David was born in Quesnel, B.C. to Ruby and Ralph Norn. He was the third oldest child of eight and was raised in “Old Cinema” as some remember. David worked in the logging industry for 20+ years and then moved on to work for the department of highways for 25 years. He retired from HMC at the age of 67.
He met his wife of 50 years in 1964 at the Quesnel Bus Depot and together Dave and Penny raised a family in Yendry’s subdivision. He was always focused on his family and being a committed employee in all he did.
In 2009 he was diagnosed with Pulmonary Fibrosis and was forced to slow down. In 2013 he and Penny moved to Kamloops to help him with his breathing. In 2014 he was diagnosed with cancer but continued to focus on his grown children, his siblings, grandchildren and his spouse Penny. We were all proud of him for fighting for life as long as he did.
He passed with dignity surrounded by his family and that is what he wanted.
He is survived by his wife Penny, daughter Donna (Richard); sons Todd (Cidalia), Gord (Tara); siblings Ron (Suzie) Norn, Josie Norn, Sheila (Hal) Nicholson, Sharlene (Sandy) McLean, Butch (Pat) Norn, Janette (Larry) Lovell, Wayne (Gina) Norn; also eleven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
A service was held at Clayton’s Furneral home on Thursday, April 30th followed by internment at Quesnel Cemetary.
We will miss him very much.