Obituaries

Edwin Ernest Norton

25/10/1930 - 25/08/2021

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Obituary For Edwin Ernest Norton

October 25, 1930 - August 25, 2021

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear dad and loving G-pa.

Ed was one of eleven children, born and raised in Bezanson to Lillie and Jerome Norton.

At a very young age, his love of sports brought him to sponsor and follow local ball teams. His interest in business led him to opportunities including: Ed Norton Construction, GP Auger and Bit, Calympics, Payless Gas and Mailer Lumber where he was in partnership with his son Murray (the company was named after Murray’s wife Marilyn and their two children, Aimee and Tyler)

In the early 80s, Ed and a few of his friends were introduced to the island of Kauai, where they went on to purchase property. Ed built his dream home in 1986 which became his happy place for many years. Anyone that had the pleasure of visiting him in Kauai were introduced to his favourite lounge, Tihiti Nui and their famous Mai Tais; if you were really lucky, he would serenade you with one of his many Hawaiin songs.

Eventually, Ed moved to Kelowna, B.C, where he loved to fish and boat with his grandkids. He spent many years watching over his grandkids in the summer months and wintering in Kauai. He played a lot of crib and had fun times with Barb and Rod at the lake. Their favourite game was Captain, which they played often. One of the highlights of his life is when Barb and Rod took him to Seattle to a ball game. While at the lake, he spent a lot of time with his neighbor and good friend, Cliff, playing cards and laughing about Cliff’s many stories. Every summer, he spent hours making his freezer jam that he enjoyed giving away and we all enjoyed receiving. His pastimes at the lake were tending to his flowers, feeding the ducks and spoiling his dog, Lucy.

Ed was always very proud of all his grandkids and especially loved when the babies came.

Ed is predeceased by his son Murray; daughter-in-law, Marilyn; his brothers Earl, Clyde, Ralph and Fred; sisters Olive, Ruby, Stella, Laura and Shirley. He leaves to mourn his sister, Grace; son, Dale; daughter Diane (Dave); and son, Barry (Shellee) along with their mother, Elsie Norton and numerous nieces and nephews, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, September 4th at 1:00 at the Bear Creek Funeral Home; Interment at the Glen Leslie cemetery at a later date. For those unable to attend the service, a livestream link is provided below.

In attendance to the funeral, please dress Hawaiian or help yourself to a Hawaiian lei at the door

Care entrusted to Bear Creek Funeral Home and Cremation Sanctuary 780-830-7742 bearcreekfuneral.com

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4

Sep

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01:00 PM

Bear Creek Funeral Home
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Grande Prairie, AB T8W 0C7

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  • I am so sorry for you loss! Your Dad/Grandpa was a wonderful man, one that I always enjoyed visiting with! I know he has left behind an incredible legacy of cherished memories for his family and friends to gather strength from and to share and treasure!! Joyce Mc

  • Dear Diane, Dale and Barry. Our deepest sympathy on your dads passing. My thoughts are with you. So sad to lose the last of the Norton boys. I am glad I'll be able to view the service online. With love your cousin Freda (Norton) Still and family

  • So so sad to hear of Eddie's passing - he was like a surrogate GPa to Kassydi and we loved him so much!! We are so fortunate we got to spend the week with him back at the end of March and he and I had a few Caesars along with our BBQ's - give Cliff a huge hug for us and enjoy playing crib with him!!! Love you and miss you Eddie Pam and Kassydi

  • To my dearest cousin Diane, Dale and Barry; Sorry about your loss. Of course I have so many memories of your dad all wonderful. I must have been between 8 and 10 for my first memories of going to Sturgeon Lake with your dad , Verna and I were always together. Joined-at-the-hip they might say. Anyway my first memory of your dad he always called Verna ;Curly. I'm sure we laughed and sped all the way to the lake. Another funny memory I have is when he was living with my mom in the trailer park and she shortened and a pair of his pants one day. Cutting off the same leg twice, laughter till we cried. Your dad was an excellent roommate with Mom she enjoyed making him dinners and chocolate cakes. I think your dad would get up in the middle of the night and eat cake LOL and the list goes on I wish I could be there for the ceremonies. And I was really hoping that you guys would make a video so we can watch it in Calgary. Please let me know if that is possible lots of love Donna and Wallace

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