PEEL, Norman Alan, Q. C. - Norman was born in 1942, son of Walter and Norma Peel of Lindsay, Ontario. Norman died June 23, 2015 peacefully at his home near Strathroy, Ontario. He is survived by brother Bill (Chris) of London, daughter Susan (Thom) of Lindsay, son Ron (Dawna) of Tottenham, step-son Scott (Mary) of London, grandchildren Tanya, Brittany, Grant, Lexie, Alanna and Tommy, and great grandchildren Caden, Lucas, Carter and Hudson. Norman is predeceased by wife Jean Targon and second wife Susan Obernesser. Norm was a very respected lawyer with a criminal law practice in the London, Ontario area for over 40 years. He served in the Canadian Forces as Lieutenant Colonel in the Office of the Judge Advocate General. Norm taught law and lectured in many criminal law fields. A private family memorial service will be held in the near future.
June 25, 2015, 8:43 am
Very fond memories of Norm; a legal giant that also took the time to assist young lawyers like myself in a humble, gentlemanly manner.
Decades have passed but the lessons from a strong mentor like Norm were never forgotten.
A life well lived.
My condolences to the family for their loss of a wondeful person taken too soon.
June 25, 2015, 8:52 am
We are heart broken to lose such a good friend, a great man. To lose both Susan and Norm in such a short time is devastating. They were both such spirited, wonderful people, it's hard to believe they are gone. But there is comfort knowing such spirits never die; that they are liking watching over us right now. The community has lost a true gentleman who contributed a great deal to society. It is with heavy hearts that we give our condolences during this sad time to Susan, Ron, Scott and Mary, Bill and their families and of course to Gemma, a faithful companion. Norm, may you Rest In Peace and be reunited with loved ones who passed before you...and may you watch over the ponds from above forever more. With love and in sympathy, the Moro family: Lory, Mary Ellen, Serena; & the Varga family: LeeAnn, Ethan & Camryn XO
June 25, 2015, 11:04 am
My heart sank as I read the online by-line "Lawyer made mark defending" and saw the picture.
To the Peel family my heart-felt sympathies on your loss.
I first met Norman when he was an articling student at my father's law office back in the 70s. There has been a long association for me.
Again, my sympathies.
Andrea (Bell) Faulds
Nancy Carroll (Former legal assistant)
June 25, 2015, 11:31 am
Sorry For Your Loss
We are deeply saddened in learning of Norm's passing. Norm: I am privileged to have known and worked for you all those years. May you now rest in peace.
Our heartfelt condolences to Ron, Susan, Scott, Bill and families.
Colonel (ret) Kim Carter
June 27, 2015, 11:29 am
I was sorry to hear of Norm's death. I had the great pleasure of working with him in the 1980's in the military court system. He was such a confident and gracious counsel. Watching him cross examine was like watching an artist at work - so calm, thoughtful and totally devastating! His example and his advice influenced a generation of military lawyers.
Eileen Howard Fralick
June 29, 2015, 9:54 pm
I am so sorry to hear of Norman Peel's passing. He defended me many many years ago, he helped a young messed up girl through a terrifying time. He made me tell him the truth about what I had gotten involved in, he put his firm hand on my shoulder and said " I can't help you if you don't tell me the truth." I just blurted it all out and then he agreed to help me. I remember waiting in his waiting room so scared, but there on the wall hung a cartoon done by ting about Norman Peel defending the turtle races. It got my mind off my worries for a few minutes and calmed me down enough to speak to this very prestigious lawyer. He got me off my charges and made me promise to never get involved with those folks again and told me to use my head for more than a place to keep all that blond hair. He knew I was even afraid of him and he tried hard to make me less afraid to tell him of my stupidity. I never got in trouble of any legal kind again, and mostly due to the promise I made to MR. Peel. I will remember him always as the man who saved my life from a life of crime. I know heaven is a better place now, he will be missed by so many. Thank you for helping a young stupid girl in a lot of trouble and pregnant at the time. Good bye Kind Sir. To his family and friends, I send my heartfelt condolences.
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