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Norman J. McAtee

Memorial for Norman J. McAtee

Born in Stratford, Ontario on Jun. 28, 1921
Departed on Aug. 25, 2010 and resided in Troy, OH.
Visitation: Friday, Sep. 3, 2010
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mass of Christian Burial: Saturday, Sep. 4, 2010
Cemetery: Riverside Cemetery
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Norman J. McAtee

Norman J. McAtee, age 89, of Troy, Ohio died Wednesday, August 25, 2010. He was born on June 28, 1921 in Stratford, Ontario to the late Leander and Martina (Brewer) McAtee. His wife, Loretto R. (McCauley) McAtee, preceded him in death on February 20, 2010.
He is survived by one son and daughter-in-law: Christopher L. (Carol) McAtee of Calgary, Alberta; three daughters and sons-in-law: Jane A. (Joe) McAtee-Sjostrom of Oak Park, Illinois, Judy E. (Andrew) McAtee-Swihart of Midland, Michigan and Patricia M. (Patrick) Haren of Troy, Ohio; one brother: Jerome McAtee of Arkansas; two sisters: Phyllis Cole of Leamington, Ontario and Dolores Bird of Toronto, Ontario; thirteen grandchildren: Ian (Diane), Gavin and Dylan McAtee, Brendan (Kelly), Brian, Tim and Connor Haren, Galen and Bridget Sjostrom, Eamonn, Hannah, Colin and Keegan Swihart; and four great-grandchildren: Garett, Ryan, Ellie Mae and Seth McAtee.
In addition to his parents and his wife, Norm was preceded in death by one brother, Philip McAtee.
Norm began his professional hockey career with the Detroit Red Wings in 1940. However, WWII intervened and he then served as flying officer in the Royal Canadian Air Force from 1940-1945. He then resumed playing professional hockey for the following teams: In the American Hockey League, he played for the Indianapolis Capitols, Hershey Bears, Philadelphia, Washington Lions, and the Saint Louis Flyers; for the United States League, he played for the Omaha Knights and the Tulsa Oilers. Norm also played for the Boston Bruins in the NHL from 1946-1947. He won two Memorial Cups with Oshawa Generals in 1938-1939 and 1939-1940. He was emblematic of Canadian Jr. Champions and was elected to Oshawa Sports Hall of Fame in 1990. He also won a Canadian Sr. Championship with Sherbrooke, Quebec Saints. He was playing coach with the IHL Troy Bruins from 1950-1953. He worked Dayton Gems games with WKEF as Color Coordinator and served as referee in the IHL.
Norm was a member of St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, Chamber of Commerce and a member of Troy Kiwanis Club for 30 years. He was president of the Troy Recreation Board for ten years and helped plan and develop Knoop playgrounds. McAtee was an avid golfer. He had six holes in one and six Senior Championships at Troy Country Club. He also was Super Senior Champion in Dayton including winner of a match and medal championship in the same year. He retired in 1984 as a branch manager with Sherwin-Williams Paint Company after nearly 30 years of service.
Mass of Christian burial will be at 10:00AM on Saturday, September 4, 2010 at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Troy with interment to follow in Riverside Cemetery, Troy. Rev. Fr. James Duell will officiate. Friends may call from 5-8:00PM Friday at Baird Funeral Home, Troy.
Contributions can be made to the Alzheimer's Association, Miami Valley Chapter, 3797 Summit Glen Drive, G100, Dayton, Ohio 45449. Friends may express condolences to the family through

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