June 5, 1931 – September 20, 2013
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Norman Nielsen on September 20, 2013. Norman was born in Olds, Alberta, but went to high school in Chilliwack, B.C. He became a pilot after leaving high school, flying for what was then Canadian Pacific Airlines. He later joined the Air force and ended his career in the military in Air Traffic Control as a Captain. His last posting was Comox. After leaving the military, he joined the Canadian Coast Guard and served in Ucluelet, B.C, until his retirement.
In retirement he moved to Courtenay and enjoyed gardening, growing fruit trees and spending time with his neighbours and grandchildren. Norman spent his final three years in the Comox Valley Seniors Village. The family wishes to thank everyone at the Comox Valley Seniors Village for all the loving care he received.
Norman is survived by his wife Leata Nielsen, son Scott Nielsen, his sister Christine Lobb and his grandchildren Leata Parnell and Eric Nielsen.