Posted: October 11th, 2012

Our hearts are broken by the sudden passing of our “little buddy” Zack Louis Norris on October 7, 2012 at the young age of 9 years. Left to cherish his memory are his parents Mike Norris and Dana Norris and his two big sisters Hannah and Jessica. Zack will forever be missed by his Grandparents Henny Norris of Medicine Hat, John Norris of Newfoundland, Bert Mahura of Medicine Hat and the late Kathleen Mahura, his Auntie Noelle and Uncle Jason Becker, Auntie Nancy and Uncle Allen Starman, and Auntie Jacqui Norris. Zack was a special cousin to Brooklyn and Bree Becker and Sean, Troy, Jill and Josh Starman who will miss him forever. Saddened are special Papa Ivan and Uncle Blaine and Auntie Sue Becker. Our Zack had beautiful blue eyes, the brightest smile, and gave the biggest hugs which he shared with everyone. Zack was his Dad’s right hand man spending many hours working along side him and was his Mom’s man of the house. Zack was his father’s son when at age 3 he took his own training wheels off his bike. Zack never slowed down, playing baseball, hockey, skateboarding and baking with his Mom. He had a zest for trying new things, getting his first fishing pole this summer and enjoying camping with his Dad. Zack was a good brother “pegging” his sister Jessie to school on the back of his BMX. He was a friend to all and he especially liked playing with the neighborhood kids. Zack loved helping anyone and everyone and was proud to do so. Our little buddy lived his short 9 years to the fullest and we will miss him. The world will never be the same without our Zack. Those who wish to pay their respects may do so at the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME on Friday evening from 6:30 – 9:00 p.m. and on Saturday at the church from 12 noon to 12:55 p.m. Family and friends will gather for a celebration of Zack’s life in the PATTISON CHAPEL on Friday, October 12, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. The funeral mass will be celebrated in Holy Family Parish (1451 Strachan Road SE) on Saturday, October 13, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. with Fr. Phillip Le celebrant. A private interment will follow in the Hillside Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the St. Patrick’s School – Outdoor Classroom, 241 Stratton Way SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1B 3Z2: please make cheques payable to: St. Patrick’s School – outdoor classroom. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: subject heading: Zack Norris or you may visit and leave a message of condolence. Funeral Arrangements are by the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM 540 South Railway St. SE, Medicine Hat T1A 4C2

29 Condolences for “ZACK LOUIS NORRIS”

  1. Deanne Norris says:

    So Sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.


  2. Kal and Judy Koch says:

    Words cannot describe our deep sadness that we feel for your family. We are so sorry for the tragic loss of your beautiful son Zack. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this extremely difficult time.

    Kal and Judy Koch

  3. Wade Watson says:

    Our most sincere condolences to the Norris and Mahura families. Zack was a wonderfull talented boy and the star player of our baseball team last year. I will always remember his happy friendly smile that appeared every day as he walked up to the ball diamond. His life shall live on through the patience and friendship he showed the younger boys on the team. I consider myself very fortunate to have spent time coaching a wonderfull boy.

  4. Cathy Sehn says:

    So sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  5. Andrea Ibach says:

    Dana, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your son. My prayers and thoughts are with you and all of your family and your husbands family. May memories of Zack bring you comfort every time you think of him.
    Andrea (Giesinger) Ibach

  6. Debi Dennis says:


    No words could ever express how my heart aches for you and your family at this moment.

    Debi Dennis

  7. Marilyne Greenstein says:

    Dear Mike:
    We are sending our thoughts and prayers at this very sad time. There are no words to adequately say how very sorry we are for you in the loss of your very precious little boy.
    Bob & Marilyne Greenstein

  8. Bob says:

    We want to express our deepest sympathies at your tragic loss. Our thoughts are with the entire family at this time.
    Bob and staff at Mauro’s

  9. Jessica Chaffey says:

    I am shocked and truly sad to hear about your loss. I remember Zach coming into the school each day…his smile lit the hall. Prayers and thoughts with you. xo

  10. Margo Delwo says:

    We have all felt a great loss in our school and classroom. Zack made me smile every time I worked or read with him. It was a gift to have known him, even for such a short time.
    My deepest sympathies and prayers to all of his family.

  11. Dale Prosser says:

    Mike, Dana, Hannah, and Jessica – We have just learned of the unfortunate and untimely death of your son and brother Zack. There are no words to describe the utter grief this news has bestowed upon us, and we cannot possibly imagine the shock and sorrow that has been thrust on your family as well. Please accept our heartfelt condolences on the loss of your “little buddy.” May the peace which comes from the memories of love shared, comfort you now and in the days ahead. Our thoughts and prayers are with him and with you at this sad time. With sincere condolences – EME family members of Moncton Garrison.

  12. James & Holly Dietz says:

    We are deeply saddened to hear about the loss of Zack. We will miss his quiet demeanor and big bright smile. Our neighborhood will not be the same. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

    James, Holly, Micheala and Tanisha Dietz

  13. Sharla Currie says:

    To the Norris family: My most sincere condolences to you all. I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. May God Bless you all.

  14. Robin Seitz says:

    My sincerest condolences, Zack touched many lives and will live on in many hearts. My prayers are with you.

  15. patricia ledet says:

    what happened to your little guy? i am deeply sorry…that is all i can say…even though i dont know what happened. a grandmother of an 11yo grandson that looks alot like my grandson. again…i am sorry.

  16. Renee says:

    My heart hurts for your family as you go through this tragedy. May you feel God’s peace and comfort in a very real way.

  17. Sandra Duke says:

    Dana and Mike,
    I am so sorry for your loss, there is nothing more tragic than the loss of a child. I can’t even begin to imagine your sorrow, but if there is anything you need please do not hesitate to call on me. You are in my prayers.

  18. Kristen Rawsthornthe says:

    Mike we are sending you and your family our condolences our hearts are with u and your family through this time, we are deeply sadden by this loss, Zach was a wonderful lil man and I am grateful to have got to spend time with the lil guy and words cannot describe the hurt we are all feeling through this hard time but please even though Were not there know that we are through spirit! I love you all and will see u soon xoxoxox Calgary n Edmonton family xoxoxoxo

  19. Melanie Johnston says:

    My heart is completely broken for your family and the entire St. Patrick’s school community. Praying for peace and healing at this most painful time.

  20. Chrystal Pellant says:

    I am so saddened to hear of such a terrible loss for your family. My thoughts and prayers are for you and your family at this time. Deepest condolences. Chrystal

  21. McDonnell Family says:

    Our deepest sympathy goes out to your whole family, as well as friends and loved ones. Please know that Zack and all of you continue to be in our thoughts and prayers.

    Rob, Brenda, Riley and Jenna McDonnell

  22. Sante Medi Spa says:

    Dana And Family,
    We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family at
    this hard time.

    Connie & Gaylord Wardell
    And the staff at Sante Medi Spa & Sante Surgi Centre

  23. Teresa Prosofsky says:

    Dana, mike and girls: we are so sorry , our hearts feel so broken for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers each day.

  24. Ang Smith says:

    You guys are in my thoughts & in my prayers. It hits me time and again, and I send caring thoughts your way each time. I’m so sorry for your loss.

  25. Paul Blanchette says:

    Mike, Dana and family, Tami and I are so sorry for your loss, we have just heard. Our deepest condolences, we’re thinking of you guys.

  26. Brad and Paulette McFarlane says:

    Thinking of all of you today and especially remembering our very special little friend, Zack. It’s hard to believe it has been 3 years. Just letting you know that he does and always will hold a special place in our hearts. We think of Zack often and cherish all of our memories of him. He was in our lives for such a short time but will be with us forever.

  27. rylie hirsch says:

    i went to school with zack i miss him every day

  28. Kelly says:

    This time of year is always the hardest. Wow do we ever miss you. Hard to believe itโ€™s been 6 years. Not a day goes by that we donโ€™t think of you and wish you were here sharing these moments with us. We love you little buddy and we miss you dearly.

  29. Kelly Melnyk says:

    I often sit and think of you and all the times we shared. I am thankful for those memories and being apart of your life you sure brought something special to mine. I feel you around us and I know you are always there. You will always be remembered we love you all the world ๐Ÿ’š

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