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KNIGHT, Normin

October 16, 1938 –November 11, 2011

Normin Knight beloved husband of Donna Walker of Calgary, passed away on Friday November 11, 2011, an auspicious time (11/11/11 at 11 pm) given his love of numbers.

Normin was born in Edmonton and raised in Calgary. He obtained his B.Comm at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, and qualified for his CA while working in Bermuda. Normin taught in Singapore and Guyana, followed by accounting positions in Malawi and Bahamas. When he returned to Canada in 1977, he worked with a development firm on projects in Edmonton, Texas, and northern BC. He also acquired and renovated real estate properties. Normin met and married Donna in Edmonton. When they moved back to Calgary in 1982, Normin chose a different number shuffling career, working full time for the Calgary Stampede as a casino dealer and pit boss. He enjoyed playing on the winning side of the table and remained with the casino until health issues forced him to retire. Normin enjoyed gardening, fishing, bridge, watching sports, travel and finding a bargain.

Normin is survived by his wife of thirty years, Donna Walker, stepson Kenton Walker and grandchildren Tella and Bradley Walker of Okotoks.

Normin was predeceased by his brothers Donald and John, mother Melba Knight and father Dr. Charles Knight.

A Celebration of Life drop-in will be on Friday, November 18, 2011 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm at the Kingsland Community Hall 505 – 78 Avenue SW. Condolences may be forwarded through
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Lung Cancer Canada 1896-A Avenue Road Toronto, ON M5M 3Z8 The family wishes to thank Dr. Gary Gelfand, Dr. Stephen Field, Dr. Irene Hoyer, and home care nurses Nadine and Hope for their continued care over the past 12 years.

In living memory of Normin Knight, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403)243-8200

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  1. Allen Jorgenson :

    Dear Donna,

    Please accept my condolences on the death of Norman. I have so many fond memories of you two. Be certain my thoughts and prayers are with you and yours.


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  2. Although we spent our lives many miles apart, I considered Norm to be a close friend. I’m glad I knew him and I’m glad for the contact I did have with him over the years.

    My sympathies of course, Donna. I’m sure life will be very different going forward. I wish your all the best.

    I’ll send you my annual card and letter soon. And guess what. After 45 years I’m finally going back to Vegas – next week with Danielle. I know you guys spent 3 years there awhile ago, and I’ll be thinking of you.

    Best regards,


    P.S. a well-written obit – very appropriate for the old man!

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