William NORTON

NORTON, William. William Clyde Norton of Surrey, BC, died peacefully on December 29, 2011 after a long struggle with lung disease. Bill is survived by his daughter Barbara, and his son Rick, daughter-in-law Kelly, and two grandsons, Nick and Noah. He is also survived by nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews and extended family and friends. Bill was born in Bow Island, Alberta on July 24, 1929. In September 1945, Bill found himself in Vancouver where he joined the Merchant Marines until 1950. In 1951, Bill hired on with Anglo Concrete which would later become LaFarge Concrete, where he spent the next 34+ years until his retirement in 1990. 1951 turned out to be a big year for Bill. He married Gladys Hayton and they spent the next 41 years together until her untimely passing in 1992. Bill was the president of the Guildford Lions Club and enjoyed his years spent volunteering and serving his community. Bill enjoyed woodworking, fishing, playing cribbage, and spending time with family and friends. Funeral services and reception will be held on Friday, January 6, 2011 at 2 pm at the Valley View Funeral Home, 14660 72nd Avenue, Surrey. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the BC Lung Assoc.


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