Obituary of Norine Dochylo
Norine Clarice Dochylo
November 30, 1928 ~ April 19, 2021
Our precious mother Norine was called to her heavenly home to be with her Lord on April 19, 2021, while at Mont St. Joseph Home.
Norine was born in High Bluff, Manitoba on November 30, 1928 to Frank and May Sumner. They moved to Christopher Lake to farm. At 17 years of age, Norine married David Dochylo and began farm life as a wife and mother. She was a faithful helpmate to David, often working alongside him on the land and on the farm tending to livestock, poultry, a large garden and, of course, her seven children. Throughout the years Norine also worked as a short order cook at the Northside Cafe, the Sunnyside Hotel and the Emma Lake Art Camp. Norine took great pride in her cooking and was famous for her buns, pies and butter tarts to name a few.
Norine was a community minded person and served on the School Board of Unit 56, the Saskatchewan Housing Authority, the Northside Community Club, the Christopher Lake Legion, and St. Christopher’s Anglican Church. She provided many various services to her neighbors and community throughout her life. For this, she was awarded the distinction of “Citizen of the Year” in 1999. She lived for the service of others, with kindness and humility.
Norine enjoyed some memorable trips with family and friends to Hawaii, California, Florida, Lourdes and Paris, France and many destinations in Canada.
Norine is remembered for her hospitality and loved to share tea and baking with anyone who came to her home. She was also an excellent and thoughtful listener. She was loved and respected by her family and friends for her caring and inclusive nature.
As a mother, our Mom gave love and support to us to see through any challenge. Her love for us eclipsed the sun, moon and stars. Her love was unconditional and a refuge and harbor in troubled times. Her love knew no bounds and will comfort us forever. A beautiful lady who did everything with purpose, grace and steadfast devotion. We love you so much Mom.
Norine was predeceased by her husband David, parents Frank and May Sumner, sister Shirley Kozlovich and son-in-law Phil Masniuk.
Norine leaves to mourn her children: Katherine, Helen (Fred), Pearl (Daniel), Kenneth (Cindy), Gregg, Lori (James), Martin (Connie); grandchildren: Devin (Kristin), Heather (Andrew), Mark (Rashelle), Scott, Michael (Mandy), Emily (Alex), David (Kayla), Daniel (Nadine), Brendan (Elizabeth), Celia, Leilani (Austin), Alaina, Matthew, and Mellany; great grandchildren: Olivia, Lauren, Annika, Addison, Maxwell, Hadley, Josie, Axel, River Rose, and Isabella; sister Ella (Lee); and numerous nieces and nephews.
Thank you to the Mont St. Joseph Home staff for their excellent care of Norine during the past years. Their standard of care is truly amazing.
A Celebration of Norine’s Life will be held at a later date. In lieu of other tributes, donations in memory of Norine may be made to the Mont St. Joseph Foundation Inc., 777 28 Street East, Prince Albert, SK S6V 8C2. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.grays.ca. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Gray's Funeral Chapel, (306) 922-4729.