Norman ‘Norm’ Schaeffer of Armstrong, BC passed away peacefully at the age of 83 on Saturday, April 17, 2010 at Hospice House in Vernon, BC.
He was predeceased by his parents Anton and Katherine Schaeffer; his wife of 51 years Dorothy Schaeffer; his daughter-in-law Lois Schaeffer; seven sisters and their husbands: Marie (John) Helmer, Lucy (Richard) Flaman, Eleanor (Murray) Zummack, Georgina (Dave) Rogers, Evelyn (Leo Mack) (Bill) Stevens, Tekla (August) Flaman, Isrelina (Charles) Myers; and his brother Bernard.
He is survived by his wife of six years Leona (Drozdowich) Schaeffer; his children Richard (Sharon) Schaeffer of Lang, SK, Robert (Alexandria) Schaeffer of Prince George, BC, Norma (Mark) Pattison of St. Albert, AB, Darla (Vance) Cassidy of Vernon, BC, Kim (Volker) Ebert of Regina, SK; 12 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren; his sister Kathleen (Clete) Buechler of Edmonton, AB; sister-in-law Lena Schaeffer of Regina, SK; his step children Julie (Carl) Ottosen of Kamloops, BC; Rea (Tom) Smith of Armstrong, BC; Sharon (Alex) Wray of Enderby, BC; Trudy (Rye) Stoelting of Aylesford, NS; Bryan (Sally) Drozdowich of Abbotsford, BC; Sandy Drozdowich of Vancouver, BC; 15 step grandchildren and 15 step-great grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
Norm was born at St. Joseph’s Colony, Balgonie, SK, on July 13, 1926. Norm married Dorothy in June 1949. They lived in Lang, SK until moving to Abbotsford in 1974, then to Enderby, BC in 1993 until Dorothy passed in 2001. In 2003 Norm married Leona. They lived in Armstrong, BC where they have resided since. Norm was an avid gardener and loved a good game of cards. Father, husband, you’ve done us all so proud and the pain is gone. You’ll rest in peace safe in the arms of the Lord.
Prayers will be held at 7 pm on Wednesday, April 21, 2010 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. Funeral services will be held 11 am Thursday on April 22, 2010 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church Armstrong, BC, Reverend Father Tony Ackerman celebrant. Donations in memory of Norm may be made to Hospice House, Vernon, BC or Canadian Cancer Society. Personal Alternatives Funeral Services are in care of arrangements. 250-546-7237.