Dahl, Norman Martin

“A great man is one who leaves others at a loss after he is gone.”

Norman Dahl, a beloved Son, Brother,  Husband, Father, Grandfather, Great Grandfather, and Friend passed away peacefully at the Fort Saskatchewan Community Hospital on February 21, 2021, at the age of 86.

Norman was one of seven children born to Kristine and Martin Dahl in Edberg, Alberta.  He later moved to a farm in the Brandland-Whilhelmina District (near Kingman) in 1936.  After graduating, Norman began working for an oil company in Drayton Valley. In 1955, he and his younger brother, Lloyd, travelled to the Northwest Territories to work for the Eldorado Mining Company for 18 months.

Upon returning (to civilization), Norman worked for Sherritt Gordon Mines (Ft. Sask.) until retirement in 1996.

Norman was a true outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, and berry picking (he was known to bring home the odd pail (truck load) of berries!)  Family meant everything to him, and his gentle manner and kind heart touched all who knew him.

The way he said “unbeliebable” in his funny way, will echo in all of our hearts:  and yes, he truly was UNBELIEVABLE!

Norman is loved dearly, respected greatly and will be remembered forever.  He is survived by his loving wife, Deanna (married for 62 years), two sisters: Mildred and Alice, four daughters: Janet Dahl-Freeman, Norma Omichinski  (Grant), Lynn Childs (Winston), Sharon Dahl-Smith, eleven grandchildren: Jackson, Kole, Morgan (Kyle), Madison, Angela (Damian), Tomas, Dayna  (Kevin), Robyn, Lana, Matthew, Jordan, and four great grandchildren: Amelia, Nadia, Merrick and Carver.

Deanna and family are so grateful for the exceptional care Norman received from the doctors and nurses while at the Fort Saskatchewan Community Hospital.

Viewing will be held at Serenity Funeral Service (9914 103 St., Ft Sask.) on Friday, March 5, 2021, from 1 pm -4 pm.  Due to Covid 19 restrictions, there will be a private burial with family only, on Saturday, March 6th, at 2 pm.

Graveside service will be livestreamed and can be viewed at the following link. https://distantlink.com/SerenityES.html

If friends and family so desire, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Josephburg Community Church Cemetery Fund or a charity of choice.


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Tom and Holly Osborn

A life well lived! Without exception, when we remember our time with Norm, we will remember his understated sense of humor and his oh so welcoming and genuine smile. He gave us his undivided attention and he always made us laugh. Our world is better for having known him. We are so sorry for your loss. We send our love and hugs to Deanna and the entire family

Linda (Marianicz) Lauweryssen

My dad, Michael, Don and I send the Dahl Family our deepest sympathy during this challenging time. Norm was a wonderful man who raised 4 incredible daughters: Janet, Norma, Lynn and Sharon. Our hearts and prayers go out to you and Deanna. We wish for God to give you peace, comfort and strength as you grieve the loss of a man who was all of what it says in 1 Corinthians 13:4-7: Love is patient, kind, not jealous, or proud. It was a beautiful service for an amazing man. Sending our love and hugs to you! ❤️

Jim & Karen Parsons

Our sympathies to the Dahl family, and our condolences to our dear friends Grant and Norma Omichinski and family. We know how important family is to you and the love and generosity you show each other and those around you, clearly a testament to the values instilled by Norman and Deanna. Norman’s memory will live on and only grow in glory as time passes. We are so sorry for your loss!

Gertie Shoults

My sympathies to the Dahl family! Norman –another former Sherritt co worker to many is how I knew him. May you all find comfort is these sad days by remembering all the fun great times he shared with you all.

Karen Bradley

Barth and I would like to send you all our sincere condolences to Deanna and her family. We fondly remember the wonderful times out at your lake with the James Mowat gang – especially by the horseshoe pit! Lots of laughs and good times with both you, Deanna, and your husband Norman. Sending virtual hugs and wishes for you to take care as you continue to share in the fond memories of your lifetime partner.

Carla Walsh

Next to my own father Norm was the best man I have known. Many vacations and camping weekends made our two families more than just friends with a lasting bond over the years. Norm had a wicked sense of humor and could always make us laugh with a joke or funny way of saying things. Nothing said can ease your pain but know my heart aches with you all.

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