OBITUARY – Norman Joseph Casault passes away at the age of 78

Norman Joseph Casault
Norman Joseph Casault

On January 3, 2016 at the age of 78 years, our beloved husband, father, brother, grandfather, uncle and friend, Norman Joseph Casault, passed away peacefully in Winnipeg Manitoba. Norman was predeceased by his first wife of 32 years, Rowena “Tweetie” Casault (nee More), parents Ulric and Jane Casault, brother Lawrence “Buster” Casault and sister Ruth Mackell. He is survived by his second wife of 15 years Betty Casault (nee Dyck) and her son David Wyllie, two sons Martin (Arden) and Murray (Ramona), four grandchildren Cassidy, Avery, Peyton and Ashton and his sister Mabel Ropchan. Norman was born July 3, 1937 in McLennan, Alberta to Ulric and Jane (Lizotte) Casault. He attended the residential school for the Deaf in Saskatoon, SK where he completed his education and barbering trade. This is also where he got his start in competitive speed skating. As a 17 year old deaf speed skater, Norman captured the 1955 Canadian Outdoor Speed Skating Championship in the quarter mile, half mile and three quarter mile events. Norman was also one of the most talented all around athletes in the Peace River Country, earning honours in both baseball and hockey.
Norman married Rowena in 1963 in Peace River, Alberta where he initially operated Norm’s Barber Shop for many years. In 1973, Norman changed careers and started Casault & Sons Painting and Decorating. Rowena passed away in 1995. Norman transitioned his painting business to Winnipeg, where he met Betty and they were married in 2000. Norman was a very caring, compassionate, gentle, generous and humorous man. He would light up a room and made sure that the smile on his face was transferred to others. This was evident to the very end.
Interment will take place in Donnelly, Alberta in May 2016. Send donations to the Deaf Cultural Center, 34 Distillery Lane, Toronto, ON, M5A 3C4, Canada.

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