Norna Elizabeth Horner

January 13, 2022
Norna Horner died January 13, 2022, in the home she shared with her partner of 60 years, Marion Poggemiller.
Born in Nelson, B.C., she moved with her family to Osoyoos, where she spent the rest of her school years. She helped her father in his clothing store, weekends and in the summer.
Norna was a talented athlete, excelling in swimming, tennis, badminton and golf. She organized sporting events in the many schools she attended and taught. She motivated students with her skills, a sense of fair play and inclusiveness. Norna was a gifted teacher and counselor. Years after she retired, former students would thank her for the help she gave them.
Her most passionate joys were keeping up with the stock market and investing; and gardening. Her garden was a thing of beauty.
She was extremely generous, lending support to arts organizations, her political associations, charities, many, many family and friends and those that worked with and for her. In her North Vancouver home, she loved the multitude of birds and animals that visit daily.
She met her life partner, Marion, in Kamloops where they both taught. Together they travelled extensively, shared the love of meeting new people, (some of whom became lifelong friends) and expanding their knowledge of the world. They enjoyed music, theatre, and opera; shared a passion for reading, were rich in friends and family and especially devoted to each other.
Norna is survived by her brother Bill and nieces and nephews; Jimmy, Susan and Gordon Horner; Janet, Dave, Terry and Kathrin Lake, and her partner, Marion Poggemiller.
Norna will be sorely missed by all who knew her.

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