Nora Marquis (nee Cardinal)

March 01, 1926 - November 07, 2023


Obituary For Nora Marquis (nee Cardinal)

Nora Marquis, resident of Nelson, BC, formerly of Grande Prairie, passed away Tuesday, November 7, 2023, at the age of 97 years.

Nora was born on March 1, 1926, in Fort Vermilion, Alberta.

Nora spent most of her childhood years, from the age of 18 months to ten years old, at St. Henry’s Indian School near Fort Vermilion. After St. Henry’s burnt down, she was transferred to Grouard Mission School until the age of 17 years old. Shortly thereafter she went to work at the Misericordia Hospital in Edmonton where she met and married Roger Cook. With Roger she moved to Marlboro, Alberta. After the death of Roger, she moved to Edson, Alberta where she met her soulmate, Henry Marquis. After about five years the family moved to Grande Prairie, a comforting and happy home until the passing of Henry. With her age, her youngest son, Shawn, took over her care at his home in Nelson, British Columbia.

Nora is survived by sons: Shawn Marquis, Michael Cook, and Terry Cook; daughter Margaret Cook; grandchildren: Benita, Roger, Landyne, Alyne, Amanda, Candace, Conrad, Landon, Mia; great-grandchildren: Mackenzie, Sage Raven, Clover, Natasha, Alycia, Justin, Austin, Tyler, Clark, and Gracy; one great-great-grandchild Rory. In her near century of life, she will be greatly missed by her family.

Nora was predeceased by her children: son Alistar Cook just after birth, beloved daughters: Anita Landvik and Sherida Cook; beloved sons: Arleigh Marquis and Jim Cook.

A Viewing will be held on Friday, November 10, 2023, at 1:00pm at, St. Joseph Catholic Church in Grande Prairie (10404 102 St.). Service to follow at 1:30pm. Interment to follow at the Grande Prairie Cemetery (84 Ave and 112 St.).

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  • November 19, 2023

    Sending condolences to the family of Nora, a boarding school survivor, whom I'm happy to have met. And I'm glad to read here that she had some happy and soulful friendship's. May you be happy Nora! I've enjoyed knowing the children of yours that I've met. Littlebrave Beaston

  • November 11, 2023

    To Nora's family; So sorry to hear of Nora's passing. Nora and my mom Greta were great friends in the past years. Nora met my mom through Margaret, her dear lifelong friend. I went blueberry picking with Nora once and had a great time a number of years ago in Grande Prairie. We were out on theTwo Lakes road with my dog in the back seat to be our bear lookout! I escorted her up to Yellowknife on the plane one Christmas after Henry had passed. She bought her beautiful northern winter parka that time that she enjoyed wearing anytime it was cold for years after. Rest in peace Nora and have fun with mom Greta up there! Pam Planidin (nee Baetz)

  • November 09, 2023

    Nora and Henry were our neighbours in the Flying Shot area. Wonderful couple. Nora walked past our home most days on her way into town. My heartfelt condolences 💐

  • November 08, 2023

    Benita and family. Take comfort in her life well lived and all your memories , stories you have to pass on to the new generation! My condolences to you all and hugs to all! Charlotte

  • November 08, 2023

    Sending condolences and deepest sympathies.


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