Norman was born on June 22, 1925 in Warspite, Alberta and was called Home to be with his Lord on May 16, 2021 at the age of 95 years.
Norman will be lovingly remembered by his wife Flora, to whom he was married for 65 years; one daughter, Norma Clark (Don): four sons, Bryan (Sherri), Darren (Tina), Warren (Stacy) and Marlon (Wendy). Also nine grandchildren, Lauren (Taylor), Bradley (Celina), Allison (Gord), Brandon, Jason, Adam, Ryan (Natalie), Luke (Alex), Esmay and three great grandchildren, Henrik & Olea Clark and Loch MacDonald. Norman is also survived by his younger sister Dolores Driediger and younger brother Eldon Chambers and numerous nieces and nephews.
Norman was the seventh child of nine born to Rhineard and Mabel Chambers on a farm in Warspite, Alberta. He always bragged that he learned to ride a horse before he learned to walk. He moved to Vancouver while in his teens and there developed his lifelong love for skiing. He moved back to the farm to help his father, met Flora Grenier at a county dance and they married October 17, 1955 in Atmore, Alberta. They then moved back to Vancouver where their first four children were born. Norman drove a delivery truck for Canada Packers. In the summer of 1964 he bought an old company truck, packed it up and moved the family to Golden where Marlon was born. He worked for Evans Forest Products until retiring in 1990.
Norman's love of the outdoors and especially skiing was shared by his five children. He was one of the founding members of the Mount 7 Ski Hill where the family learned to ski. He resembled the Pied Piper skiing down the hill with five kids imitating his good form. A good memory was of him working outside singing old country tunes or just yodeling while doing his chores.
Norman's Catholic faith was a big part of his life. He was an Altar Boy, sang in the Choir, was a member of Knights of Columbus and continued to serve as a Church Usher until he was 94 years old. Norman was a kind and gentle soul who was all about his family. He was a big supporter, always taking the time to make special times with even the littlest ones. Norman was loved by all.
A private family service will be held at a later date. The family would also like to thank the wonderful staff at Durand Manor for their amazing care.
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