MALEY, Norvin James
Norvin James Maley, 80, passed away peacefully in his sleep on March 3, 2017 in his home at Lakeview Lodge in West Kelowna, BC. Survived by daughters: Margo Maley of Fort St. James, BC, Linda Maley of Merritt, BC; sons: Blayne (Betty) Maley of Mission, BC, Kyle (Karen Lee) Maley of Kelowna, BC; grandchildren: Jacqi, Jamie, David Maley, Daryl, Riley and Dylan Sheehan; great grandchildren: Hayden Julian; sister Marilyn Tenold; brothers: Lloyd and Carl Maley; Ellie Maley; step-daughters and family: Debbi Wik (daughter Candace Lapp and son Aaron Wik); Wendy and Chris Mitchell (daughters Kelsey, Brittany and Trina Miles), Sheri and Rick Furdal (sons Taylor and Mason), Angela Vavra (friend) and family. Predeceased by his parents Bill and Naomi Maley; sister-in-law Adele Maley, Shelly Maley (daughter-in-law) and his in-law parents. Norvin was born on May 14, 1936 in Estevan, Saskatchewan to Bill and Naomi Maley. At an early age, he loved the independence of being his own boss, which led him into truck driving. He became an owner/operator of excavating equipment, manager of the Husky Station in Estevan and eventually his own truck. His love of driving drew him into being a well-trophied stock and super modified stock race car driver in the North Dakota state races and the Estevan Motor Racing arena from 1958 to 1970. Norvin enjoyed going deer hunting, fishing, boating, skiing, bowling, golfing, camping and in retirement years taking frequent motorhome trips south. A celebration of life gathering will be held at 2:00 pm, Friday, March 10, 2017 at the Springfield Funeral Home. 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 5V8. Family members will be officiating. Should family and friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to the SPCA – where Norvin adopted his treasured dog companions – Keno and Jack. Online condolences can be left on Norvin Maley’s memorial tribute at www.springfieldfuneralhome.com.