Norval (Butch) Walter Card
A resident of Kamloops (Heffley Creek), born September 2, 1943 in Rosetown, Saskatchewan to John Dorval Card and Kathleen Mary Smith. Beloved Son, Brother, Husband, Father and Grandfather, Norval passed away at Ponderosa Lodge Aug 21, 2017 due to Alzheimer’s. Survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Marlene, daughter Robyn (Randy)Babcock; son Heath Card; sister Jennifer (Bob) McDonald; three wonderful grandsons, Jordy and Kyle Babcock, and Max Card. Norval was predeceased by his twin brother Dorval (2006), father John Dorval Card (2006) and mother Kathleen Smith (2001). He will be greatly missed by family and friends.
Butch lived on the farm at McGee, Sask., where his grandfather homesteaded, helping his Dad farm. He went to school at Crest, Fiske and Rosetown Composite school. He then moved to Rosetown to drive truck for Rosetown Expressways, then to Bodyshop School and became an Auto Body Repair person which he loved, as cars were his passion.
A good friend of ours, Cheryl Sim, wrote an article for the Rosetown Eagle called Simply Put “Butch had two loves in his life, his car and Marlene and I’m not sure that that isn’t the right order, too”.
Norval worked in many different body shops: Rosetown Paint & Body, Saskatoon Parr Autobody, Dobrosky Brothers, Edson Motors, Kamloops Syd Smith, Bizarre Car, Dearborn Ford and Kamloops Lincoln. The family moved to Kamloops in 1972 and then to Heffley Creek in 1975.
He was very involved in the community and belonged to Heffley Creek Community Association, 36 years on the Heffley Creek Waterworks, played slow pitch with the Heffley Hunkies, coached Heffley Little League Softball, member of Kamloops Street Rod Association for 25+ years, member of North Thompson Rod & Kustom & Washington Lugnuts. Founding Member of Heffley Creek Gun Club (1983) and BC Rendezvous (1989). Norval enjoyed the Coffee Club at the Heffley Creek Store Gazebo
Norval had many interests as you can imagine: hunting, camping, fishing, ATVing, snowmobiling, target shooting and Black Powder shooting with family & friends. He loved teaching his grandsons to shoot, going to Show & Shines or Rod Runs in Canada & the USA with Marlene in his 51 Mercury Panel truck (PSMURF). Travelled across Canada along the Oregon Coast and Arizona with his truck and fifth wheel.
A gathering at the Heffley Creek Hall will be held September 16, 2017 at 1:00 PM. Please bring your stories to share. Thanks to Ponderosa Daycare, Ponderosa Lodge and Drake Cremation & Funeral Services for Cremation. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society, SPCA or charity of your choice in Norval’s name. Online condolences may be sent to the family at DrakeCremation.comPrint This Obituary & Condolences