Norma Solveig McDonald (nee Ungstad)

Norma Solveig McDonald (nee Ungstad)

Norma Solveig and her twin brother, Peter Norman, were born, in Glasgow, Montana, on February 25, 1923 and she passed away, following surgery on a broken hip, January 29, 2010 at the Red Deer Regional Hospital. Her family lived south of Foremost until moving NW of Ponoka in 1926. After the death of her mother, Norma stayed at home and raised her 3 brothers and 2 sisters. Later she worked at Eaton’s in Edmonton where she met her future husband. She married, Donald McDonald, (deceased 1990) on August 30, 1958. They first lived in Edmonton, then Calgary, until Don’s retirement in 1978. While inCalgary, Solveig modelled for the Calgary College of Art. After her husband’s death Norma moved to Ponoka, first to the Legion Arms in and then in 2004 to the Rimoka Lodge. The staff at Rimoka were very special to her and she always thought they did a good job. She enjoyed living at Rimoka, and loved the activities, church services, and the music, especially when Fred Hiebert played. Norma was a unique character who enjoyed life – laughing, having a good time, birthday celebrations, and picking raspberries and saskatoons. She is survived by her beloved brother Roald (Dorothy) Ungstad of Ponoka and her sister Magdalene Ungstad of Edmonton; her sister-in-laws Crystal (Byrnes) Fleuty, Natalie Ungstad and Vera Gartley; brother-in-law Scott Reed; 24 nieces and nephews and 50 grand nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents Mathilda & Peter Ungstad; brothers Peter, Rolf, Erland, and Wally; her sisters Synove, Thora, Valborg, Anna and Margaret. Funeral Services will be held at Ponoka Funeral Home at 1:00 p.m. on Friday February 5, 2010 with the Internment service at Forest Home Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Ponoka FCSS, World Accord or to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Arrangements Entrusted To Ponoka Funeral Home

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