Mom at Southland park
Nora Tuckey
  • 66 years old
  • Date of birth: Aug 6, 1945
  • Place of birth:
    Penticton, British Columbia, Canada
  • Date of passing: Oct 22, 2011
  • Place of passing:
    Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Those we love remain with us. For love itself lives on.

Nora C. Tuckey

August 6, 1945 - October 22, 2011.  Calgary, Alberta

With great sadness the family of Nora C. Tuckey say farewell to their beloved wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, niece and sister.  Nora passed away peacefully at home after a 22 month battle with ALS.  She was predeceased by her parents, Chuck Emery and Mary McCallum.  Nora (Boots) will be dearly missed by her husband Sid, daughters Cory and Shelley (Ron), step children Kim (Richard) and Garry, granddaughters Sarah, Breanne and Sydney, sisters Anne  (Pepper) and Dede, Aunt Nora, niece (Dianne) and many other nieces, nephews, cousins, neighbors and friends.  For most of her life, Nora lived in Calgary, Alberta with her husband, daughters, granddaughters and their beloved dogs, Woof, Misty, Teaka, Jimmy, Sage.  Nora always held her childhood home, the Okanogan valley, dear to her heart and visited often.  After graduating from South Okanogan High School in 1964, Nora moved to Calgary where she married Sid and started their family.  Nora always loved athletics, nature, music and animals.  Her love for animals and nature was ultimately expressed in her involvement with the Southland Natural Park Society.   She was President of the Society for many years and was able to inspire many local community residents to come together to fight for environmental/community causes.  Both Nora and Sid volunteered many hours and received multiple municipal awards for their efforts at Southland Park.  In 1994 they received the Calgary Mayor’s Award for Environmental Achievement and in 2001 Nora received the prestigious Calgary Mayor’s Award for Environmental Individual Achievement. 

We would like to thank the Alberta ALS Society for their assistance during Nora’s journey with ALS.  We would also like specially acknowledge Nora’s dedicated caregivers, Christine, Carla and Erin who made it possible to stay at home. 

A celebration of Nora’s love of life will be held on Thursday November 3rd at 2 pm at the McInnis and Holloway Fish Creek Chapel.  14441 Bannister Rd, SE, Calgary Alberta.  A short service followed by tea will take place.  The family wishes that donations be made to the Alberta ALS Society in lieu of flowers.


Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Jeanine Hamm on 22nd October 2016

"We really miss you Nora remember the good times.

Jeanine & Mel"

This tribute was added by Kim Cawsey on 22nd October 2016

"5 years eh??? The time seems to race past! It is wonderful to have a look again at the photos on this website and remember your lovely engaging smile. Thanks for the memories!"

This tribute was added by Shonna McLeod on 22nd October 2016

"You still live in my heart my dear friend.  Missing you now and always."

This tribute was added by Maryanne Pope on 8th August 2016

"Thinking of Nora this time of year...and always :)

This tribute was added by Jeanine Hamm on 6th August 2016

"Nora we will never forget the good times think of you often you are greatly missed until we meet up there. Love Jeannine and Mel"

This tribute was added by Kim Cawsey on 6th August 2016

"Thinking of YOU Nora on your birthday! Never to be forgotten!
All My Love Always & Forever,

This tribute was added by Maryanne Pope on 29th October 2015

"I think of Nora often...and know she'd get a smile out of my new dog, Sadie!"

This tribute was added by Jeanine Hamm on 25th October 2015

"Miss you and the time has passed the memory will be remembered
the great time camping when Shelly and Cory were little girls
just had my birthday on October 22/15 Love you Gal"

This tribute was added by Kim Cawsey on 22nd October 2015

"Thinking of you is so hard to believe that you have been gone for 4 special memories of you will live on with me forever!"

This tribute was added by Shonna McLeod on 22nd October 2015

"Thinking of you today and rembering our special friendship and shared secrets and happy times together.  I miss you so much my dear friend."

This tribute was added by Shonna McLeod on 6th August 2015

"Today I am remembering all the Birthday fun and giggles we shared for so many years.  Miss you always my dear friend."

This tribute was added by Kim Cawsey on 6th August 2015

"Thinking of YOU on your special day Nora! Richard & I both think about you often and find it hard to believe that you have been gone from us for nearly 4 entire years! You live on as a constant reminder to live our lives with gusto and enthusiasm...just as you lived every day of your life. It is wonderful to view all of your photos and bring you back into our world in a more real way by remembering just how much joy & positivity you spread throughout your way too short a life! Love you ALWAYS, Kimxxx"

This tribute was added by christine samonte on 6th August 2015

"Happy Birthday Nora! I will always be grateful for all the things you made me realized. Thank you for inspiring my life."

This tribute was added by Maryanne Pope on 22nd October 2014

"Another year has gone by. I was writing about Nora this week because I'm working on a book manuscript about my dogs, Soda and Sable. Nora is never far from my thoughts...she taught me - and gave me - so much :)"

This tribute was added by Shonna McLeod on 22nd October 2014

"The sun is shining brightly this morning - just the kind of day you would have loved.  You were my friend for so many years and we shared so many happy memories together and you never leave my thoughts.  I miss you and your wonderful giggle."

This tribute was added by Kim Cawsey on 22nd October 2014

"To my Dearest Stepmother : I cannot believe that another year has passed us by and that it has truly been 3 years since your passing! The days quickly disappear, but your memories are as vivid as ever! I am forever blessed to have had you in my life and all of us will miss you until we too say goodbye to this place we now call home! Very nice to remember you today & always...Al My Love, Kimxx"

This tribute was added by Maryanne Pope on 7th August 2014

"Been thinking of Nora a lot lately!! My dog, Soda, passed away in May and although I was heartbroken, I will always have fond memories - all thanks to Nora, who connected us more than 13 years ago :)"

This tribute was added by Kim Cawsey on 6th August 2014

"Today is Your Birthday! I have been thinking about you a LOT over the past while! I am ever grateful that I had you as such a strong influence in my life and I will miss you forever. Happy Birthday Dearest Nora!! Kimxoxo"

This tribute was added by Shonna McLeod on 6th August 2014

"Never a day goes by that thoughts of fun stories we shared over a cup of tea and the many giggles spent talking over serious or silly matters while walking our dogs in Southland Park.  I remember our day setting up the owl project and the four of us had so much fun together that day.  I hope you are roaming the clouds with your dogs -  happy and at peace finally."

This tribute was added by Kim Cawsey on 22nd October 2013

"Thinking of you Nora on this 2nd year anniversary! We miss you greatly and you will be with all of us in mind & spirit always & forever! Thank you for the impact you have had on my life! Kimxx"

This tribute was added by Maryanne Pope on 22nd October 2013

"I was just thinking of Nora the other day when I was reading through some of my notes - and came across some of her words of wisdom....just when I needed them most! I miss you, Nora :("

This tribute was added by Shonna McLeod on 22nd October 2013

"Two years have now passed since you left us to begin another journey.  I think of you every day and I miss you terribly my special friend."

This tribute was added by christine samonte on 7th August 2013

"Happy Birthday Nora...i miss everything about you. you will always be in my heart."

This tribute was added by Kim Cawsey on 6th August 2013

"Hi Nora...we are thinking of you and all of your loved ones today on your birthday and remembering your very special birthday party 2 years ago today! You are missed by all of us greatly and your memory will stand strong in our hearts always & forever!! Kim & Richard xoxo"

This tribute was added by Shonna McLeod on 6th August 2013

"We shared many birthdays together and I am remembering your special day with love and happy memories."

This tribute was added by Anne Austin on 19th November 2012

"I was very sad to hear that Nora passed away, especially because I only found out today.  I had the pleasure of volunteering for Nora at the off-leash park, Nora was full of energy,enthusiasm and dedication when it came to the park.  Nora was a very special lady and I am glad that I met her.  Rest in peace Nora (I bet you are at the rainbow bridge welcoming our furry friends)."

This tribute was added by christine samonte on 27th October 2012

"Miss you Nora. Thank you for the happy memories....."

This tribute was added by Maryanne Pope on 24th October 2012

"Thinking of Nora this week and always!
Maryanne Pope and Soda :)"

This tribute was added by Marilyn Berg on 23rd October 2012

"I think about you all the time miss Nora. I can't believe you've been in heaven a year already. I know life goes on but it goes on a little sadder without you."

This tribute was added by Laura S Johnson on 23rd October 2012

"I have been thinking of Boots (Nora) and can't believe its been a year.  I bet you're flying free now! I am thankful for the time we spent two months before you went."

This tribute was added by Barb Brough on 23rd October 2012

"It seems so long since you've been gone... not just a year....
I thought of you yesterday while in The Park.... and then a song that reminded me of you came up yesterday ....
It definitely was a melancholy day without you Nora....
I miss calling you 'My Friend'....."

This tribute was added by Shonna McLeod on 23rd October 2012

"One year has passed now and I look at our photos together and remember the happy times we spent together over the many years our friendship endeared.  I miss you so much and especially miss hearing your little giggle and our long discussions over a cup of tea.  You live forever in my heart dear freind."

This tribute was added by teresa armstrong on 22nd October 2012

"Thinking of our sweet Nora today, we miss her more and more every day and are thankful that we have Sid in our lives to be able to share those beautiful memories of such a special lady."

This tribute was added by linda scarlett on 14th December 2011

"i met Nora in Southland where she watched me with my new very timid rescue dog. She said I was a lot of my dog's problem because I was afraid of other dogs & tensed when they came near. She said my dog  fed into my fear. I later repeated this at an Animal Services meeting where she said she would never have said that. I assured her she had & that I'm forever grateful to her. Thanks, Nora"

This tribute was added by Cathy Lohlein-Spence on 19th November 2011

"Fond memories of Boots in school and growing up in Osoyoos.
Our sincere sympathy to the family.

Cathy-Lohlein -Spence  (Vernon,B. C. )
Fran-Lohlein-Prevost      (Vernon,B. C.)"

This tribute was added by Wendy Emery-Blomberg on 17th November 2011

"It's hard to realize that my very dear cousin Boots is no longer walking this earth--we can all feel her presence though and find comfort knowing she is with family and pets that were such a huge part of her life. I was blessed to have her in my life as my best friend since we were very small-- I can hear her wonderful laugh-still. My prayers to her much loved family !-God Bless!"

This tribute was added by Christel Muhs on 3rd November 2011

"Sid, Corry, Shelley & families.  My thoughts and prayers are with you today and in the future.  I will always cherish Nora's memory and what a blessing it was to have such a good friend - caring, compassionate, and inspirational."

This tribute was added by Darlene Kastner on 3rd November 2011

"Ron, Shelley, Sarah, Breanne and Syd,
Thoughts are with you today and in the difficult days ahead.  Cherish your memoreis and hold them close to help ease the pain.  I'm sorry we can't be with you today, however we will be travelling to Saskatoon.  May Nora rest in peace.
The Kastners"

This tribute was added by Wendy Kon on 2nd November 2011

"Nora was such an inspirational person, always worrying about others even when she was faced with such a devasting disease. She showed me such kindness and compassion, I will never forget her. She made the world a better place for both humans and dogs and will be greatly missed by both. Deepest condolences to Sid and family."

This tribute was added by Colleen Hillman on 1st November 2011

"I love your distinctive voice.  I can still hear it in my head when I think of you.  I love how you were always interested and genuinely concerned about Kevin and our boys. I love how you had such a  strong & beautiful bond with your dogs.  I can't go by Southland Park without thinking of you.  I know your are in heaven and that you have at least 3 dogs by your side!"

This tribute was added by Kim Cawsey on 1st November 2011

" taught me some of the greatest things I know...respect, compassion, kindness, thoughtfulness, dedication, determination, that silliness is a good trait and that laughter sometimes the best medicine. I will always hold your memories close to my heart and will love you always and forever. Kimxx"

This tribute was added by Maryanne Pope on 31st October 2011

"Nora was a wonderful friend and a great inspiration. Nora gave me to one of the greatest gifts I've received in my life: my dog, Soda. Nora had a feeling that Soda would be a good fit for me and my other dog, Sable...and she was right! I will miss Nora very much but am so grateful for having known her. I loved how she stood up for what she believed in and had the courage to speak out!"

This tribute was added by christine samonte on 31st October 2011

""To you Nora, you touched my life in so many ways. Thank you for the inspiration and for reminding me to appreciate the people i have in my life and the simple things I can do. I will never forget you and your family. I will miss your funny stories, smart comments about our fave tv shows, our midnight snacks(chocolates and licorice), & our feather hunting and outings at Fish Creek Park.:)"

This tribute was added by Julie Turner on 30th October 2011

"Paul and I extend our condolences to Sid and the rest of your family. We will always remember your mom's quite voice, her sense of humour and her love of nature and family – especially the four-legged, tailed family members! We feel blessed to have known Nora through our friendship with your grandpa, our beloved friend, Chuck Emery."

This tribute was added by Marilyn Berg on 30th October 2011

"Nora inspired me. She always made me laugh.I admired her dedication to the Southland Park and the society she created and maintained for so many years.We fought a lot with the city, we planted a lot of trees,we picked up dog poop for hours on end and she made it all seem fun.I'm so happy that I got to know you miss Nora.Rest in Peace"

This tribute was added by Gail Mosley on 29th October 2011

"Phil and I are sending our deepest sympathies to all of you.  There never was a better friend than Nora.  She was so very good to our family and we loved her dearly.  She was always interested in each of us and the happenings in our lives.  She handled her ALS with grace and dignity.  What a woman!!  With love, Gail and Phil Mosley, Amherst, Nova Scotia"

This tribute was added by Dot Ward on 29th October 2011

"Hi everybody  A vril was here and put me on to tribute for Nora and was lovely to see her on email always will remenber her with love,fromDorothy Herb and Family,and sorry we are so far away here in New Zealand,"

This tribute was added by Barb Brough on 29th October 2011

"Dear Nora, I can't believe you're actually gone.
I can still hear your strong voice with that ironic pitch when you spoke about something  devilishly good or devilishly bad. I will miss your sense of fun and zest for nature. And I will look for people at the dog park who look haunted since you said you would come back and haunt people who didn't pick up their dog poop:) Bye Nora:("

This tribute was added by Jeanine Hamm on 29th October 2011

"Rembering the Highwood Camp Site with Sandy Chassing Gopers we met you Nora,Sid .Coryand Shelly such a fun way to meet,later aways just a few steps to Maplecreek Drive alsways rembering each others Birhdays
miss you so much,many Beautiful memories  Jeanine & Mel"

This tribute was added by teresa armstrong on 29th October 2011

"There was never a moment since the first time I had the pleasure to meet Nora, that she did not take the time to share her heart with me whether I was going through the most difficult or joyous part of my life.  God truly gave us a special gift by sharing such an angel with us and my family sends special thoughts to her family in this sad time."

This tribute was added by Kelly Maygard on 28th October 2011

"Say hi to Bailey and tell her I look forward to being with her again and seeing you as well. Make sure you look for the white duck that poor blind Sid keeps talking about and if there is any other person or dog that we both know please say hi and tell them that I look forward to seeing them again. Say hi to God or the Gods and tell them I am looking forward to a visit. Peace be upon you."

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