SOUTHERN, Harold Norman John
Dec.28, 1939 – Dec.31, 2012
We lost Norm just 3 days after his 73rd birthday. He is at peace now after suffering liver and kidney failure. He is survived and will be deeply missed by loving wife, Judy, daughter Lorelle, stepson Cam Garland (Dona), stepdaughter Karen Garland, grandchildren, a great-grandson, and his sister, Bonnie Hodgson and nieces, nephews and cousins in Ontario, as well as Judy’s extended family.
Norm was born in Toronto and joined the Navy there in 1958. He was a musician in military bands in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Victoria for 31 years. He loved being a sailor after spending time on the HMCS Bonaventure in the early 1960’s. He and Judy retired to Qualicum Beach in 2000 and made many close friends there. Norm loved lawn bowling and golf as well as socializing at the Seniors’ Activities Centre.
A sincere thank you to the caring and compassionate nursing staff on the First floor, in Medical Imaging, the Dialysis Unit and the Palliative Care Unit at NRGH. Special thanks to Dr’s Glick, Carson and Carr in Nanaimo and to Dr. Waite in Parksville. I especially want to thank my family and friends for their wonderful support. And thank you, Norm, for the memories, the travel and all of the laughter we shared.
No service by request.
If you wish, you can make a donation in Norm’s name to a charity of your choice.