passed away on Monday, March 14, 2016 at the West Coast General Hospital at the age of 79 years. Predeceased by son Steven, parents Orthelo and Mary Ella, as well as brothers Marvin and Dale. Norman is survived by loving wife Elaine; children Dianne (Rich), Brenda (Bill), Myrna (Ross), Shawn (Greg), Rick (Cheri), Valerie (Boyd) as well as daughter in law Crystal (Art); 22 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren. Norman arrived in Port Alberni in 1956 and started working at Woodward’s where he stayed for 34 years, then working for the City of Port Alberni for another 10 years before retirement. When not working, he played hockey, was a supporter of the Alberni Valley Bulldogs, grew a vegetable garden and loved being around his family, especially his grandchildren. Many a family picture has a grandchild on his knee. He enjoyed playing guitar and most of all enjoyed country music. A Celebration of Norman’s Life has taken place.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the “Camp for Kids” program through Elim Tabernacle, 3946 Wallace Street, Port Alberni, BC., V9Y 3Y7. Cheques may be made payable to Elim Tabernacle with a notation of “Camp for Kids” in the memo field. Condolences and support may be offered to the family at www.chapelofmemories.ca.