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Doctor Norman Joseph Bedard


Doctor Norman Joseph Bedard passed away peacefully on February 22nd 2012 in his 89th year at the Kootenay Lake Hospital.  He leaves to mourn his passing, his three children, Linda (Don) of Victoria BC, Brian (Lonnie) of Vernon BC and Gordon (Lori) of Kelowna BC.  He also leaves three granddaughters Emily of Vancouver BC and Hailey and Erin of Vernon BC.  Norman was married to the love of his life, Dorothy ‘Jean’ Bedard for 61 years and they shared a very happy and productive life together.

He graduated from the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Alberta Edmonton in 1960 and soon after established a successful practice in Nelson BC, where he continued to work until his well deserved retirement in 1989.

Norman’s family was his great love and pride.  Among his passions, were golf, bridge, woodworking and his summer home at Christina Lake.  These varied interests were testament to the boundless amount of energy that he exhibited.  He was a long standing member in the Nelson Gyro club and through his affiliation, made many close and lasting friendships.  His generous character, great sense of humor, intelligence and charm drew many people to him.  In so many ways, he was a true gentleman.  The world is a much poorer place without him.  We love you and will always miss you.

The family wishes to thank Norm’s many friends for their ongoing support.  We also wish to thank the staff members of Kootenay Lake Hospital for their hard work and compassion.

As an expression of sympathy family & friends may make donations in memory of Norman to the Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation or to another charity of your choice.

A memorial service will be held at the Chapel of Thompson Funeral Service Ltd. 613 Ward Street on Saturday April 14th 2012 at 11:00 am.

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