It is with broken hearts that the Tatlock family, from Scotchtown, announces the passing of a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather Norman Tatlock, 76, on Monday, Aug. 23, 2010, surrounded by love. Norman was born in New Waterford and was the son of the late Jonathan and Gertrude (Daws) Tatlock. Norman loved all his family deeply, and all the people that lived on Patrick Street. Norman loved helping all the neighbours with whatever project that they were working on, and he was given the distinction of being Mayor of Patrick Street by the neighbors that lived on the quiet street. He loved helping his grandson Michael with small projects and just spending time with him. He loved his time he spent in the woods behind his house picking blueberries, he said he loved the of quiet woods when he was there, and working on his little vegetable garden, and taking sweets to the girls down at the Bank of Nova Scotia. Norman worked 33 years in the coal mines of #12 and Lingan until his retirement in 1987, he was known as one of the hardest workers and had a great work ethic and he loved to talk about his mining days. Norman is survived by his loving wife of 56 years Betty (Chesal). He is also survived by three loving sons, David, Sonny and Michael; and one loving daughter, Jeannie 'little girl to him' and Stephen who became like a son to him when he joined the family. Papa was very proud to enjoy his time that he spent with his grandchildren, his side kick Michael, 12, and Ina also known as 'little girl'. David and predeceased by grandson, Darren. Papa also had three great-grandchildren, Ellie, Hunter and the newest member, Chase. Norman is also survived by his sister, Joy Kanna; brother, John (Gwen); and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by twin brother, Stanley, and brothers, Derrick, Donald, and sisters, Dorothy and Betty. Visitation will be held Friday, Aug. 27 at McLellan Brothers Funeral Home, 3183 Plummer Ave., New Waterford, 862-7500 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will take place Saturday, Aug. 28 at 11 a.m. in the Calvin United Church, Hudson Street, New Waterford with the Rev. Duncan Roach officiating. Interment will take place in Union Grove Cemetery, Scotchtown. A luncheon will be held immediately following at the church hall, all are welcome. Donations can be made in Norman's memory to the Cancer Unit at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, where Norman received excellent care for many years.
Union Grove Cemetery, Scotchtown
7:00pm-9:00pm McLellan Brothers Funeral Home 3183 Plummer Ave New Waterford N.S
2010-08-28 Calvin United Church New Waterford , Nova Scotia NEW WATERFORD NS CA