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Norman Nehajwich

April 3, 1939 - March 3, 2017


It is with deep sorrow and sadness that I have to announce that our beloved husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather Norm, left us peacefully at home on March 3, 2017 at 11:45 am with his family by his side.

He was predeceased by his mother and leaves behind his wife Addie of 56 years and his three children Allan, Tracey, Cindy; six grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

He was born in Edmonton, Alberta on April 3, 1939 and he and his mother moved to Vancouver. The highlight of his childhood was getting to drive and shoot a real live Sherman tank when he belonged to the Duke of Conaughts Own Rifles as a cadet. In April 1957 he joined the Navy. He sailed on the HMCS Ontario and Ste. Therese. During his stay in the Navy he met a beautiful sweet young thing named Adelene (Addie). He got out of the Navy in April 1960 and on November 12 he and Addie were married. They lived in Vancouver for a while then moved to Campbell River where he started his career in the Forest Industry. He worked in various mills from Tahsis, Fraser Valley and The Island where they finally settled in Duncan with their three children.

He became very involved in helping the community. Norm was a Kinsmen member, President and later and Life Member. He was President of the United Way and a valued member of the Legion. He was also president of the Navy League.  His biggest enjoyment was garage saling and getting firewood.

A special thanks to Dr. Pullan for her caring and always being there for us no matter what time of day or night. It is greatly and truly appreciated.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, March 12, 2017 from 2:00 – 4:00 PM at Vimy Hall, 3968 Gibbins Road in Duncan.


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From: H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre Staff

H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: mike coleman
Relation: community service

Norm was a wonderful member of the community and I am saddened by his passing. He and Addie contributed enormously to our Valley, particularly through Kin and the United Way, and he leaves a tremendous legacy. My special appreciation to the family for sharing Norm with the rest of the community, and my condolences .

From: Kathy & Doug Currie
Relation: Relationship - How did you know the deceased?

Even though we met only a few times, I do know how much your grandson, Andrew, loved you. A grandfather’s love is strong and deep filled with memories to cherish. Our deepest condolences to Andrew, Andrew’s Grandmother Adelene, along with their family. May they find peace and comfort in the days ahead.

From: Surjit and Gurdev Bains
Relation: Relationship - How did you know the deceased?

We are very saddened to hear of Norm’s passing. Please accept our deepest condolences on the loss of your loving husband and father. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

From: Tracey Alison Nehajwich
Relation: My daddy ❤

He was a good, loving, supportive father. He was always there for me when I needed him. He was my best friend (and mom too), and he was helpful, full of good advice, a great teacher, and awesome support person for me. I’ve always KNOWN he loves me, all my life, and he told me many many times how proud he was of me! I love him back even more, and I’m proud of him too! I feel blessed and honoured, that I was there holding his hand during his last peaceful breath. I’ll miss you daddy… my guardian angel❤

From: Lynette Bumstead (Atkinson)
Relation: Knew Allan, Tracy & Cindy

I heard of your dad’s passing, to late to attend the service, please accept my sympathy for you loss.

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
March 12, 2017
Beginning at 7:37pm

Vimy Hall
3968 Gibbins Road
Duncan, BC Canada

3968 Gibbins Road
Duncan, BC Canada

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