Norman Ross Laughton

Norman Ross Laughton was born on February 8, 1943 in Calgary, Alberta to Cecil and Helen Laughton. He passed away on October 7, 2005.

In 1964 he married Sharon Robinson, the love of his life and best friend. Their first daughter Sherry Lynne was born in 1970, their second daughter Sheryl Lea was born in 1976. They bought their home in 1977 and have enjoyed it for 28 years.

Norm worked at Metro Ford in Calgary, Alberta for 9 1/2 years where he finished his apprenticeship for Journeyman Automotive Mechanic. He moved to Kamloops, worked for Dearborn Ford for 1 year, then was offered a great job in Quesnel. They then moved there in 1972. He worked for Meridian Motors for 10 years, until it closed. He went into business for himself on Front Street and after 2 years built a shop at home and moved his business there. In 1998 Norm was forced to retire due to his Osteoporosis and failing health.

Norm was predeceased by his father Cecil in 1959, mother Helen Hurd in 2000, and stepfather Curly Hurd in 1996. He is survived by his wife Sharon, daughters Sherry (Allan) White, Sheryl Laughton, 2 grandchildren Amanda and Justin White, brother Ken Laughton, sister Sandra (Rick) Risdahl, nieces and nephews Cindy (Ian) Girward, Debbie, Rick Jr. Risdahl, Charlene (Ron) Rogers, and Brad Laughton.

Norm will be remembered for many things: coaching hockey, curling, hunting, fishing and camping. We honor his life, character, integrity and commitment to the things he stood for, recognizing his good heart, his sense of humor and the helping hand he so often extended to others.

Quesnel Cariboo Observer

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