David Bruce Norman
It is with great sadness, we the family, regret to announce the passing of David Bruce Norman, age 63, on Monday, June 11, 2018. Dave passed peacefully at the Valley Regional Hospital in Kentville NS with his family by his side. Born in Sydney Mines, on February 8, 1955, he was the son of the late William Joseph and Elaine Dawn (Stubbert) Norman and stepfather, Fredrick Gordon Blagdon. Dave worked at Michelin Tire Company for 29 years. The love of Dave’s life was his beautiful wife of 29 years, Florence Marie (Graham) Norman. They loved travelling together, with favourite places being Disney, Hawaii, and Rome. They loved taking long car rides in the country together, how much he made her laugh, and how much he faithfully adored her! Dave and Florence spent most of their time together and she will miss him dearly. His siblings, Lawrence (Marilyn), Brian (Jacqueline), Paul, and Barry, all of North Sydney, sister, Lisa (Leonard) of St. Margaret Village, special cousin Michael Clarke (like a brother) and special aunt Yvonne, will all remember him most for his positive outlook on life, how kind a soul he was, his love for education, and in turn, his amazing Jeopardy skills! He will also be missed by stepchildren, Daryl (Marilee), Denis, and Dawna (Brad) along with his grandchildren, Stosh, Joah, and Nevaeh. When he was around his grandkids, whom he loved so much, he was such a big kid! They will all remember him for his silliness, his laughter, his artistic talents, and his passion for the simple things in life. Sisters-in-law, Anne (Denis), Nell (Rick), Debbie, and brothers-in-law, Sammy (Colleen) and Allan will remember him most for how resilient he was. Even though he was told twelve years ago he only had two years to live with stage 4 prostate cancer, he showed everyone that with a positive attitude and a fun, competitive spirit, you may just prove them wrong. His mother-in-law, Rita Graham, loved how he took care of her daughter. His strong love for her gives a mother such peace. She is grateful for the time they had together. His best friend, Dave Leblanc, who he worked with for many years at Michelin, will miss their chats over coffee together. His strong faith in God kept him strong, so he never feared death. Dave, you are so loved. Thank you for teaching all of us to enjoy life to the fullest and to never, ever give up. Cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation, by request. The funeral service, followed by a reception, will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Friday June 15, 2018 in the White Family Funeral Home, Kentville, Pastor Patrick Gilbert officiating. In lieu of flowers donations in memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville.