1920 – 2016
Norman Pratt passed away peacefully Friday, March 11, 2016 at the Courtenay Seniors Village. He was a life-long Comox Valley resident, born at St. Joseph’s Hospital on October 21, 1920.
Norm was predeceased by his beloved wife Joan (Radford) Pratt; parents George and Mildred Pratt; brothers Ronald, Gordon, sister Nellie (McQueen) and sister-in-law Ann (Gordon).
He will be dearly missed by his three children; Michael, Deborah (Jim) Barraclough and Dale (Sam). Grandchildren; Shawn (Karen), Scott,(Tina), Alisha, Morgan, Gabrielle, and Liam; great –grandchildren; Carter, Makenna, Xander, Damon and Skyler; sister-in-law Ann (Ronald) Pratt, as well as his many nieces and nephews.
Norm served in the R.C.A.F where he was trained as an aircraft mechanic. After the war he worked at the Comox Garage (Dawson’s) and became a well-known automotive mechanic in the area. Norm was a dedicated volunteer firefighter for the Comox Fire Department for 42 years and held the position of Deputy Chief when he retired in 1988. He took up a new pastime in his later years volunteering at the Little River Salmon Enhancement Society working with his friends.
He was a tireless gardener taking tremendous pride in his yard. Norm enjoyed badminton, fly-fishing, camping and old-time dancing. He had a natural musical talent and enjoyed playing and singing his repertoire of “oldies” for family and friends.
Norm’s family extends special thanks to Dr. Regglar, the V.I.H.A. home support team, the staff at St. Joe’s and the Courtenay Seniors Village, for their compassion and care shown to dad.
No Service upon Norman’s request.
The family will have a bench placed in the Town of Comox in dad’s memory.