Earl Lloyd Nord

In Memorial

May 14, 1955 – November 23, 2011

In Loving Memory of Earl who passed away peacefully in his sleep at home in Langley after a year long battle with cancer. Earl was born in Rosetown, Sask. Earl will be forever missed by his loving wife of 30 years Debbie and their son Doug. Predeceased by his father Lloyd. Survived by his Mother Edith, 12 brothers and sisters Linda (Vickers), Ken, Shirley (Powell), Daniel, Larry (Kitty), Faith (Bob) Steil, Myles (Connie), Pam (Akerstrom), Grace, (Jim) Nordin, Doris (Heck), Wanda (Chester) Kirk, & Joan Nord. He will be greatly missed by his countless nieces, nephews, friends and extended family on his wife’s side.

We would like to extend our Thanks and gratitude to Dr. Chi and his great staff at the Vancouver Cancer clinic in their fight to help end cancer. We would also like to express our thanks to Dr. Christopher Lee and the staff at the Surrey Cancer clinic, his family Dr. Mitchell Fagan and everyone else who helped us through our loss. We are eternally grateful to all of our family and friends for their Love and ongoing support. Earl may be gone but he will always live on in our hearts forever.

No service by request. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers a donation may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

 

God saw you getting tired

When a cure was not to be

So He closed His arms around you

And whispered, “Come to me.”

You didn’t deserve what you went through

And so He gave you rest

God’s garden must be beautiful

He only takes the best.

So when we saw you sleeping

So peaceful and free from pain

We could not wish you back

To suffer that again.

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  1. Leigh Weatherburn :

    You are in our thoughts. Earl was a wonderful person and we will have nothing but fond memories. He had such a great sense of humor and it was obvious how much he loved his family.

    With love,

    Ron, Leigh, Braydon and Reid Weatherburn

  2. Deb and Doug,

    Even though we knew Earl was not well, it was a shock to read of Earl’s passing.
    Words cannot express the sadness our family feels, and even though we will no longer be able to see him, he will be forever in our hearts.
    We have so many great memories of all those hockey games, ball games, school activites and road trips. As a friend, coach and coleague, Earl touched each of us in many ways. From David breaking Earl’s nose with just one pitch, to his motorcycle falling apart while Rick and Karly were driving it down hill (fast). Our family boating day (dogs and all)in the Indian Arm after loading up at that crazy Port Moody boat launch.
    We’ll miss you Earl, thank you for being a special part of our lives.

    Much love from The Butler’s (Rick, Lisa, David, Melissa and Karly). xoxox
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  3. Earl Lloyd Nord
    I just wanted to say how much we are going to miss you. I will never forget you.You were my favorite brother. I loved having you as part of my life. You were blessed with a loving wife and a son who always brought you such joy. I will treasure my memories of you always. I know you are no longer here on this earth but you will always be in our hearts. Love and hugs. ( I miss you ).

  4. Our thoughts and prayers are with you both Debbie and Doug.
    Earl was a great guy, a fabulous and dedicated baseball coach. I so glad we had such a good visit at the movies a short time ago.

    Pat,Paul and Spencer Helms

  5. Mike & Wanda Petrie :

    Earl was a wonderful person and we will have nothing but fond memories.Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  6. Just want to say we are going to miss you and your humour,
    You were not just a contractor but also became a friend.
    I will miss the coffee breaks and jokes and stories so will the crews that worked along side with him.
    I will miss you ,thanks for being in my life.
    Walter Gurash / wgind.

  7. Debbie and Doug We will miss him dearly.Great sense of humor and will miss him saying hey come over for a beer.R.I.P

  8. ~Goodbyes are not forever. Goodbyes are not the end. They simply mean we’ll miss you, until we meet again~

    You would have done anything for anyone and if there was anything we could have done to save you from that horrible disease, you would still be here with us today.

    But until we meet again, say hi and give everyone else up there big hugs and kisses for us & don’t worry, we’ll take care of Auntie and Dougie down here : )

    I will miss you Uncle
    You’re loving Niece,
    Tanya

  9. Debbie and Doug,
    So sad to hear that Earl lost his valiant fight against this horrible disease,called cancer! We have such great memories of watching Earl coaching David and Karly at their games.Off the field and off the ice David,Melissa and Karly had alot of fun when you all got together for
    family fun! As grandparents you made us feel so welcome at all the games and social functions! Doug,stay strong and know that your Dad was so proud of you! Debbie always know that the love and memories you and Earl shared will
    be with you foerever!
    With Sympathy and Love,
    Gerry and Barb.

  10. Debbie and Doug we are so sorry to hear the sad news of Earl’s passing. Please accept our condolences. We hope you both find strength together in your time of sorrow.
    Our thoughts are with you.

    Sincerely
    Rick & Cindy Munn

  11. Chrissy Wilson and Family :

    We love you so much Uncle Earl. Every memory I have of you I will cherish forever. From our adventures when I was 11 with every mode of transportation and Henry Fat Cat to our more recent trips when you, Debbie and Doug invited us into your home and gave us the best adventures and vacation ever! We miss you so much and will love you forever. You and Tanya can take care of each other until we meet again. Our hearts are with Debbie and Doug and we know yours is too.

  12. Angie and Theo Mallinson and Joe :

    Dear Debbie and Doug,
    We are saddened by the death of Earl. We have many fond memories of our great times together at the Walnut Grove baseball diamonds. It was a challenging time at the Little Mountain May long weekend tournament and with a wonderful results ,winning the tournament and winning the league with the great team of Earl, Ted and Cliff,coaching staff. Earl was a kind and gentle man, a special mentor for the young boys. Take of each
    Debbie and Doug.

    Love from the Mallinson family.

  13. Dear Debbie and Doug,
    I was shocked to read Earl had passed.If we had kept in touch that would not have been the case,I am so sorry.I truly miss Friday night bowling.I always felt privileged to be a member of your team. Win or lose we always had a good time.Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of sorrow.Call me just to talk when you feel a need.Earl never turned anyone away when they needed a helping hand.Who will we now call when we need an honest, reliable contractor?
    Love from Maria

  14. Petrina Arnason :

    It was a sincere privilege to know Earl and I just wanted to extend my sincere condolences to his family although belatedly.

    Rest in Peace,
    Petrina Arnason

  15. I am truly sad to find out today that a great kind man has left uswith . It was a privilege and honor to have dealt with Earl in many ways . My thoughts go out to the family and friends .

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