F/L NORMAN ROBERT BARRETT
Norm Passed away October 21, 2013 peacefully in
Maple Ridge hospital after a short illness. Born June 21, 1920, Norm was 93. Norm enlisted in the RCAF in 1939 and served until his retirement in 1968. During his years of service the family was stationed at: (1939) #3 Repair Depot, RCAF Jericho, Vancouver; (1942) Ucluelet, B.C.; (1943) Sea Island, B.C.; (1950) Rockcliffe Air Station, Ottawa; (1955) Langar, (Radcliffe-on-Trent) England; (1958)
Trenton, Ontario; (1960) Goose Bay, Labrador; (1962)
Air Material Command, Ottawa; (1966) Baldy Hughes, B.C.
In 1968 Norm retired to Vancouver and joined the
Department of Indian Affairs working with many First Nation bands in British Columbia. In 1974 Norm retired a second time to Winfield, B.C. with his wife Betty. In retirement Norm’s prime responsibility was carrying Betty’s bagpipes
to and from band practices, concerts and parades.
Norm married Betty (nee Pringle) in 1943 in Vancouver
and together raised a family of four: Pat (Al), Don (Darlene), Lynda (Wayne) and Sandra (David). The family has grown as there are now 7 grandchildren, Jeff (Kelly), Julie, Kerri (Derek), Jason (Teresa), Kathryn, Kristie (Clayton) and
Greg (Kim); and 7 great grand children, Cassidy,
Sienna, Jordon, Justin, Chloe, Connor, Colton.
Norm was very involved with the Shrine in Kelowna and was a member of numerous lodges: Prince Charles Lodge #153; Valley of Vernon, Okanagan Lodge of Perfection 14o and Moray Chapter of Rose Croix 18 o; Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry; Kelowna Shrine Club No. 15. Norm was president of the OK Klown unit for a number
of years and dressed as the clown “Topper”.
Norm was also a member of a number of other associations: Sons of Scotland, Kildonnan Camp #166, Vernon, B.C.;
The Royal Canadian Legion; Royal Canadian Air Force
Pre-War Club of Canada; Air Force Association of Canada.
At the request of Norm there will not be a service, however, a memorial donation to the Shrine Children’s Hospital or the BC Children’s Hospital would be appreciated as these
were charities supported by Norm.
The family wishes to thank Dr. Tinney and the doctors
and nurses of Maple Ridge Hospital for their caring
and kindness over the last week.
Condolences may be sent to www.mapleridgefuneral.ca