Norman Wilson Denney, born in 1920 at Bell Island, Newfoundland, passed away peacefully April 2, 2015, in his sleep at Shuswap Hospital in Salmon Arm, one month shy of his 95th birthday. He is survived by his second wife Edna and her three children, Sandra Pacciano (Angelo), Brian Holmes (Sarah) and Glen Holmes (Millie). He is lovingly remembered as a wonderful father to Roy Denney (Kathy), Elaine Teske (Hugh), Claire Denney (Jackson Morrison), Robert Denney (Suzanne), and Judith Denney (Ray Burzynski), and his two granddaughters Jennifer Falkenberg (Tony) and Aysha Denney. He is also survived by his sister Yvonne Ingersoll (Phil) of Peterborough, Ontario
Norman joined the Royal Canadian Artillery 1939-1947. He joined the Canadian Navy in 1948 – 1966 retiring as a a Lieutenant Commander. He became an employee of the Federal Government of Canada, specializing in Human Resource Management until his retirement in 1979.
Norm was an active curler while living in Montreal and Ottawa and inducted as a Lifetime Member of the Governor General’s Curling Club of Canada for his contributions to the sport. Following retirement he moved to the Shuswap and married Edna Holmes and they became active golfers, lawn bowlers and travellers.
Norm was an active member of St. John’s Anglican Church. We want to thank them for their support and friendship to Norm and Edna.
The family want to sincerely thank special friends, Betty and Larry Rogers, Marilyn and Paul Dolan, Chris Jackson and Wendy Tuff for their love and support to Norm and Edna.
Thanks to the Shuswap Hospital for their professional attention. Special thanks to Dr. Cindy Malinowski for her special care over the years.
The children of Norm will be having a private “Celebration of Life” for their father at a later date.
In lieu of flowers a donation in Norm’s name may be sent to: Shuswap Lake General Hospital Foundation, 601 10 Street NE, Salmon Arm, BC V1E 4A7.