NORMAN JOSEPH REMEDIOS
November 9, 1945 - August 15, 2021
It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of our dearest Norman aka “Stormin Norman” on Sunday, August 15, 2021, in the Health Sciences Centre at the age of 75.
He will be deeply missed by his wife Cassandra, daughter Cynthia Pearl (Christian) and lovingly remembered by his grandchildren Remy and Crosby Taylor. He is survived by his sisters Pamela Chen (Paul), Mildred Barber and Brother Rudy Remedios and numerous nieces and nephews and dear cousins across the globe. He was predeceased by his parents, Stanislaus and Pearl Remedios, his brother Stanley and his sister in law Clarissa. His presence will be sorely missed by his family, friends, neighbours and all who knew him.
Norman was born in Calcutta, India on November 9, 1945. After graduating from Mrs. Curry’s Day School, he found employment at Phelps & Company, a men’s tailoring business where he was employed until he immigrated to Toronto, Canada in December, 1969. As a new immigrant he had some difficulty in procuring employment, but finally got hired by American Standard in their Inventory Control Department. In the Fall of 1974 Norman and Cassandra decided to head west to Winnipeg to start a brand new life and family. He decided to join The Winnipeg Transit as a bus operator. He worked a lot of various shifts at the start, but finally was able to pick his shift and bus route and even got weekends off. He put in his 30 years of service retiring with a full pension.
Norman and Cassandra married in 1970. Their 50th Wedding Anniversary was celebrated in January, 2020 on the Sapphire Princess on a 14 day trip to South East Asia. This was followed up by a six week holiday in Australia visiting family and friends.
Norm’s passions were music, sports and travel. He was an ardent collector of records both the long playing and the 45’s as well as box CD’s and DVD sets. This passion led to us attending various concert venues when his favourite artist/ musician played in town. Norm was an excellent dancer and everyone loved the way he jived. He loved tennis, soccer and golf, but his passion was badminton, which he enjoyed with his buddies at the Greendell Community Centre. His love of travel took him “downunder” on at least ten occasions and various trips across the globe to England, Spain, India, New Zealand, Fiji, South East Asia, the Caribbean, Alaska, across Canada and the United States including Hawaii.
We would like to give our sincerest thanks and gratitude to Dr. Michael Peter Sochocki and Dr. Khalid as well as all the other dedicated and compassionate nurses and staff on GH 6 namely Crystal, Debbie, Kate, Laine and Tamara - Speech Pathologist And GH4 namely Ryan and Darryl for making Norman’s last few hours comfortable and peaceful.
In keeping with Norman’s wishes, cremation has taken place and no funeral will be held. Norm’s family kindly requests that all of his friends and relatives take a few minutes to honour his memory by watching the photo-biography above. Please, also consider sharing your own photos, memories, and stories by making use of the comment section on this page.
In memory of Norm, donations may be made to The Heart and Stroke Foundation Of Manitoba and Siloam Mission.
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