Norman Joseph STONEBURGH
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STONEBURGH, Norman Joseph 1935-2019 Passed away peacefully October 24, 2019 at the Westbury Residence at 84 years of age. Beloved husband of Dolores (died 2016), for 61 years. Loving father to Dan (died 2014), Blake (died 2018), Cheryl, Terri Lynn (George Arnott), Jim and many grandchildren. Loving brother-in-law to Norma. Norm was a former all-star center who played for the Toronto Argonauts (1955-1967) in the Canadian Football League, and was a longtime volunteer at the Scott Mission, St. Felix Centre, Evangel Hall and Dorothy Ley Hospice. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Sports Concussion Research Fund at Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Please visit tgwhf.ca/tribute or call 416-603-5300. As we loved you, so we miss you; In our memory you are near. Loved, remembered, longed for always, Bringing many a silent tear. 

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Published in Toronto Star on Oct. 26, 2019.
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January 13, 2020
I will always remember You and Dolores. Always was so much fun to walk and talk with you.
My condolences to Cheryl , Terry Lyn and Jim.

Rest in peace with Dolores, Danny and Blake.

Tatjana Adizes
Tatjana Adiozes
November 12, 2019
My relationship with Norm began innocently, born from his deep seated desire to help people. I was in need of someone to help me out and a mutual friend suggested Norm. He started as a volunteer, but over the almost 25 years I have known him, he became friend, best friend and ultimately, a second father figure. I have cherished out time together as my own father passed away only a few years after my spinal cord injury.

He will be sorrily missed but always remembered not only by me, but my sister Karen, his family and all those who knew him. While we had a difference of opinion on the existence of an afterlife, I truly hope that I am wrong and he is now with Delores and his sons Danny and Blake.

I found the poem below and it is so Norm that I wanted to share it. This poem has no title and was written in 1932 on a brown paper bag by Mary Frye of Baltimore MD. She wrote it to console a friend who was unable to travel to Germany where her mother had died. It was never published but was passed from hand to hand.

Do not stand by my grave and weep,
I am not there, I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glint on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you wake in the morning hush,
I am the swift, uplifting rush,
of quiet birds in circling flight.
I am the soft starlight at night.
Do not stand by my grave and weep,
I am not there, I do not sleep.

Rest in peace my friend. I will remember you always.
Martin Wuori
November 8, 2019
The passing of a truly great man who was bigger than life. He was such a big influence to all of Blake's friends. Helped me a lot. So many good memories and stories to recall. God bless you and your family.
Bob Elliott
November 7, 2019
On behalf of the Felician Sisters & Staff & Volunteers & Guests who experienced Norm's presence when he so generously provided his joyful and generous presence serving meals at our St. Felix Centre - we offer our prayers and sympathy on the passing of great man! Eternal rest grant unto to Norm and let perpetual light shine upon, may he rest in peace. Amen!
Sister Christina Marie Kazimirek, CSSF
November 6, 2019
Cheryl, Terri Lynn and Jimmy. My condolences to you and your family on the loss of your dad. My memories of your dad was when we would come over to pick up Blake to go out on the town and your dad always had a firm handshake and often a joke for us guys.
He can now suit up in heaven and I am sure that he will be playing first string center for the Argos all star team.
yours,
Mark Robinson
Mark Robinson
November 6, 2019
Norm was a very fine human being. We have lots of sweet memories. Our condolences to the family.
Daniel Liebman
November 4, 2019
Funniest Dad on Cosway my whole childhood! Easy to love. Mark Cator
Mark Cator
November 1, 2019
Lotsa birthdays !
Great Neighbours and family friends
All Cators
October 31, 2019
Deepest condolences to you Cheryl, Terri Lynn and Jim on the death of your dear father. He always had a welcoming smile for all. We shall remember him fondly. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Sincerely,
Warren & Betty Mahony
October 31, 2019
You will be truly missed, an inspiration to all.
Mackenzie Gibson
October 29, 2019
Norm was a business associate, friend. He always had a smile and made doing business a fun time even through difficult times. Kind and considerate of his friends, we had many good times together. Rest in pease friend. Dino Ricci
Dino Ricci
Friend
October 28, 2019
Loved Norm dearly, his laugh and smile could light up a room. The world is a lesser place with his passing.
John DeBlanc
October 28, 2019
I adored your' father. He imprinted my life many years ago, and I carried him in my heart everyday, My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Lori Chapman
Lori Chapman
October 27, 2019
The most precious gift we have is time itself, never enough of it time is short! Norm was a huge influence in my life. Thanks to my Mom who contacted the Big Brother Association to help with her rebel son. Norm took on quite a challenge! The path was riddled with up/downs pot holes ad bumps but he never gave up. Through thick and thin, what a ride! I was so lucky and fortunate to have him in my life. Always having my back at the toughest of times. Our Annual Super Bowl and Grey Cup bet's will be missed. My heart aches at his passing.. But also full of joy with knowing he's reunited with Delores, Blake, Danny and other loved one's. With Love & Respect your little brother Bruce. P.S. Save me a seat at the 50 yard line.
Bruce Han
October 27, 2019
Words cannot even begin to express our sorrow. Norm was a wonderful man who blessed and touched us with so many beautiful memories (Alaguna's Family) When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a Treasure. May he rest in peace.
Dora Sarmiento & Diana Chahin
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