Norman John Shaddock of Parkhill, passed suddenly at home on Friday, September 25, 2020, at the age of 85.
The cherished husband of Shirley, the couple would have celebrated 65 years of marriage on October 8th, 2020. Together Norman and Shirley raised their daughters, Cindy & Stan Rees, and Pam & Pete Holloway. Norm saw his family grow with the addition of his Grandchildren, Stephen & Courtney, Tim & Robyn, Matthew & Tina, and his little queen Melissa Jean. Norm was also blessed to know his Great Grandchildren, Brooklyn, Madeline, Caleb, Chase, Aiden, and Rylie.
Norm was the youngest in a large family and will be missed by his siblings, Alma Thompson (Charles †), Eileen & Eric Scott, Sadie Luther (Ron †), Alberta Steeper (Ralph †), Ralph & Catherine Shaddock, and his sisters- in-law, Herta Lightfoot (Lawrence †), and Marilyn Lightfoot (Allen †). Norm is also predeceased by his parents, brother Earl (Nellie †), in-laws Marj & Keith Connolly and is missed by his many extended family and friends.
Norm spent his working days selling his favourite farm equipment, owning a Massey Ferguson Dealership in the town of Essex from 1968 - 1976 before his retirement.
Winters in Florida were special to Norm and Shirley, enjoying the warm weather, often having family join them. A man with a witty sense of humour and a mischievous grin; Norm will be remembered as a family man for his strength, assurance and kind heart.
Donations in Norm's name are appreciated to the local hospitals or a charity of your choice.
A private family graveside service will take place at the Parkhill Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to M. BOX AND SON FUNERAL HOME, 183 Broad Street Parkhill. 519-294-6382. Please leave a memory or condolence online at www.GilpinFuneralChapel.com
With the recent changes due to COVID-19 services attended will require contact tracing. For further information on directives from the Bereavement Authority of Ontario please click the link here: https://thebao.ca/covid-19-update-links.