Norman Joseph Lake

May 23, 1944 to July 12, 2018


Passed peacefully away at the Dr. Leonard A. Miller Centre, surrounded by his loving family. Norman was born in St. John’s, NL, he was the son of the late Mary Lake and Otis Ritchie. He was also predeceased by his grandparents, Joseph and Hester Lake. 

Leaving to mourn, his loving and kind hearted wife, Annie of 54 years; his daughters, Darlene (Curtis), Valerie (Brendan), Pamela (Brian), Norma Jean (John); grandchildren, Brendon (Elizabeth), Tao (Riley), Sophia, Chris (Rachel), Lisa (Nathan) Zander and Emma; great-grandchildren, Nicholas, Jaya, Curtis and Charlie and numerous other relatives and friend.  A special thank you to his brother, Wayne (Juanita), sister, Deborah and the staff from 3N PCU.  

Dad enjoyed life in his country home, surrounded by nature, wildlife, fishing, hunting and riding his quad.  He had a passion for singing (he had such an amazing voice), playing guitar with family and friends and listening to his music. Cremation has taken place. Visitation, to share stories and memories of Dad, to take place at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road, on Sunday-15-Jul from 4-9pm. 

 In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to NL Lung Association. 

Rest easy Dad, we will miss you forever.




4-9 p.m. on July 15, 2018

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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Our deeplest sympathy and condolences during this hard time. We have a lot of good memories of Norm and will be in our hearts forever

My Deepest Sympathy for My Uncle Norm and his Family ,,, I never saw my uncle in quiet some time and it’s only because of how life moves on . But I had a deep respect for him and I have nothing but the greatest of memories of him as kid and teenager ,, always kind and for me he had a big heart 🙂

Sorry to hear of your Dads passing,
Thinking of you at this difficult time,
Remember and Cherish the good memories ..
Our condolences to you and your Family..
Susan & Doug Pittman
Brampton, Ontario

RIP Norm, my thoughts and prayers go out to Annie and family

My sincere condolences to all the family! And to my wonderful friend Val. Love you. Hugs during such a difficult time. Wanda and family.

Darlene,Val,Pam,Norma, Annie
i am so sorry to hear about your father and husband
when i was younger and you guys lived in clarks i would be out sid and hear him sing i though he was a real country singer may you rest in peace Norm

Christine ryall

Annie, Valerie, Norma, Darlene, & Valerie:
Bill & I learned about Norm’s death just today We are very sorry for the loss of a dear husband & father. Please accept our sincere sympathy & condolences. I still remember living next door to all of you on Portia Place & how he was a gentle man with a beautiful smile & always seemed very happy. Sincerely Barbara & Bill Richards

Darlene, we are so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. Peter and I send you and your family our deepest sympathy, you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Valerie and Peter Cook

Annie , D Val Pam NJ so sorry , To hear of Norm’s passing, my heart goes out to all of you, words cannot express my condolences. Hugs to all.

Annie and family, I am so sorry to hear of Norm’s passing. He was a lovely man and I to remember hearing him sing sitting around my kitchen table with Dake. Thinking of you all during this time. Love Cyndi Waye (Williams) Moncton, NB

So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Aunt Annie and family, Sorry for your loss. Always fondly remembered xoxo

Aunt Annie, Darlene, Val, Pam and Norma Jean…my heart goes out to you all. I hadn’t seen Uncle Norm in a very long time, but I have very cherished memories that will last a lifetime; as I know you all do too.
Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead, and loving memories to hold in your hearts forever. xoxo

I remember the first time I met Norm, or Mr. Lake to me. We were having a few drinks and out he came with his guitar playing and singing. There was always a smile and a laugh with Mr. Lake! I have fond memories as I know everyone who met him does. My heart is going out to Annie aka Mudder, and her girls Darlene, Valerie, Pamela, and Norma – love you all and hold on to those memories!

I have fond childhood memories of uncle Norm. He always had a smile and a wink for you regardless of what was going on. I always enjoyed our visits up to “The Carpath”.
For my cousins; I feel very sorry for your loss and wish you the courage it will take to mourn the passing of your Dad in the days and weeks to come. There will be a hole in your life now, but I know you are all strong enough to bear it.
Aunt Annie; I’m sure that you feel as though a part of you has died and in a way I suppose it has. I know you are feeling very saddened at this time but I also know Norm wouldn’t want you to feel that way. Rather he would want you remember him in the good times; younger, healthy, vibrant and full of life while raising a family. Please take the time to celebrate his life and your lives together.
RIP Uncle Norm