January 5, 1927 - September 11, 2020
Norman R. Cannell, our beloved father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother and friend, peacefully passed away after fighting a valiant battle with dementia and other age-related ailments. After 13 yrs. of being widowed, he joined his lovely wife Beverly and other loved ones waiting for him on the other side of the veil on September 11th, 2020. Norman was born in Smithfield, Utah Jan. 5th, 1927 to Horace and Ethel Cannell. He had 14 siblings and his growing up years were spent in Burley, Idaho. He spent a lot of time in his youth at is grandparent’s farmstead in Smithfield, UT. learning how to work hard on a farm. He graduated from Burley High School and shortly after joined the U.S. Navy and proudly served at the end of WWII. He always talked fondly of his time in the Navy. He attended Utah State University, where he met his wife Beverly Condie and they were married in the Salt Lake Temple Aug. 22nd, 1952. Norm graduated from USU with a bachelor’s degree in audiology and speech pathology. He went on to earn a master’s degree at Idaho State University. He worked for the renowned School for the Deaf in Sioux Falls, SD for 10 Yrs. He loved the hearing and audiology field so much, he packed up his family and moved to sunny California where he successfully ran his own hearing aid business for many years until retiring. Norman devoted many hours of service building LDS chapels in various areas he and his family lived. He was a great example of showing kindness and love by serving those around him, whether he knew them or not. In Norm's spare time he enjoyed the great outdoors. He loved hunting, fishing, gardening, being a handyman and taking in a good landscape on long drives when hitting the open road. He also could be found glued to the TV watching any kind of sports he could find. You always knew when a team made a touchdown, homerun or a great basket from the 3 point line by the hoot-in and hollering from the other room. Norm had a great love for music and loved to sing in the choir at church. He had a beautiful tenor voice. He also loved to play his harmonica and guitar as well. He is survived by his children: Curtis (Claudia) Philip (Gwen) Brenda Auton (Ken) Pam Zorn (Kurt) Julie Walters (Bradley) He was admired by his 23 grandchildren, and 23 great grandchildren. Brother; Merlin Cannell. Sisters; Ruth Warner, Deanne Mendenhall, and Carol Martin. Funeral services will be held Tues. Sept.22, 2020 at 11:00 A.M. at Premier Funeral Home, 5335 S 1950 W, Roy, UT. A viewing for family and friends will be from 10:00 A.M. until 10:45 A.M. prior to the funeral service. Interment will be at the Salt Lake City Cemetery. Condolences can be sent to the family at www.premierfuneral.com The family expresses much gratitude for all the nurses, CNA's and other volunteers that gave unconditional love and care to our dad. Thank you!
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