NORTON Grave Stones

NORTON, Donald: 1937 – February 2, 2014

Donald Norton
  Don Norton, resident of Points West Living in Grande Prairie, passed away on Sunday, February 2, 2014 after a courageous battle with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP).
   He will be remembered by his loving wife Lila, sister Ellen, sons Dave (Debra), and Doug (Brenda); daughter Lori (Rick), step-children: Tammy (Blayne), Liz (Danny), Tina, Alan, Marty; friends Rick and Violet; 25 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren as well as numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
   Don was predeceased by his parents Clyde and Betty Norton, sister Marianne, son David, son in-law Murray and daughter in-law Tracey.
   A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, February 7, 2014 at 2:00pm at People's Church in Grande Prairie (11850 108 St.). Memorial Donations may be made to Cure PSP, donation envelopes will be available at the service or you can donate online at
   Condolences may be sent by visiting
CLIPPED FROM - The Daily Herald-Tribune, Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada, 06 Feb 2014, Thu  •  Page 16

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NORTON, Ralph: July 9, 1918 – November 2, 2015

Ralph Norton
   On Monday, November 2, 2015, Ralph Norton passed away peacefully in Grande Prairie, at the age of 97 years. Ralph was born to Jerome and Lillie Norton in Bezanson, AB on July 9, 1918. Throughout his long and healthy life, he did many things successfully. He drove a truck on the Alaska Highway, worked in and then purchased a lumber mill. Ralph owned the Gaiety, Capitol Theatres, and built the Jan Cinema. He was on the town council, he farmed, ranched, raised buffalo, and worked on heavy equipment. Being a partner in the development of a resort hotel in the Cayman Islands was another challenge. He was a member of the Rotary and Elks service clubs. RJ had many hobbies including woodworking, gardening, travelling, fixing anything and everything, riding horses and visiting with family and friends.
   RJ is survived by his wife Pauline, daughters Carol (Barry) Edgar and Lillian Ray; daughter in-law Sharon Norton; step-children Jackie Rattell and Chad (Dena) Rattell; grandchildren: Natalie Norton, Scott Norton, Rhonda (Derrick) Pisanello, Lynda Gordon, Shauna Gordon, Marlin (Brenda) Edgar, Janice (Eugene) Barrett, Tina (Dallas) Bennett, Christie (Matt) Ray, Derek (Erin) Ray, Tammy (Grant) Ray; step-grandchildren: Maya and Jonathan Rattell and 14 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by sisters: Grace Menard, Ruby Boyer, Laura Patterson; brother Edward Norton, sisters in-law Elsie Norton and Barbara Childs; brother in-law Bob Kimble; extended family; Dennis Ray, as well as many special nieces and nephews.
   He was predeceased by his son Ken Norton, daughter Beverly Norton, former wife Edna Champagne; brothers: Earl Norton, Clyde Norton and Fred Norton; and sisters: Olive Stewart, Stella Kimble, and Shirley Boyd.
   A Celebration of Life will be on Friday, November 6, 2015 at 2:00 pm at St. Paul’s United Church in Grande Prairie (10206 100 Ave).
   Memorial donations may be made to Heart and Stroke of Alberta (Unit 109, 10126 120 Ave, Grande Prairie, AB, T8V 8H9), or to a charity of one’s choice.
   See more at:
Posted on Oliver's Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, Grande Prairie (web site)

Bio/NORTON-Ralph John.pdf - Click for a PDF document with picture

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Norton, Fred W.: 1924 - 1954 {also on Childs stone page}

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NORTON, Jerome: 1890 - 1976

Jerome Norton - Peace oldtimers die
   Funeral services were held this morning for Jerome Norton 86 who was a resident of the Bezanson district for the last 58 years.
   Mr. Norton was born in Belgium. Services were held from the Oliver Funeral Chapel with interment in the Glen Leslie cemetery.
   Memorials to the Canadian Diabetic Association are suggested.
   Mr. Norton is survived by sons Earl, Clyde, Ralph and Ed all of the city, daughters Mrs. Wilfred (Grace) Menard of Bezanson, Mrs. Maurice (Olive) Stewart, Mrs. Clarence (Ruby) Boyer, Mrs. Robert (Stella) Kimble, and Mrs. Robert (Shirley) Boyd, all of Grande Prairie and Mrs. Kenneth (Laura) Patterson of Grande Cache, 35 grandchildren, 43 great-grandchildren one sister and three brothers all in the United States.
   He was predeceased by his wife Lily in September 1962 and a son Fred in 1954.
CLIPPED FROM - The Daily Herald-Tribune, Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada, 28 Dec 1976, Tue - Page 16

NORTON, Lillie Olive: 1888 - 1962

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NORTON, Edwin: October 25 1930 - August 25 2021

Edwin Norton
    It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear dad and loving G-pa. Ed was one of eleven children, born and raised in Bezanson to Lillie and Jerome Norton. At a very young age, his love of sports brought him to sponsor and follow local ball teams. His interest in business led him to opportunities including: Ed Norton Construction, GP Auger and Bit, Calympics, Payless Gas and Mailer Lumber where he was in partnership with his son Murray (the company was named after Murray’s wife Marilyn and their two children, Aimee and Tyler)
   In the early 80s, Ed and a few of his friends were introduced to the island of Kauai, where they went on to purchase property. Ed built his dream home in 1986 which became his happy place for many years. Anyone that had the pleasure of visiting him in Kauai were introduced to his favourite lounge, Tihiti Nui and their famous Mai Tais; if you were really lucky, he would serenade you with one of his many Hawaiin songs.
   Eventually, Ed moved to Kelowna, B.C, where he loved to fish and boat with his grandkids. He spent many years watching over his grandkids in the summer months and wintering in Kauai. He played a lot of crib and had fun times with Barb and Rod at the lake. Their favourite game was Captain, which they played often. One of the highlights of his life is when Barb and Rod took him to Seattle to a ball game. While at the lake, he spent a lot of time with his neighbor and good friend, Cliff, playing cards and laughing about Cliff’s many stories. Every summer, he spent hours making his freezer jam that he enjoyed giving away and we all enjoyed receiving. His pastimes at the lake were tending to his flowers, feeding the ducks and spoiling his dog, Lucy.
   Ed was always very proud of all his grandkids and especially loved when the babies came. Ed is predeceased by his son Murray; daughter-in-law, Marilyn; his brothers Earl, Clyde, Ralph and Fred; sisters Olive, Ruby, Stella, Laura and Shirley. He leaves to mourn his sister, Grace; son, Dale; daughter Diane (Dave); and son, Barry (Shellee) along with their mother, Elsie Norton and numerous nieces and nephews, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
   A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, September 4th at 1:00 at the Bear Creek Funeral Home; Interment at the Glen Leslie cemetery at a later date. For those unable to attend the service, a livestream link is available here.
   In attendance to the funeral, please dress Hawaiian or help yourself to a Hawaiian lei at the door
   Care entrusted to Bear Creek Funeral Home and Cremation Sanctuary 780-830-7742
Posted on Bear Creek Funeral Home (web site)

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Childs, Barbara.: August 1, 1933 - March 21, 2023 {also on Childs stone page}

Barbara Childs
   It is with broken hearts we announce the passing of our beloved mom, Barbara Childs.
   Mom passed away, peacefully, at the age the age of 89 the morning of March 21, 2023 in Magrath AB
   Mom leaves to mourn daughters, Gerry (Stan Jackson), Freda (Kieth Still) and Vickie (Don Mackey, predeceased); 8 grandchildren (and grand-in-laws); 23 great grandchildren; 3 sisters; numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and many good friends.
   Mom was predeceased by her first husband, Fred Norton in 1954; second husband, Jim Childs in 1986 and son in law Don Mackey in 1992.
   Barbara Jean Starkey was born in Walsall, England on August 1, 1933 to Gerald and Doris Starkey. After the passing of Gerald, Grams (Doris) along with her children, Barbara, Margaret, Doris and Christine set sail for Canada in 1947. Mom made sure she and her sisters (except Christine whom they put to sleep early) explored every corner of the ship as they made their way to their new adventure. They made their way west to the Debolt area in northern Alberta. Mom moved to Bezanson when she married Fred. After his passing, mom moved her 2 daughters, Gerry and Freda and HOUSE to Grande Prairie. In 1957 Mom married Jim and daughter #3, Vickie, was added. Mom lived in the same house for 70 years until she moved to Magrath last year.
   Mom was a great and loyal friend to many, working and serving in her community. She holds very special her service as a lifetime member and executive of The Royal Purple. Mom was a member of the Legion and was so proud to be the volunteer photographer for the newborn babies at the QE II Hospital in Grande Prairie. Always one to reach out when neighbors, friends, and family needed her; Mom leaves a legacy of goodness. For the past 20 years her hobbies, crafts and baking were found at many craft sales.
   Grandma/Nana will always hold a special place in the hearts of each of her grand and great grandchildren or “scallywags” as mom called them. Such special memories and many knitted sweaters and crafts made with love. You could always plan on a card and a phone call for your birthday.
   Our family is heartbroken with the loss of our dear Mom. Mom’s love was a constant in our lives. We wished that her time with us could have been prolonged but as she continues on her eternal journey we say: We love you forever mom and “Till we meet again”
   With much gratitude we express thanks to Dr. Kyle Bourne , the wonderful LPNs and staff at The Garden Vista (Good Samaritan Society of Magrath) and Karen Van Hill and Rob King and of Home Care. Thank you for the loving care you gave to our mom.
   At mom’s request, cremation has taken place. A celebration of life will be held in Magrath, Saturday, April 15 at 1 pm at the Garden Place Chapel 170 N Center Street Magrath AB. Another celebration of life be held in Grande Prairie this summer, date to be announced.
   Mom LOVED flowers but in lieu of flowers she would love donations to be made to the Elks and Royal Purple Fund for Children. (Mom’s granddaughter received her first hearing aide through this fund)
CLIPPED FROM - Bear Creek Funeral Home, Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada (Website)

Barbara Married Fred Norton then Jim Childs

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STEWART, Olive: January 21, 1915 - June 1, 2006 {also on Stewart stone page}

Olive Stewart
   Olive Stewart passed away in her home at Pioneer Lodge Thursday morning, June 1, 2006 at the age of 91 years.
She was born Olive Mae Norton January 21, 1915 in Bemidji, Minnesota.
   The second of 11 children, she moved with her parents, Lily and Jerome Norton, to homestead in the Bezanson area in 1918. She attended Lindsay school and was kept busy at home helping to raise her brothers and sisters.
   Olive met Howard Morris Stewart and they married in 1938. Together, they farmed in the Glenn Leslie, East Kleskun and Bezanson areas. They raised two children, a son and a daughter. In 1975 they retired, left the Bezanson area, and moved to an acreage west of Grande Prairie.
   Olive was a kind and caring person. Her life was full of close family ties and many, many friends.
   Olive is survived by her daughter Phyllis (Don) Partlow of Qualicum Beach, B.C. and her son Harvey (Val) Stewart of Grande Prairie. She is also survived by six grandchildren and three great grandchildren: Eric (Dolly) Partlow and their daughters Claire and Lauren of Victoria, B.C.; Erin Partlow and James Parr and their daughter Zala of Sooke, B.C.; Afton Partlow of Qualicum Beach, B.C.; Ron Partlow of Edmonton, Alta.; Jennifer Stewart of Berkeley, California; and Nancy Stewart of Calgary, Alta.
Olive is survived by her brothers: Earl (Mary) Norton, Ralph (Pauline) Norton, and Ed Norton; her sisters Grace (Wilfred) Menard, Ruby Boyer, Stella (Bob) Kimble, Laura Patterson, and Shirley Boyd; and sisters-in-law Edna Champagne, Barbara Childs, Elsie Norton, Florence Braucht, and Geraldine Stewart.
   Olive was predeceased by her husband of 58 years, Morris, in 1997, her brothers Fred and Clyde, sisters-in-law Betty Norton, Muriel Wright, Eva Doan, Billy Kobi and Mary Richardson; and her brothers-in-law Clarence Boyer, Bob Boyd, Ken Patterson, Harry Stewart, Don Stewart and Ken Stewart.
   Olive's passing is mourned by many nieces, nephews, and extended family.
   At Olive's request, a private graveside memorial will be held by the family. 
CLIPPED FROM - The Daily Herald-Tribune, Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada, 06 Jun 2006, Tue - Page 7

Olive Norton married Howard Stewart (1938)

STEWART, Howard Morris: December 15, 1905 - October 26, 1997 {also on Stewart stone page}

Howard Morris Stewart, 91, of Grande Prairie
    Morris Stewart, a long-time resident of the Grande Prairie area, passed away at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital on October 25, 1997 after an illness.
   Morris was born in Davisberg, Alta. on December 18, 1905. His family later moved to Endiang, Alta., where they farmed.
   Morris was a great horseman and grew up riding and breaking horses.
   He made his living that way in his early years starting at the age of 12. In 1930 Morris loaded his saddle horse and team onto a boxcar and headed north to Driftpile. He spent that first winter working in a lumber mill.
   Eventually Morris worked his way to the Bezanson area. He married Olive Norton and ended up farming in East Kleskun. He was a good neighbor over the years and earned a reputation doctoring a lot of animals in the district.
   Morris retired from farming in 1975. He moved to the Flying  Shot Lake district for 17 years, finally settling in Grande Prairie in 1992.
   Horses were always a special interest to Morris. Well into his 80s he could still be coaxed into training a horse for a friend.
   Morris will be deeply missed by his wife of 58 years, Olive, his daughters Phyllis (Don Partlow) of Qualicum Beach, B.C.; and his son Harvey (Valerie) of Grande Prairie. His grandchildren include, Eric Partlow (wife Dolly, and great-granddaughter Claire), Afton Partlow, Erin Partlow, Ron Partlow, Jennifer Stewart, and Nancy Stewart.
   He is survived by his sisters Florence Braucht of Daingerfield Texas; Mary Richardson of High River, Alta.; sister-in-law Gerry Stewart of Okatoks, Alta.; As well, there are many nieces and nephews who will remember Uncle Morris with fondness.
   Morris was predeceased by his parents Howard and Catherine Stewart; brothers Harry, Donald, and Kenneth; sisters Eva Doan Claire Kobi and Majorie Stewart. At Morris’s request, no funeral service will be held. Anyone wishing to make a donation in memory of Morris could do so to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Foundation.
CLIPPED FROM - The Daily Herald-Tribune, Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada, 28 Oct 1997, Tue Page - 5

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