McCURRIE, Norman Dennis
Born September 28, 1930. Passed into the presence of
his Lord, June 7, 2003.
Dearly beloved husband of Eileen. Devoted father to Cathie (Lewis-Hardy) of Vancouver, Brenda J. McCurrie of Vancouver and Glenn (Brenda) of Qualicum Beach. Much loved Grandpa to Carrie, Jen, Tyler, Ryan, Evan and Lauren. Norman was pre-deceased by his father John McCurrie. He is survived by his mother, Florence McCurrie of North Vancouver, brothers Jack (Lucille) of Qualicum Beach, Allan (Violet) of N.Vancouver and sister Joyce (Victor) McMullen of N. Vancouver. Also numerous nieces and nephews.
Norman was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba and moved with his family to Vancouver at the age of 11. In May of 1945, Gospel meetings were held at Cedar Cottage (now Victoria Drive Gospel Hall). He was saved by trusting in the Lord Jesus Christ.
At the young age of 17, Norman constructed a home for his parents and family. In 1950 he married Eileen and celebrated 52 years of marriage in October of 2002. Norman was a highly respected general contractor in Vancouver and Vancouver Island for forty-five years. He built numerous houses, office buildings, retail shops and grocery stores and was known as a fair man with a wonderful sense of humour. He regaled business associates and employees with his anecdotes and stories. Along with his wife, Norman attended Latham Road Gospel Hall in Port Alberni for thirty-two years and was loved and respected for his strong spiritual beliefs and support of the assembly.
God saw he was getting tired
And a cure was not to be.
So He put His arm around him
And whispered, “Come With Me”.
With tear-filled eyes we watched him
Suffer and fade away.
Although we deeply loved him
We could not make him stay.
A golden heart stopped beating.
Hard-working hands lay at rest.
God broke our hearts to prove to us
That He takes only the best.
If one so wishes, donations in Norman’s memory may be made to Oceanside Hospice Society, 210 Crescent Road West, Qualicum Beach, B.C. V9K 1J9 (firstname.lastname@example.org); The Canadian Cancer Society, Vancouver Island Lodge, 2202 Richmond Road, Victoria, B.C. V8R 4R5 Donations may be made online through: www.cancer.ca.
Service to be held 1:00 p.m. on June 13th at Parksville Funeral Chapel and Cemetery, 1000 Allsbrook Road, Parksville, B.C. (250-248-4644)