Mr. Norman Deptford passed away at Mt. Cartier Court Extended Care, Revelstoke on Saturday, May 3rd, 2008 just three days short of his 92nd birthday. A Celebration of Life Service was held from the Chapel of Brandon Bowers Funeral Home, Revelstoke on Tuesday, May 6th with family and friends presiding. Interment followed in the family plot of Mountain View Cemetery, Revelstoke. Pallbearers were Norman’s sons: Bruce, Ron, Ken, Dave and Don and son-in-law Rob Mellish. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Revelstoke Community Foundation, Box 2398, Revelstoke, B.C. V0E 2S0, or to the B.C. Heart & Stroke Foundation, Box 2088, Revelstoke, B.C. V0E 2S0, in memory of Norman.
Norman was born in Revelstoke, B.C. on May 6, 1916 and had been a life long resident, except for his time overseas during World War II. He was a former member of the Oddfellows and Royal Canadian Legion and was a member of the CPR Pensioners, Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers. Norman was a veteran of WW II and served overseas from 1942-1945 in North Africa, Italy, France, Belgium and Holland. He was a truck driver, gunner, and medical assistant. Norman was very proud to have served his country and proud of his war years. His hobbies were fishing and gardening. Norman was proud of all his children and was a good family provider.
Norman was predeceased by his wife Joan in 1986 and by his siblings: Helen, Eva, Beatrice, Lillian, Jimmy, Georgina and Florence. He is survived by his seven children: Bruce (Carolyn) Deptford of Kamloops, Ron (Sandra) Deptford of Ladysmith, Ken (Fran) Deptford of Pitt Meadows, Judy (Rob) Mellish of Revelstoke, Dave Deptford of Edmonton, Dianna Bulman of Calgary and Don (Lena) Deptford of Langdon, Alberta; 17 grandchildren; seven great grandchildren, one great grandchild on the way, sister-in-law Irene Sainsbury of Victoria, one cousin Kay Anklovitch as well as numerous nieces and nephews.Arrangements were in the care of Brandon Bowers Funeral Home, Revelstoke.