Norman Paul Schroeter was born in Oliver, BC in 1939, and died in Vernon, BC on July 24, 2012. Norm is survived by his wife of over 50 years, Gladys; three children: Lynne (Mike) Dulaney of Calgary; Neil (Heather) of Peachland; Leslie of Penhold, AB; and two grandchildren, Blaire and Rhys MacNicol of Calgary. He is also survived by three brothers: Gerald of El Centro, CA; David (Edna) of Calgary; and Daniel (Linda Wolfenden) of Vancouver; and his sister-in-law Mary of Osoyoos. He was predeceased by his parents, Herman and Lucy; and his oldest brother, Hans, all of Osoyoos.
Norm joined the RCMP in 1958, and was very proud of being a member of the Force. During his 38-year career, he was involved in general duty policing in Saskatchewan, where he served as detachment commander in four postings, section NCO in Saskatoon Subdivision, and Emergency Response Coordinator for the province. He rose through the ranks, achieving the rank of Inspector, and was posted to Ottawa and Thompson, MB. While in Ottawa, he served as an investigator in the national War Crimes unit, travelling to Europe and the Middle East. In 1995, he and Gladys retired to Vernon, where they were active in the United Church, RCMP Veterans Association, and Lions service club. Norm will be remembered fondly by family and friends as a major influence and mentor, both professionally and personally, to many over the years.
Services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 31st, 2012 at Trinity United Church, Vernon. In lieu of flowers, friends and family may make donations to North Okanagan Hospice House or the Canadian Cancer Society.
Arrangements have been entrusted to:
PLEASANT VALLEY FUNERAL HOME
Condolences may be offered at pleasantvalleyfh.com