Norm grew up on the farm at Nelson Lake and attended Magic school and also Ponoka. Norm married Connie on July 9, 1960. He worked at the MacLeods Hardware, the Alberta Wheat Pool, Alberta Dairy Pool (Ponoka and Rocky Mountain House), Field Motors and Louks Motors for 18 years. In 1971 he bought the Harware store and sold it in 1990. Norm also worked for Stampede Ford in Ponoka for three years until his retirement. Norm enjoyed spending his winters in Meza, Arizona for 16 years and enjoyed travelling and camping with friends. Norm was a life member of the Ponoka Kinsmen Club as well as a life member of the Ponoka Masonic Lodge. He was a board member of the Ponoka Stampede Association and the Ponoka Hockey Association. Norm was an arena announcer for ten years.
Norman is survived by his brother Larry (Muriel), sister-in-law Elsie, chosen son Wade Stephan and Wade’s sons Briley, Liam, and Ethan as well as many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. Norman was predeceased by his loving wife Connie, his parents May and Debs Nelson, his siblings Gerald, Vickie and Marjorie, and his nephew Duncan.
July 28, 2017
Royal Canadian Legion
3911 Highway 2A
Ponoka, Alberta T4J 1H8