Norm Towler

Towler- Unexpectedly but peacefully at his home in Sarnia on Saturday August 14, 2021. Norman Cecil Towler, age 95 years of Sarnia and formerly of Corunna. Beloved husband for 68 years to the late Theresa (2020). Much loved father of Doug Towler and his wife Denise. Treasured grandfather of Lindsey Myer and Corey Keelan (Tim) and great-grandfather of Maximus and Finley Myer and Jack Keelan. Dear brother of Tom Towler (Val) of British Columbia. He was predeceased by his sister Marie Barnes (2020). Norm will be remembered as a true sports enthusiast as he was an avid golfer, Toronto Maple Leaf fan, Detroit Tiger fan and member of the Sarnia Golf and Curling Club for many years. He retired from Canadian Oil (Shell) after many years of service. A special thank you is extended to the Staff at Fairwind’s Lodge in Sarnia for the care and compassion shown to both Norm and Theresa during their 5 year stay. In keeping with his wishes cremation has taken place and a private family memorial will be held at a later date. As expressions of sympathy friends who wish may send memorial donations to the charity of their choice. Arrangements entrusted to Knight Funeral Home 588, St. Clair Parkway, Corunna. Messages and condolences may be left online at  Knight 519-862-2845

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11 thoughts on “Norm Towler”

  1. Doug,
    So sad to hear of your dad’s passing. He was one of the wonderful influencers of the youth in our town and he will be sorely missed.
    Take care of yourself and drop me (Rick) a line if you can at .
    Rick, Tom and Rob Thomson

    1. Thanks Rick for the kind words. Hope all is well!
      Dad loved coaching with Jack and found great joy in everyone having success playing the game we all loved. I see Randy Mair often in the Sr. home as his Mother is 99 or 100 and seriously going very strong. We talked about the Drawbridge days which brought out a ton of memories and stories. Those days and times were so special for us as 15/16 year olds playing with your brother, Mattingly, Duffy, Arden Eady (Chatham) in Saskatchewan. I saw Bill Muth a few years ago as I had his son on Team Michigan Hockey.
      Regards Doug Towler and Family

  2. Ted Paetkau, Ollie Paetkau, Irene Bucholz

    Doug and Denise, we’re very saddened by the loss of your dad Norm especially following so soon after losing your beautiful mother Theresa. Your dad was a great guy to be around. He was generous, fun, friendly, and caring. He and your mother were great parents. Our family has wonderful memories of our times together at their homes in Corunna and Sarnia and our homes in Michigan and Arizona. They treated our children as their own.
    They’re at peace now. We will miss them forever and always have a big void in our lives. Our heartfelt condolences to your children Lindsay and Corey and their families.

    Ollie & Ted Paetkau, Irene Bucholz
    Sisters-in-law, sisters and brother-in-law.
    Phoenix, Arizona

  3. So Saddened to hear of your Father Norm passing Doug. Covid has made it difficult for all of us and our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Please keep in touch ( Wayne) and I look forward to meeting up with you again.

    Best Regards,
    Shirley Archer, Roger Archer and Wayne Archer

  4. Hi Doug,

    I was saddened in 2020 when I read of your Mom’s passing and equally sad to hear about your Dad. I enjoyed his coaching and dedication way back in Peewee, Bantam and Midget, especially when he showed me how to hit. Even though we haven’t been in touch, teammates never forget!

    My condolences Doug and family,
    Rob Gibb

    1. Thanks Rob. I have to say my Dad often talked about what he called “Rob Gibb power” hitting behind the speed of Tom McLaughlin generating instant run production.
      He found tremendous joy coaching our age group w/Gibb, McLaughlin, Mercer, Thompson, Scott, Devereaux, Getty, Beauchamp, Schieman, Wilson. Sorry if I missed anyone.
      Dad loved his summer filled with coaching baseball and playing some golf.
      Mom always came to watch when she could get out of the shoe store.
      I miss them dearly but living to 95 and Mom’s age is a beautiful life.
      Hope you family is well and I would be thrilled to see you when I can get up without this border issue. Regards Doug Towler

  5. To Doug and Family
    So sorry to hear that your Dad has passed away. I enjoyed our chats when I first started at Shell. Golfed with him at Mooretown a few times about 5 years ago. What a great golfer he was. He was our coach for many years in baseball (Corunna). A life well lived.

    1. Thanks Tom. He also talked about seeing and talking to you at Shell. But he talked more often about the joy our baseball team brought to him with McLaughlin speed and Gibb power generating instant offense. That made his summers complete. Oh yes sprinkled with a few rounds of golf.
      Hope all is well and maybe we can play a round of golf down the road!
      Regards Doug Towler and family


    doug and family sorry to hear about dad/norm..he was a great gentleman..always enjoyed our chats at corunna post office when we were there at same time..mostly about how you were doing and percy parker

    1. Thanks “Percy”. He often talked about seeing you but my Mom loved you and your personality. When we were kids she would say that Percy can talk with people like no other. So you also brought a bright light to them in their life. Much appreciated.
      Regards Doug Towler and family

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