NORBERT JOSEPH DOMBOWSKY
A rich and wonderful life
Norbert Dombowsky passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 23rd, 2022 at Coteau Range Manor in Avonlea, SK, surrounded by his loving family and caregivers at the age of 91 years.
Norbert was born at the Dombowsky farm near Avonlea and attended Goodland School. He later became the steward of the family farm and worked at the Claybank Brick Plant for AP Green. He married the love of his life, Lorraine Debert, in 1953. They were married for 69 years and had six children.
Norbert leaves a legacy of Faith in the Lord, patience, compassion, kindness, and humour. Norbert is lovingly remembered by his family and friends for his ability to understand people without judgement. He was a softball coach, active member of the Knights of Columbus, the Lions Club, Long Creek Golf Club, and was president of the Co-op board and Union president at the brick plant.
In 1995, Norbert and Lorraine moved off the farm to their new home in Avonlea that became the centre for many family and social gatherings. Norbert loved his horses, his picnic spot in the hills, and that the family farm is in its fourth generation. His greatest joy was to show family, friends, and grandchildren his hills.
Norbert is survived by his wife, Lorraine; children: Randy (Anne), JoAnn (Gerry), Mark (Denise), Gary (Helen), and Donna (Tony); grandchildren: Jill (Renton), Karilee (Hal), Danielle, Michael (Lori), Kendal (Age), James (Noelle), Jeremy, Mac, Emma, Lauren (Marc), Sarah (Craig), Jared (Sarafina), and David (Madison); 12 great-grandchildren; sister, Leone; sisters-in-law, Lenora and Linda; as well as many cherished nieces and nephews.
Norbert has been lovingly welcomed to his Lord’s Home by his youngest son, Eddy; parents, Helena and Linus Dombowsky; in-laws, Joe and Anne Debert; and his many siblings.
Thank you to the staff at the Coteau Manor in Avonlea for the wonderful care and love given to Norbert.
A Prayer Service will be held on Friday, December 9th, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held on Sunday, December 11th, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. Both the prayers and funeral will occur at St. Joseph’s Parish, Claybank, SK with Father J.R. Prince presiding. In lieu of flowers, donations in Norbert’s name may be made to the Coteau Range Manor. Please make cheques payable to Village of Avonlea, Box 209, Avonlea, SK S0H 0C0 to receive tax receipt. Arrangements are entrusted to Moose Jaw Funeral Home, 268 Mulberry Lane. Gary McDowell, Funeral Director 306-693-4550