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NORMAN CHUBEY (NORM)

Born: Jun 04, 1933

Date of Passing: Sep 06, 2019

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NORMAN CHUBEY

Norman was born on June 4, 1933 in Brandon, Manitoba and passed away peacefully, with his family by his side on September 6, 2019 in Vernon, BC at the age of 86 years, after a long hard fought battle with mesothelioma.
He will lovingly be remembered by his wife of 56 years, Marilyn (Olson); his daughters, Jacquelyn (Ken) Chong and Lisa Dorian; his grandchildren, Leland and Bennett Yardy, his brother Ralph (Linda) Chubey, along with numerous nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends. Norm was preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Natalie Chubey, his sister Marlaena Reinhardt, and by his brother Donald.
Norm hauled gravel in Winnipeg for many years out of the "pits" with his pride and joy, his '69 Kenworth. He became a well-known fixture in the trucking community both for his prized Kenworth and his willingness to help anyone who needed it. The "Tijuana Taxi" was a handle heard by many as Norm was always eager to talk on his CB radio to any trucker within the vicinity, to warn of the latest road conditions or more likely, where the speed traps could be found.
In the winter, he and Marilyn enjoyed the sunshine and warmth of Arizona, spending 20 years wintering in Yuma. They went on to retire to the Okanagan in 2011 to be closer to their daughters and to avoid yet another Manitoba winter. In the summer they spent many weekends with their RV group travelling around Manitoba and later BC and come October, they packed up and convoyed down south.
Cremation has taken place. A celebration of Norm's life will be held in the Tea Room of Bethel Funeral Chapel in Vernon, BC on Friday, October 11, 2019 at 11:00 a.m.
As an expression of sympathy, those who wish to do so may send donations in memory of Norm to the charity of their choice. Flowers gratefully declined.

Funeral arrangements have been made with
BETHEL FUNERAL CHAPEL LTD.,
5605 27th Street, Vernon, BC V1T 8Z5
(250) 542-1187

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Sep 14, 2019

Condolences & Memories (6 entries)

  • Marilyn and family We have just heard of the passing of Norm and extend our sincere condolences to you. We remember our times camping with the Sunny Sam's. Blessings and may the Lord envelope you with his love and peace. Numbers 6:24-26 Dean and Donna Perkins - Posted by: Dean and Donna Perkins (Friends) on: Oct 05, 2019

  • Sorry to hear about Norm's passing. We remember the fun times both as neighbors in Birds Hill and the cottage at Wallace Lake. Norm was such a fun, kind and caring person. We offer you and your family all our sincere condolences. - Posted by: Mozel & Kotowich Families (Friends) on: Sep 19, 2019

  • MARLYN AND FAMILY, PLEASE ACCEPT OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY IN THE PASSING OF NORM, HE WAS A WONDERFUL FRIEND AND FAMILY MAN WHO WAS ALWAYS THERE TO HELP. WE HAVE VERY FOND MEMORIES OF OUR FUN IN THE SNOW AND GATHERING IN THE WORKSHOP. MAY HE REST IN PEACE. LOVE MURIEL AND GORDON. - Posted by: Muriel and Gordon Wohlschlager (Friends) on: Sep 17, 2019

  • Dearest Marilyn and family My sincerest condolences on the passing of Norm. I know this to be a difficult time for all of you, as I walked the same path three years ago with the passing of Walter after his health failed. Marilyn, you and I go back to when we were barely in our teens in the late 50's and early 60's with fond memories of growing up in Stonewall and when you met Norm. I recall Walter telling me that Norm would always, always wave and give a blast on his truck horn when they would run into one another on the highway. Always friendly, that was your Norm. Again my sincerest condolences to you and your family, my dear. Levica Feys - Posted by: LEVICA FEYS (friend) on: Sep 16, 2019

  • Hauled for Lester’s with Norm and all the guys. We stayed just down the road from you guys. We moved to Calgary when we all made the move. Our prayers and thoughts are with you. R.I. P. Judy & George Moore. - Posted by: Judy & George Moore (Friends from hauling gravel and cb.powder-puff and Kirkness Kid) on: Sep 14, 2019

  • Condolences from our family. I'll always remember his big smile. We had a cabin in Belair just up the road and belonged to the sno man club with them. Susan & Angy Dawson & Brian Marshall. - Posted by: Susan Dawson (Friend) on: Sep 14, 2019

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