Norman Robert Thomas Edgar
February 13, 1941 – January 4, 2016
Norm passed away peacefully on Monday, January 4th in the Hospice Unit at Trillium Lodge in Parksville after a short, but courageous battle with cancer. Born in Port Alberni in 1941 to John and Mary Edgar, he spent his early years on Gabriola Island moving to Nanaimo in 1949. He married Carol in 1967 and they adopted two children, Lee & Cory in 1969 & 1971. The family lived in Nanaimo until Norm took a job in North Vancouver 1988.
Norm was predeceased by his parents, John and Mary; son, Cory; and sister, Dorothy Slater. He is survived by son, Lee (Colleen); grandchildren, Trystan, Jerrid, Benjamin, Russell, Josiah, Isabella, Ashley and Brianna; sister, Margaret Bull and several nephews and nieces.
Norm spent his working years as a longshoreman, both in Nanaimo and Squamish. After retiring, he moved back to the island and settled in Parksville.
Norm had spent a lot of years around car racing. He started at Grandview Bowl in Nanaimo as part of the crew and as a spectator. He would go down to the states to take in a NASCAR race and you always knew he would have a race on TV when you dropped in to see him. He also loved to spend his time on the water fishing and spent countless hours fishing and camping with his boys at Sunset Cove. The family would like to thank all the doctors and nurses for their care of Norm during his illness.
A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 pm on Friday, February 19th at Yates Funeral Chapel, 1000 Allsbrook Road in Parksville. In lieu of flowers, please considering honouring his memory by making a donation in his name to the Salvation Army, PO Box 1874, Parksville, BC V9P 2H6.
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YATES FUNERAL SERVICE & CREMATORIUM
(250-248-5859) in care of arrangements.