Norman John Pottle
June 12, 2023
In Loving Memory
Norman John Pottle
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Norman John Pottle of Kamloops BC, who passed away in his home on June 12, 2023, at 91 years of age. Those left to mourn the loss of Norman include his wife Lorraine of 63 years, along with his daughter Donna (Ron) Burkatsky, son Russell Pottle, grandchildren Ashley (Kevin), Lindsay, Matthew, greatgrandchildren Brayden and Kaylee and his remaining 7 siblings: Earl, Ray, Shirley, Blanche, Jim, Linda, and Darlene along with numerous nieces and nephews.
Norman is predeceased by his father Stephen and mother Victoria along with his other 11 siblings: Gordon, Florence, Alice, Agnes, Fred, Edna, Ivy, Gilbert, Joan, Stephen, and Ernest. Norman was born in 1932 on a farm in Usherville, Saskatchewan and later after his school years, made his way to Williams Lake BC to manage a general store. This is where he met his wife Lorraine and they were married on January 19, 1960, in Oliver, BC where they later had their first child, Donna in 1962. After many other adventures and some hardships, Norman eventually settled on 10 acres with his wife and family in Barriere, BC where he enjoyed working as a Construction Contractor while his wife worked as a Custodian of the local school. After retirement they enjoyed travelling, sometimes to events which included showing and racing their horses. Eventually Norman and Lorraine decided to simplify their life; sell their farm and move closer to their daughter and family, in Kamloops, BC.
Norman had many interests including caring for his Arabian horses, farming, gardening, crafting wood gifts for his family, and being the biggest fan of his favorite sports teams, the Blue Jays and the Canucks. He was an avid horseshoe champion and much to the chagrin of his family members, often winning many of the card games and board games during family gatherings.
While Norman lived a hardworking farm life and carried this integrity for hard work and duty into his adult years, he was often seen with a smile on his face and was always quick to chime in with his famous wit and humour. He always spoke about his life with gratitude and enjoyed telling stories about prairie living. Norman was especially fond of spending quality time with family and would often make long trips back to the prairies to attend family reunions. He would never miss an opportunity to attend a graduation or birthday of his grandchildren and great grandchildren and loved attending regular family get togethers.
Norman was a true old school prairie gentleman and even into his latter years, was often seen tending to his wife and others around him whenever he was able. His kind, quiet, gentle presence will be sorely missed by all his family. A celebration of life will be held at the Northshore Community Center, 730 Cottonwood Ave. Kamloops B.C. on July 16, 2023 at 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the charity of your choice.
Arrangements entrusted to
Cypress Funeral & Cremation Services 250-554-2324
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