It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden & unexpected passing of our very dear wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt cousin & friend on September 11, 2013.

Noreen was predeceased by her daughter Cathy and parents John & Lois Blower.

Noreen was the love of her husband Ron’s life, and will forever be remembered and missed by Ron, daughters Christine (David) Kohlen, Valerie (O’Reilly), son Rob (Debra), son-in-law David (Barbara) Stratmoen, as well as her 9 treasured grandchildren and her first great-grandchild Amelia.

Noreen was born in May of 1932 in Port Alberni with her 5 wonderful siblings and numerous wonderful cousins and had many wonderful memories growing up there.

In 1951 she married Ron, raised their 4 children in Port Coquitlam and worked many years at Valleyview Hospital.

She and Ron worked for years building their dream home on Denman Island and have lived there since 1981.

Noreen was such a vibrant and independent woman. She was the absolute light of our lives – the heart of our homes and a dear friend to all she met. We will forever miss her infectious laugh and her positive spirit.

There will be a Celebration of Life at a later date.

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