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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”.

Friday, November 8, 2019 at 2:00 pm

Cathedral Church of St. Michael's and All Angels

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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.

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Cathedral Church of St. Michael's and All Angels

608 Sutherland Ave Kelowna, BC


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  • Diane Kreiser says:

    My heart breaks that my beloved cousin Shannon is gone – condolences to Sheilagh and Bob

  • Christine Surakka says:

    Tom’s and my sincere condolences go out to our family. May God look after her. Rest in peace Shannon. Love Tina and Tom.

  • Alison and Wolf Schamberger says:

    We are broken- hearted at the loss of our dear friend.She will be much missed as she and Olaf were part of our family’s lives for many years.Deepest sympathy to the family.

  • Alison and Wolf Schamberger says:

    We are broken- hearted at the loss of our dear friend.She will be much missed as she and Olaf were part of our family’s lives for many years.Deepest sympathy to the family.

  • Lily Miller says:

    I am so sorry to hear of Shannon’s passing. I did not know her well but we had many interactions with the veterinary care of her cats, she was always so gracious and kind. The care and compassion she provided to her lovely rescue kitties was truly special. I know that many of us at the Fairfield Animal Hospital will miss her dearly. Rest in peace surrounded by soft, purring cats <3

  • Heather Christakis says:

    It is hard to lose a loved one. With her love and grace went hand in hand. My family will miss her but her memory will live on. May our families unit in grief but always bound by love. Take heart and may god ease your pain through memories and time.
    (Phone of Shannon and Norine Judd on April 22, 2017 – Melissa and Spencer Beckett wedding)

  • Gail Luining says:

    I was heartbroken to hear of the passing of Shannon… I will always remember the generosity that her and Olaf extended to me while they lived in Vancouver… The many holiday dinners that they always invited/included me in… Their generosity Will never be forgotten.
    My sincere heartfelt condolences go out to Shannon and her family at this time… She will be missed!

  • Marina Maundrell says:

    I have been friends with Shannon since we were preschoolers on Okanagan Boulevard in Kelowna. Our parents became friends and so did we. I can still see us lining a red wagon with grass clippings – the basis of a prettily decorated “float” that we proudly pulled along the street. Our version of the Regatta parade. As young women in Vancouver, we shared a lot of fun and laughter – at the beach, playing tennis and enjoying the social scene. Eventually, I would spend weekends with Shannon and Olaf. I am so lucky to have visited Shannon this past July while on vacation. Shannon looked truly lovely and felt strong. I got her on an exceptionally good day and will hold those 4 1/2 hours close to my heart. I love you and miss you Shannon.
    Marina Maundrell
    Oakville, Ontario

  • Romel Alibudbud says:

    Today, (05-11-2020), I just learned of the passing of Shannon. I am so sad. WE worked together in 2000. I was a young, energetic brand manager and she was our office administrator. She was the matriarch of office. She ensured everyone was well even during stressful times. I often chatted with her to help me navigate the internal processes and for moral support. She was there for me when my father died. We has a 2 year old a at the time and she me so much support. I’m sad that I loss touch with her and more sad that I didn’t get to say goodbye and give back the support to her family. She had a gentle soul with a truly kind heart. I will miss her. Here’s a picture of her when we had cake for her birthday at the office. My deepest condolences. to her sister and friends.

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