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Norman Edwards

December 4, 1922 - March 23, 2014


by: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Norman EdwardsNorman Edwards, a long-time resident of Tigard, Ore., passed away on March 23 at the age of 91.

He was born in Liverpool, England to Harold and Ethel Edwards. Norman served in the Royal Air Force during World War II, and moved to Oregon in 1950. In 1953, he married Barbara Crooks of Nampa, Idaho. They had one son, lived in Tigard until 1969, and then moved to Vancouver, BC, where he opened a furniture rental business. They returned to Oregon in 1973 to open a roof tile manufacturing plant in Portland, and have lived in Tigard since 1974.

During his working career, Norman was a financial manager, consultant, and entrepreneur in a wide variety of businesses, and was highly respected for his drive, intellect, integrity, fairness, and compassion.

His interests outside of work included sailing, tennis, golf, woodworking, world travel, cooking, English Premier League soccer, and his beloved dogs.

Norman is survived by his wife, Barbara; son, David; and sister, Eileen.

The family is having a private celebration of life. Donations in memory of Norman Edwards may be made to the American Cancer Society, Medical Teams International, or Portland Rescue Mission.