Thomas Norman Gatenby was born in England in 1908. He immigrated to Canada with his parents at the age of four and grew up in Vancouver. There he met and married Jessie Monro. Together they cared for elderly relatives when needed and were always supportive to younger family members. They had no children of their own. Norman was employed at Woodwards in the Men’s Wear department from 1952 until retirement in 1974.
The couple volunteered with Meals on Wheels, did some traveling and enjoyed their friends, their home and garden. They never lost sight of the needy and less fortunate. Always contributing to good causes Norman passed away at the age of 95 on September 28, 2003. Jessie predeceased him in 1999.