Norman Earl Noble(1923 - 2013)

It is with great sadness that we share the passing of Earl Noble. Earl was born in St. Albert, Alberta, and raised in North Vancouver. After graduating from North Van High School in 1941, Earl joined the Royal Canadian Air Force where he became a flight officer with commission. From 1945 until 1950, he drove a logging truck until he and his father, Morley, built Nova Lumber in North Vancouver. Earl owned and continued to work at Nova Lumber until 1988 when it was sold.

Earl never lost his love for flying, and had several airplanes and helicopters over the years. He also loved to fish, skeet shoot, duck hunt, ski and golf, and was a long time member of Capilano Golf Club.

Earl will be greatly missed by his children Greg, Vic (Carol), and Pam (Ian), his grandchildren Ashley (Craig), Brooke (Devon), Dustin, Spencer, Michelle and Brittni, and his great granddaughter Maddy. He will be remembered by many for his sense of humour and his generosity.

The family will be holding a private service.
Published in The North Shore News on Oct. 23, 2013