A resident of Ottawa for the past 44 years, Norman Nottell passed away at the Elisabeth Bruyère Centre in Ottawa on Sat., June 12, 2010, following a 13 month battle with cancer. He was 63.
He was born in Chesterville on Aug. 27, 1946 to his parents, Harold and Mildred Nottell (nee Rae).
He attended SS #5 at Nation Valley for his primary years, and attended Winchester High School and North Dundas District High School.
Following high school he worked at Ottawa City Hall for many years then went to work for the Federal Government for over 35 years. Norman held a variety of positions but was mostly responsible for publishing statistical reports. Norman’s ability to manipulate numbers and recall them years later was truly a gift.
Norman was well respected by his colleagues for his generosity, knowledge, and strong work ethic, as well as his friendly nature. People often turned to Norman for advice on anything from corporate history at work to travel to where to buy the best priced groceries for the week. His co-workers were a great source of support during his illness.
Norm took up running several years ago. He had many friends from the Running Room and the Capital Roadrunners.
He made many very good friends during his years in Ottawa. He was a kind and gentle man, and would do anything to help someone when they needed it. He was an excellent cook and loved to make cookies and Nuts N’ Bolts at Christmas time. His family will miss his treats.
Norman is survived by his brother, John and his wife Colleen of Greely, his sister, Patricia and her husband Gary Derks of RR #2, Chesterville, his two spoiled nephews, Martin (Marty) and William, and his favourite niece, Samantha Derks. He was predeceased by his parents, Harold and Mildred Nottell.
Friends called at the Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home in Chesterville on Sat., June 19 from 9 to 10:30 am. The funeral mass was celebrated at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church in Chesterville at 11 am with Father Cosmas Ajawara officiating. Interment of cremated remains followed at Maple Ridge Cemetery in Chesterville. The pallbearers were Brian Huebener, Michael Kearns, Jean Latremouille, and Glyn Lewis.
In lieu of flowers a donation to the Elizabeth Bruyère Centre, the Canadian Cancer Society or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.