Retired Scotiabank manager and a resident of Dunbar for the past 39 years, Norman Sulpher passed away at the Winchester District Memorial Hospital on Sunday, 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 at construction while attending high school. He spent time doing renovations and built a two-car garage with a workshop. Norms first management appointment was 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, Ontario.
Boating, fishing and reading were his favourites things to do. He enjoyed them so much, a cottage was purchased when Norm retired. Norm had many great qualities; a good sense of humour, a great smile, he was 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 traveling and one of his favourite destinations was 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, Doreen Sulpher and his brothers Ernest, Phil, Ray, Bernard, Carl, Ronald, Ed and Jim Sulpher.
He is also survived by five grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Friends called at the Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home, Williamsburg, on Wednesday, June 28th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service was held at the Funeral Home on Thursday, June 29th at 11 a.m., with Monsignor Sean Harty officiating. Donations to the Kidney Foundation or Winchester Hospital would be gratefully acknowledged by the family. Online condolences may be made at marsdenmclaughlin.com.