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BABBS, Norman Walter  - Sadly our family announces that Norman Walter Babbs, born Sunday October 10, 1937 to Ruth (nee Bradley) and Walter Babbs, passed away on March 20, 2020 with his daughters by his side.

Norman was the middle brother to elder Trevor (Eva) and younger David (Marilyn). 

Raised in Toronto and Scarborough, during high school he met his sweetheart Sharon (nee Cowling). They celebrated their 60th anniversary last year. 

Daughters Donna (Stephen Latto) and Linda will miss his sense of humour, compassion, guidance and devotion to the well-being of his family. Dad and mom gave us all the opportunities they never had.

“Mrs. Cowling” will miss her dear son-in-law.

Predeceased by brother-in-law Bill Cowling whose daughters Amoreena and Jesse-Kate survive him. 

Survived by cousin Pat James (Tom), nieces Kathleen and Jennifer, and nephew Tom (Fiona) whose sons Evan and Nicholas will carry on the Babbs name. 

An Ontario Land Surveyor, Norm worked for the Ontario Department of Highways and later, JD Barnes, Holding & Babbs, and Ivan B. Wallace etc.

His passion was sailing, with impressionism art a close second. He loved hockey, animals, music of all kinds and Charles Schultz comics. Norm and Sharon traveled extensively, enjoyed their cottage, theatre, art museums and were great dancers.

Best man Ken Smith (Sandra) remained a constant friend throughout his life. Dear friends since the ‘60s are John & Lynda Prain, June and Savo Stefoff.

A celebration of Norman’s life will take place in the future.

In lieu of flowers, consider making a donation to a food bank.

May he rest in peace.

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