Norman G. ""Norm"" Hamill, 82, of Homosassa, Fla., passed away Jan. 4, 2014, at Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness. A native of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, he was born Jan. 1, 1932, to George and Eileen (Marston) Hamill, one of two children. Norm moved to Florida in 1946 and moved to Homosassa in 1969 from St. Petersburg. Norm, as he was known to many, was a marine contractor most of his working life, having worked for Meisner & MacAvoy in St. Petersburg building docks and seawalls. In 1952 he began Norman G. Hamill Marine Construction in St. Petersburg, a business he owned and operated for 25 years. He also owned and operated shrimp boats throughout Florida and Alabama from 1974 to 1982. Norm was a life member of B.P.O.E. Elks Lodge #2520, Aripeka, Fla., and was also a member of Crystal River Loyal Order of Moose. He was a man known to always give of himself. Norm faithfully supported American Heart Assoc., National Wild Life, Easter Seals, Children of St. Jude's Hospital and also the Annual Toy Run sponsored by Mike's Friendly Pub in Homosassa.
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Norm is survived by his wife of 32 years (the love of his life), Tracey M. Estep Hamill of Homosassa; his three children, Sharon Estep and Alan Hamill (fiancé Laurie Lang), both of Homosassa, Amanda Wagner (husband Carlos), Bowie, Md.; eight grandchildren, including his ""best buddy"", Sequoia Hamill; and 14 great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, Norm was preceded in death by a son, George; a grandson, Shane Schippers; a brother, Thomas and two sons-in-law, Rick Schippers and Michael Estep.
Friends will be received from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 10, 2014, at Wilder Funeral Home, Homosassa, where a celebration of life will begin at 3 p.m. Interment will follow at Stage Stand Cemetery, Homosassa Springs. www.wilderfuneral.com.
Published in Citrus County Chronicle on Jan. 8, 2014