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Andrew Normore

Derek Normore

Sunday, February 23rd, 1958 - Wednesday, March 4th, 2020
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Derek Normore
February 23rd, 1958 - Wednesday, March 4th, 2020

DUE TO THE CURRENT GLOBAL HEALTH SITUATION, THE SERVICE THAT WAS SCHEDULED TO BE HELD ON MARCH 28, 2020 HAS BEEN CANCELLED AND WILL BE HELD AT A LATER DATE. PLEASE CHECK BACK TO THIS PAGE FOR FURTHER UPDATES.

With heavy hearts, we announce the passing of Andrew Derek Normore, 62, of Calgary, Alberta on March 4, 2020. Derek valiantly fought cancer for many years and took great solace in having family and loved ones at his side during his journey and at his time of death.

Derek was born on Bell Island, Newfoundland in 1958, but spent most of his early years in Baie Verte. Derek always spoke with great fondness about his childhood with his parents and siblings in the small mining town.
With an education in Civil Engineering Technology, Derek found his first oil and gas job with Schlumberger in Alberta with postings offshore Newfoundland then Louisiana, Texas, Nigeria and England finishing up his career as president of Schlumberger Canada and followed as President of Saxxon energy into retirement in 2014.

It was during his work with Schlumberger in Houston that he met his wife Dawn. Dawn and Derek were an instant match, both Newfoundlander’s with an affection for good food, good wine and great music they spent the last years enjoying each other’s company and the occasional visit from their grandchildren.
Derek’s immediate family was small by 50’s standards, but their connection was strong, no matter where they resided. Holidays, birthdays, and special occasions – all were a reason to be together. A family get together was a time to share stories and maybe a drink or two … or three.

It is during this time of grief that we look back and hold on to the fond memories we have of this loving, intelligent, charismatic man. Derek is survived by his wife, Dawn Hewlett; step daughter, Meaghan Noel (Ryan); grandchildren, Emmet and Raymond Doucet; sister, Anne Marie Lewis (Wayne); nephews, Andrew Lewis, Jeffery Lewis (Amy) and Ryan Lewis (Danielle); brother, Steve Normore (Dediree) and niece Alexandra Normore.

Derek lived a very full life filled with unique experiences. He was always the first to give thanks to the people who helped him along the way. Knowing the end was in sight he made a point to give credit where he believed credit was due and wanted to personally thank Dr. Emma Billington, Dr. Scott Dowden, Dr. Subermanian, Dr. Wu, all the nurses that attended to him in the Chemo Unit of Tom Baker with special thanks to nurses, Leez, Ivy, Cara and Dr. Sumra. As well as our Palliative Home Care Nurse, Terri Kerr, who lovingly guided us through the final days.

Derek requested to rejoin his parents, Andy and Mary Normore who had gone before him, and was cremated at Choice Memorial funeral home in Calgary, AB. An End of Life Celebration in spring 2020 will honor the life and achievements of this special person.

Always a charitable man, in lieu of flowers, Derek would request any donation to the hospital that helped him so much, Tom Baker Cancer Centre.

“Never above you, never below you, always beside you” – Walter Winchell

To view and share photos, condolences and stories of Derek please visit www.choicememorial.com. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Choice Memorial Cremation & Funeral Services (403) 277-7343.
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Greg Nutter

Posted at 01:28pm
We will miss Derek, he was a unique boss and always had a joke or story for the situation. I was in touch with Derek near the end and passed a few stories that I had remembered from our times together. He replied with a few others that were in his memory. Always wiling to chat with you, let you know what he thinks and then ask you to comment. He was the first person that I met in the Anadrill base in Lafayette. Got to ride to lunch in his Supra that day! Knew this job was going to be fun and interesting.

We wish the the family find solace in time and know that he is not forgotten because he touched the lives of so many others during his life.

Greg and Carol Nutter
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Kevin Ennis

Posted at 09:22am
Derek...a no nonsense brilliant man of engineering, a man who saw the problems I had offshore, and did not get off the phone with me until I was satisfied that the issue was solved. That was the early days at Schlumberger in Louisiana. Over the years his contribution to our industry was unparalleled. If I were to put it all in one statement..."Derek never left a problem unsolved...a tribute to his genius".

Kevin Ennis

Robert McKenzie

Posted at 05:39pm
Derek was a great guy to work with and we shared many laughs together. We had a fun and challenging time trying to get the Saxon IPO done and the team shared many a happy dinner together in London. He was a man of the world but he was rooted in Newfoundland. Loved his cars, loved a good bottle of wine with friends and enjoyed sharing stories. He introduced me to some very funny comedians and I know everyone will miss his laugh.
My deepest condolences to Dawn and the family.
He will be truly missed.
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stephane

Posted at 10:04am
I am very sorry to hear about those sad news. I wish the family my sincere condolences. I worked many years with Derek at Schlumberger. I remember him as a very tolerant person. Honestly he was the only Canadian I got along with! (I am French). And of course, as a car enthusiast myself, I enjoyed hearing him talk endlessly about his famous Toyota Supra. Keep that care forever! He will be missed by all the people at Schlumberger I am sure.
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Andrei Plop

Posted at 06:14pm
All my heartfelt condolences to Derek's family.
Derek was one of these rare persons that you never forget, in fact that you remember rather frequently.
From the impact he had on our way of thinking, or on our careers, or simply on acting and staying positive.
As Nick stated earlier, we still amuse friends and colleagues with anecdotes related to Derek. Even though we crossed paths nearly two decades ago.
I am glad to have known Derek, and will certainly remember him for many years to go.
Rest in Peace, Derek.
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