89, Halifax. Passed away on July 16, 2019 at the QEII Abby J. Lane building. Norman was a member of the Royal Canadian Navy for 30 years; his career took him from communicator to becoming a Naval Diver and many experiences too numerous to tell. He was a veteran of the Korean War. He also was a volunteer for 19 years at the Veterans hospital in Halifax. He was a past master of the masons and a Shriner. Walked many paths in life, loved the sea. Last 8 years before retirement in Navy life he served on the Tancook Island ferry as 1st mate and relief captain. Norm was an avid lawn bowler for St. Mary’s lawn bowling club for a number of years.
He is survived by wife of 38 plus years, Jo; son, Roderick Prowse; daughter, Valarie Prowse; stepson, Harry Baker; stepdaughters, Kim Burnes, Cindy McWilliams, Joanne Thurlow; brother, Melvin, Wayne; sister, Elaine; 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his stepson, Timothy Baker.
Many thanks to the caregiving staff and Doctors at the Abbie Lane, for their care in the last day of his life. Arrangements are under the care of J. Albert Walker Funeral Home (2005) Ltd., 149 Herring cove Road where visitation will take place on Tuesday July 23, 2019 from 7-9pm.