Norma D. Courtois

October 2, 1954 - August 8, 2019
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Norma D. Courtois, 64, of Venice, Florida and formerly of Shadyside, Maryland, died on August 8, 2019. She was born in Providence, Rhode Island, the daughter of Normand and Irene Dufort Courtois.  Early in life Norma owned and operated floral shops and a limousine service.  In her later years Norma had become a realtor and received multiple realtor of the year awards from Century 21 Real Estate where Norma dedicated 28 years as a Real Estate expert in South Anne Arundel County.  . Norma had a passion for animals and volunteered at the SPCA Thrift Shop in Venice. She owned and delighted in multiple animals throughout her life. She leaves behind her special companion Laci.  Norma is survived by her beloved husband, Craig Porter of Venice; sisters, Christine (Tom), Claire (Ron); brother, David (Janet); multiple nephews; a niece; grand nieces and grand nephews. She is also survived by her stepchildren, Charlie Porter and Ann Williams as well as grandchildren Soren and Tova. A memorial celebration will be held at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, donations requested to Cancercare.org, PanCan.org, and Tidewell.org

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Born: October 2, 1954
 
March 15, 2019
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March 22, 2019
Rotonda river cruising
Rotonda river cruising
 
January 1, 1970
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December 25, 2018
Christmas 2018
Christmas 2018
Died: August 8, 2019

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Judith Neighoff and David Clark posted on 8/21/19

Craig, David and I are so deeply saddened to learn of Norma's passing. Norma and you were the greatest friends! Norma was also a fabulous mentor and business assoc for many years until you moved away. She will continue to live in my heart through all the memories we've had. David and I enjoyed opportunity to visit last April and spend time together. I always appreciated your hospitality. I hope you will stay in touch. Miss you and Love you!!!

 

Tina Severson posted on 8/21/19

Norma was already missed when she moved to Florida. I was so sad to hear she was ill and wished I could have come and seen her. So sorry.

 

Betty Madara posted on 8/15/19

Norm, even though I only knew you a short time I knew you were one hell of a lady. You'll sorely be missed. Craig, Keep strong and carry on. All we need is love!

 

Kathleen and Al Kareyva posted on 8/13/19

In the garden of our lives, Norma was a brilliantly bright sunflower, for the love, laughter and joy that she radiated in our lives was truly a blessing. She will always remain a treasured friend. May it help, Craig and family, to know that friends are sharing the sorrow in your hearts.

 

Ellen Kindstedt posted on 8/12/19

Dear Craig, Norma’s siblings, step children, and grandkids...I have never seen someone fight as hard as Norma to stay with her Craig and life with family, friends. She was always up beat, positive, and thinking of everyone else....she had no trouble holding a conversation, she was all into whatever and whomever was visiting. And oh, she could do some texting! She loved to laugh, have friends visit and throw a party...She adored her dog, and she loved her husband, always talking about doing things to make life easy for him once she left this earth. Such a bright light despite her suffering! My sincere sympathy to you Craig and all the friends, family blessed with experiencing such an amazing spirit of love and compassion, hope, and sharing of her journey.

 

Charlie porter posted on 8/11/19

Norma (Mamere), I am sorry we couldn't meet one last time so you could meet my wife and your beautiful grandchildren. We all love you and the big guy so much. May the sun shine upon you on some distant shores somewhere across the universe. We will meet another time. With love, Chaalee Portah Aka Mutha Fuka

 

Ed & Kim Korb posted on 8/11/19

Craig, We all send our condolences to you and all of Norma's family. We are so glad we had the chance to spend a lot of fun afternoons with Norma and you the past winter. Seeing you guys smiling and laughing was wonderful. We will miss her... Love you, Kim and Ed

 

Kim Korb posted on 8/11/19

Norma I will miss you lots my friend But I will keep your friendship and memories Very close to my heart ❤️ Your a fighter and now your with god and all your loved ones Watch over us all send us a message from above 😇 PS I promised and I am waiting for the right time but I will dance on the table in memory of all the good times we shared Rest In Peace Sweetie

 

Craig Porter posted on 8/11/19

In memory of Norma D. Courtois, Craig Porter lit a candle

 

Craig Porter posted on 8/11/19

My lovely wife Norma. God first awakened me to what the true love feels like. Once I was ready, only then did God present the Gift of You! Even though now you have gone back to Him, I will continue to cherish his Gift the rest of my days. I still Love you and I’m still your best friend. Pea1 and Pea 3

 

Joanna Daub posted on 8/10/19

Norm, you are my hero! You fought for so long, thinking of others all the while. We have lots of great, fun, not-so-fun, crazy memories of the past 60 yrs of friendship! You are in my heart❤️ I’ll miss you, looking forward to a grand reunion😘 I could fill a book but I’ll end it here💕 No more pain and in His glory!

 

Diana K.Redman posted on 8/10/19

My heart aches for you 💔 She was fierce in all she did, Including this battle. She will be sorely missed! A tough competitor, a dear friend... May God give her a wonderful home in Heaven!🏡🌟 Love& Very Tight Hugs 🌷 ~ Diana

 

Heather Ivey posted on 8/9/19

Dear Craig, No one understands your grief of losing someone who fought so hard. Norma, your precious wife, loved you. Her life was full of joy, love and hope because of you. Deepest sympathy and warmest comfort.

 

Elzia Phillips posted on 8/9/19

My sweet friend, Norma! I’ll miss your nurturing goodness—always worrying about others more than about yourself. During all these years, I’m grateful to Craig for sharing you with us and for always being there for you. Most of all, I’ll miss YOU, Silly Girl! Text me from heaven:):) With Love & Hugs, Elzia.

 

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