Retired Scotiabank Manager
Norman Sulpher, a resident of Dunbar for the past 39 years, passed away at Winchester District Memorial Hospital on Sun., June 25, 2017, following a lengthy illness. He was 83.
Norm was born in Renfrew on April 7, 1934 to his parents, Felix and Anastasia Sulpher (nee Lapenski). He was one of 13 children.
He spent time working construction while attending high school. He also spent time doing renovations, and built a two-car garage with a workshop.
Norm’s first management appointment for Scotiabank was in Morrisburg. He was transferred to Kingston where he opened a new branch at Bath and Gardiners Road. He went on to Bancroft, then the district office at the St. Laurent and Cyrville Branch in Ottawa. Norm was chosen to head the mortgage department for Eastern Ontario. Moving to head office in Toronto was not an option, as he did not want to disrupt his family life. Therefore, he graciously declined the post and retired out of Chesterville.
Boating, fishing, and reading were his favourite things to do. He enjoyed them so much a cottage was purchased when Norm retired. He had many great qualities: a good sense of humour, a great smile, compassionate, loving, caring, and a true friend.
Travelling was a big part of his life. He visited many places in the sunny south. Concerts and shows were also a priority when travelling, and one of his favourite destinations was Las Vegas.
Norm had a happy life, however, after retirement there were many bumps in his road. He made the decision to donate his body to science, hoping maybe he could save a life.
While in the Ottawa General Hospital, Norm had a pleasant surprise when his two daughters visited and brought treats.
He was always surrounded by family and friends who loved and respected him. Norm will be missed, especially by his wife who he referred to as Care, because he knew she did.
Norm is survived by his wife, Carolyn Sulpher (nee Tupper), and his children, Kelly Rygailo (Terry) of Mississauga, and Valerie Wallace (David) of Abbotsford, B.C. He was predeceased by his sisters, Rose Costello, Rita Wolzik, Elizabeth Cobus, and Doreen Sulpher; and his brothers, Ernest, Phil, Ray, Bernard, Carl, Ronald, Ed, and Jim. He is also survived by five grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.
Friends called at the Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home in Williamsburg on Wed., June 28 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. The funeral service was held at the funeral home on Thurs., June 29 at 11 am with Monsignor Sean Harty officiating.
Donations to the Kidney Foundation of Canada or Winchester District Memorial Hospital would be gratefully acknowledged by the family.
Online condolences may be made at www.marsdenmclaughlin.com.