NORMAN ARNOLD HUDSON SWANSON
Quietly and peacefully on December 5, 2014 at Kelowna General Hospital Norman Arnold Hudson Swanson, beloved husband of Mildred, passed into the presence of His Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Norman was born September 2, 1924 in Midale, Saskatchewan. He was the youngest of five children born to the late Alfred Swanson and Anna Swanson. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his four sisters: Mildred Swanson, Gladys Penner (Norman), Florence Kemp (Arthur), and Doris Aurell (Edward). He is survived by his beloved wife Mildred, two sons Donald and Douglas, daughter-in-law Michelle, three grandchildren Jessica, Blake and Kylie, great-granddaughter Nevaeh as well as several nephews and nieces. Norman graduated from Daniel McIntyre Collegiate, Winnipeg in 1939 and later achieved his R.I.A. Designation (now C.M.A.) in 1967. He was happily married to Mildred Johnson on June 10, 1944 and was deeply devoted to his wife and children. He had an employment relationship with CN Rail for forty-seven years, broken only by four years service in the R.C.A.F during the Second World War. He retired from CN Rail on December 31, 1987 and two years later moved from Winnipeg to Kelowna, BC. Norman was a well known soloist around Winnipeg, singing in Calvary Temple’s Faith to Live By telecast, the Male Quartet, choir and Gospel Fireside Hour. He was with the Winnipeg Evangelical Free Church for thirteen years, part of that time being the Church Treasurer and Outreach Chairman. He joined the Gideons International in Canada in 1987. Norman devoted his life to the service of God, his family and others. Funeral Service will be held on Friday, December 12, 2014 at 12:30 p.m. at the Evangel Church, 3261 Gordon Drive, Kelowna. In lieu of flowers, donations made be made to the Gideons International in Canada. “The eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms.” Deuteronomy 33:27 Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.firstmemoiralfuneralkelowna.com. Arrangements in care of First Memorial Funeral Services, 250-762-2299.