It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of Norman Schultz on Friday, September 20th, 2019 at the Selkirk Regional Health Centre at the age of 87 years.
Norman was born on January 10th, 1932 at the St. Boniface General Hospital to Samuel and Maria Schultz. Norman is predeceased by his loving wife Hazel and is survived by his children; daughter Susan (Rick “deceased”), son Ralph (Kathy), and son Daniel (Diane), as well as granddaughters Jillian (Larry) and Stephanie (Brad), grandsons Alec, Sam and Chase and granddaughters Olivia (Brendan) and Madeline.
Norman grew up in Winnipeg. He spent many hours working in his Father’s Bakery on Selkirk Avenue, which he enjoyed talking about.
Norman and Hazel moved out to a farm near Matlock as a young couple in 1962. Many funny stories resulted from having a multitude of animals on the farm, including cattle, horses, pigs, chicken, turkeys, geese and ducks. Living in the country, seeing all the wildlife and gardening gave them a lot of happiness.
In 1953 Norman started working for the Canadian Pacific Railway. He worked as a Yardman, Switchman and Conductor, retiring after 40 years of service. Norman had a great love of steam engines and trains, he enjoyed his role in the company. He made lifelong friends that he maintained contact with after retirement.
After retirement, Norman kept busy working around the property; he was an avid birdwatcher with many bird feeders throughout the yard. He stayed social by joining numerous clubs that included shortwave radio, cribbage, and bingo (Perogy night), making many friends.
Norman lived his life exactly how he wanted and maintained living, as he wanted until his passing.
Cremation has already taken place. There will be no service, and a private interment will happen at a later date.
The family would like to thank the staff of Selkirk Regional Health Centre and Homecare for the kind and compassionate care Norman received.
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