Norma Hempstock

Obituary of Norma Julia Hempstock

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With heavy hearts and loving memories, sadly to say Norma has passed away peacefully at the East Kootenay Regional Hospital at the age of 87. 

With Ashlee Taylor (her granddaughter) by her side and holding her hand so tight, then when the time came, she placed Norma’s hand in God’s, so she could continue her next journey with him.

Norma dedicated her life to her husband, her 6 children and then to her grandchildren.

She was hard working, enjoyed going for walks and loved sharing a cup of coffee with friends and family.

She is going to be sadly missed to all who knew and loved her.


Norma was born and raised in Crawford Bay, BC.

She was the last survivor of the King Family from Crawford Bay, B.C.

She was predeceased by her mother and father Julia and William King.

Her siblings: Rosanne (1938), George (1958), Bea (1994), Lorraine (2011), Bobby (2014)

Melvin (2018), Lou (2019), Sylvia (2020), Pat (2020)


She is now reunited with her loving husband, Douglas Hempstock (2005) of 46 years.

Three of her children:  Cammie Hempstock (1964) , Cindy Androsoff (1997) and Jeannie Ullian (2022)


Left to cherish her memory, her loving daughters and son and their families.

Debbie Freiheit (Richard) Sparwood, BC, Julie Ballard (Kelly) Gold River, BC

Tammy Hempstock (Dave) Kimberley, BC and Douglas Hempstock (Laurie) Armstrong, BC


Norma has 15 Grandchildren and 21 Great Grandchildren and 3 Great Great Grandchildren and many nieces and nephews


A huge thank you goes out to Norma’s children, you each helped and looked after their mom throughout the years in your own special way.

A special thank you goes out to Jeff, Ashlee, Hailee, and Saidee Taylor. 

They have been with Norma though the good and bad times and then to the very end.

They cared and looked after their grandmother in a very special way.

The rest of the family can’t thank them enough!


Thank you goes out to the staff at Garden View Village in Kimberly BC where she lived for the

 pass 7 years.  They were always kind, and she made many friends there.

Thanks to the doctors and nurses at EKRH in Cranbrook, BC for keeping her comfortable.


Miss Me – But Let Me Go

When I come to the end of the road and the sun has set for me,

I want no tears or gloom-filed room.  Why cry for a soul set free?

Miss me a little – but not too long, and not with your head bowed low.

Remember the love that we all shared,

Miss me – But Let Me Go

For this is a journey we all must take, and each must go alone.

It’s all part of the Master’s Plan, a step on the road to home.

When you are lonely and sick of heart

See family and friends we know.

Take time to heal, tho we must part,

Miss me – But Let Me Go

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