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Born: Nov 18, 1963

Date of Passing: Jan 11, 2022

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November 18, 1963 – January 11, 2022

It is with broken hearts that we announce the passing of our cherished and beloved husband, dad, stepdad, son, papa, brother, brother-in-law and uncle, Norm, on January 11, 2022, at the Pine Falls Hospital.
Norm was the youngest child born to his beloved parents, Marcella and Doc (Orville). Left to cherish his memory, the love of his life, wife Lyle-Lynn, sons, Norman Mark, Aaron (Jessica), daughter Justice and stepson Brett (Natasha); his pride and joy, granddaughters, Saveja, Avery, Ayla and Brielle; sister Carolyn (Derrick); brother Kelly (Chrissy) and sister Holly. Norm also leaves many beloved nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. He also leaves his brothers and sisters-in-law and their families (Wark). He was predeceased by his loving sister Yvonne (Sis) and mother-in-law Anna Wark.
Born in Winnipeg and raised in Stony Point, those were his roots and he was very proud of it. Named after his Papa Norm who was a cherished man. Norm was a proud Red River Metis citizen and chairperson for the Pine Falls local.
Norm was a gifted, self taught musician, he played guitar, bass and drums. He grew up in a musical family, played in the Vezina Family Band, played in his parents band, The Why Knotts, with his sister Holly Vee. He played in many small bands over the years, but also sang with his beautiful voice with ease at many nursing homes, funerals, weddings, parties and many a road trip.
Norm would do anything for his community (Pine Falls). He loved his town and all the people in it. His 4P Baseball tournaments, Ol King Hockey, Pine Falls Paper Mill and his many friends. For years Norm was the time keeper at the rink and proudly sang O' Canada for every hockey tournament.
Norm's battle with Cancer was well fought right to the end. Thank you to everyone who helped him throughout his journey. Norm's hope, Norm proud, Norm strong, the Rolling Stones tribute Night at the Birchwood. Thank you Pine Falls community for giving Norm your all. Thank you Pine Falls Arena for engraving his initials at centre ice in the rink. Thank you community for the parade. Thank you family for your unending support. Carolyn and Holly for everything you did to help us. Brandi for all your contributions in fundraising. He was so proud of you all.
When you hear a familiar tune that reminds you of Norm, turn it up and dance!

He was one of a kind with a heart of Gold
He instilled in us to always be kind,
be a better person
We are forever grateful for his love
Until we meet again our sweet Norm

A Celebration of Life will be held in the summer.

Condolences may be left on his tribute wall at
Gilbart Funeral Home, Selkirk
in care of arrangements.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 15, 2022

Condolences & Memories (13 entries)

  • Uncle Norm, you are always on my mind when ever I am playing the guitar for the family. I wish I could play some of your favorite songs for you in person, but I know you can hear them when I play them for the family. It is still a shock to everyone that you are gone, you were the greatest out of the family, always loving and appreciated. I have always had fond memories of Uncle Norm, the most recent one we had together was when you tried on my army helmet, you made it look really small! Other than that, the family gatherings at Christmas at Papa Docs and Granny Cellas home, always cheerful and happy. - Posted by: David Vezina (Grand Nephew ) on: Apr 15, 2022

  • I just learned of Norman's passing. My thoughts and prayers go out to Doc & Marcella & family. May the memories you created with Norm help bring comfort. He was a kind & happy person. - Posted by: Sharon Pruden (Cousin) on: Feb 16, 2022

  • We just heard of Norm's passing and we send our sincere condolences to all the Vesina's, especially, Aunt Marcella & Uncle Doc. May God grant you peace at this difficult time. Norm had a special talent and love for his guitar and singing. He just wanted to see everyone happy and enjoying themselves. He was selfless and endearing. We'll miss you, Norm, rest in peace. - Posted by: Joy & Bob Unrau (cousin) on: Jan 27, 2022

  • Doc & Marcella I am so very sorry to read about Norm's passing. We have known him since he was 6 years old. I pray that God will look after you at this terrible time. My condolences to all the family. - Posted by: Frances Skrepetz (and Don) (Neighbors at the cottage) on: Jan 18, 2022

  • My sincerest condolences for you & your family. You have my deepest sympathy and unwavering support. My heart goes out to you at this difficult time. Wishing you peace, comfort, courage, and lots of love at this time of sorrow. - Posted by: Johanna (Holly's friend ) on: Jan 17, 2022

  • Norm was kind, funny, great person, I had a blast playing for Pine Falls stones with Norm and all the boys, he was great leader and fun to be around always. Rest easy Norm, you will be greatly missed!! - Posted by: Doug Park (Friend ) on: Jan 16, 2022

  • Norm was always a loving and caring person always made me feel welcome. He made one of the most important days of my life very special he was the DJ at my wedding and made it a day I will never forget. Rest in paradise cuz 🙏 💙 ♾ - Posted by: Jennifer Prince (Cousin) on: Jan 16, 2022

  • Norman’s presence was always apparent. He could be seen in a crowd. He could be heard in a crowd. Mostly, though I always remember him laughing. Finding humour in the things we did or said and reminding us over and over again was his way. Your big presence and personality may be gone, but certainly not forgotten. Peace be on you Norman. Rest easy my friend. My condolences to the Vezina family. - Posted by: Ken Harper (Childhood Friend) on: Jan 16, 2022

  • It is with great sadness that we have lost our special friend, Norm. He joined our band, the Swedish Drifters, with such a happy heart and his great musical talents. We had such good times at our practice nights, laughs and jokes! He will be greatly missed! Our sincere condolences to his family. Keeping you in our prayers and may God bring you comfort during this difficult time. - Posted by: Don and Joyce Sikora (Friends ) on: Jan 15, 2022

  • I send my sympathy to all the Family. I was very sad to hear of Norman passing. He may be gone, but will never be forgotten. May he rest in peace. - Posted by: Joanne Bymm (Moncton, NB) (Aunt) on: Jan 15, 2022

  • My condolences to everyone affected by cousin Norm’s loss, the friendly giant he was. Always had a hug and kiss on the cheek for us growing up. Love to you all, and we’ll meet again one day cousin. - Posted by: Jasna Huta (Cousin ) on: Jan 15, 2022

  • Norm always made me look sick with his patented move “the toe drag” while we played with the Pine Falls Ol’Kings. Always the guy to organize the 4P Ball Tournament on behalf of the team, you could always count on Norm. To his family, know Norm will be missed by the many people who knew and loved him. God Bless and keep you Norm. - Posted by: Kelly Sharpe (Friend) on: Jan 15, 2022

  • My Condolences to you and your family. RIP Norm ❤️ - Posted by: Sue Johnson (Friend of Holly) on: Jan 15, 2022

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