POOHKAY, NormaPosted: December 31st, 2020
1927 – 2020
Norma Jacqueline Poohkay, beloved wife of Peter Poohkay passed away peacefully at Good Samaritan West Highland on Sunday December 27, 2020 at the age of 93.
Norma was born in Coronation Hospital on December 5,1927 to proud parents Jack and Greta Hallett. She attended school in Fleet and Castor, AB. After graduating she completed Nursing school at the Royal Alexandra Hospital. Norma then went on to work at the University Hospital of Edmonton as an operating room nurse. She later completed her Bachelors Degree in Nursing and became The Director of Nursing at Grandview Auxiliary in Edmonton.
On January 18, 1968 she married Peter Poohkay. In the late 70’s they moved to Westbank, BC where they purchased their dream home. She then became the Managing Director of Stillwater’s Nursing Home and worked there until she retired.
Norma and Peter loved to travel the world. One of her favourite trips was across Canada for 2 months, camping along the way. Another one of her favourite places was Hawaii. There was always an educational slide show upon her return from their travels. Norma was also an avid reader as evident by her vast library.
In 2002 her and Peter moved to Airdrie Alberta to be closer to family. There they attended and became members of the Balzac United Church. Norma was a breast cancer survivor. She stayed active by exercising faithfully at Curves where she was the oldest one of the group.
Besides her loving husband Peter Poohkay, Norma is survived by her four sons Greg (Donna) Williams, of Edmonton, Morgan (Mary Lee) Williams, of Blairmore, Rusty Williams, of Edmonton, Wesley (Rhonda) Williams, of Beaumont. Norma was very proud of her eight grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother Robert Hallett of Cremona and her sister Helen Erickson of Crossfield. As well as numerous nieces, nephews and their families.
Norma was predeceased by her parents Greta and Jack Hallett; sisters Margaret Curcio, Mary Biggs; brother Gilbert Hallett and her granddaughter Tracy Williams.
Flowers are gratefully declined. Those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the charity of their choice.
A private family service will take place at a later date.
Cremation has been entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.
Visit www.mbfunerals.com to send a condolence.