NORGARD KennethPosted: January 9th, 2013
June 10, 1958 – January 4, 2013
K. John Norgard, aged 54, passed away suddenly while vacationing with his family in Ixtapa, Mexico. John is survived by his beloved wife, Barbara and his loving children, Joey Kenneth and Kelsey Michelle. John is also survived by his parents Ken and Mada of Claresholm; sisters, Mary Ellen (Murray), Peggy (Brian) and Kathryn (Richard); his mother-in-law Mary; brother-in-law Doug (Becky); numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and a great-niece.
John was born and educated at Claresholm. He later attended the University of Lethbridge where he received his Education Degree. John taught for four years in Consort, then in Claresholm and Pincher Creek and, at the time of his passing, was Principal at the Stavely School.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Murray and Mary Ellen for all of their help in Mexico.
A celebration of John’s life will be held at the Claresholm Community Centre on Friday, January 11, 2013 at 2:00 PM. with Donna Alm officiating. If desired, donations may be made in John’s memory to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, NWT and Nunavut, Donations Department, 100, 119 – 14 Street NW, Calgary, Alberta, T2N 1Z6, www.heartandstroke.ab.ca
Condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting www.leydens.com. Arrangements entrusted to LEYDEN’S FUNERAL HOME, Claresholm. Tel: 403-625-3212.
Our hearts and prayers go out to the whole family in this sad time.
Mr Norgard will be forever remembered by my daughter Mya. A man that took his time to get to know his students and loved them. Thank you to his family for sharing him. Our prayers continue to be with you at this time.