July 11, 1930 – December 10, 2020
Williams Lake has lost one of its Native Sons. Reg Norberg passed away peacefully on December 10, 2020 in Deni House where he was treated with the care of Angels.
He will be lovingly remembered by his wife Joyce, sons Richard (Linda), Mark (Michelle), Brian (Roxanne), step sons Brady (Laurie) & Colin (Bonnie). Six grandchildren: Holli, Haley, Montana, Megan, Erik & Cole. Two great grandchildren Lennon and Isla.
Reg was born in Williams Lake July 11, 1930. He was the first baby to be baptized in the new little Catholic Church located where the Atwood Clinic now stands. Some of his schooling was received at St. Anne’s Academy in Kamloops returning to Williams Lake at age 12. There were three in his class who graduated in 1947. He said they could have their 50th anniversary in a phone booth.
He took his Senior Matric in Kamloops. Then on to a career as a Forest Ranger in the Interior of BC. In 1961, Reg bought into the insurance business with mother Ollie Matheson. The business grew into three successful Agencies, one in Bella Coola and the other in 100 Mile House as well as Williams Lake. If you needed insurance for a car, house, ranch, log truck, feller buncher or a business he would go out of his way to make sure you were covered. I often heard the clients say he was “A Prince of a Man”‘.
Achievements: Reg joined the Canadian Armed Forces Rocky Mountain Rangers (Militia) in 1956. He took his pilots license in 1976. Became an Alderman for the City of Williams Lake in 1977. Became Deputy Fire Chief in the 60’s for the Williams Lake Fire Dept.
Sports: Reg wore #2 on his home jersey as a defenceman for the Pontiacs, the same Number 2 on his jersey with the Williams Lake Stampeders. He also coached the young upcoming players including his sons at the War Memorial Arena. He enjoyed baseball, badminton, golf and curling. Took up cross country skiing and was an advanced down hill skier.
Dedicated to His City: Member of Nights of Columbus, Kiwanis Club, Chamber of Commerce and the Royal Canadian Legion. Most times he worked himself to President of Life Member. His final achievement was to receive his Status Card.
Reg was a true “Humanitarian” ~ One of a KIND.
Covid-19 has delayed a Funeral Service until later in 2021. To be announced.
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