It is with great sadness that the family of Norman Arthur Pickles announces his passing on November 25, 2014 at the Williams Lake Seniors Village.
Norman was born May 10, 1922 to Fred and Ina Pickles in Sunny Brea, New Brunswick. Norman joined the RCAF in 1940 and stayed in the service until his retirement in 1971. He was an Engine Technician and served across Canada and Europe. During the war he was awarded the Defence Medal, CVS Medal and Clasp, War Medal 1939-1945, NATO Medal and the Canadian Forces Decoration with 2 Clasps. As well as his active military affiliation, Norm was a member of the Legion, RCAF Society and the Lion’s Club.
He met and married Elsie Selena Briggs in Gander N.F. on June 21, 1944. After retirement he and Elsie settled in 140 Mile House and then moved to Williams Lake in 1990. He spent 18 years as a Boy Scout Leader, serving as Assistant District Commissioner in Dartmouth, N.S. and Assistant Regional Commissioner for training in Europe and Supply Officer and Commanding Officer for the Air Cadets in Williams Lake.
Norm is survived by daughters, Norma (Patrick) and Eileen, Ron Barz and son David, sister’s-in-law Florence Pickles, Dorothy Ouellette and Anne Murray, many grandchildren and great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other family members and friends. Norm is predeceased by his wife Elsie, his parents and his brother Roy.
We all love and miss you Dad, rest in peace, you will be in our hearts forever.
The family wishes to give a big thank you to the staff of the WL Seniors Village for the wonderful love and care that Dad received.
Those wishing to make a donation in Norman’s name may do so to the charity of their choice.
Compassionate Care Funerals entrusted with all arrangements.