DAVIDSON, Norm


January 15th, 1960 – April 6th, 2011

Norm Davidson Of Calgary passed away on Wednesday April 6th, 2011 at the age of 51 years. Norm was predeceased by his parents Norm Sr. & Bette-Mae. He leaves to mourn his loving sisters, Kathy, Julie (Tony Manning) and their sons, Cole, Mac, & Jay, Patti and Andrea (Mike Keeley) as well as many extended family and close friends. Norm, you will be missed. A private family service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Norm’s name to Canadian Heart & Stroke Foundation.

  1. On 17/04/2011 at 1:50 pm Brian Crawford Said:

    Dear Norm,

    I’m trying very hard not to let your passing affect me so strongly. It’s not working. I miss you very much. More importantly, I want you to know how much I am thankful for your friendship. I first met you in grade three and shared a friendship with you for the next forty-two years. I hold dear many memories. You and even your family were always so kind to me. I have told many people that whenever the Crawford family needed help you were there. You my friend, were the most loyal friend anyone could ever ask for. I feel honored to call you my friend. Please know I would not have wanted to journey through the past forty-two years with anyone else as my friend. I do and will always miss you MY FRIEND NORMAN.

    Sincerely, Respectfully and Lovingly,

    Brian Crawford

  2. On 06/04/2013 at 7:49 am Brian Crawford Said:

    Dear Norman,
    It’s been two years since you left this world. I often see you in my dreams and often talk of you in my prayers. I promise I won’t forget you. I will remember the cherished memories of our friendship.

    Your friend,
    Brian

  3. On 07/02/2015 at 5:26 am Brian Crawford Said:

    Dear Norm,
    It’s now three years since you left this world. I still feel very bad about your passing. But I must admit that things are getting a little easier everyday. Every year I call your family on Christmas and on the Anniversary. My intention is not to bother them but to let them know that I’m thinking of them and wish them the best. Norm I respect you and I apologize for the times when I was curt with you.
    Sincerely and respectfully your friend,
    Brian

  4. On 06/04/2015 at 10:24 am Brian Crawford Said:

    Dear Norm,

    It was four years ago today. Allow me to quote from Johnny and Ronnie Van Zant.
    …Brother, do you realize what you’ve done?
    Touched the hearts of everyone
    you might’ve died too young
    but your songs live on…

    One of the treasured memories that I have of us is listening and enjoying music together. In the past few years I have seen many bands live. I must say, one of the most special experiences was seeing Lynyrd Skynyrd twice, once in Edmonton with my Mom and again in Calgary with Laara.

    In Edmonton we had ok seats but not great. I was in line buying a glass of wine for Mom when I started talking to a lady with a backstage pass around her neck and I asked her how she got it. “They just walked up and gave it to me” she said. So Mom and I went to find the lady with the passes. The lady said she didn’t have any more backstage passes but she could still do something for us. She pulled out about a two inch pile of tickets and she upgraded our seats to the second row on the isle!! “You’ll be so close” she said, “you can touch them!” and when Johnny Van Zant ran across the stage with his arm outstretched, I was close enough to get a high five. Before the show Mom and I talked about how much you would enjoy this concert. During the show Mom looked to me and said, “Norman would love this!”

    I think it was you at St. Michael’s School in 1974 that played Sweet Home Alabama for me and that was the first time I ever heard it. I loved it the very first time I heard it.

    A few days later when Lynyrd Skynyrd came to Calgary, I went with Laara. You remember Laara? You helped her move one time. We went to the concert, the security lady asked if I had any weapons to which I replied, “no” then I remembered my pen knife so she asked me to take it to my vehicle and put in the glove box. I did. I closed the car door and started walking away when Laara said, “Wait! Put my purse in the cab”. I closed the door then opened it again to grab my two CD covers and pen on the off chance we’d meet the band.

    We started walking back when I noticed a dark blue jeep that drove very close to us and stopped. I said to Laara, “that’s probably the band”. When the jeep stopped Gary Rossington got out and walked into the venue. A second later a white rental van pulled up and Johnny Van Zant steps out smoking a cigar. Then Rickey Metlocke got out of the van and he shook my hand. Laara and I were the only ones near the ramp. Johnny Van Zant smiled and waved. I asked if he’d sign my CD covers and he said “sure”. He even posed for a picture with me. It was incredible! This thing was timed to the second. Four seconds either way and we would have missed them.

    Laara and I then went inside. We were standing in the lobby killing time and a guy comes up and says, “You look around my age”. I said “I’m 55”, he said” “I’m 60. It’s going to be a great show. I’m looking for my friend”. Being the smart ass I am, I pointed into crowd and said, “There’s someone over there.” He yelled, “Norman!” Laara and I just looked at one another. Laara said, “Is that really your friend’s name?” to which he said yes and then walked away.

    I could write about how much I miss you and how bad I feel but I chose to write about those times I think you are with me in spirit.

    Sincerely, Respectfully and Lovingly,
    Your friend Brian

  5. On 06/04/2016 at 8:40 am Brian Said:

    I think of you,
    I remember you,
    I miss you.

    Respectfully
    Your friend Brian

  6. On 05/04/2017 at 9:19 am Brian Crawford Said:

    Dear Norman,
    Six years have come and gone so quickly. I’m sure that you cross my mind daily. I don’t ever want to forget you. To me it’s a way of paying respect to you and your memory. Since we meet in grade three you were always a very important part of my life. Our experiences together formed a big part of the foundation of my life. Truly I’m a richer man for knowing you.

    Your friend,
    Brian Crawford

  7. On 05/04/2019 at 10:57 pm Brian Crawford Said:

    “Rest in peace” (Latin: Requiescat in pace) is a short epitaph or idiomatic expression wishing eternal rest and peace to someone who has died. The expression typically appears on headstones, often abbreviated as “RIP” or “R.I.P.”

    Norman my friend with all my heart, respect and love. I truly wish you eternal peace. R.I.P.

    Your friend,
    Brian

  8. On 11/04/2020 at 10:40 am Buck Manning Said:

    Miss you uncle.

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