Norma Edith Gomerich

March 3, 1939 – February 21, 2021
Norma Edith Gomerich (nee Peffers) passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 21, 2021 (81 years old) in Palliative Care at Dufferin Place. She is survived by her husband, John, her daughters Darlene Pierce (Bryan), Diane Brandback (Dale), her grandchildren, Jordan Brandback (Toni), Deven Carroll (Scott), Tyler and Emma Pierce, Great-Grandchildren, Kaylie, Weston, Blake and Beau.
She is also survived by her brother David (Diane) and her beloved sister, Darlene Seifert (Stu), her unforgettable cousins along with her adored nieces and nephews and her best friend from childhood, Helen Milne.
Mom was born and raised in Nanaimo, grew up in Harewood and was proud to be a “coal miner’s daughter”. She was trained at VGH nursing school and worked in the old hospital in Nanaimo and as an E.R. nurse, Supervisor and Diabetes Educator at NRGH. She was a devout Presbyterian and enjoyed volunteering at the community lunches.
We will miss her dry sense of humor, advice and “take the bull by the horns” attitude.
Our family would like to extend our thanks to Kyla Thompson, NRGH, Dr. Dodo, Dr. Fletcher, Pastor Jeremy (St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church) and all of the angels who work and volunteer at Dufferin Place.
In Lieu of flowers, donations to Dufferin Place would be greatly appreciated. A service for mom will be held at a later date.


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