Norman Oscar Olaf Eikel
It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Norman Eikel on January 3rd, 2019.
Norm “Dad” will be fondly remembered by his boys John (Sharon) and Blaine (Viki), by his siblings Ilene (Harry), George (Cecelia), and Andrew (Adelle) and by his grandchildren Anthony, Ramona, Amber, William, Jonathon and Joe.
He was predeceased by his loving wife Merle, daughter Karen, brother Glen, sister Evelyn, grandson Aaron and parents Oscar and Grace.
Norman was born June 13, 1940 in Big River Saskatchewan. Norman graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a degree in Engineering Physics and made many contributions to Eikel and Lomsnes Lumber building roads in the summer and clearing brush in the winter. In 1969 Norm and his family (Merle, John, Karen and Blaine) moved to Calgary where he started with the Federal Business Development Bank. After a few years in Calgary and then a number of years in Edmonton / Fort Saskatchewan Norm took an offered promotion and moved his family to Vancouver.
Working in downtown Vancouver made it very clear that what he really wanted was to work in the North, preferably Northern Saskatchewan. In 1984 Norman joined his brothers George and Andrew in their new venture – Points North Freight Forwarding Inc. He spent many years there as a Controller and Treasurer for the company.
Norman loved his family, he loved great food and drink, he loved his family’s cabin at Roe Lake and he loved Points North.
Norman will be very much missed by a great many people.
Norman Eikel’s Memorial is on Sunday January 20th, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Canada Room at the Saskatoon Inn, 2002 Airport Drive, Saskatoon, SK S7L 6M4.
In lieu of flowers donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated.
To share memories and condolences, visit www.parkfuneral.ca “Obituaries-Guestbook”. Arrangements entrusted to Derryl Hildebrandt, Park Funeral Home, 306.244.2103.
Nos plus sincères sympathies à la famille et aux amis de Norman Oscar Olaf Eikel 2019..
Décès pour la Ville: Saskatoon, Province: Saskatchewan