February 9, 1929 – July 3, 2021
Passed away peacefully at 92 years, leaving his beloved wife, Barbara (Vail) of 67 years. Sadly missed by daughters, Norma (Dennis Button), Nancy (Dave Turple), Sharon (Stephen Harding), grandchildren; Jeff, Dan, Meg, Greg, Lindsey, Lauren, Charlotte, Michael, and Thomas and great-grandchildren; Aria, Keaton, Kendrick, and Nora. Fondly remembered by sisters-in law, Deena Ford and Sheila Huxley as well as many extended family and friends. Norm attended Prince of Wales Public School, Delta High School, and Parks Business School. He trained with the 8th Field Regiment RCA from 1944-1951. At 16 years old, he went to work in northern Ontario, where he bought a small island on Lake Temagami. He built a family cottage and many treasured memories. He worked at Colgate, National Cash Register, opened a dairy bar on King St. E, Hamilton (Stoney Creek Dairy) in the 60’s, Prudential Insurance, Vernon Directories, and finally retiring from his “favourite” job at the Dundas LCBO at 70 years old. Norm had known Dundas as a young boy visiting his grandparents on Hatt St. He and Barbara (married in 1954) bought a ravine lot in Highland Hills in 1956 and built their dream house where they lived for over 30 years. He loved this community and generously devoted time, most proudly as co-founder of Kids for Kaga, past President of Rotary Club (1979-80) a Paul Harris Fellow and served for 6 years on the Dundas Hydro Commission. Norm was a life long Ti-Cat supporter, dog lover (especially his 5 wire haired terriers), and wonderful story teller. He had a colourful sense of humour and some memorable jokes that will likely live on. He was so grateful for his loving wife, Barb, who was a supportive, guiding partner in life and the center of his universe. Family meant everything. As he often said, “I am the luckiest guy in the world.” A private celebration of Norm’s well lived life will be held by his immediate family. If wished, memorial donations may be made to the Hamilton Airforce Club in Dundas, ON.