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    In Memoriam Norma Jean Sanders SDSA

    SDSA - Sunday, November 26th




    In Memoriam Norma Jean Sanders SDSA...
     
    Norma Jean Sanders passed away November 26th 2017. She was an accomplished and respected Set Decorator based in Toronto, a longtime member of the Set Decorators Society of America International, the Academy of Television Art and Sciences and IATSE 873.
     
    After a brief but very courageous battle with cancer, Norma Jean Sanders passed away peacefully at her home with her family at her side on November 26, 2017.
    Beloved daughter of her loving parents Norman and the late Marjorie Jean Sanders, cherished sister to Roberta Archibald and husband Peter, Lorne and wife Val, Leslie Anne and John and wife Amy, loving aunt to Andrew, Alex, Luc, Shea, Emily, Elizabeth, Georgia and great-aunt to Lily. Devoted companion to her dear friend Bernard and beloved cat Stella.
     
    Norma Jean was a highly accomplished Set Decorator and Buyer with over thirty years’ experience. She was awarded an Emmy for the movie GREY GARDENS and nominated for a Genie for the film NEW WATERFORD GIRL. Other highlights include A LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT, KIDS IN THE HALL, TRUDEAU and her work on the TV shows SUITS and DESIGNATED SURVIVOR. She was a mentor to many in the film community and was highly regarded by her colleagues.

    Norma Jean will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved her. She will be remembered for her charm, generosity, fearless spirit, courage, keen intellect, fierce independence, great sense of humour and love of life.
     
    A celebration of Norma Jean's life was held at the Spoke Club (600 King Street West) on December 16th. Family and friends extend special thanks to Dr. Mark Bernstein, Fiona Martins and Kerri Hughes, the rest of her palliative care team and Metaxia Psarrologos.
     
    In lieu of flowers, donations to the Healthy Tree Fund www.glenwoodcemetery.ca, birdscanada.org or the Taylor Cup Pond Hockey Championship in Norma's name would be greatly appreciated

    {Obituary published in the Toronto Star on Dec. 9, 2017}
     







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