January 24, 1926 – June 14, 2015
It is with sad hearts that we announce the passing of our mother, Nora, on June 14, 2015 at the Cowichan District Hospital with her family by her side. SELZLER, Eleanor (Nora)
Lewis Sperry (Arnott) was born January 24, 1926 in
Rosalind, Alberta to parents Bessie & Titus Arnott. She
was predeceased by her parents and sisters Betty
Bierwith and Marion Collins of Calgary.
She received her public schooling in Calgary and obtained her nursing diploma from the University of Alberta, Edmonton, in 1948.
Life’s journey took her to Whitehorse, Victoria, Duncan, Gold
River, Campbell River, Courtenay, back to Victoria and finally
returning to Duncan. During her 32 years in Gold River, Nora saw her three daughters graduate from school; three children get married (two in Gold River), was active with St. Peter & St Paul’s Ecumenical church, Lioness Club, and owned and operated Gold River Builder’s Supplies Ltd until her retirement in 1989.
While in Duncan since 2012, Mom was a member of a senior’s choir and was an executive in the Catholic Women’s League of St. Edwards church.
Her cremated remains will be taken to Calgary to be interred
with her sister Marion in their mother’s burial plot.
Nora is survived by her children Brian (Marlene), Kamloops;
Janet Norman, Duncan; Karen Cooling (Wally), Saltair; Donna
vanAkker (Zig) Victoria; her grandchildren Tracey (Victor);
Vincent; Lindsay (Nick), Eileen (Nick); Pamela; Ashley
(Darcy); Alysha; and great grandchildren Celeste, Riley & Eric.
A funeral mass will be held July 11, 2015 at 11 am at St.
Edwards Catholic Church, Duncan, BC.
We are grateful for the tender care Mom received from the
nurses and doctors of the CDH, especially Dr. Elliott.
In lieu of flowers, we ask that you make a donation to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or to any charity of your choice.