Norwood McMinn passed away with his family by his side November 25, 2005.
Norwood was born and raised in Shallow Lake, Ontario. He worked on farms and sailed the great lakes until he joined the army serving in Italy, Belgium and Holland. He was frozen for six months after the war ended taking convoys into Germany and hauling goods back into Holland.
After serving in the army he took up blue printing in boat building for 25 years. Norwood then went into business for himself in 1948 he married Celena Morton, they had two sons Leslie John and Steven Norwood which blessed us with 5 granddaughters.
Norwood strongly believed in the Legion and worked hard buying, renovating and organizing the ladies auxiliary for branch 282 in Shallow Lake. Norwood was also a lifetime member and was the sports officer for zone 6 for 2 years.
In 1989 Norwood and Celena moved out to B.C., so they could spoil their granddaughters. He is a member of the Seniors 173 as well as branch 24. In the last five years he was taken with Alzheimers as well as dementia. He spent the last 5 months in the good care of Valley Haven. He will be missed by family and friends.
A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday November 29, 2005 at 11:00 AM at the Vedder Golden Legion (Branch 280).
If friends so desire, donations can be made to the Alzheimers Association or to Branch 280 of the Royal Canadian Legion. Arrangements in care of McLean’s Funeral Services Ltd.