Norma Alvidia Ness (nee Torgunrud) late of Weyburn, passed away Sunday, July 22, 2012 at the age of 86 years. Norma was predeceased by her husband, Julian; her parents, Melvin and Hellen Torgunrud; step-father, Ray Steiro; twin sister, Nina; father and mother-in-law, Albert and Ida Ness; sisters-in-law, Evelyn Torgunrud, Evelyn Larson, and May Stovra; brothers-in-law, Mervin Freeman, Leroy Walkom, Arne Stovra and Clifford Larson; step-sisters, Alfrida Scott, and Selma Woods; and step-brother, Harold Steiro. Norma will be lovingly remembered and forever missed by her children, Garry (Norma) Ness, Gloria (Ron) Bohn, Mavis (Andy) O’Donnell, Mervin (Valerie) Ness and Adele (Allan) Terrett; 10 grandchildren, Mark (Jannecke) Friesen, Jason (Jaclyne) Bohn, Shawn (Amanda) O’Donnell, Troy (Pam) Bohn, Amanda (Jay) Joseph, Rebecca (Luke) Guest, Michelle (Blair) Knox, Christopher (Melissa) Terrett, Dayna (Cody) Peterson and Stephen (Tessa) Terrett; 17 great grandchildren, Savannah, Brett and Scott Friesen, Karsen and Emma Szczecinski, Jaydn, Jonah and Jed Bohn, Caydence and Paige Bohn, Kenadi, Tucker and Chesnee O’Donnell, Cooper Peterson and Hannah, Hayden and Hadlee Terrett; brother, Merlin Torgunrud; sisters, Janice Walkom and Jean Freeman; step-sisters, Dagny Marshall and Helen Steiro; step-brothers, Ralph, Carl, and Raymond Steiro; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Norma and her twin sister were born at Maxim on March 31, 1926. They were placed in a shoe box and set on the oven door for warmth. They were both baptized at home on May 8, 1926. Her twin sister passed away at the age of 6 months. A brother and two sisters followed to complete the family. She was educated at Apollo School and attended church at Immanuel Lutheran, Maxim. Norma was confirmed there on June 29, 1941. Her daddy passed away in 1950. Her mom married Ray Steiro, a widower with children of his own, and they became a blended family of 14. Norma worked for farm families around Midale, Beaubier and Lake Alma and said she enjoyed working for them all as everyone treated her so well. Norma married Julian Ness on October 9, 1946. They built a two room house and barn on the farm and began their life together. They were blessed with two sons and three daughters. In 1960 they moved into Tribune. She worked at the local Red and White store for several owners as well as the Café and Post Office. She was active in the Community Club, Home and School, Boy Scouts and the local SS Branch of Legion Ladies Auxillary. After Julian`s sudden passing in July of 1979, Norma moved to Weyburn in October of the same year. She transferred her membership to Zion Lutheran Church on March 31, 1985, her 59th birthday. She lived at Legion Towers for many years and then moved to Crocus Villa and to Tatagwa House 4, where she remained until her passing. She loved having her brother Merlin living at Legion Towers and later at Tatagwa where they could see each other several times a day. Norma loved to visit with family and friends, go dancing, play cards, work on jigsaw puzzles and wait for the curling season to begin on TV. She enjoyed babysitting her grandchildren and shared in each of her children’s joy as they became grandparents themselves and a new great grandchild was born. Her family will miss her always, but are happy she is once again reunited with her husband and resting peacefully. A Memorial Service was held Friday, July 27 at 1:00 pm from Zion Lutheran Church, Weyburn with Marj McLeod, CLA officiating. Donations in memory of Norma may be made to the Weyburn & District Hospital Foundation, Box 1416 Weyburn City Hall, Weyburn, Saskatchewan S4H 3J9. Condolences may be left at: www.fletcherfuneralchapel.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd., Weyburn, (306) 842-5432.