Norman SWAN

SWAN, Norman Walter


It is with great sadness that Norman’s children announce his passing in his 95th year in Fort Langley, BC. Beloved husband of Roxy Lavinia Swan (nee Gault) for nearly sixty years who passed in April of 2006. Norman left behind his cherished children, Tom (Betty), Louise (Ron), Wayne, Nancy (Don) & grandchildren Andrew, Blair (Brenna), Justin (Lindsey), David and Kyle. Also, as part of his extended family, Christine (Ryan), Eric (Giovanna), Jenna and Zack, Gabrielle and Sophie and great grandchildren Kennedy, Charlotte, Jackson and Alistair. Norman was an Elder of St. Paul’s Eastern United Church in Ottawa where he was a long term resident and a veteran of the Canadian Navy who made several harrowing convoy escorts on board the HMCS St Stephens in the Battle of the Atlantic during World War II.

Norman retired from the Public Service of Canada to focus his skills in the construction of the cherished family collage on Sixteen Island Lake in the Laurentians region of Quebec. In his latter years Norman moved to the Fort Langley area of British Columbia on the Fraser River; close to his daughter Louise. Norman was well known within the small community, often stopping on the sidewalk or the river trail to chat with neighbours. He always had a bag of treats for his ‘many’ canine friends.

Later this Spring Norman will be laid to rest beside his wife Roxy in the Ottawa Beechwood Cemetery during a small family gathering.