Norman Donald Frederick Rowley passed away peacefully, February 11, 2006 at Cariboo Memorial Hospital with his family at his side.
Norman was born in Palgrave, Ontario September 22, 1931 to Marjorie and James Rowley.
He grew up and lived on the family farm with his parents and four other siblings.
In 1954 he married Frances Nugent, and started to raise a family that would eventually include three daughters and six sons.
Norman was a heavy duty mechanic and worked in that field until he retired from Timberjack in 1986.
After that he and Frances had some adventures moving to Fort St. James, then to Barrierre where they built a new house.
They lived there for 14 years and decided to move back to Williams Lake in November 2005 to be closer to the family.
Norman was always the happiest when he was ‘mechanicing’ or playing with his dogs, Henry and Molly. He had a soft spot for all animals.
Norman was a wonderful husband, dad, grandfather and great-grandfather and will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
He leaves to remember, his loving wife of 51 years, Frances, his nine children: Pam (Al) Moore, Anita (Jack) Fullerton, Frank (Linda), Edward (Brenda), Brian (Sherry), Wayne, Becky (Willie) Meldrum, Lawrence (Barb), Gordon (Debbie). He also leaves 25 grandchildren: Ryan, Carmen, Dylan, Justin, Michael, David, Jarrid, Kayla, Lana, Meagan, Tanya, Kevin, Kyle, Frankie, Danielle, Jonathon, Cory, Cody, Jessica, Mallory, Morgan, Joshua, Justin, Sonja, and Lance; and one great-grandson Clayton: and his sister Dorothy. Donations may be made in memory of Norman to the CT Scanner project at Cariboo Memorial Hospital or the Hospice Society.