Dec. 13, 1922 to Jan 11, 2011
On January 11 John Norris died peacefully at home after a productive and happy life as a teacher and as a writer.
His Old Silverton was awarded the Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Historical Writing. Amongst other accounts he has written in The Myrmidon Papers of his seemingly miraculous survival at the sinking of HMCS Athabascan on which he served during the Second World War. He left one biographical book-length work as yet unpublished. It will be printed in the coming months.
We are very grateful for the loving care he received from friends in the medical professions as well as from others.
John was born in Silverton in 1922 and was raised in Nelson. His heart was always in the Kootenays. It is here that in 1965 he built his fascinating house and created his beautiful garden which so many have enjoyed visiting.