May 23, 2022
In Loving Memory ~
We are deeply saddened to announce the recent death of Norman Walsh. Norman had been in declining health in recent months and passed away in Salmon Arm on Monday May 23rd. Left to grieve his passing are daughter Julie, son David, grand-sons Gabriel and Daniel, his brothers Colin (Linda), Bill (Sue), and many nieces and nephews. He was pre-deceased by his second wife Sandy, and sister Lorna.
Norman was raised in Vancouver’s Glen Park neighbourhood, and completed his high school education in Kelowna. After graduation he attended Royal Roads and the Royal Military College in Kingston, Ontario. Norman became an Armoured Officer, and was a member of the Lord Strathcona’s Horse Regiment. Career highlights included selection for advanced scientific training at the Naval Post Graduate School in Monterey, California, and the Royal Military College in Shrivenham, England. Norman had an enquiring mind and was involved in several highly specialized technology research projects in his military and consulting careers.
In later years, Norman enjoyed summers at the Joe Rich cabin, winters in Belize, and the company of friends and family. He found a new travelling companion and with Cher, he spent the last ten years of his life travelling the world. Norman struggled with alcoholism for most of his life, but has worked hard to remain sober for the last 15 years. He believed in giving back, and has given his time and heart to help many other people through AA.
Norman will be remembered forever for his iron grip, his brilliant mind, and his gentle heart.
A Celebration of Life will take place on Saturday June 25 at 1:00 PM, at Bowers in Salmon Arm.
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