Weatherhead, Norman Clyde – Age 68 of Rawdon Gold Mines. Norm passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, February 27, 2019, after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s. Born in Rawdon Gold Mines, he was a son of the late Clyde and Gertie (Bond) Weatherhead.
He will be forever loved and remembered by his wife and best friend, Valerie (Fenton); sons, Todd (Lana), Rawdon Gold Mines; and Corey, Lower Sackville. He is also survived by sisters, Ellen (Richard) Mitchell, Delta, B.C.; Margie Hunter, Brookside; Phyllis (Ron) Hildenbrand, Calgary, Alta.; Judy (Rennie) White, Ruth (Ron) Power, both of Rawdon Gold Mines; Rae (Greg) Miller, Marmora, Ont.; Lynne (Victor) Harlow, Bridgewater; Donna Christianson, Dartmouth; sisters-in-law, Kaye Weatherhead, Rawdon Gold Mines; Karen (Scott) Newman, Smithville, Ont.; brothers-in-law, Kevin (Lynda) Fenton, Amherst; James (Verna) Fenton, Upper Kennetcook; Mitchell (Rhonda) Fenton, Bridgewater; mother-in-law, Lill Fenton, Falmouth; nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, Norm was predeceased by brother, Russell; sister, Eileen; brothers-in-law, Arthur Ward, Jack Hunter; father-in-law, Ken Fenton.
Norm enjoyed a career operating heavy equipment and trucking. He worked at different companies through the years, including Department of Transportation and Ocean Contractors. The highlight of his career was working in his home community at Weatherhead Trucking, a business he co-owned with his brother. Although much of Norm’s life was devoted to the work he so enjoyed, he also looked forward to going for drives and trying to confuse the GPS in the car, woodworking and spending time with his family, especially his little dogs (all called Buddy, no matter what their names were).
Norm was able to enjoy the comforts of being home during his journey over the past few years. This was all made possible with the special care and support of sisters, Donna and Ruth; his VON caregivers, nurses and palliative care team. Special thanks to all of our friends and family who have made visits and calls during that time.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Arimathea Funeral Cooperative, Upper Musquodoboit. Norm preferred the warm weather and did not want anyone to be out in the cold. In keeping with his wishes, a graveside service and reception will be held in the warmer weather. Memorial donations may be made to Rawdon Hills United Church Cemetery Fund, c/o 2129 Highway 14, Center Rawdon, NS B0N 2N0 or Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia.
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