Norm passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on January 28, 2016 after a short but courageous battle with cancer.
Predeceased by his parents Lorraine and Alfred, grandmother Vera and father-in-law Gerry; Norm is survived by his loving family: his wife, Ruby Ann; children Bryce (Desiree) and Nicole (Paul); three grandchildren Eva, Bennett and Gracie; loving step-parents Ray and Marg; siblings Mike (Mavis), Bruce
(Annie), Maureen and Gayle (Bob), mother-in-law Ruby; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family.
Born in the Alberni Valley, Norm worked for 35 years at APD Mill. He loved spending time with his family and friends. Norm loved the outdoors and spending his time golfing, fishing, and camping. He was also an avid sports fan and would watch football and hockey and cheer for his favourite teams; the Seattle Seahawks and the Boston Bruins. Norm was happiest when he was with his grandchildren. He loved them dearly and was so proud to be known as ‘Papa’.
Norm’s family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Dr. Johnsen, Nurse Colleen, and the home support nurses for all of their kindness, care, and respect Norm was given. Thank you to all of the family and friends for being there to offer your support; it was greatly appreciated. Also, thank you to Dr. Wijayanayagam, Dr. Joe and staff in Victoria.
Following Norm’s wishes, a celebration of life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Norm’s memory to Ty Watson House, 2649-2nd Ave, Port Alberni, V9Y 1Z8. Memories, stories and condolences may be offered to the family at www.chapelofmemories.ca