NORTON, Louis R. “Lou”, of St. Thomas, passed away peacefully at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Saturday, August 1, 2015, in his 93rd year. Beloved husband for almost 68 years to Camille (nee Orrell) Norton. Dearly loved father of David Norton of St. Thomas. Dear brother of the late James H. Norton (Ella of Sarnia). Lou is also fondly remembered by several nieces, a nephew and their families. Born in Niagara Falls, ON, December 20, 1922, he was the son of the late Earl and Anna (nee Hall) Norton. Lou was a retired pharmacist, having previously worked at the St. Thomas Psychiatric Hospital, Burns Big V, and Shoppers Drug Mart. In earlier years, he operated Norton’s Drug Store, Ross St., St. Thomas. Lou served as a navigator overseas during the Second World War with the R.C.A.F., completing one tour of operations with the #6 Bomber Group Squadron 427. He was a Past President of the St. Thomas Royals Senior B Hockey Club, a former member of the Lord Elgin Kiwanis Club, St. Thomas and the Seniors League of the St. Thomas Curling Club. Relatives and friends will be received by the family on Thursday evening, August 6th from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) where the funeral service will be held on Friday, August 7th at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow in Elmdale Memorial Park. If so desired, memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society, the Canadian Cancer Society or the STEGH Foundation will be appreciated.
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