READ, Norval Thomas
Aug. 5, 1926 ~ Mar. 15, 2010
Passed away peacefully in Parksville with family by his side. Norval was predeceased by his wife of 59 years, Helene in 2007. He is survived by children: Lynn (Dave) Nanoose Bay, Susan (Brad), Tofino, Rob (Sandi) Maple Ridge, Cheryl (Jerry) Chilliwack. Grandchildren: Dawn, Darryl, Chris, Nicole, Gary, Mike and Craig Great grandchildren: Brodie, Zach, Jasmine, Ryan, Linden and another expected in April. Norval was born and raised in North Vancouver. When he and Helene married, they moved to Victoria. He joined the Navy in 1945 where he spent 21 years on numerous ships. Upon retirement from the Navy, the family moved to Maple Ridge where he worked for the Provincial Corrections Branch for 23 years. Norval and Helene retired to Keremeos where he became very active in the community as President of the Bowling Association and Chairperson of the Recreation Commission.They traveled all over North America in their various RVs, enjoyed playing cards and bowling. Norval was also an avid gardener, enjoyed
doing his woodworking and spent many hours fishing. No service by request. Donations in Norval’s name can be made to your local Alzheimer’s Society or the charity of your choice.