Lyle Norn

Lyle Norn

Lyle Lloyd William Norn

October 5, 1946 – February 8, 2014

Lyle was born to the late Francis Sarah Norn and Francis Lloyd Norn, near Tofield, Ab. Lyle went to work with Alberta Transportation in 1965 as a foreman for a road construction crew. That same year on a job just north of Ponoka, he met his future wife Lorna Mae Pugh. They were married on April 28, 1967 and welcomed their first child, Tammy on July 9. Their second child, Shane joined the family on September 12, 1970. After 25 years of service on Alberta’s highways, Lyle went to work driving truck for Corvette pipeline construction, a job that lasted 8 years. In 2001 he sought work closer to home, driving grader east of town for Ponoka County. This allowed him to be home every night and freed up his weekends to haul his granddaughter to rodeos or cheer on his favorite hockey playing grandsons, all who in his eyes could have gone on to play in the NHL. In 2009 he and Lorna built their dream home on their lake lot at Red Deer Lake.

Lyle passed peacefully February 8, 2014, in a palliative care suite at the Ponoka Hospital & Care Centre after a struggle with COPD and CO2retention. He is predeceased by his mother, father and step father Victor Stephanson and older sisters Doreen and Bunny. Lyle is survived by his loving and devoted wife Lorna; their dashaund George who held a special spot in Lyle’s heart; daughter Tammy and son-in-law Kevin Henkelman; and son Shane and daughter-in-law Nicole. “Pa” was very proud of his grandchildren Kaylee-Jo Henkelman (Kenton Fawcett), Levi Henkelman, Wyatt, Denver and Emett Norn. He is also survived by his sister Grace (Eugene Normand), brothers-in-law Bill Dunnington and Ken Bulat along with many extended family members.

At Lyles’ request a “happy hour” will be held Saturday, February 15 at 3 p.m at the Stagecoach Saloon, Ponoka Stampede Grounds.

The family would like to send a special thank you to the nursing staff at the Ponoka Hospital & Care Centre for their compassionate care given to Lyle while hospitalized. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to Palliative Care, Ponoka Hospital & Care Centre.


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