It is with great sadness the family of Norman Arnold Schick wish to announce his passing on June 2, 2019 a the Herbert Integrated Facility with family by his side. Norman was born January 14, 1928 on the family farm at Duff, SK. He spent his early years helping on the farm and in the Sask Wheat Pool elevators that his father managed. He curled, played hockey and baseball. He married Reta Mae Sim in Swift Current, SK on July 16, 1949. They farmed in the Duff district and raised two daughters, Sherry born on July 16, 1951 and Debbie born on July 7, 1956. His girls were his treasures and he loved them dearly. Norman and Reta moved to Duff in 1963, to Melville, SK in 2003 and in 2012 to Swift Current to be closer to family. Norman was a gentle man by nature, always willing to help a friend or neighbor. He loved all of nature, knew every kind of bird by song or color. Time would easily pass watching kittens playing in the hay bales or new calves romping in the pasture. Every cow had a name and were personal pets. In the last few weeks he still enjoyed watching the animal channel on tv, didn't matter about the story line as long as there were animals of some kind on the screen. He loved the family dogs and so enjoyed their visits with him in the nursing home, sharing his cookies and sometimes even his bed. Norman served on many boards and committees and as Mayor of Duff for nearly 30 years. Hunting was a passion and he was a life time member of the Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation. Farming and the background of the family farm were extremely important and when in 1998 the farm received the Century Heritage Family Farm award, dad was very proud. Papa was a great story teller. We've all heard stories about his trap line, hunting trips and wild animal encounters. Family was first and foremost. He was most definitely the patriarch of the family. Everyone looked up to Papa, asked his advise and respected his ideas. He was a man of few words but when he did speak everyone listened because we knew we were going to hear wise words. Norman's grandchildren and great grandchildren were the apple of his eye. He cherished any moments with them, farm wiener roasts, picnics in the harvest field, tractor and caterpillar rides, coloring Easter eggs and attending many sporting events. Mom and Dad loved celebrations whether just family or friends included. We remember many anniversary celebrations and this July they will once again celebrate their 70th anniversary together. Norman is survived by his daughters Sherry (Jack) Estabrooks and Debbie (Jack) Laturnus; grandchildren Tammy (Curt) Purves, Patty (Blain) Schneider, Brodie (Miranda) Laturnus, and Christopher (Ashley) Laturnus; great grandchildren Chandra Purves, Dawson Purves, Ty Schneider, Kennedy Schneider, Josh Laturnus, Hailey Laturnus, Zach Laturnus, Jaxon Laturnus, Jayce Laturnus and Allyson Laturnus; sister Irene Corney; brother-in-law Lafe Griffin and numerous nieces and nephews. Norman was predeceased by his wife Reta in April 2018; great grandson Jayden Schneider; parents Adam and Caroline; brother Harold; brother-in-law Andy Corney; sisters-in-law Olive McGillvary, Irma Griffin, Jean (Ken) Carleton. The funeral service was held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday June 10, 2019 from the Chapel of Warren's Funeral Home with Peggy Worrell officiating. Special music was provided by Curt Purves and Patrick Estabrooks, and the eulogy was read by his grandchildren. The pallbearers were Jason Lutz, Donnie Bieber, Richard Mueller, Delbert Schick, Kyle Broda and Ron Rudoski. The interment service took place at Hillcrest Cemetery. Donations in Norman's memory may be made to the Swift Current S.P.C.A., P.O. Box 1163 Swift Current, SK S9H 3X3. Warren's Funeral Home were entrusted with the arrangements. For further information call 306-773-8831 or 1-800-267-6606 or visit our website at www.warrensfuneralhome.com and express your sympathy on the family tribute wall.
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