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HERALD EDVALL NORLANDER

HERALD EDVALL NORLANDER HERALD EDVALL NORLANDER

Born In: Hay Lakes, Alberta, Canada

Passed in: Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada
Passed on: April 24th, 2012

Herald Edvall Norlander of Kamloops, BC, peacefully passed away in the arms of his wife and children on April 24, 2012 at 87 years of age.

Herald is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Helen; children Terry (Charlene), Jeannie (Rod), Dianna (Leonard), Leslie (Johanna), and Dennis (Cindy); many grandchildren, great grandchildren and one great great-grandchild; siblings Ada, Irene, Gladys and Ed; and other relatives and friends too numerous to mention.

Herald was predeceased by his beloved daughter Gail, parents Erik and Ellen, and siblings Helen, Betty, Al, David and George.

In May of 1924 Herald was born at Hay Lakes, AB and raised on the family farm there. Dad joined the Royal Canadian Navy in 1943 and while serving, participated in the D - Day Invasion onboard the HMCS Camrose. After the war Dad returned to Alberta, worked on the pipelines, at a sawmill and in logging. In 1946 he settled in Surrey, BC, where he met and married his loving wife Helen in 1947. Dad worked at various jobs until 1954 when he started his own contracting company, which prompted him to relocate his family to Kamloops in 1959. Some of Dad's endeavors in Kamloops included, Norlander Western Pools, Kamloops Bulldozing and Norlander Contracting. Dad was hired on at BC Hydro in 1967 as a construction foreman. He was transferred to Terrace, BC in 1977 as Sprv / Foreman where he stayed until his return to Kamloops in 1987. Dad was highly regarded within BC Hydro for his skills and knowledge in civil construction. Dad retired form BC Hydro in 1989.

After retiring Dad did not waste anytime, he was always finding a building project to work on. His hobbies included golfing, fishing, gold panning and in the last few years taking over Mom's Garden (LOL). Dad's greatest joys were his children and his grandchildren with whom he spent many hours teaching them different skills. Dad's favorite saying was "When it's too tough for everyone else, it is just right for me." His family was always taught, "Never say can't."

Godspeed Dad, We Love you,
and you will be sorrowfully
missed by all your family.

Special thanks to Dr. Doug Hamilton and the entire medical staff on 7N at the Royal Inland Hospital.

No service by request.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to any one of the following charities: Royal Inland Hospital Foundation - Kamloops, BC, MS Society - Kamloops, BC or the Canadian Liver Foundation (Research)

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