Story of My Mom In My Own Words: Vivienne Judith Norman (Judy)
By Gae Henry
September 7 1932 to August 1 2017
Born in South Hampton England and raised by Blanche Ada and Robert Mills.
In England Mom used to be a hair dresser and a very qualified Dance Instructor of Ballroom dance and was a special guest on the Don Messer's Jubilee TV show and had won several Gold Competitions.
Met dad as a Navy Officer during World War 2. In 1959 gave birth to me Gae Alison Norman in Dunfermline Fife, Scotland. They moved back to South Hampton and then came across on the Empress of Britain to Canada. We lived in several destinations across Canada. Then we settled for 12 years in Vernon B.C. Where my brother Ross Sheldon Norman was born.
Mom loved skiing Silver Star Mountain and riding her horse Georgy Girl. Viviene was a dedicated mom to my brother and I. She enjoyed her part time work at the local Art Gallery.
In 1978 Mom ventured out to Vancouver Island British Columbia by herself. The first place she rented was on beautiful Dallas Road and resided there in the same building for 40 years in James Bay. Throughout her time there Mom volunteered with some of the local societys. In the time Mom lived in James Bay she worked at Queen Victoria hair salon as a hair dresser. A daily walk along Ogden Point and especially (her passion) of sun-tanning down at the beach. Her favorite was swimming in her pool with her two grandsons Dustin and Nicholas Henry making WONDERFUL MEMORIES!
Mom was a passionate photographer and gardener and loved to document events , flowers and her cats. One of her other memories was selling her little Blue Comet car and taking off to Hawaii for a vacation of a life time.
My brother moved to Sooke, where he met his wife to be, Amber, which brought us all closer together again and gave my Mom another lovely Grandson named Ryder Norman and three years ago a beautiful little great Grand-daughter Kayden Marie.
With her passions in life as a dancer, snow skiing, sun worshipper, horse riding gardener and photographer - she has wonderful memories to take with her on her new journey.
Mom made some amazing close friendships over the years she lived in James Bay.
You will be dearly missed, Love you forever.