaret Woodman.

Nora was a recipient of the Governor General’s Award for Excellence in her Business Management studies at Red River Community College (Winnipeg, MB) and Woman of the Year in Business for the City of Kelowna, BC.

Nora worked for many years for the Heart and Stroke Foundation in Kelowna. She introduced “Jump Rope for Heart” into the Kelowna School District and “Curlathons for Heart” as well as many other community events.  She was also very involved in local, provincial, and federal politics, serving as the Chief Returns Officer for Federal elections.

​​​​Nora dedicated her life to her family and community.  She will be missed by her family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Alzheimer’s Society of BC.

A Celebration of life will be held on TUESDAY, APRIL 4, 2023,  at 1:00 PM, at SPRINGFIELD FUNERAL HOME (2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC).
A Graveside service will follow at 2:30 PM, at Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery (1991 Bernard Avenue, Kelowna, BC).  

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TUESDAY, APRIL 4, 2023, at 1:00 PM


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Service Information

Service Details

The service for MACPHERSON, Nora Jean is scheduled for TUESDAY, APRIL 4, 2023, at 1:00 PM. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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2020 Springfield Road Kelowna, BC


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A Graveside service will follow at 2:30 PM, at Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery (1991 Bernard Avenue, Kelowna, BC).

Funeral Pointers:



  • Laura MacPherson says:

    Always remember Nora for her generous smile, her giant hugs and boundless energy!

  • Val Gibson says:

    Dear Nora, I did not know this sweet woman well but, I respect the activities to which she gave her love and attention. Wonderful smile and a keen balloon tennis player while at Smith Creek.

  • Mary Clark says:

    Nora was a vivacious, kind and generous person.
    We have many fond memories of our times with Nora and Don and will always be grateful for their kindness and love.

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