Norman Borradaile Hadley (December 02, 1964 - March 23, 2016)

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Outspoken, charismatic, brilliant and incisively funny, Norman died on 23 March in Tokyo, Japan. Driven and successful at everything he undertook, he had a stellar career in global financial markets, retiring as a Managing Director, Deutsche Bank, Tokyo.

Known as 'Stormin' Norman', he is a rugby legend. From Oak Bay High School, Victoria, he later played for James Bay Athletic Association, Western Suburbs, Wellington, NZ, UBC Old Boys, London Wasps, Bedford Blues, Suntory, Tokyo, and the renowned British invitational team, the Barbarians. Five-time captain of Canada's national rugby team, he earned 15 caps for Canada between 1985 and 1994, and played for Canada in the 1991 World Cup in France.

Norman also loved language, poetry and music, delighting friends with his deep karaoke rendition of 'House of the Rising Sun'.

Much-loved father of Madison Elle Watson, he is the beloved son of Anita and Michael Hadley, and brother of Pauline Hadley-Beauregard (Bernie, Luke, Olivia), David Hadley (Lori Petryk, Tess Walton, Alexandria), and Michèle Hadley (Robert Gully).

Memorial Service: Christ Church Cathedral, Victoria, 3pm, Saturday, April 16th, 2016.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating in Norman's memory to a charity of your choice.
Published in The Times Colonist on Apr. 13, 2016