NORMAN THOMAS STEVENSON

Norman Thomas Stevenson

September 15, 1953 – January 17, 2015

“It is not the length of life, but depth of life”*

It is with great sadness that the family of Norman Stevenson announces his passing after a brief illness, on Saturday, January 17, 2015, at the age of 61 years. He is survived by his wife, and best friend of 30 years, Cheryl Unger, daughter Nichole, son Brad (Allie), his grandchildren Tayler, Harley, Annie, and Kaitlin, by his siblings Barb (Joe) Cornish, Tim, Jennifer (Brian) Karp, Wilf (Pam) and many nieces and nephews. Norm was predeceased by his parents, Tom and Joyce Stevenson, and brother John Stevenson. Norm had a varied career, firstly 10 years with the BC Forest Service Marine Depot in Vancouver, and then 20 years as a benchman for West Fraser in Hinton Alberta, from where he retired in 2008 to Christina Lake, B.C. He returned to work as a summer relief benchman for a few years for Interfor in Castlegar. Norm loved living life. He enjoyed meeting people and made all he met feel like they had always been friends. Fishing was his passion, and nothing was better than a sunny day in the boat with a good buddy. Storytelling around the campfire with old and new friends was his forte. Norm had a real mechanical aptitude and he could build, fix, replace and repair anything he set his mind to. If he didn’t have a project he was looking to help you with yours. Norm’s retirement dream was to settle in Osoyoos, which he did in 2013. A celebration of life will be held 11:00 a.m. May 9, 2015 at the Osoyoos United Church. Condolences and tributes may be directed to the family by visiting: www.dignitymemorial.ca/graham-funeral-home/en-ca/index.page


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