Norman Joseph Chubby
August 19, 1935 ~ December 3, 2012
Norman passed away at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital on December, 3, 2012 at the age of 77. He is predeceased by his brothers, George and Marvin Chubby; survived by his wife of 53 years, Maureen. Norm and Maureen were married in Vancouver, BC on June 20, 1959.
Norman is lovingly remembered by his wife, Maureen, of Nanaimo; sister, Norma of Winnipeg; children: Shelley, Steve, Gord, Bernadette, and Jodi; grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and other relatives and friends.
Norman was born in St. Germain, Manitoba on August 19, 1935 to parents John and Pauline Chubey. As a young man, he lived and worked across Canada until settling in Vancouver with his wife, Maureen, and raising a family. Norman, Maureen and family moved to Nanaimo in 1972, where over time he established a successful glazier business, Hub City Glass.
Norm adored his grandchildren. He enjoyed his tractors, boats, cars, and other toys. He spent endless hours in his workshop building, inventing, and creating. Particularly memorable achievements include the building of a sailboat and a house. Norm was passionate about the outdoors, and had a deep respect for nature; he was an avid hunter and fisherman.
Norm made important contributions to society: he and Maureen served as foster parents to over 50 children, and provided support and opportunities for individuals facing challenging life circumstances. He was a fair, generous, and compassionate man.
Norm’s Celebration of Life will be held at Bowen Park Activity Room 1, 500 Bowen Rd, Nanaimo, BC V9R 1Z7, Dec. 8, 2012, 1 pm.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada would be appreciated.