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BLAIR – John Norman

September 12, 1926 – November 12, 2010

Eighty-four years ago, a blue Alberta sky welcomed John Norman Blair into the world. The same Alberta sky was present when, surrounded by his loving wife and family, Norm passed from this life on earth to his eternal home.
Norm’s satisfying and rewarding sixty year career within the oil and gas industry made him amongst the longest serving landmen in the Province of Alberta. Norm’s love for his work kept him from full retirement. He stayed involved to the end.
His gentle, sincere and quiet nature gained the respect of many. A humble man, Norm exemplified how “actions speak louder than words”. He led his life by putting others before himself in a servant-hearted way. His generosity extended to his family and beyond, to both local and international communities.

He leaves the legacy of a tightly woven family: Norma Blair (nee Skibsted); Warren and Debbie Blair, Kirsty, Natalie, Robson; Dauna and Stan Geddes, Jordan (Andrew Newman), Chelsey (Carl Morton), Kalen; Beverly and Bob Robertson, Matthew, Elizabeth, Luke; Jeffrey and Kerri Blair, Adelyn, Tenzin; Ron Blair and Vera Schlemme, Teaken and Dawson. Also surviving are brothers Jim (Marg) and Dave (Fran) Blair as well as many other members of the extended Blair and Skibsted families.

A Memorial Service will be held at Bethany Chapel (3333 Richardson Way S.W.) on Saturday, November 20, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. Forward condolences through . If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to Hands at Work, Africa, 84 Gateway Drive S.W. T3E 4J9 or directly to Immigrant Access Fund, website: , 210, 815 – 17 Avenue S.W. Calgary, AB T2T 0A1.

In living memory of Norm Blair, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403)243-8200

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  1. Conrad Kockerbeck :

    The loss of a loved one, no matter how young or old, expected or unexpected, remains a loss and is still a shock. Know that even though it isn’t quite the same, we mourn the loss of Norm with you and all your family. We didn’t know him really well, but we knew him as a gentleman, generous in heart and spirit. God bless you all, be comforted in your faith and his.

    Conrad, Joy, and family

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  2. Karen McMillan :

    Uncle Norm was the kindest gentleman with an enormous heart of gold. I will continue to treasure my time at Dorchester when Uncle Norm took a chance on hiring a country bumpkin “rookie” and treated me like royalty. He won my respect and my heart. My hugs go out to you all as you prepare your final fairwell. Love, cousin Karen.

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  3. LINKages Society :

    To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die. Norm touched so many lives and will never be forgotten.
    All of us at LINKages are with you during this time of grief.

    Debra Armstrong on behalf of all the staff and volunteers at LINKages Society.

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  4. My condolences to all , especially Norma and Jim.I recently became physically challenged following a personal injury , unable to attend the service.


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  5. Go Norm Go! A friendly man and loving Father! His legacy lives on through his family (yes, even trhough Ronnny. wink). God Bless NORM and his family.

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