William Blake (Bill) Van Norman passed away suddenly during a visit at his mother’s home in Salmon Arm, BC on Saturday evening, January 10, 2009 at the age of 60 years.
A celebration of life service was held from the chapel of Bowers Funeral Home, Salmon Arm, on Saturday, January 17th, at 3:30 p.m. with Jack Bowers the celebrant. Tributes were shared by members of the family. A reception followed in the Mountainside Room, allowing the family and friends to continue sharing memories of Bill.
Born in Loon Lake, Saskatchewan on March 8, 1948, Bill was raised in Port Coquitlam. He later moved to Kamloops for a career with Canadian Pacific Railway, having worked as Conductor and then, Yard Master. Health forced him to take a medical leave. Bill moved to Salmon Arm and then six years ago, relocated to Quesnel. He enjoyed traveling, loved animals and the joy of his life being his family.
Predeceased by his father, William Robert Van Norman on March 25, 1991, Bill leaves his three children, Blake, Christopher and Kelsi of Quesnel; two grandchildren, Gaven and Kayleb; mother, Audrey Van Norman; and two sisters, Maryann (John) Little of Sidney and Joan (Norm) Cunningham of Canoe.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of BC & Yukon, #201, 635 Victoria Street, Kamloops, BC, V2C 2B3. Condolences may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Funeral arrangements were in the care of Bowers Funeral Home, Salmon Arm.