Dr Norman Jaques, a resident of Shelton, Washington, died 17 August, surrounded by family.
Norman was born in London, England. At 19, he became a Royal Air Force pilot, serving his country from 1941 to 1946. He was most proud of the fact that he trained with the US Navy at Pensacola, Florida, and received his USN wings. In 1949, he entered University College London as an undergraduate for a medical degree. In 1953, he started his clinical training at Westminster Hospital in London and was appointed house surgeon in 1956.
After immigrating to Canada in 1957, he did an internship at St. Paul’s Hospital, where he met his first wife, Margaret Rose Angus. They settled in New Westminster, where Norman went into private practice. They had two children, Guy and Hilary.
After Margaret’s death in 1975, Norman and his family moved to Shelton in 1976, where he began a new career as a physician at the Washington State Corrections Center. In 1977, Norman married his current wife of 36 years, Edit Borgny Nygard, who was born and raised in Norway. He retired from active practice in 1989.
Norman loved to swim and spent many a day at the Shelton High School pool. He also loved to read and recite his favorite quotations from a collection he had developed over the years.
He is survived by his wife Edit Borgny of Shelton; son Guy and his wife Melissa of Olympia (grandchildren David and Emma); daughter Hilary and her husband Dan of Groton, Massachusetts (grandchildren Andrew and Anna); brother David and his wife Rena Jaques of London, England; and sister-in-law Alma Jaques of London, England.
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