June 9, 1916 –
February 22, 2009
He leaves his daughter, Pat, grandchildren Karen (Rob), Kathy (Gerry), Daniel (Katja), nine great-grandchildren, sister Dody, brother-in-law George, nephews Greg and Robin. Predeceased by his son Dougie in 1959 and wife Florence in 1975.
Norman was born in Winnipeg and moved to Vancouver as a child. He left school early to help support his family, but continued learning by taking business courses, cooking classes and flying lessons. He was also a talented pianist. During his working years he was manager supplying parts for logging equipment companies throughout B.C. After retirement he led a full life travelling the world and making many friends along the way. He moved to his beloved Salt Spring in 2001 where his great humour and gentle manner touched so many.
Norman’s family would like to thank the many people who helped make his life on Salt Spring so happy: Deb and dogs and the wonderful caregiving team at Kingfisher and The Bessie Dane Foundation for your compassion and quiet presence in his has last days.
We are so grateful to the Greenwoods Group/Staff, Husband of staff (Brad) and resident cats (Smokey and Patches) for making it so easy for Norman to call Greenwoods home and treating him as the special person he was.
You laughed at his jokes, sang and danced with him, you made it possible for Norman to die peacefully, with dignity and in his Greenwoods home. Thank you so much.
Norman’s ashes will be spread at sea
at a later date.