1949 ~ SCHLAHT ~ 2014

Posted: January 15th, 2014

Mrs. Norma Schlaht, beloved wife of Mr. Ferney Schlaht of Burstall, passed away on Friday, January 10th, 2014 at the age of 64 years. Norma also leaves to cherish her memory one step-daughter, Marci Schlaht; her siblings, Lavina (Ron) Steinkey, Glen (Mary Ann) Bishoff, Wayne (Debbie) Bishoff, Claudette (Gary) Eirich, Neil (Corinne) Bishoff and Vera Bishoff; one sister-in-law, Wanda Bishoff; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Norma was born on April 4th, 1949 at Leader, SK and raised at Liebenthal, SK. She completed school there and eventually went into the medical profession and became an RNA. She traveled through Europe in the late 70s and later would enjoy more travel time with her husband, Ferney, whom she married on August 7th, 1981. Norma had a passion for music, having her own band at one time and was talented enough to play both the accordion and piano which she taught herself to do at the ripe old age of 4. She worked extensively with children, teaching them the proper way of singing and how to make beautiful music. Norma also developed a keen sense for crafts including crocheting, needlepoint, petie point, cross stitch and anything else that required a needle and thread. She had her own drapery business in her basement and made the most beautiful draperies for many customers from miles around. Also included in her hobbies were creating ceramic dolls, painting wood crafts and interior decorating as well as a strong love for gardening. When Norma was healthy enough, she would join in helping the local ladies auxiliary making meals for upcoming events, volunteering time for certain school projects, as well as being the pianist at St Michael’s Church in Burstall for some 25 or more years. All of these activities would help her to forget about the constant pain that had gripped her body from a young age. Keeping busy was her therapy to the happiness she enjoyed for so many years with friends and family. Vigil Rites (prayers) will be said at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, #1 Dunmore Road SE, on Wednesday, January 15th, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. with Reverend Dr. Shane P. Andrus officiating. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated in HOLY FAMILY PARISH, 1451 Strachan Road SE, on Thursday, January 16th, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. with Father Philip Le, celebrant. Memorial gifts in Norma’s memory may be made to the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of Canada, 3100 – 246 Stewart Green SW, Calgary, Alberta, T3H 3C8. Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Norma Schlaht. Radio funeral announcement can be heard on Wednesday around 11:45 p.m. on 93.7 Praise FM. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL AND CREMATORIUM, “The Chapel in the Park”, locally owned and directed. Should you wish any additional information, please telephone (403)528-2599

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  1. Carol B. says:

    So sorry to hear of Norma’s passing. I knew her in the late 70’s, she had the honor of giving my daughter her first taste of ice cream and she made both my girls Raggedy Ann dolls. A wonderful soul is at peace now.

  2. Dawn says:

    Please accept our most heartfelt condolences. May God’s promise of everlasting life comfort you through this time (John 3:16).
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  3. Deborah says:

    Dearest Ferney,
    I am so sorry to hear of Norma’s passing. Much strength to you and hold tight to the memories..


  4. Don Eslinger says:

    Hi Ferney:
    I, just learned today, that Norma passed away. I am so sorry about your loss and I express my condolances to you. I hope that the words of comfort from many people and the memories that the two of you have shared will be forever in your heart. May God bless you during this sorrowful time.
    Take care.
    Don Eslinger

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