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ELDER, Major Norman Bruce, C.D

April 14, 1927 – Cornwall, Ontario
June 9, 2014 – Calgary, Alberta

Norm Elder, beloved husband of Joyce Elder of Calgary, passed away on Monday, June 9, 2014 at the age of 87 years.

Norm was born on April 14, 1927 in Cornwall, ON and proudly served his country for over 35 years, first with the Canadian military and United Nations peacekeeping forces, then with the Government of Canada.

Norm will be forever remembered by his loving wife of sixty-three years, Joyce (nee Reith), children; Susan, Bob (Eleanor), Karen (Allen), and Diane (Doug), grandchildren; Julie, Scott, Gentry, Nichole, Carson, Lucas and Nathan.

A Graveside Service will be held on Saturday, June 14, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Eden Brook Memorial Gardens. Condolences may be forwarded through If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Poppy Fund, #1, 4539 – 6th Street N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 3Z6, Telephone: (403) 265-6304,

In living memory of Norm Elder, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot Chapel, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Telephone: (403) 241-0044.

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  1. Jan (Wadleigh) and Curt Embleton :

    We were so saddened to hear about Norm. He was always so kind to us “Wadleigh” kids, all through the years!
    Our thoughts are with you all.
    Love Jan and Curt

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