Norman Albert O'Malley

May 1, 1929October 30, 2020

Passed away peacefully on Friday October 30, 2020, at the age of 91 years. Gone to be with his “Darling Jo”, his wife of 67 years. Loving father of Michael (Kim), Barb Phillips (Jim), and Peter (Louise). Predeceased by sons John and James. Cherished grandfather of David (Lisa), Matthew, Erin, Shayne, Sean, Sheldon (Ashley), and great grandfather of Jacob, Alex, Jaden, Ashdon and Hudson. Dear brother of Joe (Cathy) and predeceased by Pat, James, and Leonard. Will be fondly remembered by all his extended family and friends. Norman will always be remembered for his love and dedication to his family. He was an entrepreneur, the Founder of Durham Medical, Oshawa and a retired 25 Year employee of General Motors Canada. A Private Family Service will be held at COURTICE FUNERAL CHAPEL, 1587 Highway #2 Courtice, Ontario (905-432-8484). Donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society of Durham.

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Dunne Family

November 4, 2020

Mike, Kim and Family,

We are so sorry for your loss, thinking of you and sending our condolences.

Patricia, Patrick, Sean & Liam Dunne

An Irish Blessing
May the road rise to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sunshine warm upon your face.
May the rains fall upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the hollow of His hand

Erin Phillips

November 4, 2020


I’ve never met anyone as strong, patient or loving as you. You’ve raised me alongside my parents. You and Gaga helped to make me into the person I am today. Papa, the love you have for your “Darling Jo”, inspires me everyday. I miss you so much already Papa. I’m going to miss all our little special things we shared together. Like the love of breakfast food or sweets. Or our races to finish dinner first. We were supposed to move in together so we could just sleep in all day and eat junk food. I know you always loved to bug me and you named me your little nuisance. I followed you everywhere, and watched as you never stopped working or fixing things. Papa, you taught me what true love and hard work were all about. So many things to say, but above all, I love you forever and I’ll never stop missing you. Please give Gaga a kiss for me.

Love your “Little Nuisance”

Michael O'Malley

November 4, 2020

Dad, words cannot express how i feel right now. Emotions are running rampant and we all miss you so much. You were such a kind loving father that worked so hard to provide a great home for mom and us showed us all the love a child could ever ask for. As we grew older, you supported us no matter what the situation was. and you always had our backs and most of all you loved all of us unconditionally and for that I am forever grateful. I'm going to miss our weekend visits and our phone calls and the talks we had. You always had a smile on your face and that's the way I'm going to remember you and miss you so much!

Kim O'Malley

November 4, 2020

Dad you welcomed me into the family, and I was extremely lucky to have spent 8 years with you, you were the most kind , caring loving man I've ever known who always had a smile on his face and a kind word to say. I will miss our Sunday visits or our weekly Sunday calls, but most of all I will miss you and the wonderful person you were.

Love you always,


Liz Holmes

November 3, 2020

Norm was a very kind soul. I remember when he and Jo would ask to take their grandson David as much as possible, they adored him. One weekend when David was about 3 Norm took David to see a water fountain in Oshawa. Well when they got there there was no water in the fountain. David turned and look at Norm and said “Darn Poppa No Water”. It’s a fond memory of this and all the times they helped us out over the years. Gone but not forgotten

Tim Platt

November 2, 2020

Knew James and John quite well
Alson Knew Barb to see her and often have in the Past couple of years
My condolence to the family.

Gloria Tuck

November 2, 2020

Bruce and I send condolences to all the family. Norm has led a long life.
We always remember his and Jo's kindness to all our family. May he rest in peace.

Matt Phillips

November 2, 2020


You were an under-the-radar inspiration for us all. Clever, disciplined, hard-working and always doing what was right. Your kind, quiet, positive demeanor was always a cherished presence in our lives.

Thinking back to my childhood, it seems as though we understood each other well, very early on. In the deepest, raspiest voice I could muster, I’d call you “olllld maaannn”. You bought me a grumpy looking stuffed gorilla.

One of my favourite memories (though I wasn’t actually there) was when some lady paid for your lunch because she thought you were homeless!

I am very grateful for all the years we had together. Letting you go was never going to be easy.

I love you!


David O’Malley

November 1, 2020


I can’t begin to list all of the wonderful memories we’ve shared over the last 46 years.

Whether it was Dairy Queen or Golden Griddle or your favourite, Swiss Chalet. You always said I could get dessert if I gave you the wing. I always did give you the wing but we both know you would’ve let me have dessert either way.

When you had Durham Medical on Simcoe St. I’d spend time at the store with you and get to try out the new electric scooters (Amigos). You’d let me rip up and down the sidewalk on Simcoe St.

One of the funniest ones I’ve been told as I unfortunately was too young to remember this one. You, Grandma and I were driving downtown Oshawa and you were going to show me the water fountain in front of City Hall. Well, of course they had to be turned off that day for whatever reason. From the backseat I crossed my arms and looked at you in the mirror and said “darn Poppa no water”.

I feel so privileged to have had you in my life for as long as I did.

Always have and always will love you!


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