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Greg Norton

October 8, 1952 - February 25, 2018


The Norton family so very much regrets to say Greg Norton died suddenly in Mexico last week, February 25, 2018. Chris, Jesse, Sara, and Deirdre were with him to celebrate our friend’s wedding…… and then he died.

His surviving family wife Chris, son Jesse (Brandi), daughter Sara and granddaughter Deirdre Shaw, sister Nita (Moe) Takeuchi and their children are joined by many extended family members and friends in disbelief. His parents Eric and Babe Norton are both deceased.

What was Greg involved in? He loved the outdoors with all his heart and spent most of his life trying to save it. The meetings started 40 years ago with the Sportsman Club, then the Wildlife Federation (vice-president) evolved to Regional District chairman, creation of SIR, Cherry Growers Association instigator and president, National Park Coalition, Loose Bay Campground creator, Starling program, Environmental Farm Plan member, BC Agriculture Council, and most recently Agricultural Land Commissioner. Probably have missed quite a few but he was on the phone a lot.

Before he took over the family farm from dad Eric in 1986 he worked for the irrigation district starting out in the ditch and graduating to foreman.

After he returned from his Rotary exchange adventure in Taiwan he changed his life to farming.

His other loves were divided between cherries and hunting/fishing as much as the orchards let him. Or maybe family and friends. So many people counted on Greg’s help and he always delivered.  His enthusiasm and curiosity were boundless.

We’re celebrating Greg’s life with a Coffee Party at the Oliver Community Hall Saturday March 10th, at 10 a.m.  Come join us for a coffee and stories about Greg.

We’re expecting lots of people will bring the cookies!

If you would like to make a donation in his name his choice would be Loose Bay Campground Society, 953 Willowbrook Road, Oliver, BC V0H 1T5, but feel free to donate to any cause.

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From: Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service & Crematorium

Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Gary and Trudy Hoffman
Relation: Friends of the family

Our sincere sympathy to all the family on the loss of a very special man. Cherish the memories.

From: Betty and Dave Hanley & Family
Relation: Very good friend

Words cannot express how sad we were to here of Greg’s passing. Our hearts to out to Chris, Sara, Jesse and family. We are going to miss his visits to the shop very much.

From: Sharon Pohl
Relation: Family friend

Dear Chris and Family ~ We are so sorry to hear this sad news. Greg will be remembered for so many things. I especially liked the way he treated his orchard workers so fairly and really made them feel like family. May you be comforted knowing that there are many who grieve with you for the loss of a very good man.
Sincerely, Sharon Pohl, Chelsea & Natasha.

From: Ken & Marlene Close
Relation: friend

We were shocked and saddened to hear of Greg’s sudden passing. He was a gem, a man of integrity who was a faithful and supportive friend to our late sister, Deborah, and a rock we leaned on during those difficult times. Thanks Greg for being such a stand-up friend. You will be sorely missed by so many. Hugs to you, Chris.

From: Joan (McMurchy) & Walter Stasiuk

Chris and family, so sorry to hear about dear Greg, he was always so passionate in what he believed in, he will be missed. Remember all the fun times you all had with him.

From: Dennis & Jean Tomlin
Relation: Long time friend

So sorry to hear about the shocking news of Greg. He was a long time friend; he will be missed by all. Condolences go out to Chris and all the family.

From: Warren and Barb Mandau
Relation: School friend

We are very sorry to hear about Greg. We send our condolences to Chris and family.

From: Sherry Chaboteaux (Rossiter)
Relation: Cousin

Thinking of you all at this sad time.. My deepest condolences to the family. Greg was a kind man who loved to laugh. He will be dearly missed. Love you Greg.

From: Ron & Joyce Peace

Chris and family, we were devastated to hear of Greg’s passing. There are no words that can express our sadness and your loss. We are thinking of you and wish we could be there for Greg’s memorial but are out of the country. We know that you will be surrounded by friends who will help you through these tough times.

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Service Schedule

  Celebration of Life

Date & Time:
March 10, 2018
Beginning at 10:00am

Oliver Community Centre
6359 Park Drive
Oliver, BC Canada

Coffee party, celebrating Greg Norton’s life.

10:00 A.M. Saturday, March 10, 2018 at the Oliver Community Centre, 6359 Park Drive, Oliver, BC.

We got the coffee, you bring the cookies!

6359 Park Drive
Oliver, BC Canada

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Donations are gratefully accepted for Loose Bay Campground Society, 953 Willowbrook Road, Oliver, BC V0H 1T5.

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