Norman was born on February 6, 1924 in Lindsay, Ontario. He enlisted with the Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada on March 30, 1943 and served in Canada, England, France, Belgium, Holland and Germany. Shortly after D-Day, Norman landed near Beny-Sur-Mer then was wounded in Falaise on August 14, 1944. After recuperating, he returned to the battlefield where he served until the end of the war. He lived with shrapnel in his shoulder for the rest of his life. Norman was discharged on November 5, 1945 and in 1946, returned to England to marry his English sweetheart Gwen. They moved to Lindsay in April 1947 and lived in that area the rest of their lives. He was a member of Sir Sam Hughes Legion Branch 67 for forty-eight years and served as an Executive member from 1964 to 1975, following which he became 2nd vice, 1st Vice, and on three separate occasions, President. Norman became a Life Member of the branch in 1982 and was presented with the Meritorious Service Medal in 1991. Norman passed away on November 28, 2007.
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