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 http://youtu.be/h9WXnUmV0nM
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation Canada for Parkinson’s research.
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