Norma Joan Elson

March 22nd, 2021

It is with great sadness we announce the peaceful passing of our beloved mother Norma Joan Elson at the age of 78 years on March 22, 2021 in Burnaby General Hospital

Norma leaves behind her children Debbie,  Cathy and Dave ( Shannon ),  grandsons Jake ( Denelle ),  Derek ( Tatiana ) granddaughters Savannah and Sienna, and great grandchild Luna.

Norma has two siblings,  William ( Bill ) Bell the eldest who peacefully passed mere days before Norma,  a surviving younger sister Lorraine ( Lori ) Hearst and sister in law Diane Bell.  As well, nieces Lea-Ann Arnold ( Richard )and Jackie Bell ( Rob ),  nephews Steven ( Sonia ) Bell and Jon Bell,  and their respective families.

Norma was born in Winnipeg Manitoba in May 1942 to Sarah and Norman Bell.  The family moved to British Columbia in the early years.   She enjoyed gymnastics and dance at a young age and had various vocations thru her teens.  The most talked about was the Dairy Queen at Madison and Hastings when that opened in approximately 1958. 

Norma met David Peter Elson in her late teens.  They married and started their family right away.  After parting ways but remaining friends Norma started her own path by doing daycare in the family home for many other families while staying home to raise her children.  Children and music always made her happy.  Mom found her way into the church in later years which brought her peace along with reading and personal writing.

Norma will be missed by her many good friends,  two she has known since elementary school Gail Harvey and Donna Hildebrandt.  Thank you for always being there.

We would like to generously thank those at Burnaby General who attended to mom during her time(s) in the hospital when we could not be there with her.  Your kindness is appreciated.

There will be a Celebration of Life when we can all gather safely, for those that wish to attend.

You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence for the family.


Please accept my and the girls Samara and Brielle's deepest sympathies and condolences. Norma was well loved by so many of us. The girls always asked about her, and never forgot the time they spent with her. She will be missed by all of us.

SO SO SO SORRY. I have very fond memories of time with you guys and your Mom as a little girl. My heart bleeds for everyone. She is not here to make more memories but she will always live in your hearts - strong and healthy ♥️♥️♥️‼️‼️

My sincere condolences to Debbie, Cathy and David. Your Mom and I were life long friends. I will miss her telephone calls, she was so much better at calling me, than I was calling her! I have a million memories, and will keep them close to my heart. She will be truly missed Sending all of you Love and Hugs!

Dear Cathy, am so sorry for your lost. The years looking after your Mom I know were interesting at times difficult and more often than not a source of joy and knowledge. May the Good Lord continue to help you and direct you in His wisdom and that you may keep the Peace of our Lord and that your Mom may guide you. Bryan and Victory as well as twins offer you their condolences. Condolences to whole family may God guide them and keep them in His Peace. I have to say that Norma will be greatly missed.

I am giving my condolences to Cathy, Debbie and Dave and all the grandchildren. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

I would like to give my condolences to Cathy, Debbie and Dave and all the grandchildren. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

My heartfelt condolences to Debbie, Cathy, Dave, and family. I have many cherished memories of your mother, along with the spooky stories she loved to tell us. May she rest in peace and may you all find comfort with how much ed she love you all

Our heartfelt condolences to all Norma’s family. Norma was a special person and a great friend. She will be sorely missed but always remembered! Love Mary, Brian and family

I’m so sorry to hear, my condolences to Debbie , Cathy and all the family, so many great memories of conversations we had in the kitchen at Normas ( Mrs.Elson house. Sending all my love

Deepest condolences to all of the family. I will miss your mom dearly.

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