The passing of a true gentleman

Norman Greenway born in Cheshire, England on 15 October 1923, passed away peacefully in Glen Craig nursing home, Albany on 1 February 2014. Norman met his wife, Eileen, at a  dance where Eileen’s mother was assisting with catering. He asked Eileen’s mother whether he could walk Eileen home. Mother said OK, but warned Eileen not to trust him because he had a dimple in his chin.

In the early 50s, along with their two children, they immigrated to Australia, to a promised position at Kwinana. On arrival the position was no longer available and Norm travelled to  Rocky Gully in a motor bike and side car to take up employment building settlement homes. Eileen and children followed and the family lived in tents for some time at Rocky Gully.

Eventually they moved to 12 acres on Bottlebrush Road, Albany, and lived in a caravan until Norm was able to build the house. They lived here until recent years when they both had to  move into care.

Norm and Eileen spent some time in New Guinea as mission workers. They were also founding members of the Lockyer Church and later on Norm was the builder who erected the church  hall.

Norm was always the gentleman, well liked and respected. He greatly missed his life partner, Eileen, who passed away on 8 December 2013. They are both sadly missed by those who  knew them, but we celebrate their lives lived for their Lord.

Heather and Terry Flint

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