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YOUNGBERG, Norma Anna (née Pedersen)

September 25, 1935 — July 20, 2020

Norma Anna (née Pedersen) Youngberg passed away peacefully on July 20, 2020. Her life was filled with family, friends, music, flowers, and kindness with so many wonderful memories. Sadly, so much was taken away from her with the descent into dementia which began over 10 years ago.

Survived by her loving husband of over 60 years, Austin, who devoted himself to her care; her daughters Laura (Jon) and Jane (David); grandchildren Alex, Annelise, Jules, and Anton; David’s daughter Adena (Greg) and their three children; sister Gloria; nieces Anna, Erin, and Sheri (Lee); nephew Brydon (Catherine); grandniece Tamila; and grandnephews Eric and Ewan. She was predeceased by her sister Cora and brother Lars.

Norma was born to Danish immigrant parents, Axel and Anna Pedersen, and grew up on a farm near Camrose, AB. She became a teacher and met her husband Austin while working in a rural school. They settled in Edmonton, AB where Norma loved her career as an elementary school teacher. She was also a very talented pianist and found much joy both playing and teaching music. When Norma and Austin retired they relocated to Kelowna, BC. She was a gracious hostess, always welcoming family and friends into their home.

Norma was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, teacher, and friend, and we will cherish her memory and the love she shared with so many throughout her life. As an expression of sympathy, tributes may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society, alzheimer.ca, in Norma’s memory. Our family would also like to thank the staff at Sun Pointe Village for their care and compassion over the last few years. As per her wishes, there will be no service, but we encourage you to celebrate Norma’s life and remember her in your own way. Skol!

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  • Peter and Marie Biagent says:

    Dear Austin and Family. …Peter and I have many fond memories of Norma which we will cherish. She was full of life, caring and we are sorry for your loss. The Newcomers club is where we met about 24 years ago. So many good times with her and enjoying how talented she was..

  • Barbara Aylett & Barry Brown says:

    We remember Norma as a kind loving; caring woman who was generous to all. The loveliest thought we have is when you all gave her her moment of being on stage at the Community Theatre. It always told us how well loved she was by her family.

    Our deepest sympathies to you all as this was a long journey,

    Barbara & Barry

  • Jim and Pam Laing says:

    Oh, Austin, we were so sorry to learn of Norma’s passing. She was such a lovely woman. Please accept our condolences.
    Pam and Jim

  • Al Harrison says:

    Austin , Delores had many fond memories of Norma . I’m very sorry for your loss ..Al Harrison

  • Hazel kershaw says:

    Austin, I have only just heard of the passing of your beloved wife Norma, and wish to express to you my most sincere sympathy in your loss. Memories sometimes fill our eyes and run down our cheeks.

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