Norma Stringer passed away in April 2014 in Collingwood ON, at the age of 90 years. She was born near Lake St. Peter ON, and lived most of her life in Ontario. She was a sales representative for Hollister Limited from 1960 until her retirement in 1976, covering at various times most of Ontario, Manitoba and Saskatchewan. Her experience with Hollister led her to become one of the original supporters of the SHARE program (Sending Help and Rehabilitation Everywhere) which was the forerunner of Friends of Ostomates Worldwide (Canada). Beginning in 1982, with the late Maria Siegl, for many years Norma helped sort and pack surplus ostomy supplies to be sent to countries where there was little or no support for people with ostomies. She worked tirelessly to encourage individuals and chapters to become members of FOW (Canada). Norma was awarded the Allan Porter Memorial Award in 1993 in recognition of her long term work with and support of FOW (Canada).