Nora Jean Cirotto

June 16th, 2022

It is with deep sadness and profound love, that the family of Nora Jean Cirotto (Haywood) announce her peaceful passing Thursday, June 16, 2022 at the age of 89, in Trail, BC surrounded by her loved ones.

Nora was born in Trail and loved living in the Kootenays.  She met her husband-to-be Val when she was just 6 years old and they were married in 1953 when Nora was 21.  They soon welcomed two lovely children into the world.  Nora was involved in local sports clubs, coaching Jr. girls softball and acting as secretary of the boxing club. Nora was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother.  She loved hunting, fishing, her garden, and her dogs Nina and Cheeky.  Nora passed only a few days shy of her 90th birthday.

Nora is finally reunited with her husband Val who passed away in August of 2020. Nora missed him every day. They are now together forever in peace. 

Nora is survived by her daughter Doreen Mckinnon (Don), son Gary Cirotto (Barbara), grandchildren Valdon (Jerome), Kris (Sarah), Mia (Ruedi), Nori (Aron), great-grandson Everett, sister-in-law Brenda, and many nieces and nephews.  Nora was predeceased by her mother Gladys, father Joseph, siblings Doreen, Richard and Joe, and husband Val.

The family would like to thank her doctors and pharmacy technicians, the paramedics and firefighters who attended when she needed it, and the staff at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital.  Your kindness meant a great deal to Nora and to all of us. 

At the request of Nora, no service will be held.  Al Grywacheski of Alternatives Funeral & Cremation Services™ has been entrusted with arrangements.

You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence.



So very sorry for the loss of your mom and we are thinking of you all at this sad time. We have many fond memories of both of your parents. May the love of family and friends be a source of comfort to you all.

Doreen and families: My deepest condolences in the passing of Nora. Always a nice lady! Remember her and her good friend Lorraine Macpherson as being girl guide leaders. I have a photo of a few young guiders, Doreen incl. May your memories of good times bring you together .

Doreen, Don and family Extending our sympathy to you all. Please know you are in our thoughts. Maurene & Russ

Doreen & family. I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your mom. Please know that you are in my prayers at this difficult time. Take care.

Doreen and Family We were so sorry to hear about your mom. May all your special memories bring you comfort. Cliff & Gina Tyson

Doreen and family I was so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. She always had a beautiful smile on her face. You are in my thoughts and prayers and may all your special memories help you through this difficult time.

I am so sad to hear of your Mum's passing, Doreen. She was a lovely lady with a wonderful smile. I'm glad you had her in your life for so long. Remember her with a smile! Condolences to you and your family. Take care.

So sorry to hear of Nora’s passing. Such a great lady, Reno and I always saw them at the mall, and of course Val and Reno would always talk and Nora and I would also. So sorry for you all. May she Rest In Peace, Loretta Zanier

Mary and I express our sincere condolences to all the Cirotto’s for the loss of your dear mother, grandmother. It was awesome that you were there to hold her as she passed no better feeling being with them till the end. Randy & Mary

Dear Doreen and family, so very sorry to hear about Nora. She was such a sweetheart. Our family had known Val and Nora for such a long time. Roy and I were always glad to see them when they were at the mall having coffee. I will always remember her for her smile and laugh and she was so proud of her flowers in her garden and her children. May she Rest In Peace now with Val. I am sure you will have many fond memories to cherish.

We are so sorry to hear about your Mom, Doreen. When I went to church we always sat together. She was a lovely lady. I'm sure her heart was broken when your Dad passed away in 2020. He was also a wonderful guy.... we may be sure they are together now. Thinking of you and your family. Butch & Susan Palmer

My sincere condolences to Doreen and Gary and family Nora and I been friends for many many years all the visit back and forth also our camping trips Kettle Falls and her delicious spaghetti we were also girl guide leaders coached girls softball our favourite pass time going to Bingo we shared a lot of good laughs I will always remember our friendship will miss her

Dearest family...condolences on the loss of Nora. Many fond memories of our Topping Street days, camping at Kettle Falls and fishing up the "Pondy"! Nora and Val had the best cherries on the street. We hope all your memories help ease the pain and sorrow of your loss. Hugs to all...Pat and Tom

Please accept my sincerest condolences on Nora’s passing. Such a beautiful lady who cherished and expressed pride in her children and grandchildren. She so loved Val. I will always remember Nora for her lovely smile and the warmth she extended to me when we used to work out together in the early mornings. May your memories of times shared together bring you support and comfort at this difficult time.

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