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HAAS, Norbert "Norman"

HAAS, Norbert

April 24, 1940 - April 22, 2023

Norman Haas passed away on April 22, 2023, at the age of 82. He departed peacefully, with his family by his side.

Norman will be dearly missed by his family: his sons, Raymond (Brenda) Haas and Thomas Haas; grandchildren, Jessica (Lorne) Kittlitz, Katherine (Henk) Oberholzer, and Nicole (Martin) Goshulak; great-grandchildren, Kaydence, Carter, Ainsley, and Finnley; his sister, Alice (Fred) Merz; and his dear friend Elisabeth Koller and her family; as well as by his many extended family members in Canada, Germany, and Australia.

Norman was predeceased by his wife Veronica Haas on November 20, 2013; as well as by his sister, Wilma Kwiatkowski; his brothers, Heinz “Henry” and Bernd “Ben” Haas.

Norman was a kind soul that was loved by everyone. His sons have fond memories of fishing and hunting with him as children and into their adulthood. Norman's willingness to lend a helping hand or offer advice was always welcomed. His grandchildren will miss his kindness, Sunday brunches, and his love for the game of golf. They will also miss listening to stories of his childhood and when he immigrated to Canada as a boy. His great-grandchildren will miss the boxes of smarties he always had waiting for them when they came to visit.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, www.cancer.ca

A Memorial Service to honour Norman will be held on SATURDAY, MAY 27, 2023, at 10:00 AM, at SPRINGFIELD FUNERAL HOME, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC.

Condolences, photos, and memories may be sent to the family by visiting his obituary page at www.springfieldfuneralhome.com

Link: www.springfieldfuneralhome.com/obituaries/haas-norbert-norman
Condolence Messages
  • May 23, 2023
    Ray, Brenda, Tom and Family. My Condolences and sorry for your loss. - Doug Rosen
  • May 23, 2023
    Ray and Brenda, so sorry for your loss. thinking of you and sending our best. Dan and Val Malakoff ( Val Johnson )
  • May 22, 2023
    Tom, very sorry to hear your Dad has passed on. We had a Prince George connection. Norm landed in Prince George about 1953 and we were in the same grade in school. As we were subcontractors on most of the buildings in Rutland in the 1970s we were good friends. It was a real pleasure to talk to Norm when you were blazing up the ice in hockey. - Jay Hunter
  • May 20, 2023
    Dear Ray.I made a serious mistake on your dad's condolence message.Should have been Norm's passing.At my age I make a lot of mistakes. I will apologize in person at your dad's memorial
    Nick Papov. - Nick Papov
  • May 16, 2023
    To the Haas family...sincere condolences to you all ....Norm was a kind man and always had a smile ...golfing was a passion and he was liked by all at Michaelbrook, especially the "old farts".....I had the pleasure of serving him (and your Mom) for many years in the proshop. May your many memories give you some smiles that will help get you through this sad time.
    - Doreen & John Jack
  • May 13, 2023
    So sorry for your loss Ray, Brenda, Tom and Family. It is so difficult to say goodbye to our parents. Thinking of you all. - Dee Hurren
  • May 11, 2023
    Ray and family, Our sincere condolences on the loss of your Father. Wishing you all the best at this difficult time. From the Illichmann Family - Judith Mercer
  • May 11, 2023
    Ray, Tom and families: Our thoughts are with you all at this time.
    June and I cherish the fond memories of the good times we had with your Dad.
    The bus trips, the golf times, and the many happy hours and dinners.
    He was always a joy to be with.
    Love June & Ken Elkerton
    - June & Ken Elkerton Kelowna
  • May 10, 2023
    Dear Tom and Ray and family, what a wonderful life your dad had. Apart from losing the love of his life far too early, he was always surrounded by friends and family. Can we hope for anything more? We had so many memories, lots of trouble we got into, and your dad reprimanded me just as much as you two! Strong and stern as a bear, but kind and gentle like a lamb. His laugh was almost as hearty and contagious as your moms. When my dad made a (usually silly) joke, they would howl and actually have tears by the time they calmed down. those were the days of carefree laughter before we really considered wars and climate change. We worked hard, fished hard, and played hard. Like family as my mom mentioned before. I had complete comfort and joy being around your folks, like I felt with my own. Lassie lake, Doreen lake, Crooked lake, Nicola lake, Woods Lake. so many fantastic times and great campfires and moonshine fireballs. Midnight feasts with buns master and giant slabs of coldcuts. Gi Joe and pellet guns and hunting and sausage making marathons. Smoked Kokanee to drool over and feast upon. We look back now and realize our childhoods were great gifts that I alway feel great gratitude for. I will always remember the memories our parents created for us and hope your lives continue to be blessed. Love always. Brent Hehn - Brent Hehn
  • May 10, 2023
    Ray, Brenda, Tom and family,
    Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time. Treasure the memories and know that you have support all around you. - Thorsten, Charlene and Rachel
  • May 10, 2023
    Ray (Brenda) Tom and Family.So very sorry to hear about the passing of your Dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with you,Ray and Tom. Brenda and Mike Schell.
  • May 10, 2023
    Norm will miss you Tuesday for coffee were we solved all the problems. Also the many years golf with the old farts at Michaelbrooke. - Bob O'Connor
  • May 10, 2023
    Ray, Brenda, Tom and all the Haas family. We are sorry to
    learn of Norms passing. Our heartfelt condolences.
    Sincerely, Peter & Olga Anutooshkin - Peter Anutooshkin
  • May 10, 2023
    Ray and Brenda so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you and your family at this sad time. Sincerely Dwayne and Crystal Kinney (Grochowich)
  • May 10, 2023
    Katherine, and family, we are so sorry for the loss of your Opa and dad. Thinking of you all at this time. - The Richardson family
  • May 10, 2023
    Ray and Tom so sorry to hear the passing or Your Dad . we go back many years with hockey and best of all golf had such a great time with both mom and Dad RIP Norm Veronica is waiting for you Mike and Bernice Boutin - Bernice
  • May 10, 2023
    Sorry to hear Ray and Brenda. thoughts and prayers for your family. Andrea Belanger
  • May 09, 2023
    To Ray's family.We are truly sorry to hear of Ray's passing.Sending our sincere condolences to all the Haas family.We have known Ray for many years.He will be missed by all,especially by his family.Rest in Peace,Norm.
    Nick and Arlene Papov. - Nick Papov
  • May 09, 2023
    Tom Ray and the Haas family,
    Sorry to hear of Mr. Haas’s passing. I remember him fondly over the years at the rink cheering us kids on and giving us the encouragement to work hard. He always had a joking demeanour, big smile smile on his face, win or lose!! Sending you our condolences and may the great memories created live in your hearts forever. Rest in Peace Mr. Haas.
    Dino and Karen Zol
  • May 09, 2023
    Tom , Ray , Brenda and the whole Haas family . I’m so very sorry to learn of Norms passing . We go back many , many years not just being friends but more like family . He will be missed by all , especially his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. RIP Norm . You are missed . Chris - Chris Hehn