Norman Walter Shewchuk

Norman Walter Shewchuk was born to Anne (Pichur) and Walter Shewchuk on April 19, 1942 in Winnipeg, MB. He passed away peacefully on January 14, 2022 at the age of 79, following a battle with cancer.

Norman leaves behind his loving wife Helen (Dear), brother Jim (Velma), son Doug (Vicki), daughter Lee-Ann, grandchildren, Charna, Jamie-Lynn, Mandy (Sean), Shawn (Kendall), and great grandchildren Theo, Raegan and Ethan as well as other numerous nieces, nephews, in-laws and other extended family.

Norman married Helen on November 17, 1962. In 1965, they moved from Winnipeg to the homestead in Lockport where they built their home, raised their family and shared many memories with family and friends. Norman loved to bullshit with company, always offering a whiskey or beer and some moose sausage that he proudly made and was happy to share. He loved to go hunting with his father Walter, his son Doug and recently his grandson Shawn. Norman was often found out in the garage working on cars. He could fix and drive anything that had a motor. Norman enjoyed attending car shows where he proudly displayed his 1958 Dodge. He also enjoyed starting and tending to the wood stove, spending countless hours in the summer kitchen listening to old records.

The Shewchuk family would like to thank the staff on the second floor of CancerCare at the Interlake Regional Health Centre in Selkirk, MB. A special thank you to Nurse Darren and Dr. Brown for their compassionate care in Norman’s final days.

A Celebration of Life to take place in the early spring for those family, friends and acquaintances
who wish to attend. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a charity of your choice.

Life’s Journey
There’s a trail that leads out yonder,
To a land of peace and repose;
Where tranquil rest awaits us,
When our long day draws to a close.
It’s a long winding trail we must travel,
Through sunshine and darkness, alone;
As its troublest woes and its joys unfold
And each man must travel his own.
The pathway is oft times stoney,
There’s many a thrust from a thorn;
We find ourselves halting and weary
Feeling heartbroken, sick, and forlorn,
Many are the times we will stumble,
And many are the times we will fall;
We must right ourselves and go onward,
Ever meeting life’s beckoning call,
But there’s rest at the end of our journey,
When our long day draws to a close;
When we all must keep, our long last sleep,
In the land of Peace and Repose.

Friends and family are invited to share memories and condolences using the comment field below.

12 thoughts on “Norman Walter Shewchuk

  1. Carole+Christiansen

    Well Norman I do hope that somehow your path will cross with Lloyds. What am I talking about? Lloyd was at the pearly gate waiting for you with a drink in his hand. Now the two of you can have a well deserved rest. “Go rest high on that Mountain, sons your work on earth is done”. No more engines to fix, something you both did your share of. No more suffering for you Norman. Time for you to rest now.

  2. Avril & Gary Kousof

    Norman was always happy to see me and Gary, or Peter as he called him. They enjoyed talking cars, of course! When I called the house, I was always “Peter’s wife called!” Love to all the family! Hugs.

  3. Joyce Dion

    Norman , I will miss you so much, our visits back and forth, trips to Arborg,Grand Beach and other places. You suffered so much and it broke my heart , you’re pain free and and in peace now. Always enjoyed your B.S. stories you had. You were a kind loving person who everyone loved. Rest In Peace Love you Cousin Joyce ❤️❤️

  4. Maria Turkitch

    To Helen and all the family my thoughts are with you at this time. Norman I remember you from the time I was a little girl and you hung around with my brother. You always had a smile and always willing to sit and chat. When I had my son you always made sure you would keep our stock of pizza pops up to date. Thanks from the bottom of my heart for that. You will always be remembered with a smile and maybe a tear or two. I am sure you and Irvin might have reconnected by now and are sharing stories. Rest easy

  5. Lorraine Hirst

    To Helen and family. Our thoughts are with you all at this time. I always enjoyed visiting with Norman and you at our Icelandic League concerts. He had that little smile or grin on his face whenever you met him. He will be missed. Sincerely your cousin Lorraine and Bob Hirst.

  6. Wendy PIchor

    Helen and Family,
    We are so very sorry to hear of Walters passing. Sending our deepest condolences and hugs to you during this difficult time. ♥️
    The Pichor Family
    Wendy, Betty, Leah and Families.
    (Stephen Pichors’ Family)

  7. Edna Pichor

    Helen and family. So sorry for your loss. Cancer is never an easy road for the one suffering with it and the family following alongside. At least now Norm is at peace. My sincere condolences. Sending hugs and prayers your way.

  8. Kim black

    Aunt Helen and family, our deepest condolences on uncle Norm’s passing.
    I have fond childhood memories of heading to the farm, hanging out with the cousins for the big get togethers. Uncle Norm always held court around the big kitchen table while the adults ate and drank until the wee hours.
    The bottle of five star and glass of water was always at the ready (for the adults) – koolaid for us.
    He is reunited with my Dad, Granny and So many family and friends now. I picture them around the big table toasting right now. Be at peace, love Kim, Jim, Matt and Evan

  9. Dixon Barrow

    I remember taking a road trip in 1961 with Norm, his brother Bob, Al Darker, Barry McWilliams & myself ( Dixon Barrow ) We drove up to Fort Nelson BC. in an old 1951 Chevy to visit his Mom & Dad who were working up there. Walter was not happy to see 5 scruffy guys show up who he was probably going to have to feed ! Anne smoothed everything out & found us a skid shack to stay in & we eventually found jobs !…….Great memories ! RIP Norm

  10. Herb Kozera

    I was a classmate (Brokenhead) and a co- worker (Crown Z) with Norm in our early years and later on enjoyed sharing his liking for antique cars.

    Norm was always willing to share his experience and know how with all. Norm lived his life to the fullest doing what he liked best, family, friends, and cars.

    My condolences to Norm’s family

    Friend. Herb Kozera

  11. Erica Ferchuk

    Dear Helen and family I’m so sorry to hear of the Loss of Norman. He was such a character. Deepest condolences.

  12. Stella Karr

    Helen, my sincerest condolences to you and your family on the sad passing of Norman. We share some interesting events. You married Norman on Nov. 17, 1962, I met my future husband John on the same date. My John passed away on the 5th of February of this year and he also is in a place of peace and of no pain and suffering.

    I happily remember our times together although not of recent years. But haven’t forgotten about you or Norman! p.s. John was also 79 years of age at his passing.

    It was a privilege to know Norman and you.
    Your friend,
    Stella (Betty’s friend from Dufferin Ave. ).

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