Peacefully with family by his side, on December 28, 2021 at Selkirk Regional Health Centre at the age of 83, Norman passed away after a battle with cancer.
Norman was born in 1938 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He was predeceased by his parents Nils and Eva Kroken, first wife Susan (1969), brother-in-law George, son-in-law Doug, grandson Paul, and step-granddaughter Erin, second wife Dorothy (2008), stepsons Melvin and Marvin, stepson-in-law Albert, stepdaughter-in-law Lenore, and grandsons Dustin, Shane and Kelvin “Legs”.
He will be greatly missed by his survivors, sister Edith Clark, nephew Dan, his daughters Reta (Vince), Carol (Wayne), son Andy, grandchildren Chad, Kayla (aka Jayme), Eric, Dave, step- grandson Cam, sister-in-law Sadie, many nieces and nephews, and great grandchildren, stepdaughters Sharon (Ray), Sandra (Stan), Doreen (Larry), stepsons Harvey, David (Marcel) and stepdaughter-in-law Kim, grandchildren Caroline, Mike, Sheri, Terence, Trever, Edward, Jennifer, Logan, Blayne, Rachelle, Rhondell , Gildon, Bella, Brett, Skyler and Jorja, and various relatives in Norway.
In his earlier years Norman lived in Morris where he worked for CNR and later moved to Victoria Beach where he was a commercial fisherman (no one could fillet a fish as good as he could) and Victoria Beach Municipal Policeman. In the late 1980’s the homestead, his mom’s place, was sub-divided and became Kroken Place. After retirement Norman moved to Hnausa and then to Selkirk where he spent the past 13 years. He was very appreciative of the people in the apartment block who were very supportive of him and would check in with him. They shared many cups of coffee and shared many stories.
Fishing, listening to music, feeding the hummingbirds, having bonfires and sharing stories of past memories were some of Norman’s favourite things to do. Most of all; Norman loved spending time with his family, especially when that meant family gatherings, holiday dinners or sharing a sweet treat (Deep and Delicious).
Dad, grandpa, uncle; know that you are loved very much by your family and friends and that our memories will be cherished forever. You have touched each one of us in different ways. You will be dearly missed and we will continue to stay strong together knowing that is what you would want.
Much appreciation and thanks to Cancer Care, Dr. Demsas, various other doctors, Home Care and to the nurses and support staff at Selkirk Regional Health Centre that made him feel comfortable and at peace prior to and during his passing. We appreciate your support during this very difficult part of our journey.
Cremation has taken place; a private family burial will take place at a later time. Rest easy, we love you!
If you wish to make a donation in Memory of Norman please donate to Cancer Care or Selkirk Regional Health Centre.
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