Norma Ann Guertin

October 24, 1953 - June 13, 2004

10/24/1953 - 06/13/2004

Past Services

Visitation
Thursday June 17, 2004
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Virginia Beach
5792 Greenwich Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
800-934-4648 | Directions
Service
Thursday June 17, 2004
7:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Virginia Beach
5792 Greenwich Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
800-934-4648 | Directions
Additional Information:

A Memorial Service will be held Saturday June 26 at New Hope Christian Church in Swansea, Massachusetts.

Service
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Virginia Beach
5792 Greenwich Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
800-934-4648 | Directions
Additional Information:

A Memorial Service will be held Saturday June 26 at New Hope Christian Church in Swansea, Massachusetts.

Virginia Beach

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Teddy
7 years ago

A dear lady and friend, A GS salute to you Norma, we had a few laughs and shared a few stories. Be at peace and rest well. I will shed my tears at your passing. I will smile at your memory. With love as always,

yours, Teddy Gsolfot

Heather
7 years ago

Although I have not known Norma very long, by all accounts she was a wonderful person. She will be dearly missed by all of us “Sockees”.

In loving memory,

Heather

GSOLFOT

maggie token normal person GSOLFOT
7 years ago

Although I have spent quite a long while lurking from the group, due to some horrible things happening in RL, I did have Norma as a Christmas card swap partner, I will always hold dear to my heart the letter and little pressie she sent with it, a good sockee who will be greatly missed

Anji Riley
7 years ago

As fellow members of the GSOLFOT club, we were on the same wavelength, so it feels as if part of me has gone missing.

Norma made a miniature trunk for me in a swap, and was a delight to ‘chat’ to via email.

She will be missed, and my thoughts are with her family and friends at this sad time.

God Bless, Norma.

With my love, Anji and those pesky Gsolfot penguins.

Carrie Ann Marshall
7 years ago

Aunty Norma,

I was just thinking about you today. Not a week goes by where I don’t tell someone a story about you. Thinking of you always makes me smile. I miss you very much.

Love, Carrie Ann

Pat Wagner/TWEED/GSOLFOT
7 years ago

Dear Norma-AKA Keeper Of The Clothesline. I just heard the sad news of your passing.I can’t believe it. We at GSOLFOT are going to miss you so very much. Have you taught them all in Heaven how to do the furkel yet? Wonder if God would like to wear a green sock too. Norma, for your dear family – May the care of friends bring you comfort and loving memories heal your heart. Sharing in your sorrow with love & friendship.

Granny Rat GSOLFOT
7 years ago

Dearest Norma, you will surely be missed by all of us left behind. The insanity level of heaven has been now been raised, and your wonderful sense of humour is spilling down on us still. Good journey good Sockee Buddy.

Lou Geary
7 years ago

For Norma, I sure am going to miss you! Although we never met in person, as a member of the miniature group, GSOLFOT, we all felt like family. You were always an inspiration to us all, and you will continue to be forever. Lou!GSOLFOT

Goldie Williams..GSOLFOT
7 years ago

From a GSOLFOT friend..Norma will be missed as one who shared in our foolishness and our seriousness…

Nanny Joyce & Grandad David
7 years ago

Grandad David and I will always remember you are we see you in your picture, happy and full of life.

While you have the friendship of the Sockees you will never be forgotten.

Yvonne
7 years ago

Happy Birthday!!!! We all miss you.

Bruce Thomas
7 years ago

I am husband to Kathy Thomas, keeper of the secrets. I’m sorry that I didn’t know you. I see and feel the great void in Kathy with your passing. You could only have that effect by being close and a big part of her and that of GSOLFOT. You will be missed.

Bruce

Bobbi Marlow
7 years ago

I am so very sorry to hear of Norma’s passing. When I heard the news my heart sank. Norma was a great mini-maker and her love of the hobby showed!! I will treasure what I have from Norma that I received in swaps on Miniature Collector’s Club. My deepest sympathy and heartfelt condolences go out to all of Norma’s family and friends. May she rest in peace.

~Bobbi Marlow

Yvonne GSOLFOT
7 years ago

I have many precious memories of Norma including our time spent together in the vinery. I will treasure these memories in my heart. Sockees for ever Norma.

Lynn Noe - GSOLFOT
7 years ago

I know that many people will miss Norma – she was so much fun and a very good friend. Hugs to all her family.

Leonard Estrella
7 years ago

i love you auntie norma… you’ll make everyone in heaven happier and my heart goes out to david and i wish him the best!

ps

david please call me if you need anyone to talk to

lenny

Lisa Carreiro, GSOLFOT
7 years ago

I want to send my deepest condolences to the family. Norma was such a great person. She leaves a large hole in our Sockee family.

Lynne Connolly
7 years ago

I was so sorry to hear the news. Norma was a considerable asset to the GSOLFOT club, and a lovely lady.

I will miss her.

Val - GSOLFOT
7 years ago

I was so sorry to hear this – my heart goes out to all Norma’s friends and family. She will be greatly missed.

Luba Barnes
7 years ago

I was very sorry to hear of the passing Of Norma. I was involved in the swaps with Norma in The Miniature Collectors Club I have a number of items made by Norma that I have used in my scenes. They will be a nice reminder of a Mini Friend. My condolences to the Family of Norma. Luba

Fern Rouleau
7 years ago

I was very sorry to hear the sad news of Norma’s passing. She was a wonderful, sweet woman and will be sadly missed. My fondest memory of her is watching her run after the customers at the lunch counter in the train show to get their little blue cap liners for me to use as plates. What a giving person….I hope she gets to know my sweet daughter Jami up in Heaven….

Brian Warren
7 years ago

I’m one of the newer members of the Green Socks. I am so sorry to hear that Norma has passed away. We can’t see her now but I am sure she can see us. We share a sorrow for her passing but also a joy that she was here. What she shared with other people during her lifetime is in turn shared and passed on by them to others.

Brian Warren

Chipping Sodbury. 16 June 2004

Margaret Hutton
7 years ago

It is always sad to lose a friend, but the you will live forever in the hearts and minds of those who knew and loved you.

p.s. and be assured that your gsolfot friends will be looking after the clothes line for you.

hugs, Margaret of the Bears

Chief Librarian

GSOLFOT

Cher
7 years ago

Knowing Norma through the internet for a number of years, her words always had a smile behind them. I will miss them and the sweet woman who put them forth. GSOLFOT has lost a wonderful Sockee.

Giraffa
7 years ago

Miss you already, my heartfelt sympathies to family and friends.

Roz
7 years ago

My sincere condolences to Norma’s family and friends. I knew Norma through the Miniature Collectors Club and am very sad at the news of her passing. She will be missed by so many people.

Esther Westcott
7 years ago

My sympathies to Norma’s family and her many friends. She was a true and loyal Sockee and will be missed. Esther, GSOLFOT

Rosemary Helton
7 years ago

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I am the counselor at Lindenwood. She truly touched the hearts and lives of our students. She made a difference. As I told the classes, so many of the students remembered the many “healing” things she did for them from bandaids & meds, to knitted bands. Her favorite cure was ICE! We shared a lot of stories which I will always treasure.

Gwen - GSOLFOT
7 years ago

My thoughts are with you at this sad time.

Calli Thongedone GSOLFOT
7 years ago

Norma I will always remember you with a fondness,I will miss you terribly and my deepest thoughts are with your family .XXX

stay forever green

Ann Humphreys
7 years ago

Norma was a lovely lady with a great sense of humour. The GSOLFOT Club is going to miss her.

Ann Humphreys

GSOLFOT

Terri
7 years ago

Norma was a member of Miniature Collectors Club since nearly the beginning. I was lucky enough to have had the privilege of getting to know her a little and share in this wonderful hobby.

I know that Norma’s humor, kindness and willingness to lend a hand will be missed by all.

The miniature world and the real world will just not be the same without her. She was a lovely lady and will be sorely missed.

My deepest heartfelt condolences to her family and friends, my heart is with you.

Noni The Oz
7 years ago

Norma was a member of my club for a long time and a great fun person and an asset to us. She will be smiling to see the GSOLFOT are still thinking of her and signing her final guestbook, as she signed so many of our books when looking through the mini world. Don’t forget her humour, her laugh and her smile as they are going to carry on for many years in our hearts, with love and thoughts to her real family from all at her mad Sock family. Noni The Oz from the GSOLFOT club

Jacqui, Goddess of Chaos, GSOLFOT
7 years ago

Norma was a very special person in GSOLFOT and she will be sorely missed. There will always be a special place in our hearts for our “Keeper of the Clothesline” .

Diann Shull
7 years ago

Norma was a very talented miniturist. I will treasure her creations that I received in swaps on MCC.

She will be greatly missed by anyone who had the luck to have contact with her.

Diann

Kathy Thomas
7 years ago

Norma was our keeper of the clothesline – I spent today re-reading her postings and admiring her humor. She is sorely missed already by so many around the world. Dear Norma – may you always play in the castle – I will look for you in the halls. I will always treasure having shared this with you.

Beabe Thompson, GSOLFOT
7 years ago

Norma was so kind and sweet to me, so supportive in a time of trouble. As a sister sockee and fellow miniaturist, she was so wonderful, talented, and sharing. She was with us for too short of a time. God bless you, Norma, and your family.

Tina
7 years ago

Norma will be greatly missed by her many friends and “family” from GSOLFOT. She brought joy to our lives and will be remembered with love.

Tina

GSOLFOT

Procrastinating Keeper of Perpetual Peace

Karin Langeveld
7 years ago

Norma will be missed by everyone who knew her. She was a wonderful miniaturists, and above all an wonderful friend and ‘extended family member’ in GSOLFOT.

Karin GSOLFOT Wordsorter

David H. Brazelton
7 years ago

Norma will be sorely missed by her many friends in miniature land. Heaven is now enriched by her presence.

Dave, GSOLFOT

Linda Peterson/GSOLFOT
7 years ago

Norma will be very much missed by her friends in the GSOLFOT. My thoughts are with her family and friends.

Pat Estrella
7 years ago

Norma wrote this poem in 1994

I thought everyone would enjoy her words.

Norma’s Prayer

Take my body Lord to do what you propose

Take my emotional scars Lord and change them to spiritual praise

Lord, take my tears and turn then into country dancing

Take my hurt feet and turn them into prancing

Take my home Lord to show off your unending love

Take my gardens to spread your random kindness from above

Take my anger and turn it into creativity

Take my grief Lor and make int a brievity

Take my excess fat and give it to someone who needs it

Take my experiences and wisdom and pass it to those who will heed it

And my pain into gain again Lord

My incontinence, take it and make me dry

My swearing Lord take, Godly words my mouth should fly

My smoking take the joy of it Lord before my lungs have a fit

Take my Love Lord and make it not hurt but glow

and my friendships rooted like flowers grow

Take my broken heart Lord to hold ever in your habds

Take my trust Lord in marriage and love and pass it onto man

Take my faults and sturdy strength buid

take my handicaps Lord and make into possibilities filled

Take my sorrow and turn it into bliss and joy

Take my child, my son, Lord into spirtual manhood from immature boy

Take my family Lord and heal their hurt and sorrow unite them in your love for today and tommorrow

Take my deafness Lord and hearing you I’ll see

Take my signing hands learning, signing for thee, communicating in a silent world, if that your choice should be

Take care of my heavenly children Lord, I know they “the three” are blessed in your arms

And take my life Lord to do as you will in your heavenly palms

Take my ugliness Lord and set my beauty free

Take my nursing skills and comfort bring from suffering to flee

Take my hopes and dreams Lord, my failures and my successes a a human being and woman I accept and confess as

Lord take me all the good and the bad because you made me

I should rejoice and be glad

Amen

PS- Take my books and all my collections to use for cherisded moments of this world in your inspiring refections

Norma- 1-23-94

Take you Norma -we will always love and cherish you Your sister Pat

Dianne Collette
7 years ago

Norma you will be missed twice as much by me As a Sister sockee and as a Swaping Partner on MCC. I was sitting here looking at all the little minis you made. Norma My husband is there he been there 7 months now. His name is George so ask him to show you a round.

Dianne – Official Receptionist with Powers! A.B.C P.I A.S GSOLFOT

DENISE AVILA
7 years ago

Norma,

What the world has lost is heaven’s gain. You touched so many people with your love and generous spirit. You will live on in our hearts and our memories. I will see you in every bright rainbow, flower and colorful butterfly. I know this is not goodbye but so long for now. Till we meet again in heaven and don’t worry ,I will know you by your bright sparkly wings.

love,your sister

Denny

Pat Estrella
7 years ago

Norma, I still miss you every day and wish you were back with us

I love you

Your sister Pat

Elaine Sanderson
7 years ago

Reading the tributes just confirmed how Norma’s life touched many people in different circumstances. She will be missed by all our GSOLFOT family.

Shelly Hawley-Yan/ SHY-GSOLFOT
7 years ago

Sad news indeed. I grew to know Norma through our shared love of both miniatures and of adopted fur-babies. She was a good sockee, miniaturist, fur-friend and person. She was loved and will be missed by many – and I guess that’s all that any of us can really hope for.

Alison Fleming Travelling Tutor, GSOLFOT
7 years ago

So sorry to hear of Norma’s passing.

We will all miss her in Green Sock Land.

Dianne Teasley-Forbes
7 years ago

Such a kind,warm and friendly person. Norma would do whatever she could to help out. She will be missed dearly.

Respectfully submitted

Dianne T. Forbes

Team1,NPHD

Brenda Las
7 years ago

The last time I saw Norma was a few years back at the VFW. An emergency request for someone who knew CPR was announced so I went back to help. Much to my surprise, and relief, there was Norma already applying resuscitation. With her nursing background, she was the better person to assist than I. May God bless her and her family.