MGen Norman George Trower, MBE, CD (Ret'd)

    • MGen Norman George Trower, MBE, CD (Ret'd)
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    • MGen Norman George Trower, MBE, CD (Ret'd)

    We regret to advise that Major General Norman George Trower, MBE, CD (Ret'd) died suddenly and peacefully at home on 15 December 2008 at the age of 84.

    Norman was born in Greenock, Scotland in 1924 to Grace Kidd and Norman Trower. He came to Canada in 1935 and settled in Toronto. He was a member of the Canadian Officers Training Corps when he graduated in 1942 from the University of Toronto with a degree in Chemical Engineering. He joined the Canadain Army Active Service Force on 5 July 1943 and served until just after the Second World War being released on 8 October 1945. He rejoined the Army in September 1948 and had a very long and successful military career with the Royal Canadian Engineers.

    Norman served in Korea where he became a Member of the Order of the British Empire for his actions. In 1956 he commanded the Middle East Detachment, RCE of the first United Nations mission in Gaza and subsequently commanded 2 Field Squadron 1957-59. He also served with the United Nations in Cyprus and was Military Attaché to the High Commission in Pakistan. His final assignment was as Associate Assistant Deputy Minister (Policy). After the military, he started his own management business.

    A private Funeral Service was held at the West Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry. Contributions in MGen Norman Trower's memory may be made to the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation or the Canadian Diabetes Association. z2kh