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.

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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.

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Norman Nils Kroken

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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