Norrena, Louise #852 *

Honoured by James Norrena

Louise Genevieve Norrena (August 18 1952 to September 29 2011)

Louise was a sweet and caring soul who looked for happiness in every moment of her life, even while dealing with cancer these past seven years.  Pre-deceased by her parents Mauno (Ed) Norrena and Toni (nee Antoinette Colbourne), Louise is survived by her beloved son Justin of Alberta, her five brothers and their families:  Ed (Maura) of Ottawa, Karl (Chris) of Alberta, Larry (Dorothy) of Orillia, James (Sandra) of North Bay and Dan (Joanne) of Barrie.  Louise is also survived by extended family and friends everywhere; there are too many to list by name, but all played an important role in her life and were cherished by her.  Louise radiated joy and warmth; she will live forever in the loving memories of all who knew her.  Louise has appreciated the care provided to her by family physician Dr. Graham, primary oncologist Dr. Cano (and radiation oncologist Dr. Pritchard) at the North Eastern Regional Cancer Centre and their nursing teams in Sudbury and in North Bay, the hard-working medical staff at the North Bay Regional Health Centre (particularly in the chemo unit and ER), Zeller’s Pharmacy, CCAC / VON at home and, for the last few days of her life, Dr. Rivet and the dedicated team of nurses in the Palliative Care wing of the North Bay Regional Hospital.  According to her wishes, Louise will be cremated with no visitation or funeral. Close family and friends are invited to gather for a celebration of Louise’s life at the Moon Cafe (318 Main Street in her hometown of Mattawa) from 2-4 on Tuesday, October 4, 2011.