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Norman Montague Herd


Marine Engineer / Clearance Diver, RCN / C.A.F.


Born: 10 Apr 1940


Died: 07 Oct 2021, Cambridge, Ontario


HERD, Norman - At Fairview Mennonite Home, Cambridge on Thursday, October 7, 2021, Norman M. Herd of Ayr passed away in his 81st year. Dear husband of the late Wendy Herd (nee Hodgson, 2004); Beloved father of Karen Eldridge (Garnet Caldwell) of South Rawdon, Nova Scotia, Kelly Herd (Luna) of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia and Keith Herd (Debbie Harrison) of Toronto, Ontario; Loved grandfather of Jennifer Eldridge, Robyn Eldridge, Derek Breau and Tamara Herd and great grandfather to Dakota, Cole, Faith, Wesley and Bowdrie; Brother to Phyllis and Robert Sinclair of Cambridge, Hazel and Tony Sicuro of Cambridge, Brian and Heather of Ayr and Ivan and Carla of Cambridge. Norm was a member of the Royal Canadian Navy for 30 years working initially as a Marine Engineer and then as a Deep Sea Diver. He finished out his military career in Explosives Ordinance. In his retirement he also enjoyed working for the Co-op in the summer and plowing snow for the highway in the winter. At Norm's request cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Donations to The Royal Canadian Legion Dominion Command Poppy Trust Fund would be greatly appreciated. A warm and special thank you to all of the staff at Fairview Mennonite Home is extended, particularly those who became part of the "Herd". Wm. Kipp Funeral Home, Ayr Chapel 519-632-8228 (The Cambridge Times 13 Oct 2021)


Ships served in:

HMCS OTTAWA - Served in OTTAWA as an Engineer

YMT 12 - Served in YMT 12 as a Clearance Diver



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