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Norm "Normie" Ternes

Born: Thu., May 2, 1963
Died: Fri., Sep. 13, 2019

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Norman Walter Ternes “Normie” was born May 2nd, 1963 in Kerrobert Saskatchewan. In 1969 his parents Esther, Wally, along with younger brother Les moved to Stettler. It was here Norm found his love for sports, especially hockey, a sport in which he excelled! It was on the ice where Norm found his true happiness. It is said that he was probably the most polite player, usually apologizing after giving a slash or stealing the puck. In 1985 Norm met the love of his life Lisa Cornelssen, and the two married on July 4, 1987. They were blessed with their first daughter Chelsey on Sept 17, 1988, and the kids kept coming. Breanna arrived June of 1990, Kaitlin July of 1993 and then of course Norm got his twin boys Scott and Adam in February of 1996.

In 1997 Norm, along with Jerry Riggins, Gayle Cassidy and Cy Davidson opened their own oilfield supply company: JEN Supply. With hard work and determination, Norm helped build a successful business. The business sold in 2007. Now with lots of time on his hands and an entrepreneurial spirit, he and Don Lynn launched into recycling glycol and hence Re-Glycol was born. Again with hard work, this business flourished.

Norm loved coaching hockey and baseball. He enjoyed kids and teaching them all the skills he had. He was a very determined man who put every ounce of energy into everything he did. Whether it was work, coaching, or just loving his family, he did it with gusto and a big smile. He approached his cancer the same way, nothing was going to stop him. Even on the days when he was clearly not well, he would be doing whatever needed to be done. It was just his nature.

He was so loved by many, probably more than he ever knew.

He will be deeply missed.

Donations in Norm's memory can be made to STARS, Alberta Cancer Foundation, Kidsport or Stettler Minor Hockey.

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Brian and Cheryl
   Posted Sat September 14, 2019
Dear Lisa and kids, Les, Esther and Wally,

Our hearts are truly broken with the passing of Norm. We will always remember him as one of the nicest and kindest person we were so very lucky to grow up with. May you find some comfort knowing he is at peace.


Brian’s and Cheryl

Marilyn and Perry Heintz
   Posted Sat September 14, 2019
Our most heartfelt condolences to you and your family.
He will be surely missed by everyone who had the opportunity to have Norm in their life. May your memories of this beautiful and wonderful man guide you thru
The days to come.
All our love to the Ternes Families

Perry and Lorraine Kissick
   Posted Sat September 14, 2019
To the Ternes family Our deepest sympathy to your family on the loss of Normie. He was a great guy and we were fortunate to know him in his younger day. Although it has been awhile that we have seen him we'll always remember him in his hockey days.

   Posted Sat September 14, 2019
We are incredibly sorry for your loss. Our hearts are with the Ternes families.

Katherine Wood & Brett Rider

Leanne Gould (Lattery)
   Posted Sat September 14, 2019
Such a loss and I hope all your memories protect and comfort you.

Dave haakonson
   Posted Sun September 15, 2019
Although time and distance separated us it has always been with affection that I remembered our childhood. It is with a feeling of remorse that those memories surface again. Too often we let thing go and one day find ourselves saying I wish I had... I know norm didn’t do that in the end. I know those of you close to him will miss him greatly. I send you my love.

Dave haakonson

Grace Morland Wiest
   Posted Sun September 15, 2019
So sorry Ester and Wally and Ternes family, my thoughts and prayers are with you. We met Norm through the hockey. Take care.

Gerald & Vivean
   Posted Sun September 15, 2019
Our deepest condolences to the Ternes family. We will always remember Norm with his big warm smile and his love of life. Sending prayers, hugs and love to all of you. Norm will truly be missed. He fought a long hard battle - with determination and grace.

   Posted Sun September 15, 2019
Sending you strength!!!! So sorry to hear about your loss!!!! That huge smile will be missed ❤️

John and Ellen Brus
   Posted Sun September 15, 2019
Our sincere sympathies to Lisa and the Ternes family.
Our hearts go out to all of you in this difficult time.
John and Ellen and family.

Dewey and Joanne Hoopfer
   Posted Sun September 15, 2019
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family!

   Posted Mon September 16, 2019
Thank you uncle Norm for teaching me what love and devotion really are. And for all those great memories attached to classic songs you loved!..taking me back to some of my life’s best times spent with you💖songs from CCR, Eagles, and of course ELVIS❤️❤️❤️
I love you for all that and so much more!!!

To my aunty Lisa and my cousins Chelsey, Breanna, Kaitlin, Adam and Scott,
My heart goes out to each of you always and forever❤️Love has no limits and no end

Terry & Cheryl Galvin
   Posted Mon September 16, 2019
To all the Ternes Family’s:

Sending our deepest condolences at this time of sorrow. Having the privilege of knowing Normie for 47 years I can honestly say that his character has never changed or wavered over the years. He truly is one of the kindest and caring persons you will ever meet. Norm was a super hockey player and a joy to watch but even a better human being. Les you were very lucky to have Norm as an older brother and mentor. It is obvious to say you have inherited all his good qualities! He will be missed by all of us that knew him. RIP Normie!

Terry & Cheryl Galvin

Janine kobi
   Posted Mon September 16, 2019
My heart skipped a beat when I heard of Norms passing. My deepest sympathy Lisa, Les, Esther, friends and family. I have not kept in touch over the past years but I never have forgotten Norm's generosity and kindness. Norm always made me feel welcome and appreciated. I have many fond memories of watching hockey, hanging out with the gang and that "one" ski trip....my heart goes out to everyone....Hugs

Judy and Loren
   Posted Mon September 16, 2019
Lisa..... we are deeply saddened to hear about Norm’s passing. To you, your kids and Esther, we extend our deepest sympathy. The world has definitely lost of the kindest, most respectful and caring individuals ever. Hugs. Judy and Loren.

Kim Haakonson
   Posted Tue September 17, 2019
It is with great sadness that I heard of Norm's passing. And it is with tremendous fondness that I remember our childhood summers together. He was a great soul with an infectious laugh and although I haven't seen Norm for years, I can only imagine the void that he leaves in the lives of those closest to him. To all of you, please accept my heartfelt condolences.

Cal Volk
   Posted Tue September 17, 2019
So sorry for your loss. He put up a valiant fight. Taken too soon. God bless you all!!

Larry & Virginia McAllister
   Posted Tue September 17, 2019
Lisa and Family. We are deeply saddened to hear about the passing of Norm. He was such a kind and caring person. Our hearts are with you always. Love Larry and Virginia

Steve Haakonson
   Posted Wed September 18, 2019
Norm, I always felt close to you despite life's events creating geographic distances. I have such fond memories of the time we were fortunate enough to share during our childhood. Thank you for being the man I know you turned out to be. My sincere condolences to Lisa, Lorea, Les, and your entire family. Much love to you all.

Your cousin Steve

Annette Berry
   Posted Wed September 25, 2019
So sorry for your loss. My condolences to you and your family.

Gordon & Rita Mielke
   Posted Mon September 30, 2019
Our condolences to the family. We never really got to know this man but heard only good things about him. He will be missed in the in the community and may our loving father and your memories and love get your family through the tough times.

Kay & Glen Goertzen
   Posted Fri October 04, 2019
I was very saddened to hear of your loss of Norm. Our condolences to you and your children.

Christine Pinter (Gelinas)
   Posted Mon October 07, 2019
Lisa and family:

So sorry for the loss of your loved one. Thoughts and prayers in you time of sorrow. Thinking of you.

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