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Born: Jul 26, 1921

Date of Passing: Jan 27, 2021

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July 26, 1921 - January 27, 2021

Dad died peacefully in his sleep at the Personal Care Home in Arborg, Manitoba.
He received exceptional care both there and at the House of Hope where he previously lived.
Dad was recently predeceased by his second wife Kay on November 22, 2020.
Dad enlisted in the R.C.A.F. when he was 20 years old. He trained as a mid-upper gunner and was part of the 428 Ghost Squadron, where he flew 32 missions over France and Germany. After the war, Dad worked for Manitoba Hydro for nearly 43 years, mostly in Riverton and Arborg. In 1948 Dad married Leona McKenzie and they had two children (Noreen and Ken); sadly, Leona passed away in 1982 due to cancer. Ken passed away suddenly in 2012.
Dad is survived by his daughter Noreen (Keith) Tomasson of West Kelowna; grandchildren, Kelly (Sarah) Tomasson of Calgary and Nicole (Matt) Huff of West Kelowna; great-grandchildren, Brett, Sydney, Dylan Huff and Jordis Tomasson.
Dad was very proud of his wartime service and attended every Remembrance Day service in both Arborg and Riverton.
Donations to honour Dad can be made to the Arborg Legion.

MacKenzie Funeral Home

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Feb 06, 2021

Condolences & Memories (4 entries)

  • I am truly saddened to learn of Norm’s Passing. I had spoken briefly with Norm on his Birthday in 2019. I was unable to attend his Birthday Celebration at the Arborg Legion. As a newbie Lineman in 1967 my 2nd posting was Riverton and I met my boss Norm Shaw. Norm immediately made me feel at ease, then asking my name he recognized the surname, as a young lineman he had worked in the Winnipeg Beach district and had boarded with my Grandparents. Norm was never easy on me in training but very fair, he was the perfect mentor. He gave great directions and was a terrific instructor. I respected him immensely and my time with him are amongst my most memorable. My heartfelt condolences to all of Norms family he was a wonderful human being, I am honoured to have known him. Laurie Russin - Posted by: Laurence Russin (Hydro Lineman Trainee) on: Feb 08, 2021

  • One of the finest men I ever worked for in Riverton 1963. Thanks for the memories Norm. - Posted by: Joe Maloney (Friend through Hydro) on: Feb 06, 2021

  • I had the good fortune to work with Norm when I was a very young trainee with MB Hydro. He was quite a gentleman, had a lot of interesting stories, and a great teacher for those of us who were just starting out. I remember Norm as a gentleman, very quite, and patient. Rest in peace Norm. - Posted by: Barb Crawley (Co Worker) on: Feb 06, 2021

  • So sorry for your loss! - Posted by: Karen Ciemny (Distance family) on: Feb 06, 2021

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