Pearl Elizabeth (nee Foulds) Norrie

Pearl was born in Fielding, Saskatchewan in 1909.

She was the 10th of 12 children born to Alexander and Sarah Elizabeth (Swain) Foulds.

It is with sorrow that we announce her passing on July 23rd after a short illness.

Grammy celebrated her 96th birthday in May surrounded by family and friends, including three of her six great-great-grandchildren.

Grammy was predeceased by a son, Gerald Edward Kellett and her husband , Alexander Flemming Norrie (1990).

She is survived by a sister (Vi Foulds of Vancouver), brother (Nels Foulds of Abbotsford), daughter Irene (Fred) Stewart, son Lorence Norrie, daughter -n-law Kay Chimko, 6 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and 6 great-great-grandchildren and a 7th great-great-grandchild was born on July 25th, 2005.

Grammy is a long-time resident of White Rock and for many years she owned and operated the Totem Corner restaurant on the beach at Marine Drive.

Through Grammy, her family has descended from many interesting characters. She was the great-great-granddaughter of Peter Fidler, Chief Surveyor of Hudson Bay Company, Canadian explorer and map maker, Thomas Swain, her favorite grandfather lived to 105 years and was the ‘message bearer’ between General Middletom and Poundmaker during the North West Rebellion of 1885.

Grammy’s great love was cooking. At an age when most people would retire, Grammy worked as a chef for the movie industry and also on a ship that cruised between Vancouver and Stewart, Alaska.

She will be missed.

A private serivce will be held for the immediate family.

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