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Born: Dec 26, 1946
Date of Passing: Oct 31, 2021Send Flowers to the Family Offer Condolences or Memory
December 26, 1946 - October 31, 2021
Left to mourn his passing is his beloved wife Linda and their three children: Marty, wife Cindy and daughter Kara; Rodney and daughters, Taryn and Kamiele; Daina, husband Kevin and their two sons, Noah and Max.
Also left to mourn his loss are his brothers, Terrance, Wayne and Randy and their spouses, as well as his sister Debbie.
He was predeceased by his parents, Martin and Kay, siblings, Marion, Louise, Ernie and Dennis, as well as his in-laws, Emile and Helen Skrabek.
Norman was a sheet metal worker by trade and loved his work. His last place of employment was with Pellaers Ventilation. The family would like to thank Harry Pellaers for being such a true and loyal friend.
Family was important to Norman. He was proud of his children and although he didn't say it a lot they knew they were loved. Linda was the love of his life and he was fond of saying that he told her that he loved her when he married her and if anything changed he would let her know.
Each and every grandchild was special to Gido and he loved them a lot.
Norman lived his life on his own terms. He worked hard all week to support his family but weekends were fun times.
Norman enjoyed dancing, listening to Ukrainian music and of course having drinks and wiener roasts outside by the fire. His hobbies were snowmobiling, quadding, hunting and of course visiting with a bit of gossiping involved. Some of his best times were at the farm in Narcisse. When Norman got sick and went into the hospital he was overwhelmed by the number of family and friends who came to see him.
It was Norman's wish that there be no formal service so he was grateful to be able to be able to say goodbye in person. The many acts of kindness helped his family to go through this difficult time.
Special thanks to Dr. Zahiri for fighting so hard to keep Norman alive for so long.
Special thanks also to the exceptional staff at Rosewood Lodge Personal Care Home who made Norman's final months easier.
A private graveside service will be held at the Inwood Community Cemetery officiated by Shirley Williams. Due to Covid restrictions all invited guests need to be double vaccinated to attend.
A big thank-you to Ken Loehmer Funeral Services for his exceptional care and compassion.
"Many people will walk in and out of your life but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart".
Ken Loehmer Funeral Services
As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Nov 06, 2021
Condolences & Memories (7 entries)
Linda, Daina, Marty, Rodney, So sorry to hear of the passing of your husband/Dad, I was recently told of this and as I sit here. I am remembering all those Weekend parties in Narcisse, the music, laughs, the tobaggon rides your dad would take us on etc, our dad's will be having a beverage tonite. Thinking of you all at this time. - Posted by: Marita Lamont(Hagemann) (Family friend) on: Dec 20, 2021
Dear Linda and family, we are saddened to hear of Norman's passing, I will never forget his nickname to us, Stormin’ Norman. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all… 🕊 - Posted by: Cori and Rick (Linda’s cousin) on: Nov 19, 2021
Dear Linda, Marty, Rodne,y Daina - sooo much sadness in our hearts when we heard the news of the passing of your husband/dad - so many fond memories of all the fun times & laughter we shared together over the years - Norman you will forever have a place in our hearts RIP The Capar Family - Posted by: Harry & Diane Capar (Friends/neighbours in Wpg.) on: Nov 13, 2021
So saddened, Linda, to learn you have lost Norman. My parents John and Estelle Masniuk were always thrilled that his godson and her goddaughter married when they grew up. Seeing you and Norm was a highlight of their visit to the Women's Institute Tea every year. They were especially excited in 2014 when Dad was able to buy your perogies from the WI bake sale. He ate seven of them the minute he got home. You and Norman always had a very special lifelong place in their hearts. For me, it is the loss of yet another childhood Narcisse playmate -- Norman was just four months older than me, and Narcisse was such a tiny community. I doubt there were more than 30 kids total combined between the Narcisse School and Three Sisters School. It was always good to see you in our old schoolhouse when I would accompany my parents to the WI Tea. Even though we moved to Winnipeg, we always remained at heart a Narcisse family --- and you and Norman were especially precious to Mom and Dad of all the Narcisse people. I ache for your loss of this special man with whom you shared your entire life from babyhood. - Posted by: Patricia MASNIUK (My dad John Masniuk was Norman's godfather) on: Nov 12, 2021
My condolences Linda on the loss of Norman. “Don’t be too sad because your life together is over, be Happy and smile because your life together happened”. - Posted by: Peggy Carson (Friend & Past Coworker of Linda) on: Nov 07, 2021
Marti and family, so sorry to hear of you Dads passing! 💐 - Posted by: Lois (Friend) on: Nov 06, 2021
Sad to hear such words, yet it becomes all of us one day _ yes he will be missed as the greeter @ the door for all the dances ~~ we thank him for what he has done _ he is in good hands now may he rest in peace. Ollie & Ken. - Posted by: KENNETH J ELLCHUK (friend) on: Nov 06, 2021
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