July 6, 2012

St Paul’s Remembers William Norrie

St Paul’s High School, Faculty, Staff and Students, add their voices to that of other Winnipeggers, in mourning the loss of past city mayor Dr William (Bill) Norrie, who passed away on Friday, 6 July, 2012.

Bill Norrie was a long-time supporter of St Paul’s High School. Both of his sons, Duncan ’76 and Fraser ’79 graduated from the school, including more recently his grandson Cameron Norrie ’09.

“Bill was an active part of the St Paul’s community,” says Fr Alan Fogarty SJ, President of St Paul’s High School. “Through his long career involving leadership, commitment to service and support for education, he exemplified what it means to be a ‘man for others’ --- and truly reflected the values inherent in Jesuit education.”

In 2003, St Paul’s High School honoured Dr Norrie with the Ignatian Challenge Award in recognition of his past work and accomplishments demonstrating the ideals of St Ignatius Loyola.

Also that year, Dr Norrie and his family established the Duncan Norrie Memorial Scholarship at St Paul’s High School. This scholarship is awarded annually to a student that demonstrates good citizenship, is involved in school and community activities, and models exemplary personal growth during his high school years.

“Our deepest sympathy and condolences are extended to the Norrie Family at this time,” added Fr Fogarty SJ, “I will be offering Holy Mass for Bill and his family over the coming days --- he will be very much missed by all of us at St Paul’s.”

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