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NORTON: Paul of Exeter

Posted By Haskett Funeral Homes On October 23, 2014 @ 1:45 PM In Exeter,Obituary | 47 Comments

NORTON: Paul of Exeter

It is with great sadness and heavy hearts we announce the passing of Paul Norton, age 69, peacefully at his residence in Exeter on October 22, 2014 with his loving wife of 26 years, Judy (Mock); his daughter Heidi and his constant 4 legged companion Molly by his side.

Paul leaves behind his daughters Heidi Norton (Grandson Kaiden) and Holly Norton, both of London.

Paul will be deeply missed by his loving brother and best friend, Wayne and sister-in-law Wendy of London.  Nieces Amanda (Dan) Hendriksen and their children Ben & Megan of Thorndale and Jill (Joel) Gillard of London.  Predeceased by his parents Bill and Lorraine.

Paul enjoyed life. He enjoyed his hockey, Nascar, snowmobiling and had a passion for travel.  He loved the cottage at Windy Hill but nothing made him happier than spending time with Judy, Molly and his friends and family. Paul was a high pressure pipeline welder for over 35 years at T.W. Johnstone in London. Not being one to sit still he also drove for Huron Tractor after retirement.

To Dr. Teeple, Staff at CCAC, the PSW’s, Physiotherapist and Nursing Staff – you all played an important roll in making Paul’s life more manageable.  Your kindness, dedication and wonderful care was appreciated and will always be remembered.

A special thank you to our Dear Friends for your love and support.  Your continuous acts of kindness, care and concern, especially over the past few months, including the visits, phone calls and the many wonderful meals were so appreciated by both Paul and I and your thoughtfulness will be etched forever in my memory.  We could not have made this journey without you and my heart will be forever grateful.

At Paul’s request, there will be no visitation or funeral service.  Cremation has taken place.

If desired, in lieu of flowers, donations to ALS Research would be greatly appreciated.

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NORTON: Paul of Exeter

Condolences for the family of “NORTON: Paul of Exeter”

Condolence from Dianne Waun on October 23rd, 2014 6:26 PM

Judy, you have all been in my thoughts and prayers.
Hope to see you soon to give you a hug in person.

Condolence from Marion McCarter, Teresa, Diane,Cheryl and families on October 23rd, 2014 7:35 PM

Judy and families
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. Paul is now
at peace and free from suffering. May all the good times you shared
be with you in your hearts and may those memories become treasures. It is not an easy journey and it does not get better with time.
Deepest sympathy.
Marion, Teresa,Diane,Cheryl and families

Condolence from Bob Duncan on October 23rd, 2014 7:40 PM

Judy and family – I was so sad to hear of Paul’s passing. You probably don’t remember me but Paul used to stop in at my welding shop in Birr occasionally for a visit and in fact I did some work for Paul a number of years ago. He was a fantastic welder, so informed and friendly. He will be sadly missed. Hold onto your pleasant memories that you both had, and always keep his memory in your heart.

Bob D.

Condolence from Dave Frayne on October 23rd, 2014 8:15 PM

Judy, sorry to learn of Paul’s passing. He was a great guy and he will be missed. My thoughts are with you at this difficult time.
May your memories of Paul bring you comfort in the future.

Condolence from JOHN BERENDSEN & FAMILY on October 23rd, 2014 9:36 PM


Condolence from ROBERT CRAWFORD on October 24th, 2014 12:32 AM

JUDY and family . I am sorry to hear of PAUL pasing away. Deepest sympathy. BOB & JEAN CRAWFORD

Condolence from Tom and Debbie McCann on October 24th, 2014 8:03 AM

We will always remeber the Rocket man at Huron Tractor and before that those many Hawk games with our most dedicated fan.
He was a great friend.
You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Condolence from Frank Van De Peer on October 24th, 2014 8:30 AM

Paul will be missed, he was one of the good ones. Frank V.

Condolence from Charlene Spector, Regional Manager ALS Canada on October 24th, 2014 9:23 AM

Dear Judy,

My deepest sympathy to you in the loss of your beloved and the family in their loss. A devastating illness, a very challenging journey, may Paul rest in peace, beautiful photos, thank you for sharing. You were a wonderful careperson Judy, hold onto the good memories.

Take care,


Condolence from Kim & Catherine Mealing on October 24th, 2014 10:09 AM

You will be missed dearly Paul. The first time we met you was on a Sunday night as we went for a walk through Windy Hill and you stopped us and invited us in to see your cottage and have a glass of wine with yourself and Judy. You were a very giving person also as when we were putting our boat hitch together you were the first one to offer and do the welding on it and it was a fine welding job.

Condolence from Helen Harris on October 24th, 2014 10:25 AM

Judy, My thoughts and Prayers are with you. I know how hard this must be for you. I loved to hear Paul tell the story of how he loved you and finally got the lady he loved so much. He was a great guy and loved his dogs Bailey and Molly.
My deepest sympathy.

Condolence from Tony Vermeulen on October 24th, 2014 10:26 AM

Judy, my warmest condolences to you, Wayne and family. I am thinking of you and share in your grief. May your loving memories of Paul soften your sorrow. He will be missed by us all but his memory will live on. Peace and much love. Tony

Condolence from Katharine McEwen on October 24th, 2014 11:04 AM

To the Norton family. Very sorry to hear about Paul. My thoughts go with you.

Condolence from Debbie & Terry Hindmarsh on October 24th, 2014 11:36 AM


Paul will now be free from his suffering.
May the good memories of
Paul bring you comfort.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Deepest sympathy.

Terry & Debbie Hindmarsh
Turnbulls Grove.

Condolence from Terry Finlay and Darrell Wiebe on October 24th, 2014 12:35 PM

To Judy and family.

Its been a long road for you all and our thoughts and prayers are with you. May the years of laughing and loving times that you shared together help you in the days ahead. Peace to all.

Hug from us

Condolence from Irene Fairles & Allan Sydorko on October 24th, 2014 2:27 PM

Our sincere condolences to your family Judy. Paul was a lovely man who we had the pleasure of knowing through his golf cart trips through Turnbull’s. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this very sad time.

Condolence from Chuck & Pam Ross on October 24th, 2014 3:30 PM

Judy, we were so sorry to hear of Paul’s passing. Our thoughts are with you at this sad time.

Condolence from Marianne and Guy Botosan on October 24th, 2014 4:06 PM

We are sorry to hear of Paul’s passing. It was a privilege to have known him. How we will miss those Thursday night get-togethers for wings at SIV’s. Our thoughts are with you Judy.

Condolence from Dale and Doreen Good on October 24th, 2014 4:10 PM

We are very saddened to hear of Pauls death but we are also relieved to know his suffering is over. You are in our thoughts and prayers as you grieve his loss. We are missing a great neighbor and friend.
You did an outstanding job Judy, of patiently caring for him these past few years. We will be in touch.
Dale and Doreen

Condolence from Janice and Betsy on October 24th, 2014 7:43 PM

Judy….you have lots of wonderful memories of your life with Paul. May these memories help to keep you strong in the coming days and weeks ahead. You were an amazing care-giver to Paul.
We will be in touch with you often. You are a dear friend to us, Judy. You are in our thoughts and prayers!
With much love,
Janice & Betsy

Condolence from John & Sharon McNeilly on October 24th, 2014 9:52 PM

We are saddened by the news of Paul’s passing but thankful that he is now at peace and no more suffering. It has been a difficult time for you both and you have been an amazing care giver through the entire journey. Paul had a great sense of humour and it was always fun times when we were in his presence. We will continue to keep you in our thoughts and prayers and trust that the great memories you two shared will sustain you during the weeks and months ahead.

Condolence from Bill Coulson on October 25th, 2014 8:34 AM

To Wayne & all of Paul’s family.

Sorry to read about Paul in the paper. My thoughts are with you
Bill Coulson

Condolence from Brenda Morgan on October 25th, 2014 9:36 AM

I was so sadden to read about Paul’s passing in the paper. I used to work at Hansen’s grocery store in Exeter. Paul used to come in quite often, and never failed to stop and say hello. I remember when he first told me he had been diagnosed with Al’s. Even as devastated as he was to learn this, he still had the same spunky attitude and humour as he always did. He was always a joy to talk to, and he will be missed by so many. I will keep you in my thoughts, as you walk through this incredibly hard journey during these next few days.

Condolence from jane and john Andrews on October 25th, 2014 2:06 PM

we are so sorry to here of Pauls passing , He was a frequent visitor at our business Andrews Sports every time he came to huron tractor in st Thomas on a parts run . He told us about his illness and we often wondered how he was. He was an avid Snowmobiler and full of energy. I’m sure he will be missed. From all of us at Andrews Sports

Condolence from Brenda Palsa on October 25th, 2014 7:20 PM

Judy and family-my condolences to you Paul was such a positive happy guy mainly because of your life together I remember many years ago hockey games and he would be the liveliest one there! May he rest now that his suffering is over- many blessings to you Judy for being so devoted to him I’m sure it made his journey easier –

Condolence from Dave and Pat Harrison on October 25th, 2014 8:07 PM

Our deepest sympathy and prayers go out to Wayne and Paul’s family.
We will dearly miss Paul’s lively conversations in our shop over the years that we have known him. He was a great guy. May God comfort you all and give you peace.

Condolence from Bill,Pam Reid on October 25th, 2014 8:09 PM

Judy ,sorry for your loss . Remembering you and Paul in our minds and in our hearts.

Condolence from Randy & Heather Bilcke on October 25th, 2014 8:22 PM

Judy, we are very sorry to hear of Paul’s passing. We have many memories of him on the snowmobiles and at the race track, he will be missed. Our thoughts are with you and your family. Randy & Heather

Condolence from Cass & Adrian Bayley on October 26th, 2014 9:55 PM

Judy we are very sorry to learn of Paul’s passing. You were an amazing caregiver and Paul was very lucky to have you in his life. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Condolence from Paul & Joan Norton on October 27th, 2014 7:21 AM

Judy sorry to hear of Paul’s passing. Norty X and my Norty [thats what they called each otherback when] shared many a good time, snowmobiling and just hanging out in there younger years. How times flies by. our deepest condolences, Paul & Joan Norton

Condolence from Jackie & Jim Rowe on October 27th, 2014 7:46 AM

Our hearts were saddened and to hear of Paul’s passing. Your 4 courageous years of battling ALS at Paul’s side was a testament to your loving devotion and his faith and trust in you. Your journey’s renewed all of our faith in the power of love. We will miss Paul’s vibrant energy and remember all of the fun times we had together. Paul knew how to throw a party and those days of dancing in the streets with him will forever sing in our hearts. May peace fill the pain and your strong bond of love fill the loss Judy. You are in our thoughts and have our deepest sympathy.
Jackie & Jim

Condolence from Bill Mahoney on October 27th, 2014 2:09 PM

Thinking of you at this time.
Bill and Jean Mahoney

Condolence from John Reid on October 27th, 2014 3:16 PM

Judy we were so sorry to hear about Paul. We hope every cherished memory of Paul brings you deep and lasting comfort in the days ahead.

With deepest sympathy
John, Barb & Jayme

Condolence from The Schwartz family on October 27th, 2014 10:10 PM

Judy, we have so many good memories of Paul in the golf cart, giving the Windy Hill kids rides, and smiling! He is resting in peace and our prayers are for your peace too. You were such a wonderful wife and caregiver to him and really eased his battle with ALS any way you could. God’s blessings and our deep condolences.
Love, Brad, Jan and Katie

Condolence from Mary and Cal Stewart on October 27th, 2014 10:16 PM

Judy Cal and I were sadden when we heard of Paul’s passing but now his suffering is over. You were one strong lady and your love for Paul was so evident. Our prayers are with you and his family. May the wonderful memories help you through this time. All our love.

Condolence from Randi & Cam Ivey on October 28th, 2014 7:37 AM

Judy, our thoughts & prayers are with you & your family. You & Paul both fought a very long & dreadful battle. In time may you find some peace in knowing the love & good times that you shared.
Randi & Cam Ivey

Condolence from Ben and Mary Hendriksen on October 28th, 2014 11:16 AM

Judy, We are saddened to hear or Paul’s passing. The last few years have been a challenge for both of you, but you remained strong throughout it all. Paul is at peace now. We have happy memories of you and Paul at Dan and Amanda’s and at your lovely summer home. Our thoughts are with you. Love Ben and Mary

Condolence from David Johnstone on October 28th, 2014 2:58 PM

Judy I am so sorry to hear about Paul. Paul was a great guy to work with all of those years, he alwayshad a way to get you involved in what he was doing and to this day he was one of the most caring employees TWJ ever had. We miss him.

Condolence from Tom Hartai on October 28th, 2014 8:12 PM

Thinking of you at this very difficult time.
Tom Hartai

Condolence from Clarence and Jessica Covey on October 28th, 2014 9:24 PM

Judy, our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.
We will miss his miles around Windy hill.

With Deepest a Sympathy ,
Clarence and Jessica

Condolence from Chuck & Julie DeYonker on October 29th, 2014 1:42 AM

Our thoughts are with you & Wayne’s family at this time. We were so lucky to have you & Paul as neighbors. He was always so energetic & loved a good party of which you had many. When he was working he used to come home & then come & check on us every day to make sure we were ok & if we needed anything. Judy, your complete devotion to caring for Paul was so inspirational. He loved you so much & always said how lucky he was to have you. He suffered so much with a terrible disease. I know he was ready & now his suffering is done. May he rest in peace. We love you & will see you in the summer & I will call you soon

Condolence from Anmarie Hoffman on October 31st, 2014 11:51 AM

We are thinking of you Judy and sending our deepest ‘Sympathy’.
Hugs………Anmarie Hoffman / David Desjardine

Condolence from Lesley Winninger on October 31st, 2014 12:42 PM

I will always have great memories of the times we shared both in high school and then later. You have inspired me with the strength and grace that you have shown throughout this trying time in your life. It was great that you and Paul found each other again and had that time. You definitely belonged together.
The only blessing is that Paul is now pain free and that you are released from having to see him suffer.
As others have said it well take it one day at a time and I will hope to see you soon,
Love always

Condolence from Peter & Lorrie Hrudka on October 31st, 2014 10:13 PM

Dear Judy, it has been a long and incredibly difficult road for you and Paul these past years. To watch a friend go through such a long and anguished decline is a very painful thing to do, and though we did not often see Paul in his last months, we never stopped thinking of him, and of you, one of the strongest and most dedicated partners any man could wish for. We feel relieved that finally Paul is in comfort , in a better place, and that you can now reset your life and hopefully relive all the good memories, and good times we had.

Condolence from Fred & Sandra Funk on November 5th, 2014 3:38 PM

Judy, our thoughts and prayers are with you. This has been a long journey for both yourself and Paul. You are, however, given the strength to carry on. Paul was blessed to have you in his life. The memories will sustain you through the difficult times.

Condolence from Yvon and Mickie Laurin on November 7th, 2014 12:19 PM

Judy…We were so sorry to hear of Paul’s passing…It was our pleasure to have known Paul…With our thoughts and prayers. RIP Paul…

Condolence from Tena McKay on November 11th, 2014 7:20 AM

My sympathies in your loss Judy.

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