Our sympathy is with Shirley and their family. Norm was eighty-five.They were married for sixty-three
years. He was a giant of a man with unbounded energy. Except for the last ten years.
He had surgery and a tumor the size of a tennis ball taken out of his gut. It didn't get rid of the cancer. The drug that killed the cancer, came close to killing him and left him with severe sight and mobility problems that took away much of his enjoyment of life.
His family, particularly grandchildren, gave light to his days.
So now it's done. He has said many times over he would welcome it when it came.
He lived a long, productive, happy life and achieved his goals.
So Bon Voyage Norm. If there is a place beyond, you will have as many friends there as you leave behind. May you continue to enjoy the Divine Comedy.