Ruzicka, Norine Claire passed away September 3, 2015 in Trail, B.C. with family at her side. Norine was born October 6, 1955 in Grand Forks, B.C.
Norine is predeceased by her parents George and Agnes Ruzicka and nephew Vincent Short. She is loving survived by her sisters – Georgina (Mike) Short, Maxine Ruzicka, Corrine (Jack) McGuffie and Geri Ruzicka; nephew David Ruzicka, nieces Sarah McGuffie and Jaclyn McGuffie (Evan) and great nephew Theo and by her aunts Lolly Forshaw, Renee (Donn) Maples, uncle Roy (Julie) Andrew and numerous cousins.
Norine was a very compassionate and spiritual person with a great love for the outdoors. She had a deep love of animals working tirelessly with various animal rescue organizations. Completing her training as a registered nurse in Victoria and out-post nurse at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Norine was a long time employee of Health Canada. In her work as an out-post nurse she nurtured the health and well-being of hundreds of people in remote First Nations communities, doing the same in her personal life for her friends and family.
A gathering was held at the family home to Celebrate Norine’s life. Arrangements entrusted to the Baker Family of Grand Forks Funeral Home.