Obituary of Norman Himmelman
Norman R. Himmelman 84, of Pentz, passed away February 26, 2001 in the QE11 Health Sciences Center (V.G. Site), Halifax. Born in Rose Bay, he was the son of the late John and Nora (Mossman) Himmelman. Norm’s career on the sea began in 1928 fishing from George’s Bank to the Grand Banks. At an age of 21, he joined the Marine Division of the RCMP. With the outbreak of WW11, he was one of 46 chosen from the ranks of the Nova Scotia Division of the RCMP to serve his country. From 1939 to 1945 he saw continuous action with the RAF Air Sea Rescue on the English Channel. Norm retired from the RCMP Marine Division as a staff Sargent after 30 years of distinguished service. During this time he had under his command and served on such ships as the Shaunovon, the Wood, the Irving, and the Blue Heron. After retirement from the RCMP, he joined the Atlantic Pilotage Authority in Halifax where he served for 10 Years and then went on to enjoy several years as captain of the LaHave Ferry. An avid outdoorsman, Norm greatly enjoyed many sports. Among them, hunting, fishing, ice sailing, and especially loved his game of golf. Full of fun he was always ready to share a story and a joke. He was a member of the RCMP Veteran Association, Bridgewater Golf and County Club, and the Osprey Ridge Golf Club. A wonderful husband, father, grandfather, and special friend to many, He will be deeply missed. He is survived by his wife, the former Lucinne (Byers), a son Mike (Patty) and grandson Chris, all of Halifax. He was predeceased by brothers William, Lemuel; sisters Mamie, Vera, and Nina. There will be no visitation at the funeral home by request. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Friday in Sweeny’s Funeral Chapel, Bridgewater, with Rev. Robert Zinck officiating. Interment to follow in Fort Point Cemetery, LaHave. In lieu of flowers, memorials donations may be made to the QE11 Health Sciences Center Foundation, 1278 Tower Road, Halifax, NS B3H 9Z9, or to the charity of choice.
A Memorial Tree was planted for Norman
We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Sweeny's Funeral Home Ltd.