Norman Pope

  • "My condolences to you and your family Marina."
    - Mike Chartrand
  • "I was so lucky to have known this wonderful, humorous man."
    - anne holland
  • "Hugs to Marina, Sandra, Sharon and families, we have been..."
  • "I was blessed to have this man as my father. We all knew..."
    - Marina Pope

POPE, Norman September 14, 1927 - July 23, 2018 It is with heavy hearts and profound grief that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, grandfather and brother. He died peacefully with his immediate family at his bedside. Norman was born in St. Jacques, Nfld., a small community in Fortune Bay to a loving, and nurturing family, the second of four siblings. He will be very deeply missed by his wife Christa of 61 years with whom he shared a profound love, forging treasured memories. His three daughters. Marina, Sandra (Dave) and Sharon (Carson) who adored their Dad, his five grandsons Douglas (Stephanie), Mark, Shawn, Chris and Alec, and his sister Marina in Nfld., with whom he shared a special bond, as well as many cousins, nephews, and nieces in Nfld. and the Maritimes. Norman left his family home temporarily at a young age to work at the US Naval Base in Argentia, Nfld. After completing his education at Memorial University in St John's, Nfld he taught school in various small communities in Nfld, as well as filling in for the Anglican Minister when necessary. After a stint with the US military in Greenland, he joined the Canadian military (Royal Canadian Regiment): in 1954 which resulted in two postings to Germany. (1955 to 1957 and 1970 to 1975). In February 1957, traveling by train through Europe, he met his wife Christa. They were married five months later on August 3rd, 1957 in Soest, Germany. Back in Canada a posting to Camp Ipperwash, Ontario was next, followed by Winnipeg, Manitoba in 1960 where he was promoted to join the Canadian Intelligence Corps and posted to Camp Shilo, Manitoba. His second posting to Germany (Lahr) in 1970 - now with family - stretched to five interesting, busy and educational years, returning to Canada in 1975. He chose his final military career posting to Victoria, BC and taught at the Warrant Officers Academy at CFB Naden in Esquimalt prior to his retirement from the military in 1984 with the rank of W02. Norman then started a second career at the Legislature in Victoria, BC as Sergeant at Arms and subsequently at the Provincial Museum in Security for another five years. He and Christa spent their retirement years enjoying their home, family, and travelling the world, fulfilling life-long dreams of exploring new lands and cultures. The family extends their appreciation to the Health Care professionals, (VIHA) the compassionate hospice staff, as well as to friends and neighbours who provided support, advice and care to both Norman and Christa during the last difficult months . Cremation has taken place. A memorial Service will take place in St. John's, Nfld at a later date.

Published in Victoria Times Colonist from Aug. 11 to Aug. 12, 2018