Norman Robert Moffat, 86, of Tigard, Oregon, passed away May 11, 2014. “Norm” was born April 19, 1928 in Quesnel B.C. He was the youngest of three sons born to Henry and Catherine (Bates) Moffat.
Norm and his older borthers, the late Henry Moffat of Quesnel, and Kenneth Moffat of Kamloops, grew up on their family farm outside of Quesnel, B.C. Norm graduated from Quesnel High School and attended college in Vancouver, B.C. with a focus on agriculture. Norm began working in the mining industry in Barkerville B.C. This vocation, coupled with his desire to travel, provided him an opporunity to work in Oregon.
In 1950, Norm was drafted into the U.S. Army for two years where he served in the Korean War and achieved the rank of sergeant first class. He returned to Canada to work in a saw mill with his brothers. A friend’s wedding eventually brought Norman back to to the Portland area. During his stay he attended a dance where he met his future wife Patricia Young. Norm and “Pat” were married October 1953 and made their home in Oregon. Norm held multiple jobs until working for Mayflower farms (Darigold), initially delivering milk and then driving tankers picking up milk at the dairies. Norm retired with a full Teamsters pension and soon he and Pat became full time RV’ers. The pair would travel the southwest until returning north to visit family members and friends. Norm was always ready to play a game of horseshoes or pool at any RV park. Favorite activities Norm enjoyed throughout his life were camping, hunting and fishing.
Norm was preceded in death by his parents, oldest brother Harry, wife Pat and daughter Laura. Norm is survived by his daughter Sandra Fouty (Gordon) of Quesnel, B.C., sons Robert (Bonnie) of Seattle, and Richard (Kim) of Portland. He was the loving grandfather of Jordan (Amanda) Fouty, Scott (Janelle) Fouty, Brandon Fouty, all of Quesnel, and Jenna Moffat of Portland; and a great grandfather of Gabrielle, Gavin, Marshall, Callum and Isabelle, all of Quesnel. Norm is also survived by his brother Kenneth (Greta) and his sister-in-laws Kathryn Moffat and Jean Schalk and many neices and nephews.