Dr. Norman Martin Thornton February 8, 1928 - April 17, 2013 Norman passed away at home on a sunny spring afternoon. He leaves behind his loving wife Irene of 55 years, son Ian, daughter Heidi, son-in-law Art, grandchildren Sarah, Annie, Kayla, Reid. Norman was born and raised in Vancouver. Only son of Dr. Norman and Flora (Mellish)Thornton, he attended St. George's, Point Grey Junior & Magee High School. He was a proud member of the first graduating class of UBC Faculty of Medicine 1954 and faithfully attended his class reunions until recently. Norman took his specialty training in anaesthesia at McGill University in Montreal, where he met his future wife Irene, a recovery room nurse. He practiced in his specialty at the Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops until his retirement. Norman loved intellectual pursuits and had particular interest in languages, advanced math and philosophy; he would share his knowledge on many a subject, but only when asked. Above all else, his first love was for his family. In 2010, he and Irene moved to a waterfront condo in Fort Langley, a view Norman enjoyed to his last day. Anyone who knew Norman, knew him as a very private person and so, in accordance with his wishes, there will be no service. Condolences may be sent to "mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org">email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org">email@example.com"
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Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from Apr. 25 to Apr. 29, 2013