Norman Hugh MCPHEE

MCPHEE, Norman Hugh

Apr. 16, 1936 – Oct. 26, 2016

It’s with great sadness that the family announces the passing of our beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend. Norm was born in Red Deer, Alberta, and raised on the family farm in the Edwell District. As a young man he attended Olds College for agriculture where he also excelled in athletics. In 1957, he married his wife of 59 years, Margaret (Gillespie). Together they became the 3rd generation to run the McPhee family farm and raised their two daughters and two sons: Cindy, Norma, Russ and Grant. Norm led a very full life; he was an active member of the Westerner Exposition Chuckwagon committee, the Lions Club and the Elks Club. He also enjoyed curling, wood working, fishing trips with his buddies, and spending time with his grandchildren and great-grand children. His sense of humor and fun resulted in many laughs around the kitchen table. He was passionate about his family, friends, farm and community. His values and strength of character provided inspiration to his children, grandchildren, great- grandchildren and the many others whose lives he touched. His door was always open and he was respected and loved by all. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Margaret, his loving companion, Charlotte Bonella, brother, William McPhee and sisters; Gail Johnston, Carol Lundgren (Garry Prior) and Barbie Blanchette, children; Cindy Last (Tom), Norma Espersen (Greg Rees), Russ McPhee (Colleen), Grant McPhee; 12 grandchildren; Katie (Jade), Pamela (Stephen), Annette, Krista (Karl), Graham (Sarah), Brett (Rawnie), Brandon (Megan), Tyler (Louise), Brody (Katelyn), Victoria (Chris), Rebecca and Lauren, as well as 16 great-grandchildren. Service will be held in Red Deer at Knox Presbytrian Church (4718 Ross Street) on Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at 2 pm. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Alzhiemer’s Society of Red Deer Unit 1, 5550 45 Street, Red Deer, Ab T4N 1L1. Condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting

www.eventidefuneralchapels.com

Arrangements entrusted to

EVENTIDE FUNERAL CHAPEL

4820 – 45 Street, Red Deer.

Phone (403) 347-2222


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