Norman LaLonde

Born in Faust, Alberta, March 2, 1938, was called home to be with his Lord and Savior Thursday, March 11, 2010, in Vernon, British Columbia, after a brave battle with cancer. He is survived by: his wife Barbara, to whom he was married eighteen years; sons Wilf and Ray; daughters Joyce and Monique; step-son Steve; step-daughters Susan and Tammy; 19 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren. Also survived by brothers John, Roger, Stanley; sisters Julie, Delphine, Darlene, Melvina, Judy, Pearl, Lillian.

Norman spent most of his life in B.C., working as a millwright. He had a passion for evangelism and travelled to many countries with Christian ministries, preaching the Word. He had a heart for the down-and-outer as well as the up-and-outer, and was always ready with an encouraging word. He was on the board of Prayer Canada for many years. He spent a few years as a church custodian in Surrey and then moved to Vernon where he was called to be Pastor of the Open Valley Cowboy Church for six years.

Celebration of Norm’s life will be held 1:30 p.m., Monday, March 15, 2010, at Alexis Park Church, 3906 – 35 A Street, Vernon, with Pastor Eldon Schultz officiating. Private burial in Armstrong/Spallumcheen Cemetery preceded service. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to do so may make memorial donations to Teen Challenge, 4550 Glenmore Rd., Winfield, BC V4V 1L7.

Special thanks to Dr. A DeBeer and staff at Hospice House. Expressions of sympathy may be sent by e-mail to armstrong@pafs.net.