Norm embarked on a new journey to the far side in the early hours of the 8th of March. Waiting for him will be his buddy Vaughan and his parents Margaret and Reg Attwell. Missing him are his beloved Theresa, children Megan (Tyler), Derek (Morgan), and grandson Rhys, sister Peggy Jensen (Kris), brother Paul (Deborah), and many nieces and nephews.
Born in Victoria in 1954, Norm grew up in Nanaimo, the place he loved best.
Norm touched many lives through his work as a Registered Rehabilitation Professional, most recently as Regional Manager of Vancouver Island North for WCG International. He was loved and respected by his staff. His career, as his life, was focused on supporting people through his caring, skill and unique ability to recognise people’s special interests and qualities.
His love of music, cars, motorsports, football, hockey and friends connected him to many people. Since the news of Norm’s untimely departure, there has been a heart-warming show of caring and love for this big guy. 33rd Rail was the final of many bands who appreciated Norm as their drummer, especially his trademark solo “Wipe Out”.
A man of routine, he is known for Norm’s Cantina office parties, coffee with scratch tickets and the morning newspaper, Hawkins Cheezies and chocolate milk, Monday nights with friends, his daily washed car with the tires always done, muscle shirts and flip flops all year round.
Although Norm is unable to attend, in honour of his true wishes, there will be a gathering this Saturday, March 17th. Theresa and family request that you join us heart and soul to celebrate the creative, humorous, musical soul of Stormin’ Norman. In his style, “He’s gone on early as usual to be set up first…”. He will be there in spirit; he never misses a good party. Join us at Bowen Park Auditorium on Saturday, March 17th at 2:00 pm for a musical Celebration of Life, Love and Laughter.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made towards Norm’s commemorative bench to be placed on Departure Bay Beach, his favourite spot.