March 31, 1939 – March 28, 2021
Norm passed away March 28th, 2021, he was born in Vancouver, BC, March 31st, 1939. The family soon moved to Royston, Vancouver Island where he spent his youth, including working in the Courtney post office for 10 years.
He met Gloria and they married in 1965 and they started their life together in Shawnigan Lake. Norm started the first mail route in town and they ran Low Cost Grocery. In 1969 he worked night’s cleaning the Gymnasium at Shawnigan Lake School and turned that into his own contracting business over the next 27 years, as the Business Manager.
He managed the Food Services, Laundry, and Maintenance for the school. Never one to take much time away he started Summer Camps for Music, Soccer, and Accounting that all ended in a bash at the Magee Pool.
Survived by Gloria and Graeme his son (Married to Sherri, grandchildren Brinn and Lane).
For 21 years Norm was a Volunteer Firefighter and spent 7 as the Shawnigan Lake Fire Chief. He was a Chartered member of the Malahat Lions. In 1996 he founded Lakeside Preparatory Academy, starting as an ESL school that went on to be a fully accredited 8-12 boarding school. Lakeside was on the campus of Easter Seal Camp Shawnigan which he managed each Summer through 2011 when he retired.
Norm enjoyed Salmon Fishing, Curling, Hunting and many Ski Trips to the condo at Mt. Washington. In retirement Norm and
Gloria moved to Mill Bay where he spent his time riding his lawnmower and relaxing, always taking the opportunity to mention his Grandkids to all.
There will be no service upon his request.
Online condolences may be made at www.hwwallacebc.com
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