Norma Branes

Obituary of Norma Ruth Branes

Norma Ruth Branes

(January 2, 1929 - May 13, 2021)


Norma Ruth Branes of Camrose, Alberta, passed away on Thursday, May 13, 2021 at the age of 92 years.


Norma was born January 2, 1929 to parents Justin and Edna Branes at their home in Cereal, Alberta. Norma was baptized January 13, 1929 at home. Her first car ride was to a Ladies Aid meeting, she was six years old. The family soon moved to Donalda area where Norma was confirmed in 1943 at Bethany Church at Ferry Point.

In 1946 and 1947, Norma attended Camrose Lutheran College in Camrose. After her schooling, Norma worked at J. Lawrence & Co. selling dresses. In 1954 she decided to work at a bank and spent thirty-eight years at the Bank of Montreal, retiring in 1992. Norma passed away on May 13, 2021 at Killam Continuing Care Centre.


Norma was predeceased by her parents; brother Chester Branes; sister-in-law Ingrid and cousins. She is survived by several cousins; her caregiver Dan Wold; as well as, her long time friend Mary Broen.


A private family service was held. The Funeral Service was live-streamed at 2:00 pm, Thursday, May 20, 2021, on the Messiah Lutheran Church website and a recording is available on the Messiah Lutheran Church website.

If family and friends so desire, memorial contributions in Norma's memory may be made to Messiah Lutheran Church, or to the charity of one's choice.

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