Howarth, Norman Edward Cecil
June 3, 1929 – October 19, 2010
It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our husband, dad, grandpa and great grandpa.
Norm is survived by his wife of 61 years, Bridie; seven children – Sharon (Doug) Enns, Doug (Elaine), Brenda Ritchie, Debra (Cal) Vanderveen, Kathleen (Ray) VanStaalduinen, Janice, Denise (Len) Smit, 11 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, brother Tom and 9 other siblings in Manitoba. He was predeceased by two brothers and grandson, Bryce.
Norm was a very hardworking man his entire life. Born & raised in Wakopa, Manitoba on a grain farm, he had to work hard alongside his siblings. In August, 1949 Norm married his sweetheart, Bridie May of Dunrea, Manitoba. Ten years later, with their five children they headed to Abbotsford where two more were born. He took a job with Buckerfield’s driving a feed truck until the fall of 1986. In 1977, Norm and his son Doug, bought a chicken broiler farm on Bradner Road which he worked simultaneously with his truckdriving. When he took time to rest he loved spending time with his family playing cards, visiting, and watching hockey and baseball games.
We would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Bevan Lodge for the kind and loving care he received over the past year.
A memorial service will be held at First Memorial Funeral Services, 27555 – 31st Avenue on Wednesday October 27th at 2 PM. A reception will follow at the Fraternal Order of Eagles hall located at 33868 Essendene Avenue at 3:00 PM.