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FURNELL, Norman Arthur

January 23, 1922 – Aldershot, England
November 2, 2014 – Calgary, Alberta

It is with heavy hearts that the family announce the passing of our Father and Grandfather Norman Arthur Furnell on Sunday, November 2, 2014 at the age of 92 years.

Norman served during the Second World War with Loyal Edmonton Regiment. He was involved with Canadian Provost Corp at Juno Beach in Normandy on D-day 1944. He also participated in the liberation and victory celebration in Paris in 1944. Once the War was over, Norman returned to civilian life becoming a police officer with Edmonton City Police. Also he worked as an ice cream delivery man with Palm Dairies for a few years. However the call of police work came again and he became a police investigator with the Canadian Pacific Railway retiring after thirty-three years with them.

Norman is survived by his two daughters and son-in-law, Gillian and Christian Meyer of Calgary and Gail Jones of Calgary; son Robert James Furnell of Vancouver; and five grandchildren Anthony (Apple), Carrie-Ann (Mark), Joanna (Rick), Sandra (Neil), and Mark (Cara). Norman is also survived by six great grandchildren Kat, Mitchell, Ethan, Jaden, Noah, and Annie. He was predeceased by his beloved wife Joan of fifty-nine years.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Saturday, November 8, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. Forward condolences through If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Calgary Poppy Fund and Veterans Food Bank. The family would like to thank all the staff at the Rockyview Hospital, Unit 83 and Dr. A. Reso. Also a special thanks to everyone for the wonderful care and attention Dad received at the Inter-Care Chinook Hospice.

In living memory of Norman Furnell, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: 403-256-9575.

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  1. On behalf of all of the members of the Royal Military Police Association – North America Branch I would wish to offer our sincerest condolences to all members of the Furnell family at the passing of our friend, comrade in arms and all round good guy, Norm. Many of us enjoyed his company and listened to his tales and experiences, some funny, some serious and many with tongue in cheek, we will miss him greatly.
    Norm has gone, but he will not be forgotten by his many ex-service friends.
    With kindest regards,
    Don Hood, RMPA-NA Welfare Officer.

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