March 25, 1952 — February 11, 2016
It is with shock and deep sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Norman Owen on February 11, 2016 at the young age of 63. He is survived by his loving wife Judi of 35 years, daughters Sarah Owen (Darren Anderson) and Alison (Mat) Buick and grandson Colten Buick. He is also survived by his mother Audrey, brothers David and Donald, sister Susan, brother-in-law Brian (Pauline), sister-in-law Maureen (Al), several nieces and nephews and an extensive network of close friends. Norm was predeceased by his father Peter in 2011.
Norm was born March 25, 1952 in Clevedon, Somerset England and immigrated to Canada in 1954. He was raised in North Vancouver and moved to Kelowna in 1971. Norm began his tenure with Tolko (Riverside) a few short months later and was in his 45th year of working in a job he truly loved. Norm started as a tug boat operator, followed by driving the heavy duty Wagner equipment and in more recent years as Weighmaster Scaler.
Norm’s larger than life personality and boisterous laugh would always light up a room and in his honour a celebration of his life will be held on Sunday, February 21st at 1:00 PM at Parkinson Recreation Centre located at: 1800 Parkinson Way, off Harvey Avenue or Spall Road in Kelowna.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the BC Children’s Hospital at 938 West 28th Avenue, Vancouver, BC V5Z 4H4. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com 250-860-7077.
The service for OWEN, Norman is scheduled for Sunday, February 21st at 1:00 PM . Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.