Posing for Holley, July 2013
Norman Robert Freeman
  • 92 years old
  • Date of birth: Feb 13, 1921
  • Place of birth:
    Fort Erie, Ontario, Canada
  • Date of passing: Aug 31, 2013
  • Place of passing:
    Leesburg, Florida, United States
It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of our incredible husband and father. We celebrate his wonderful life in these pages. "So, do you think the rain will hurt the rhubarb?"

This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Norman Freeman, 92, born on February 13, 1921 and passed away on August 31, 2013. We will remember and miss him forever.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Jim Freeman on 31st August 2016

"Miss you Dad...love you always."

This tribute was added by Patricia Farrell on 31st August 2016

"Hi Unc,
Had a thoroughly enjoyable lunch with four of your favorite girls.
Mary Beth & I met with Judy, Kathy, Marilyn & Sue on August 3rd.
So many memories and stories were exchanged.  I'm sure you and
my Mom and Dad were looking down and and smiling at it all."

This tribute was added by nora c on 31st August 2016

"The Lakeside restaurant on Keuka now has a burger called....
"MAKE IT A FREEMAN"!   How bout that for a tribute?"

This tribute was added by Kathleen Fitzgerald on 31st August 2016

"Hi Dad.
Three years now, you're away but never gone. We think of you always.  Ryan and Craig were just talking about a lesson you gave them on boat batteries, which ended with 'and just don't drop it on your foot!'. That certainly sounds like one you would have told them. We miss you Dad.
Love, Kathy, Chuck, Ryan & Craig."

This tribute was added by Jim Freeman on 13th February 2016

"Happy 95th Birthday Dad. Love you, miss you."

This tribute was added by Marilyn Fraker on 13th February 2016

"I guess you have always been my favorite Valentine !!
Even though there were times we disagreed, you were always my mentor and you were always there for me.  You always had a smile on your face when I would enter the room, happy to see me, unconditionally.  You taught us, patiently, to snow ski, water ski, drive, change tires and oil on our cars and you always helped me with my shorthand and encouraged me to take typing saying it would benefit me for years to come.  I miss you so much.  You would have been 95 today.  So Happy Birthday and Happy Valentines Day,  Love you so much,  Marilyn"

This tribute was added by Kathleen Fitzgerald on 13th February 2016

"Happy Birthday Dad! You're with us always in so many thoughts. Our growing family is adding another baby girl to your long list of great grandchildren! Mom is doing fine and being well taken care of, I know you worried about leaving her. Marilyn and Gary are the best and moving her to sunny warm Florida was a terrific decision you made! I love you Dad! Happy Valentine's Day, too. You were my first big crush!!!"

This tribute was added by Jim Freeman on 31st August 2015

"Dad, It's two years ago today that you left us.  So many times when I am doing something, I think to myself, "I hope Dad would be happy with or proud of what I am doing", or "I wish Dad could be here to enjoy this with me (or us)".  Even so, I still feel that you ARE right there...Miss you every day.  Love you, Jim."

This tribute was added by Patricia Farrell on 31st August 2015

"I can't believe it is two years since his passing.  It is eight years since my Mom has gone.  I'm sure your Dad, my Mom, and the rest of their siblings are playing cards around a big table and enjoying being together again.
Love, Trish"

This tribute was added by Kathleen Fitzgerald on 31st August 2015

"Dad,
Another year gone, but no less memories of you! Love and Miss you everyday.  I'll be visiting Mom next week and sharing pictures and thinking of you.
Love,
Kathy"

This tribute was added by Marilyn Fraker on 31st August 2015

"Dad,
  It's been two years since you left us and not a day goes by that I do not think of you and the incredible father you were.  You are so missed every day.  Love and miss you,
Marilyn"

This tribute was added by Judy Bradbury on 31st August 2015

"Hi Dad,   We think of you often and especially today, the day of your passing.   I visited mom this past week and she is doing well.     We love and miss you so much."

This tribute was added by Kathleen Fitzgerald on 13th February 2015

"Hey Dad, Happy Birthday! You are always and forever in our lives. We miss you. Your ever memorable quotes are constantly recited at our home. Now that you need not worry about 'too much sugar', I hope you are enjoying a huge slice of birthday cake! Love you, Kathy"

This tribute was added by laura freeman on 13th February 2015

"Happy birthday Granpo, always thinking about you & I miss you dearly. Just wanted to thank you for raising such an amazing son (my dad), I am so greatful for the person you raised him to become because he is the best dad in the world and I would never ask for anything more. Love you Granpo."

This tribute was added by laura freeman on 13th February 2015

"Happy birthday Granpo, always thinking about you & I miss you dearly. Just wanted to thank you for raising such an amazing son (my dad), I am so greatful for the person you raised him to become because he is the best dad in the world and I would never ask for anything more. Love you Granpo."

This tribute was added by Jim Freeman on 13th February 2015

"Happy Birthday Dad.  I am definitely thinking about you today, reminding myself of the great times we had together, the many things you taught me about life and family values, and most of all...your great sense of humor.  I miss you every day.  Love you always.  And, Mom is doing great too...many people watch out for her."

This tribute was added by Judy Bradbury on 13th February 2015

"Happy 94th birthday Dad!!!    We love and miss you so much."

This tribute was added by laura freeman on 2nd September 2014

"Dear Grandpa,
I ask that you please look over me and help guide me because I really need it right now.
Amen."

This tribute was added by Jim Freeman on 1st September 2014

"I miss you Dad and think of you always. You were, and  will always be, the best Dad I could have hoped for.Love, Jim"

This tribute was added by laura freeman on 31st August 2014

"Always thinking about you Granpo, i know today marks one year in heaven. Hope your resting peacefully, and I want to thank you for watching over me because I know you have been and I hope that you continue. Even though your physically gone I know your still in my presence. Love you and miss you infinite amounts. -your kiddo Laura"

This tribute was added by Judy Bradbury on 31st August 2014

"It's so hard to believe that it has been one year since Dad passed away.    I visit this website every so often and remind myself how much we loved him.    You will forever be loved and missed by all of us."

This tribute was added by Patricia Farrell on 31st August 2014

"It's hard to believe that a year has passed already.  I know your Dad and my Mom are up there gathering "the clan" for a card game.
Love, Trish"

This tribute was added by Kathleen Fitzgerald on 31st August 2014

"Dad,
A year has gone, memories of you are so vivid. You'll always be an inspiration for me.  
MISS YOU.
Love,
Kathy"

This tribute was added by Judy Bradbury on 13th February 2014

"Hi Dad,

Today, as every day, I am thinking of you, but especially today because it would have been your 93rd birthday.   I remember you said that was your goal.   We love and miss you so much.   Judy"

This tribute was added by Mark Bradbury on 13th February 2014

"Happy Birthday Grandpa Norm. You are missed. Love, Mark"

This tribute was added by Sue Zupko on 19th January 2014

"Obviously Norm and my father were very close.  "Do you think the rain will hurt the rhubarb? Not if it's in the can," was my father's saying as well.  It is still being passed on to our children and grandchildren.  
I remember Mr. Freeman as a fun-loving guy.  We were often at the Freeman's home.  We would travel there in all kinds of weather for our parents to play cards.  I remember him playing with a race-track he had set up in the basement.  Then there were the fishing trips and visits to cabins together.  Water-skiing.  We had so much fun together in all we did.  The friendship he and Alice had with my parents, Bill and Della Kell, will live on forever in my heart.  I spoke with Mr. Freeman a couple of years ago and he sounded as vital as when I was a youngster.  I'll bet he is having a joyous reunion in the Eternities with my parents.  For my part, I will cherish fond memories of times spent together."

This tribute was added by laura freeman on 8th January 2014

"I miss you and love you so much Granpo. I wish you never would have to pass away, but I guess everybody must go at some time. I thank God every day that I was able to see you and spend time with you before you passed away. I show everyone all kinds of pictures of you, just to let them know I have the cutest Grandpa ever. In those couple of days, I saw you suffering so I thank God he took your pain away. Your in a much better place now, and I am very thankful to have someone as amazing as you watching over me now."

This tribute was added by Cindy Szalda on 12th September 2013

"Aunt Alice & All-
Heartache & loss now, but,  (Uncle) Norm will never really be gone. Death can't take our memories away. "To live in the hearts of those we leave behind, is to live forever." Symbolic candles lit - flame flickered but will never go out. On behalf of the Walczaks, we're thinking of you with lots of love & sympathy, Always - Cindy"

This tribute was added by gayle stahl on 11th September 2013

"Dear Alice, Lynn, Gary  I am having an awful lot of trouble writing this as I am crying so hard.  As I look at the photo gallery, I am transported back to our years on Keuka Lake and the wonderful memories we created from the groundbreaking of our homes to the fun we had in them.  I will treasure them forever and the good fortune I had to be able to share so much with "Norm and Alice"."

This tribute was added by mary beth renda on 9th September 2013

"What an amazing legacy left by a great man.  I have so many wonderful memories of Uncle Bob from learning to ski at Carson lake to bringing my kids to Keuka lake and waterskiing. His generation was unlike any other-He witnessed so many advances from the first TV to men walking on the moon. May he rest in peace knowing that his memory will live on through the great memories of his family"

This tribute was added by Barbara Scheg Fiorella on 4th September 2013

"Sorry for your loss.... I have fond memories... from 40 or 50 years ago when Norm and my Dad Bob Scheg worked together and we all got together.... your dad and husband will be with my Dad in heaven
looking down on us and smiling.... love to you all....
Barbara Scheg Fiorella"

This tribute was added by Diana Sole-Walko on 4th September 2013

"To Judy, Jim and family:  Very sorry to hear the news about your father.  No matter how old we are, or they are, it's terribly hard to loose a parent.  My thoughts are with you."

This tribute was added by Jim Freeman on 4th September 2013

"Dad, you have been the most influential man in my life. I will always have the best memories of our lives together. I knew this day would come where you would not be with us, and I will now have a void in my heart. But, my memories will carry me forward. The strong character, love, integrity, humor, and many other great characteristics you had will live on in me. I will love you always."

This tribute was added by Victor Ball on 3rd September 2013

"Alice & Family: Thank you for sharing Norm with us here in the old neighborhood. He was a special person: Kind, Generous, and a Fine example of Husband, Father, and Friend. The family has been often thought of with fond memories.  May the Peace of God be with all in the Freeman family in your time of sorrow. Vic/Mary Ball-Tom/Donna Wimmer"

This tribute was added by jim wimmer on 3rd September 2013

"what a great tribute to a great man & family. even after all these years i still can see norms smile,and saying," do ya think the rain will hurt the rubarb? ( not if it's a can) , our thoughts and prayers go to you all."

This tribute was added by nora c on 3rd September 2013

"This is a great tribute, the pics are great as was NRF.  I had to go through it a few times because of the tears. Miss my telephone  handy man and the fun visits at Keuka.  Love you all,
"The Other Sister""

This tribute was added by Phran Geasling on 3rd September 2013

"Although it has been a number of years since I have seen you, I still have such fond memories of the Freeman family.  Norman was especially the best for chauffeuring around all of Kathy's girlfriends and I was lucky enough to be one of them.  May you rest in peace, Mr. F.  You will be remembered in my prayers.  Sympathy to all of your family."

This tribute was added by Judy Bradbury on 2nd September 2013

"Dear Dad:

Even though it has only been a couple of days, we miss you so much.   You are the best father any of us could have had.  Words can not express the love we feel.   Your children, grandchildren and great grandchildren feel the same.  Our love and thoughts will forever be with you."

This tribute was added by jim farrell on 2nd September 2013

"What a great life and Character to celebrate !  We'll miss you Uncle Bob...but we all have stories to share that will keep your memory alive for time to come...thanks for the gift of your life and career you shared with us all...we're better for it !  Love you...and Aunt Alice...and the entire Freeman Family"

This tribute was added by Patricia Farrell on 1st September 2013

"Wonderful photos!!  He was a great husband, father, uncle, father-in-law, grandfather and friend.  I'm sure he is having a grand reunion with his siblings, parents and all who preceded him.  Love to Aunt Alice and everyone."

This tribute was added by karen dolan on 1st September 2013

"A beautiful tribute to the wonderful man I called Uncle. I love you and miss you. Your sense of humor will always be a special memory. Our love goes out to Aunt Alice."


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