February 1, 1928 – June 26, 2016

 Norman Bagshaw passed away June 26, 2016 at the age of 88 with his daughter Charlene and son Stuart at his bedside. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and uncle. Born at Lane End Farm, Abney, Derbyshire, England on February 1, 1928, he went to school in Peak Forest and lived in Smalldale, England. On March 25, 1953 he left Liverpool, England arriving in Nova Scotia, Canada on April 1, 1953. He worked at several jobs in Eastern Canada until the next spring when he was ready to call Canada quits but determined to see the Calgary Stampede he arrived in Cowtown May 13, 1954. Stepping onto Alberta soil he claimed “I am home.” It was at the square dances in Calgary that he says he met his “waterloo”, Margaret Alice Ralston and the rest is history. Norman farmed and was a maintenance man for different companies as well as had his own farm and maintenance company. At the age of 75 he was still able to do a headstand and was always challenging himself to learn new things and try new opportunities that came his way. Norm is remembered for his smiling face, good humour and unconditional love, acceptance and encouragement of his family and their friends. He was a man of integrity and a gentleman. Norman will be lovingly remembered by his daughter Charlene (Colin) Bishop and son Stuart (Bonnie) Bagshaw; cherished grandfather of Scott (Michelle), Allise, Shelby, Jasmine and Jaylene Bishop, Zayne Bagshaw, Jasmine, Nadia and Rhiannon Ross. Proud great grandfather of Henry Bishop. He loved his nieces Christine (Kevin), Carol, Marilyn, Marina (Dave), Joanne, and Angela. As well as his nephews Ron (Pat) and Robert (Charlie). He was predeceased by his wife Margaret on April 27, 2016, his mother Elsie, his father Joe, his “mom” Annie, his siblings Ron, John and Kath, his sister-in- law Sheila and his niece Wendy Bagshaw and nephew Leslie Bagshaw.

A Celebration of Life

Thursday, July 7, 2016
at 3:00 p.m.
 at the Graminia Hall
 Graminia Road north of Devon, Alberta –51101 Range Road 270.