Norman Stuart McLeod

January 9, 1955 - May 2, 2019

Funeral Details: A Memorial Graveside Service will be held Cobden, Ontario at a later date.

McLeod, Norman Stuart: It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Norm at Hill House Hospice, Richmond Hill on Thursday May 2, 2019. Beloved husband of 32 years to Khuan Seow. Dear brother of Katheryn Bednis (Glen), Andrew McLeod (Jackie), Ian McLeod (Melanie). Fondly remembered by his 2 nieces and 8 nephews and families. Dearly missed by his sisters-in-law Eng, Heok, Hong, Suan, Poh Kuan, Jenny and brothers-in-law Cheng, Hock, Kiat, William and Q. Special family friend of Hock Kee and Hazel. Predeceased by his parents Stewart and Margaret (nee Kirk) McLeod. Norm was a devoted husband, dutiful brother and filial son. He kept his word and always lent a hand when he saw the need or asked. Norm had a varied career as a hydrogeologist, computer programmer and data analyst in the mining, consulting, insurance, library and banking sectors. He loved acquiring knowledge and attended the universities of Waterloo, Dalhousie, Berkeley and Wilfrid Laurier. Norm loved to read and was a fount of knowledge about history, geography, science fiction and much trivia - this made him a whiz at crossword puzzles. He delighted in learning about other cultures in his travels; this made him very proud to be a Canadian and he delighted in the success stories of the new Canadians he met and worked with. His generosity extended to being a sponsor in PLAN International of a child in a developing country for more than 35 years. Cremation. A time of remembrance and interment will take place at a later date in Cobden, Ontario. If desired, please consider a donation to Hill House Hospice in Norm's memory. Arrangements entrusted to Peaceful Transition York. Condolences may be forwarded through peacefultransition.ca

CONDOLENCES

37 Condolences
  • Maria Kovacs
    Posted on: Friday, May 3, 2019 Reply

    We were blessed to have Norm as one of our treasured colleagues. Whenever you needed help, he’d always made time for you even when he was on vacation!!! Someone to count on, someone to confide in and someone to admire.

    Rest in peace , my esteemed friend

  • Iryna and Andriy Shevchenko
    Posted on: Friday, May 3, 2019 Reply

    Dear Khuan,

    Please accept our deepest condolences. Our hearts are crying, our thought are all about you and Norm. What a wonderful man he was. We will cherish memory about Norm.
    Get all the strength to go through this difficult time of your life. We are here for you if you need anything. Hugging you.

    Iryna and Andriy

  • Kanna Kanagasabai
    Posted on: Friday, May 3, 2019 Reply

    Dear Khuan,

    Words may not suffice to express the heartfelt sorrow that I feel for the passing of Norm, but please accept my condolences and will be sure to include him in my daily prayers. May God rest his soul in peace.

    Regards,
    Kanna

  • Robert Dumas
    Posted on: Friday, May 3, 2019 Reply

    I was so fortunate to have known Norm for so many years while he worked at TD, and afterwards during his all too brief retirement. He was incredibly smart, hardworking, and funny (especially when dealing with our technology partners and TRIMS – an inside joke that Norm would very much appreciate). He was a person of great character who was always happy, willing, and available to help others. As someone who is also from the Ottawa Valley, Norm and I would reminisce about our time there, and our shared love for apples (he did love his apples). I will miss his company so much, and I’m glad I had the opportunity to know him for as long as I did. Rest in peace my good friend.

  • Dave Lowrey
    Posted on: Friday, May 3, 2019 Reply

    It was my pleasure to work with Norm for a number of years. His integrity and high level of passion and caring were apparent from the first day we worked together. Norm’s varied and interesting career and thirst for knowledge really set him apart. I really wish he had an opportunity to enjoy a longer retirement. Rest in peace Norm.

  • Kiat
    Posted on: Friday, May 3, 2019 Reply

    Dear Khuan

    My deepest condolences for your loss. Rest in peace Norm.

    Your brother, Kiat

  • Kiat and Jenny
    Posted on: Friday, May 3, 2019 Reply

    Our deepest condolences for your loss. Rest in peace Norm.

    Kiat and Jenny

  • Carolyn Kirk
    Posted on: Friday, May 3, 2019 Reply

    Many happy memories with Norman, from working in the store in Sudbury to time together while at Waterloo. Just a fabulous human. He will be missed.

  • Hazel Ferroa
    Posted on: Saturday, May 4, 2019 Reply

    Dear Khuan

    I’m so, so sorry for your loss.
    My thoughts are with you; stay strong.

    Hazel Ferroa
    Singapore

  • Helen Anderson
    Posted on: Saturday, May 4, 2019 Reply

    Dear Khuan,
    My deepest sympathy to you. Norm was such an amazing friend and neighbor. His soft-spoken voice, his delightful sense of humour and his willingness to always lend a hand or a word of advice will be missed. He was a true gentleman and I will cherish my time with him and, of course, with you.
    Rest in peace Norm
    Helen

  • Tanya Shahen
    Posted on: Saturday, May 4, 2019 Reply

    Sending my sincere condolences, Khuan and to the whole family. He was a lovely person, kind and intelligent. My thoughts are with you during this very difficult time.

  • Diane Stevens
    Posted on: Saturday, May 4, 2019 Reply

    I knew Norm through our working relationship. He was a truly gentle man; a joy to work with; always ready to lend a hand or share his vast knowledge. I will forever remember Norm’s kind heart and his incredible wit. My incere condolences to all of Norm”s family and friends.

  • Ina Ilse
    Posted on: Saturday, May 4, 2019 Reply

    Dear Khuan,

    Words cannot describe the sorrow I felt at you losing your soulmate!
    Norm was a wonderful person and human being and the world has lost a very good man.May Norm rest in peace and may you find consolation in the good memories of your years together.
    May you God give you strength at this dificult time.
    Also, Eric, Joshua and Erika are sending you their best wished for strength. They really liked Norm a lot!

    May he rest in peace!
    Ina

  • Silvia Ho
    Posted on: Saturday, May 4, 2019 Reply

    I treasured the friendship with Norm as colleague for some 15 years. He was always so caring and helpful. It was a great joy to work with him, and his friendship will forever be cherished in my memories.

  • Hui
    Posted on: Saturday, May 4, 2019 Reply

    I miss you Norm! Rest in Peace!

  • Heather
    Posted on: Saturday, May 4, 2019 Reply

    Khuan,

    My deepest sympathy for your loss. I still remember Norm tried to explain to us how the Edwardian houses were like in Barrie and how your washroom’s heating floor was bulit when we visited you in Barrie. He was such a knowledgeable, curious friend.

    Khuan, please stay in touch and let us together walk through this difficult time. My thought will be with you.

  • Heok
    Posted on: Sunday, May 5, 2019 Reply

    Norm has been a very kind, considerate and helpful brother-in-law and has helped me tremendously especially during my travels in North America. I will always cherish the memory of him, not forgetting the various enjoyable, interesting and memorable trips I have made with him and Khuan. Rest in peace Norm.

  • Hong
    Posted on: Sunday, May 5, 2019 Reply

    Norm was generally a quiet person but I had many interesting and funny discussions with him about similar challenges in the banking systems of Canada and Australia. I will miss his witty comments!

  • Betty and Jack Cochran
    Posted on: Sunday, May 5, 2019 Reply

    I am very touched by the wonderful words written in memory of Norman. He truly was a an exceptional man and will be sadly missed by his family and friends. Rest in Peace Norman. You will never be forgotten. Thinking of you Khuan as you walked the journey with Norman in his illness. Praying for rest, peace and strength in the days to come.

  • Daniel Hohaus
    Posted on: Sunday, May 5, 2019 Reply

    My deepest condolences Wu Ah Ee. Rest in peace Uncle Norm.

    Love, Daniel.

  • Chow PAK KIU
    Posted on: Sunday, May 5, 2019 Reply

    Norm traveled a long way with Khuan to see me in Lampeter in Wales, UK, and later in Hong Kong, some twenty years ago. May I say it again after these years that these were some good times that he had shared with Suan and me. We cherish his affection and care of others. Rest in peace, my dear brother-in-law.

  • Suan
    Posted on: Monday, May 6, 2019 Reply

    Norm was always kind and considerate. I cherish the good times we had – a few days in Whistler, whale watching in Newfoundland, houseboating on the lake and many happy days just relaxing although Norm often kept busy outdoors working with wood. In Hong Kong when Norm saw the hordes of egrets in trees in Starling Inlet, he said, it’s ok to live here if there are places like this.

  • Seow Family
    Posted on: Monday, May 6, 2019 Reply

    You will be fondly remembered!

  • Julie Rocca
    Posted on: Monday, May 6, 2019 Reply

    Khuan,

    My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. My sincere condolences.

    Julie

  • Don & Laure Finlay
    Posted on: Monday, May 6, 2019 Reply

    Dear Khan

    Our deepest condolences. Norm will be dearly missed by family and friends.

    Don & Laurel

  • Polly Ross-Tyrrell
    Posted on: Tuesday, May 7, 2019 Reply

    Dear Khuan,
    I’m so sorry. My love and prayers are with you and your family.
    Polly

  • Catherine Barker
    Posted on: Tuesday, May 7, 2019 Reply

    Dear Khuan,

    My sincerest condolences to you and your family.

    Catherine

  • Glen and Kathy Bednis
    Posted on: Tuesday, May 7, 2019 Reply

    There are so many things I will always remember about Norman. He always took that second piece of pumpkin pie, he admired my “charger plates”, he loved biscuits. He was someone I knew I could always count on, a strong shoulder to lean on. We loved going to the library, spent many hours in the winter skating in Sudbury and playing in the mountain. He amazed me with all the knowledge he had but was very down to earth about everything. Forever missed, but you will never, never be forgotten. Love from your sister

  • Jackie Thornton
    Posted on: Tuesday, May 7, 2019 Reply

    Dear Khuan,

    Meeting Norm made a lasting impression; what a gentle, humble soul
    with a quick wit and gleam in his eyes.
    You and Norm are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Jackie & Bob

  • Lolotea Tang
    Posted on: Tuesday, May 7, 2019 Reply

    Dear Khuan,
    My prayers are with you and your family. May your husband rest in peace. We are here for you.
    Lolotea

  • John B
    Posted on: Tuesday, May 7, 2019 Reply

    Uncle Norman was the smartest person I knew. Always loved hearing about his vast knowledge on different subjects. He will be sorely missed and not forgotten.

  • Christine Kalan-Tidman
    Posted on: Tuesday, May 7, 2019 Reply

    Dear Khuan,

    I was so sorry to hear of Norm’s passing.

    He was a lovely, kind man and we always enjoyed seeing him when he came in to visit you or pick up material.

    I’m glad you had Hospice to support you. They were a godsend to my family with my mom.

    My thoughts are with you. Please let me know if there is anything I can to help you.

    Chris

  • Stephanie Toh
    Posted on: Wednesday, May 8, 2019 Reply

    Dear Khuan,

    My deepest condolences for your loss, Rest In Peace, Norm

    My thoughts are with you.

    Stephanie

  • Carol Wong
    Posted on: Wednesday, May 8, 2019 Reply

    Khuan,
    I learned of Norm’s passing today when I visited APL.
    My heart goes out to you at this time when your husband and best friend has moved on. The few interactions that I had with Norm always left me thinking what a wonderful, kind and friendly man he was.
    Please call on me if I can be of any assistance to you at all.
    Carol

  • Nina Conliffe
    Posted on: Wednesday, May 8, 2019 Reply

    Dear Khuan,
    Just learned today of your husband’s passing and am deeply saddened by this news.
    My deepest condolences to you and yours’.
    Nina

  • Mike and Janice Kursikowski
    Posted on: Thursday, May 9, 2019 Reply

    Dear Khuan

    We were so sorry to hear about Norm’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.

    Mike and Janice

  • Susan Lai
    Posted on: Monday, May 20, 2019 Reply

    Norman is an intelligent and quiet person as I know him from Khuan. He was friendly and wise. And accompanied Khuan at all socials. He fought hard with his health. And he will be remembered.

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