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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