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Born: Nov 26, 1938

Date of Passing: Feb 12, 2021

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Quietly in his sleep, our Dad Norman
Albert Salter sadly passed away on February 12, 2021. Dad was born on November 26, 1938. Dad was 82.
Dad worked at the Fort Garry hotel as a young man, and this is where he met all of his lifelong friends, including his beautiful bride-to-be, our Mom Dorothy McCallum.
Mom and Dad started their love story on September 15, 1962. Mom sadly passed away on February 19, 1995.
Left to mourn this great loss are his two daughters, Deborah (husband Marc) Desorcy, Diane Salter, and his son Lawrence Salter, and his sister Irene Taskinen who lives in Thunder Bay. Dad has eight grandchildren, Tresa, Darren (wife Desiree), Braden and Jordan Desorcy, Tyler and Nicholas Keisman, Sebastien and Reid Salter. Two great-grandchildren, Dawson and Addison Desorcy.
Dad was lovingly nicknamed PAPA NORM, by all who knew and loved him. We love you Daddy, we were all very proud and blessed to be able to call you OUR DAD.

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Chapel Lawn Funeral Home

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Feb 20, 2021

Condolences & Memories (9 entries)

  • So very sorry to hear of the passing of Uncle Norm! We have lost touch over the years but I have some fond memories of spending time at his and Auntie Dot’s house in the summer. He was a gentle funny man! RIP! - Posted by: Tracey Crawford (McCallum) (Niece & Cousin) on: Mar 18, 2021

  • We first had the pleasure of meeting Norm through our mutual friend Bob (who passed in 2012) We had many great breakfasts together at the Pembina hotel and many fun car rides together as well. Especially the one where Norm was tired of waiting for us and convinced Bob to drive off :) we were always on time after that! He had a wonderful sense of humor even though he never thought so. We will forever miss our conversations, our venting together, Papa Norm's grandfatherly advice and stories. Love you Norm, see you later! - Posted by: Irene and Miranda (Friends) on: Feb 24, 2021

  • My sincere condolences to the Salter family. Thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. Great memories growing up as neighbors in Fort Garry. - Posted by: John Buchanan (Family Friend) on: Feb 24, 2021

  • I spent many occasions in the company of "PAPA NORM"....always smiling and laughing along with was always matter the have Papa Norm there to boost our spirits!!! - Posted by: Sheralee Boux (Friend of family) on: Feb 21, 2021

  • Norm loved coming over to the karaoke parties. Singing with everyone. Always enjoyed himself! You will be missed. Hugs to the family. RIP Norm. - Posted by: Claudette Boniface (Family friend ) on: Feb 21, 2021

  • Very sorry to hear about your loss and our deepest condolences to family. My wife Simone Normand worked with Norm at school and thats when I met Norm, and became friends right away. May you rest in peace. - Posted by: Dave and Simone Normand ( Very good friend ) on: Feb 20, 2021

  • We offer our condolences to Diane and the family. Hugs to the family. - Posted by: Rhonda & Allan Robertson (Friends) on: Feb 20, 2021

  • Our deepest condolences to Debbie, Diane and Larry and family. We knew your dad for many years who was a great friend to my dad when he came to Canada and worked st the Fort Garry Hotel and remained friends for many years. My parents and your parents stayed friends for many years and we have lots of great memories getting together with our families. Your dad was a very kind man, cherish all your special memories ❤️ Dianne, Joe And family - Posted by: Dianne Lavich (Family friend) on: Feb 20, 2021

  • My deepest condolences to Deb, Diane and Larry. I babysat you kids when you were little. I met Norm when he and Dot lived across the hall from us. We remained friends for many years and lost touch in the mid 70's. Your dad was a great guy always had a smile on his face and brought cheer to all who knew him. My thoughts and prayers are with you as he goes to meet his maker and spend eternity with your mom. - Posted by: Patricia Steele (friend) on: Feb 20, 2021

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