My husband‚ a dedicated fireman for 58 years‚ had served all line offices and was a past chief‚ assistant chief‚ and captain. He was a fire commissioner for 20 years and had been elected to another five-year term. He was involved with three fire companies: Alexander‚ Cortu‚ and East Pembroke. He was named ‘Fireman of the Year’ twice.
Norm always helped anyone who needed it. He was a member of the Cortu Presbyterian Church. He managed to work two jobs and still found time to be very active in the community. I have been told many times by many people that Norm was the nicest man they ever knew.
His children loved him so much and showed great respect to him.
As his wife‚ he certainly was the best husband in the world. We had 59 years married and a year and a half together before we married. They were wonderful‚ wonderful years. I miss him so very badly.