Born 1937 in Bradford West Yorkshire. Norman’s father worked for the railway and was killed at work when Norman was still a teenager. He was brought up in very poor circumstances by his mother until he was called up for National Service.
He studied hard while in the army and when he was demobilised he carried on with his studies and finally became an Area Manager for a sand and gravel company. His professional qualifications were in concrete tensile strength and building materials, he later developed a second career as a Financial Adviser.
Being married twice, Norman had two children (a boy and a girl) with his first wife, and we knew him when he came to Spain with his second wife, Suki.
Norman joined Freemasonry with Atherstone Lodge under UGLE in the late 1980’s and although electing not to pass through the Chair, Norman was promoted to Past Prov. Pursuivant for the service and work he gave to the Lodge. He also joined Royal Arch no 432 and became Treasurer until he resigned and moved to Spain with Suki. Once settled in Spain Norman joined Las Salinas No.79 and very much enjoyed being an active member doing everything asked of him to the best of his ability and serving as Assistant Treasurer.
For the past 18 months Norman has battled with Leukaemia, he never complained although some days he could hardly walk. He returned to the UK for treatment where he sadly succumbed to the illness on the 29th of June. He was a true gentleman and Brother in every way, was well thought of and respected by Brethren and his friends alike and will be sadly missed.