MCCARROLL, Norman James

Passed away peacefully at Extendicare Southwood Lakes in Windsor on Wednesday June 3rd, 2020 at the age of 83. Beloved husband of the late Marjorie. Loving father of Andrew McCarroll (Heidi) and Dawn Oliver (Guy).  Devoted grandfather to Rachel, Scott and Dylan.  Brother of the late Ronnie McCarroll (Isabel), uncle to Donna Morin (Danny) and Norma Fabbro (Mike).  Honourary father to Maria Popowich (Gary).  Son of the late James and Edna McCarroll. 

Norm had the gift of touching so many lives. Those who knew him understood the magnitude of his heart and character. Born in Scotland, he immigrated to Canada at age 21. He was married to Marjorie for over 39 years until her passing in 1998. He devoted over 30 years of his career as a teacher, guidance counselor, and sports coach at Courtice High School and summers coaching soccer. He spent his retirement years volunteering at the Boys and Girls Club of Durham-Eastview, working out, and telling jokes to his crew at the local Timmies. 

No formal services are planned at present due to travel restrictions. In the near future, a Celebration of Life Memorial will be planned.  In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Norm to the Boys and Girls Club of Durham or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada can be made through McINTOSH-ANDERSON-KELLAM FUNERAL HOME LTD., 152 King St. E., Oshawa (905-433-5558).  Condolences can be shared at


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  • Jun 5, 2020

    Janice Craig-Ibbotson
    I was impacted by Mr McCarroll, he was my math teacher in high school.  He was always so happy telling jokes, he use to tease me about the boots I wore to school.  I did periodically talk to him over the years, I will miss him and his wonderful personality.  Thank you Mr McCarroll for being in my life. ❤️
  • Jun 6, 2020

    Cathy Cook
    Sending my sincere condolences. Mr. McCarroll was the greatest coach and Guidance Counsellor at Courtice Secondary. Very sad to hear of his passing❤️
  • Jun 6, 2020

    Natalie Koczulab-Gunn
    Your father was a mentor and coach to by brothers John and Bob.  I was lucky enough to have him as a guidance counsellor.  My girls were lucky to share a snack and a joke with him at Eastview Boys and Girls club.  He will he missed. Thanks for all you did. Time to finally retire.
  • Jun 7, 2020

    Gloria Duggan
    So sad to hear about the loss of Norm. He was the first high school teacher I saw on day one of grade 9. And what an amazing teacher he was. Always offering help and guidance. Always offering an ear and willing to have a good chat. He attended my wedding, and for many many years we exchanged Christmas cards with him and Marjorie...and later just from him. 
    Norm was one of those people who really cared. It was an honour to know him. A remarkable husband, father, grandfather and friend.
  • Jun 7, 2020

    Ursula Fletcher
    Dear Andrew, Heidi and family
    So sorry to hear of Norm’s passing. It was a privilege to meet Norm, many years ago at CSS. He was absolutely loved by everyone. He was gentle and compassionate, a genuine wonderful man. We shared many jokes and stories, having the same British humour, he could always bring a smile even on a bad day. I will never forget him. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. RIP dear Norm.
  • Jun 8, 2020

    Reg Parker
    I started my full time teaching career at CSS in 1988 and will always fondly remember the greeting that I received from the staff there.  It was always a very friendly place to work, and I was happy to teach there for 28 years.  Norm was most definitely one of the main contributors to the warm collegial atmosphere at CSS.  His sense of humour, warm smile, and hard work helped to form a sense of family amongst the CSS staff that was so contagious that it lives on today.
    My sincerest condolences to the family that Norm leaves behind.  I have no doubt that the life time of memories he leaves you with will bring you joy in the years ahead. R.I.P. Norm, knowing you and working with you was an awesome experience.
  • Jun 10, 2020

    Rob Kalar
    So sad to hear of Mr. McCarroll's passing. Such great memories of him when we lived on Violet Court, Beau valley in Oshawa. He was such a fun loving person. Deepest sympathies to Andrew and Dawn. Wish you all the best during this time. 
  • Jun 12, 2020

    Susan McGhee
    My thoughts go out to the family and friends of Norm. I was able to spend a few years getting to know Norm through a Tim Horton's coffee group that I attended. Norm always had a joke or story every day and loved to make people laugh. I was amazed by the number of people that would come up to Norm to say "Hi, you were my teacher or you were my soccer coach". They were all grateful that they knew him. There were so many people that remembered him and it was so kind that they took the time to speak to him for a few minutes. My grandson went to the Eastview Boys and Girls Club every day after school and was able to experience how much Norm loved kids. Norm was a very dedicated volunteer and we were privileged to see him presented with a very beautiful award for his years of service to the club. We will miss your smile, sparkling eyes, but most of all Norm, we will miss you as a wonderful, fun loving and caring person.
  • Jun 22, 2020

    Ed and Karen
    Our deepest condolences to Norman's family.
    He was a pleasure to chat to and we looked forward to his joke of the day.
    He will be deeply missed.

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