Peacefully with his family at his side at Alexandra Marine and General Hospital, Goderich on Friday, April 20th, 2018 of Bayfield and formerly of Staffa in his 81st year. Beloved husband of Betty Lou (Kraemer) Norris for 58 years. Dear father of Bonnie and Jim Patterson of Iona Station, Bruce and Nancy Norris of Staffa, Kathy and Bill Rhynard, Karen and Lawrence Bergsma all of Clinton, and Hugh and Myah Norris of Ingersoll. Adored grandfather of Jamie and Scott, Jodie; Bridget and Morgan, Brad and Sarah, Heather and Roger; Kendra, Josh; Nicole, Sean, Courtney; and Abby, Will, Kim and Cam. Loving great-grandfather of Brady, Liam, Max, Brooks, and Logan. Brother and brother-in-law of Audrey and Ron Sedley of Haliburton, Ruth Howard of Hensall, Ruth Baile of London, and Ron and Nancy Kraemer of Mitchell. Fondly remembered by his several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his brothers-in-law Ron Howard and Harvey Bailie. Ivan was proud to be a 32 Degree Mason, a 25 year Shriner, a 50 year Mason and the Warden of Perth County in 1989.
Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 49 Goshen Street North, Zurich on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. A funeral service will be held at the Stanley Community Centre, 38594 Mill Road, Varna on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 11 AM with Rev. Rob Congram officiating. Interment Staffa Cemetery.
There will be a Masonic service in the funeral home on Tuesday evening at 6:30 PM under the auspices of Tudor #141 A.F. & A.M.
Donations to Knox Presbyterian Church, Bayfield or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.
When i was young my family owned the old schoolhouse across the cow pasture from the Norris Dairy farm. Many happy days were spent playing hide and seek in Ivan’s barn and hayloft, eating Betty Lou’s wonderful cooking, and riding snowmobiles in winter. Ivan was a warm and loving man and treated us neighbor kids like family. There will always be a special place in my heart for him and his lovely family.
My deepest sympathy to your entire family during this very difficult time.
Jim Bearss & Colleen
Betty Lou & Family, I am so sorry for your loss, Ivan was a good man, musician and friend. Please accept my condolences.
Mahlon & Pearl Ann Martin
To the Norris Family, Our deepest sympathy to all of you,as you grieve the loss of Ivan,
Love and Prayers, Mahlon and Pearl Ann Martin
Wayne Becker & Carolyn Rose
Karen and Lawrence and Norris Family
Our condolences to the Norris family. Wayne recalls grooming days with Ivan and how he would dress as Santa and drive the groomer and it was a pleasure seeing Ivan at the Internatonal Plowing Show in Walton this past year. Cherish all the good times and laughter close to your hearts and know Ivan will be that bright shining star shining down upon you all.
Darrell and Tausha Josling
To the Norris Family,
We would like to send our condolences at this difficult time. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.
Larry and Kathy Babcock
Betty Lou and family, Kathy and I were so sorry to hear of your loss. We remember Ivan as a prankster with a terrific sense of humor. I had fun working the summer with him and spending time with your family. He taught me how to drive a stick shift truck. I remember him telling me ” don’t work too hard, but get lots done.” He was a good farmer and was never afraid of hard work. Kathy and I enjoyed the time we spent with your family making maple sugar and attending family reunions. He will be greatly missed. We were fortunate to know him.
Betty-Lou and Family.
The loss of such a wonderful man will be felt by so many people who were privileged enough to have known him. We at Country Corners will miss Ivans visits and his joyous laughter and can only hope that your many years of cherished memories will help ease your pain. Take care
The gang at Country Corners
Betty Lou and all the Norris family. My prayers and thoughts are with you surrounding the passing of Ivan. You were both great neighbours and friends.
Audrey& Bill Rowe
Bonnie, Sorry to hear of the loss of your Father ,Bonnie . Sincere sympathy to each of you. Audrey & Bill Rowe
Rev. Susan Moore
Dear Betty Lou and family: So sorry to hear about Ivan. I am sure he and Dave are having a good chat about old cars!!! Know that you are in my thoughts and my prayers. May God bless you and surround you with much love and strength as you move through the difficult days ahead.
Winston, Sheila and Graham Jibb
Betty Lou and families
Sending you our deepest sympathy on the passing of Ivan. We appreciated his work with the Mitchell Agricultural Society and enjoyed working with him. Cherish all your happy memories together.
Betty Lou & Family
Extending my sincere sympathies on Ivan’s passing. He always had a smile that would brighten my day when coming into the dealership.
Ann (Rivers) Preszcaor
My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time.
Sylvia Smith, Wayne and Pat Smith , Linda and Mario Maldonado
We are thinking of you in your loss. We wish you strength and comfort at this difficult time.
Bonnie and Family,
So sorry to hear of your loss.
Dear Betty Lou and families, my sincere sympathy to everyone at this sad time. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Charlie and Barb Dalrymple
We were so sorry to hear of Ivan’s passing. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers at this sad time.
Judy (Young) Damjanov
Betty Lou and family, so sorry to hear of your loss my thoughts and prayers are with you and your children.
The faculty of the Medical Radiation Technology Program offers our sincerest condolences on your loss. Our thoughts are with you Jodie and your family.
Peter & Liz Minhinnick
Betty Lou and Family: We are sorry to hear about Ivan passing away. Treasure your memories. Especially him and his buddies in his old covertible
Betty Lou & Family
So sorry to hear about Ivan. Now Dad and Ivan can pull pranks on each other again.
Love Bev Youngson (Kemp)
Jim Chappel [and Betty]
Have known Ivan since grade one [we both passed]. We were the only two in the rest of the grades [our school being the old farm school]. Had the comparing of answers on exams down perfect……except for once….both of us made the same error!! Teacher couldn’t figure it out!!
He came to our wedding in Kapuskasing where THEY started a new bambino, that they called Kathy nine months later. Ivan always said they were just showing us how! He was a good person and will be missed by many people. A life well lived is a life that will be remembered with love, and Ivan will be remembered with love.
Kathy & the Norris Family,
My sincere condolences. Thinking of you all.
Perth County Council and Staff
Perth County Council and staff send their sincere condolences at this sad time to the family of Ivan Norris.
So sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts are with you at this sad time.
Bruce, Nancy, Betty Lou and Families..
So sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Bernie, Angela, Meghan, Emily, and Aaron Weber
Charles & Miriam Gardiner
To Betty Lou & Family:
Our thoughts are with you and your family at this time of bereavement. It is a real shock to hear he went so quickly. We are hoping to make it to the visitation or funeral. Just in case we do not get there, I am sending this note. ( I am presently staying at the Nursing Home in Mitchell.)
I always enjoyed working for Ivan, and I think he became a friend to everyone that became acquainted with him. The loss of Ivan will be felt deeply by all your family. Our deepest sympathy and prayers are with you.
Charles & Miriam Gardiner and Family
Anne & Ted Kernick
Betty Lou & family
We were sad to hear of Ivan’s passing. Always a great neighbour.
Thinking of you & your family at this sad time.
Ruth Ann Haist
Bettylou and family,
Our sincere condolences in the loss of a cherished husband, father and grandfather. Our thoughts are with you at this time. Maurice and RuthAnn Haist
Kate and Doug Hocking
Our condolences to you at this sad time. Ivan left a wonderful legacy in his family and our community.
Betty Lou and Family
I am so sorry to hear of about Ivan. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Nancy and Dave Nuttall
Dear Hugh and Myah and Family,
Thinking of you.
Our hearts go out to you, in your time of sorrow.
MARY AND STEPHEN HORENBERG
SO SORRY TO HEAR THE NEWS.OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU ALL.
Don and Diane Williams
BettyLou and Family. We were sorry to hear of Ivan’s passing. We remember some fun times at your farm and visits to the sugar bush when Ivan was making maple syrup. We are thinking of each of you at this sad time.
Carmen & David Jones
Dear Family, Our deepest sympathies on the loss of Ivan. He was the researcher of family history and kept us informed of our roots. Love from Dave & Carmen Jones
Larry, Janice, Julia, Mark, Rachel and Greg Bertens
Bruce, Nancy, Bridget, Brad and Heather
So sorry to hear of Ivan’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
John & Kathleen Siertsema
Betty-Lou : So sorry to hear of Ivan’s passing. Our thoughts are with you and your family at this sad time. We were so lucky to have known Ivan these past few years and always enjoyed your music together and his sense of humour. Thinking of you at this sad and difficult time. May you treasure his memories. Our sincere condolences.
Brenda Dow Mason
Dear Betty Lou and family,
Please accept my thoughts and prayers at this time. You were wonderful neighbors and Mother and Dad (Dorothy and Harvey Dow) very much enjoyed dancing to Ivan’s music or watching Bonnie step dance.
My condolences to the Norris families.
Aunt Betty Lou and cousins Bonnie, Bruce, Kathy, Karen, Hugh and all your families:
I am greatly saddened to hear about Uncle Ivan and my thoughts and sincere condolences to each and every one of you at this time.
Nancy & Lindsay Weppler
Our deepest sympathy in this very difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Betty Lou and your family. May your loving memories help to carry you through.
Betty Lou and family:
So sorry to hear of Ivan’s passing. My sympathy to you and your family.
Bob and Sally Johns
You have our deepest sympathy.
Bob & Sharon Pavkeje
Sending hugs to your family at this sad time. You are in our thoughts.
Bonnie and the Norris family – So sorry to see the passing of your Dad and send sincere sympathy to the family in your loss. He will be missed by the community for sharing his music talents. Keep your memories close to your hearts in the coming weeks and months ahead. Thinking of you all.
Betty Lou and the entire family
Heartfelt prayers going your way at this sad time. I know you have so many memories as do I.
Thinking of you all. With Deepest Sympathy. Donna Perry
To the Norris Families:
Thinking of you at this sad and difficult time. May you treasure his memories of which there are many. Ivan was a great man. Deepest Sympathy.
Knox Presbyterian Church
Dear Betty Lou & family: On behalf of the Knox Bayfield Church Family we were deeply saddened to hear of Ivan’s passing. Even though Ivan was having struggles with his health we never expected to lose him so quickly. We have enjoyed Ivan’s sense of humour and sharing his musical talents with us. They certainly will live on as we have experienced Jamie playing with you in our church. We felt truly blessed to have Ivan and you join our church family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time difficult time of mourning and we will be there with you every step as you grieve the loss of such a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather.
Brenda McLean, Knox Bayfield
To the Norris families.
Condolences to all family members at this sad time.
Ted and Betty
Oh Karen, I’m so sorry to hear this sad news. I’ve loved reading about his life and his music- snd I know his family would have everything to him-so special. Our deepest sympathies to all of your family.
Barb and Allan Bosman.
Sorry to hear of your loss.
Many memories at Cromarty Church and Staffa Hall.
Harold and Charlotte Parsons
bill and regi whyte
MAY YOUR MEMORIES KEEP YOUR HEARTS HAPPY!!
Tom and Kathy Irvine
We are very sorry to hear of your lose.
George & Joyce Vivian
Betty Lou and Family: We are sorry to hear about Ivan passing away. Treasure your memories.
Sue and Rob Heckman
Our sincere condolences to the Norris family. Special hugs to Jamie as she always spoke so fondly of her Grandpa Ivan.
Thoughts and prayers to you all.
Sue and Rob Heckman
Don & Shirley Gettler
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of sadness.
Please accept our condolences.
I had the privilege of seeing Ivan these past few years and looked forward to each visit. Loved his sense of humour and the stories he shared.His musical talent was enjoyed by many too. A life lived fully every day. I knew that last time I saw him, his time here on earth was coming to a close and he sadly admitted it too. His presence will be missed and yet we will go on. My heartfelt condolences to his family.
My deepest sympathy to the Norris families on Ivan’s passing.
Bob and Sally Johns
Our sincere condolences to the Norris family.
Dianne Gerstenkorn Weber
Mary Lou. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Remember Ivan will always walk beside you unseen and unheard. His memory will live in your heart forever. Dianne Weber and Linda Shearer.
Our deepest condolences to all of you. He was/is a great man and will be remember by many especially me
Al and Vickie Harvey
To the Norris family
We are very saddened to hear of Ivan passing. He was a truly great gentleman and we will miss him.
Al and Vickie Harvey
Ruth Stuart, Jenna & Laura Chappel
Thoughts and prayer to Betty Lou and families in the loss of a husband, father and grandfather. Can still see Ivan with his want to be John Deere tractor at the John Deere show. He was proud of his red tractors. Our deepest sympathy to you all. Hugs
Susan ,Ken & Melissa Pushelberg
Thoughts and prayers to you all Ivan was such a wonderful man great musician and an amazing friend and neighbour. Sorry for your loss. I can hear the square dance music now followed by a two step.
Tim & Ellen Shute & Family
Dear Bruce and Nancy , thinking of you and all your family at this time ,we extend our sympathies to you. God Bless you
My heartfelt condolences to all the Norris Families. Thinking of you through this journey.
Deepest sympathies to the Norris Family
To Bonnie and all the Norris Family
We are thinking of you at this sad time. Be comforted knowing others care.
Yvonne (Jaques) & John Elliott
I extend my deepest sympathy to the Norris family for your loss. I hold you all in my thoughts and prayers.
So sorry for your loss. Betty(Upshall) Irvine
Floyd & Mary Johnston
Our sincere condolences.
Betty, and the Norris clan,
You and your families are in my heart and mind. I have many memories of Ivan in the barn, playing the violin and telling bad jokes. I am honoured and blessed to have know Ivan. My condolences on the passing of your husband and father.
BettyLou and family
My thoughts are with you. We had some good times on those farms. Loved picking rocks with Ivan and his band playing at some of our barn parties. Hugs to all.