Rideout, Nonie

70, Canal Flats BC – Formally of North Sydney NS

It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we the family announce the passing of Nonie Rideout which occurred on August 19, 2021 at home in Canal Flats, BC surrounded by her loving family. Nonie passed away at the age of 70 after a courageous battle with cancer.

Born in Toronto, Ontario, she was the daughter of the late Smokey and Grace Houston. Nonie was a member of the Baha’i Faith, was an active lady and had a zest for life and adventure. She loved the outdoors and would explore through her love of snowboarding, paddle boarding, riding her Harley or hiking which she continued to do them all, even after her diagnosis. Nonie was active in a number of volunteer and community organizations. She had a wide range of friends and devoted her life to helping others. Nonie raised her family in Cape Breton and decided to migrate to the Canadian Rockies finishing her working career as staff accommodations manager at the RimRock Resort, Banff, Alberta and retiring to Canal Flats BC.

She is survived by her husband Brian Parent, her only daughter Crystal (Aaron) Fransen-Spur Valley BC, 2 Sons, Darcy (Michelle)-Cape Breton, N.S. and Travis (Katie)-Calgary, Alberta. Nonie is also survived by sisters: Kitty Hyde-Coe Hill, Ontario, Vikki Lash-Kelowna, BC, brothers, Dave- Calgary, Alberta, Donnie (Jan), Doug (Barb) all of Ontario, 2 grandsons: Jacob and Grayson Rideout, several nieces and nephews and her dearest friends: Marion MacLellan, Diane Brown, and Carolyn McIssac.

Besides her parents, Nonie was predeceased by an infant brother Gary.

A celebration of Nonie’s life took place August 20, 2021 in Canal Flats, B.C. Interment took place in the Village of Canal Flats Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made be to the Canal Flats Food Bank, P.O. Box 192, Canal Flats, B.C. V0B-1B0 or a charity of choice. Online condolences may be sent to: [email protected].

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