HAINES, Norman H.
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December 2, 1939 - March 23, 2013
It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Norman Harold Haines, aged 73 years, beloved husband of 50 years to Linda Rae (nee Preston), father to Ruth Ann Minions (David), N. Robert Haines, and grandfather to Sarah, Patricia, and Christina Minions. Norman was born in Fredericton, NB and spent his early years in Charlottetown, PE and Kitchener, ON. Once married and beginning a family, he spent time in Montreal, QC, Chatham, ON and then west to Calgary, AB in 1973. Norman was larger than life, having many careers starting at the age of ten until his passing; retirement was not in his vocabulary. His many careers included newsman, broadcaster, sales director, management consultant and fundraising strategist. In addition to his working life, Norman was a life-long member of the Scouting movement and dedicated volunteer with over 50 years of service, who led the team that put together the Canadian (1981) and the World (1983) Jamborees in Kananaskis Country for more than 16,000 youth from around the world. He was a board member and past president of Heritage Park, a long-time Rotarian, and participated as an elder and choir member for many years at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church. Norman received many accolades and awards over the years but the ones he treasured most were the Silver Wolf from Scouts Canada, the Paul Harris Fellow and Cliff Dochterman awards from Rotary, and the Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal. Norman valued his leisure time and nothing gave him more pleasure than to enjoy the company of his friends in the South Bank Short Line Model Railway Club every Monday night. He especially enjoyed weekends away in his motorhome with his wife, family, and friends. The family wishes to express their gratitude to Dr. Mark Grainger and Dr. George Barr, Calgary EMS and the attending staff at Rockyview and Foothills hospitals for the excellent care Norm received. A Celebration of Norman's Life will be held at Heritage Park in Gasoline Alley, Calgary, AB on Saturday, April 6, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. Friends and family may wish to remember Norman with a donation to a charity of their choice. In living memory of Norman Haines, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park.
Published in The Calgary Herald from Mar. 26 to Apr. 4, 2013