TURNBULL, Norman Wesley – Norman passed away peacefully at the Guelph General Hospital on Sunday, January 8, 2023 at the age of 94.
Father of Gary (Linda), Carol (Jim), and Ken. Loving Grandfather of Kyle, Christopher, Farael, and Lanova. Norman was predeceased by his wife of 67 years, Shirley Helen Dunn.
Norman was born in Verdun in Montreal. He met Shirley while skiing in the Laurentians. They married in 1954 and raised their family in Pierrefonds, before moving to Guelph in 1974. Norm worked for Nortel until his retirement.
A lover of the outdoors, Norman enjoyed camping, skiing, and sailing. He was a skilled woodworker, photographer and a dedicated gardener. He could often be found in his favourite spot, sitting in the backyard with a well worn book, soaking up the sun.
He will be fondly remembered by the Turnbull and Dunn families and the many neighbours and friends he shared his love of life with.
Norman has been cremated. According to his wishes, no ceremony will be held. Arrangements entrusted to the WALL-CUSTANCE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL (519-822-0051 / www.wallcustance.com).
A tree will be planted in memory of Norman W. Turnbull in the Wall-Custance Memorial Forest.
Serving Guelph and area since 1941, with a tradition of excellence. Providing personalized and compassionate services, including Simple Cremations, Celebrations of Life, Traditional Funerals (including Natural/Green Burials) and more. Wall-Custance Funeral Home & Chapel is locally and independently owned by Scott and Betty Ann Young.
Licensed Funeral Establishment Operator – Class 1 – FE-184
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We have implemented the following measures to maintain the safety of both our staff and those that visit our facility:
• Enhanced and frequent cleanings, with particular focus on high-traffic and high contact areas.
• Hand-sanitizer is available in all high-traffic areas.
• Maintenance of physical distancing, both during visitations and services, and during our meetings with families.
• Ongoing communications with those that we serve to ensure that they are aware of the current Covid-19 status of our municipality and the accompanying guidelines.
We continue to rely on the advice provided by health experts and are committed to doing all we can to keep our community healthy.
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Scott & Betty Ann Young
Owners, Wall-Custance Funeral Home & Chapel