Norman Jost

August 21st, 1939 – January 13th, 2023

It is with great sadness that the family of Norman Jost announce his sudden passing on January 13th, 2023 at the age of 83.

Norman will be forever and lovingly remembered by wife and best friend Christine Jost of 43 years, children, Liam Hesketh-Jost (Tracy), Erin Hesketh-Jost and Cailin Hesketh-Jost (Larson); grandchildren Olivia Christine Hesketh-Jost, Benjamin Gary Hesketh-Jost: as well as numerous extended family members and friends.

Norman was predeceased by his parents Les and Myra; and siblings Ken, Ray and Ann.

Norman led an adventurous and complete life. Born in Liverpool, England on August 21st, 1939, his life spanned many accomplishments and events; As a teen Norman was a competitive swimmer and champion diver in Liverpool. He then went on to work as an apprentice heavy duty mechanic and earned his journeyman status in Liverpool.

For several years in his 30s Norman traveled and worked across Europe and North Africa. He spent time hitchhiking across North America, eventually arriving in Canada, where he worked the pipelines and then had a 6 year stay in Minaki as a fishing guide at the Minaki Lodge. In 1980 Norman met Christine, his wife and best friend of 43 years. In 1984 Norman and Christine’s first child Liam was born in Winnipeg and shortly after they returned to Liverpool; where two years later Erin their second child was welcomed. In 1995, Norman and Christine welcomed their third child Cailin and 2 years later in 1997 Norman and his family returned to Winnipeg, where he lived out the remainder of his life. Throughout his time Norman was a loyal and hard working man, passionate about Football (soccer) and Liverpool Football club and a devoted husband, father and grandfather who will be greatly missed.

A Memorial service will be held at 2 pm, on January 23rd, 2023 at The Central Church of Christ, 170 St Mary’s Rd, Winnipeg. For family and friends who cannot attend in person, the live service will be streamed at

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation Canada for Parkinson’s research.

Family and friends are invited to share memories and condolences using the comment field below.

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20 thoughts on “Norman Jost

  1. RayDesautels

    Rest in peace Norm. You will be missed. You were a great neighbour.

  2. Sandy Popiel

    I’m so very sorry. I’m thinking of you and your family. I really liked him.

  3. Sara Ashworth

    My deepest condolences For the loss of your dear husband father and grandfather.
    What a loss
    Thanks you sharing this it was lovely to read.
    Much love from your Liverpool friends

  4. Shannon Blair

    It was an honour knowing you Mr.Jost. Your sense of humour was one of a kind❤️. Sending the Hesketh-Jost family lots of love. Rest in Peace Mr.Jost.

  5. Christine Beaudry and family

    He was a very loving and giving family man. A visit to the house always left you feeling warmly welcomed. He will be sorely missed. Keeping you all close in our hearts.

  6. Angela Stenton

    I have very fond memories of Norm. He would help anybody. A great sense of humour and very welcoming too. You could see the devotion between Chris and Norm, they absolutely adored each other, very happy and positive life they had. I was devastated when they left Liverpool, I loved them all. Caitlin was only a baby and missed Barney too.
    It’s such a sad time for everybody and I’m sending our love over there. Goodnight Norm rest in peace. Chris, you have so many good memories and lots of visits with Norm to come in your dreams. Love always Ange, Mike and Charlotte xxx🌹🌹🌹🌹

  7. Maddy szumlak

    My sincerest condolences Cailin and family. He was a wonderful man and will be greatly missed. All my love from my family to yours. Rest easy Norman

  8. Hilary

    Very blessed to have known Norm. He is greatly missed. I very much enjoyed talking with him over the years. Prayers for comfort and peace for all.

  9. Melanir

    So deeply sorry for your loss. Always here for you, Erin.

  10. John Wishart

    One of the best blokes I have ever worked with,one uncut diamond 💎 we had some great times at Breckside,deepest condolences toChris and all his family members RIP NORMAN.

  11. Sue and Les Quinlan

    Norman “Jostie” was our dear friend for more than 50 years and we were so happy when he and his lovely wife Chris found each other. A lovely, loving and much loved man who will always have a special place in our hearts.

  12. bill murphy

    Rest in peace Josty. Some great football memories with you. My deepest. sympathies go to Chris and her family

  13. Michael Kowal

    We met the Jost family when Liam and our son Paul played soccer (football) together. Always enjoyed Norm’s company, wonderful sense of humour and unique sayings. When Norm cheered, everyone smiled!

    To all the family, we are thinking of you and deepest sympathy.

    The Kowal Family

  14. Leslie Forgie

    I enjoyed lively conversations with Norm at neighborhood get togethers over the years and reading and hearing from him stories about his early life and love seeing the pictures above. I always thought of Norm as a very energetic and fun loving man and first noticed that with Cailin, when she would be playing in the neighborhood with Hilary and Andrew. My deepest condolences to you, Chris and family. God bless!

  15. Lynn Johnston

    All our family hold very fond memories of Norman always found time for the Gantley family when we visited our Nan & Grandad in Brookbridge Rd. His mum & dad Aunty Myra & Uncle Les lived just over the road so when we visited we would always pop over there and he always had time to pull our legs re boyfriend etc. Sending our sincere to Christine and the family. RIP Normanx

  16. Jean & Ken Ashcroft

    Fond memories of Norman when we’re children.
    Rest in peace Norman and our thoughts are with Christine, Liam, Erin and Callin.

  17. robert young

    Nothing but wonderful memories with my mate Norman, Played football together, Had lots of laughs,,, Always remember bumping into Norm and family in sayers,, in the strand, in Liverpool in 97. Always be remembered YNWA
    Robbie Young

  18. Alyson Wall (QUINLAN)

    Some lovely memories from when I was growing up and also working in Frames with both him and Chris .Thoughts and prayers to Chris and all your family.
    Rest Peacefully Jostie….I won’t share my sherbets lemons with anyone else ❤️

  19. Norma Austin

    Fond memories of working with Norman at FGUC. So sorry to read of your loss.

  20. john baillie

    So sad to hear of Norms passing. played on his soccer team and always shared a laugh with him. He was quite a character.
    Sincere condolences to the whole family. I hadn’t Norm in many years but i’ll remember him always.

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