October 31, 1934 – May 13, 2018
It is with immense sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our mom and grandma, Noreen Bishop at the Claresholm General Hospital on May 13, 2018 at the age of 83.
Noreen leaves behind her son David (Mary) Bishop of Barons, Alberta, daughter Karin (Butch) Glimsdale of Claresholm, Alberta as well as grandsons Brady (Kaitlin) and Robby Glimsdale, Clinton and Erek (Kirsty) Bishop. She is also survived by sisters Betty (Floyd) Bold and Beverly (Wilf) Gatin of Manitoba and many close nieces and nephews.
Noreen was predeceased by her loving husband George, an infant son Gerald, and her parents Fred and Esther Wicks.
Noreen was born October 31, 1934 in Neepawa, Manitoba. She was educated in a country school and finished her high school education in Neepawa. She worked for the Provincial Welfare Department in Winnipeg and Portage la Prairie, before moving to Calgary in 1953. There she worked for Hook Signs, Myers Oilweek & Daily Newspaper, and the Colonel Belcher Hospital. Noreen & George were married October 10, 1958 in Calgary, moving to Claresholm in 1959. She first worked at the Bank of Commerce and later at the Fish & Wildlife Department before joining her husband in the operation of Bishop Service Ltd. until both retired in 1998.
Noreen was an active member and volunteer in many community organizations through the years. She was very interested in family genealogy and spent hours doing histories of the curling and golf clubs in the Town of Claresholm.
Family was the most important thing in Noreen’s life, and she was very proud of her children and grandchildren. Noreen will be deeply missed by her family and many friends.
A Celebration of Noreen’s Life will be held at 2:00 PM on Thursday, June 14, 2018 at Willow Creek Funeral Home (4079-1st Street West, Claresholm) with Pastor Donna Alm officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Claresholm and District Health Foundation, Box 2638, Claresholm, Alberta T0L 0T0.
Arrangements entrusted to Willow Creek Funeral Home, Claresholm. Tel: 403-625-3212. Condolences may be forwarded to the family at www.willowcreekfuneralhome.com