Obituary of Norma Hrischuk
June 24, 1942 - Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan
March 7, 2023 - Calgary, Alberta
It is with great sadness that the family of Norma Hrischuk (nee Collins) announces her peaceful passing on Tuesday, March 7, 2023, at the age of 80 years, with her son Curtis Hrischuk, daughter Laurie Besenski, and son-in-law Murray Besenski by her side, in Calgary, AB.
Norma was born and raised in Meadow Lake, SK, she worked at the Hub Cafe at age 13. She met Eldon Hrischuk in 1960, and married him on November 3, 1961. Together, they moved to Saskatoon in 1962, and Norma lived there until she moved to Calgary, to be with her daughter and family.
Norma was a lifelong learner who continued her adult education: graduating Grade 12 in 1978, which was followed by Saskatoon Business College in 1979. She worked at CIT Office Interiors as a receptionist. Norma took Cosmetology training at Kelsey Institute where she graduated in 1984. She ended her career at Tri Line Freight Systems working alongside her husband for eleven years.
Norma will forever be remembered in the hearts of her loving family, her son Curtis (Karen), daughter Laurie (Murray) Besenski, grandchildren, Bethany Love, Amanda Fowler, Logan Hrischuk, Graham Besenski, and Sarah Besenski; and great-grandchildren, Trenton Fowler, Huxley Fowler, and Charlotte Love. Norma was predeceased by her husband Eldon Hrischuk, son Kevin Randall Hrischuk, and great-granddaughter Amelia Fowler.
Norma’s first priority was always her family, and she was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and sister. She enjoyed spending time with her extended and immediate family, celebrating holidays and opportunities to spend time together. She had a kind and generous nature that was evident in everyday life. Her acts of kindness and good deeds left an impression on many people’s hearts. She joined the Fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous in 1974, she sponsored and supported many people in achieving sobriety. Norma was a very forgiving person and was always ready to make amends when necessary. She taught her kids that hard-work and knowledge were important, but that relationships were most important, especially with family. She believed that the smallest, good deed was better than the greatest intention.
She enjoyed reading and was grateful to have had many opportunities to travel.
We remember the many moments that we shared, and we will treasure them always. Words cannot express how much we will miss her.
A Celebration of Life and Memorial Service for Norma Hrischuk will be held on Saturday, July 22, 2023 at 1:00 p.m. It will be held at Hillcrest Funeral Home & Cemetery (210 Wess Road, Saskatoon, SK). Please let Laurie Besenski know if you are attending so that she may plan for the correct number of people. Please use Facebook messenger to let her know if you will be attending. This information is required by July 10th.
My Mom wanted this to be a Celebration of her life with the people she loved most. This was her specific request. If you would like to speak at this service please let me know. Condolences, memories, and photos may be shared and viewed here.
In living memory of Norma Hrischuk, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Crowfoot, 82 Crowfoot Circle NW, Calgary, AB T3G 2T3, Telephone: 403-241-0044.