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Date of Passing: Nov 19, 2021

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1938 - 2021

Passed away peacefully at Seven Oaks General Hospital in Winnipeg, Manitoba and went to be with the Lord on Friday, November 19, 2021, at the age of 83.
Cremation has taken place and according to his wishes, no services will be held. In the meantime, the Nordin family kindly requests that his friends and relatives take a few minutes to honour his memory by visiting his tribute page at A photo-biography, as well as memories and stories published by those who knew him, are available there.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Nov 27, 2021

Condolences & Memories (1 entries)

  • (I submitted the following earlier; not sure if I posted it correctly) I highly value having known Norris as a friend and colleague. We were pastors of neighbouring Lutheran parishes in western Manitoba, he at Waldersee-Langruth and I at Erickson. Formally, we were members of the Westman Conference ministereial—five members strong, at the time. In addition dealing with official synodical and national church missives, we would invariably launch, as related by Rev. Donna Smalley, below, into free-wheeling, far-ranging discussion, even debate, of the related or unrelated theological, biblical, societal and/or political issues that would come our way. Norris' critiques, often incisive, could be cutting but were rooted in a foundation of care sand concern. We became supportive and, if need be, challenging of one another as we each walked our own paths of parish ministry. Not mentioned by Pastor Donna was the added bonus (for me, at least) when Norris hosted our meetings. The lunches he prepared for us were (again, for me, at least) gastronomical delights to be anticipated and enjoyed. In time, both of us moved to Winnipeg. We would meet occasionally—at times, often—at the Scandinavian Cultural Centre. We shared tidbits of our common Scandinavian ancestry and spoke of the satisfactions found in retirement living as well as challenges brought on by aging bodies. We shared news of our far-flung families and of the delight of grandchildren. We sang for a while, side-by-side, in the bass section of the Scandinavian Canadian Choir and would meet at the Friday lunches of the Norwegian club. We'd discuss what we'd been reading, including novels of Nordic Noir, selections of which he was more adventuresome than I. I shall miss Norris but remain ever thankful to God for having known him and shared with him companionship in our pilgrimage on earth. "Rest eternal grant him, O God. Let light eternal shine upon him." - Posted by: Lanny Knutson (friend and colleague) on: Dec 03, 2021

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