Norman Omstead

OMSTEAD, Norman, passed away at home on the morning of November 10th, 2017, at 89 years of age. Loving husband of the late Dorothy (Irwin, 2000). Dear father and father-in-law of Keith and Margo Omstead, Dave and Jane Omstead, Tim and the late Renee (2011) Omstead, Joanne and Donald Dawson, Randy and Peggy Omstead, Jeanne and John Mullins, Darren and Christine Omstead, and Audra and Matthew Derksen. Papa will be sadly missed by his 26 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren (with 3 soon to arrive). Dear brother of Arleigh and Jenny and the late Gail, the late Leonard and the late Mabel, the late Duane and the late Vivian and Shirley, the late Rex and Elpha, the late Gord and the late Edith, the late Donna and the late Cecil Lougheed and the late Bob and Marion. Predeceased by his father and mother, Everett and Edith. Norman was one of the founding brothers in the family business of Omstead’s Foods. He captained both fishing boats - the Edith F. and the Erie One. Norman was known for both his love of hard work and family. He helped coach many of his sons’ successful hockey teams in his hometown and could always be heard rooting for his favourite sports teams, namely the Detroit Red Wings. He was a former member of the Wheatley Kinsmen Club. Norman loved to spend his winters with Dorothy and family in Florida. Summers were spent in Wheatley, by the pool, surrounded by loving family. Norman and his family would like to thank Dr. Eaton and staff, CCAC and Madeline, the blood clinic, doctors, nurses and staff from the Leamington hospital for all their care. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home and Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) on Monday 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service to celebrate Norman's life at the Funeral Home on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 11 a.m. Interment Erie Memorial Gardens. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to Erie Shores Health Foundation Blood Clinic or Erie Shores Hospice. Friends may share memories at