Norman Bruce ‘Norm’ BARCLAY

Passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family, on 7th February 2021, aged 83 years.
Dearly loved husband of Nola.
Devoted father and father-in-law of Michael and Amanda, Lisa and Rog, Kirsten and Neil.
Much loved ‘Parp’ of Sam (Jim-Lad), Cal, Ellie, Katie (Kakie – La) and Amina.
Loved by Ferg, Darce, Lou, Leisel, Bel and Joni.

Funeral Notice

ServiceFebruary 24, 2021 - 2:00 pmcnr Torquay and Pioneer Roads Grovedale, VIC View MapVenue: Tuckers Chapel

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A Celebration for the Life of Mr Norman Bruce ‘Norm’ Barclay will be held at Tuckers Chapel, cnr Torquay and Pioneer Roads, Grovedale on WEDNESDAY (24th February) at 2.00pm. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Norm may be made to Barwon Health - Grace McKellar. Envelopes will be available at the Chapel.    


  1. So many fond memories – but the Christmases in Hong Kong stand out. Love and my deepest sympathies to all the family – Love Helen Vince

    Helen Vince February 24 2021
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    Norm will be forever remembered by myself as the rock behind the Barclay clan, happily welcoming me into the family for the year in Warrandyte, to his love of a glass of red by an open fire and recently always ready to share a yarn of his travels around the world. Will be so missed by myself and all of the Rodgers family. Love to Nolie, Mike, Kirst and Lise.
    Thinking of you all on Wednesday from afar.
    Love Trace

    Tracey Rodgers February 24 2021
  3. My deepest condolences to Nola, Mike, Lisa, Kirsten and the extended family. Such wonderful memories of spending so much time with the Barclay’s growing up. Norm was always so full of life and I’m struggling to believe he is no longer with us. Devastated I can’t be there on Wednesday but will be thinking of you all.

    Simon Humphrey February 23 2021
  4. Such a gorgeous, quiet man, with a an amazing dry sense of humor. Fierce whistler. So many great memories. So thankful I was able to visit with my Barclay’s last trip home. Sending love to Noel, Michael, Lisa, Kirst & families.

    Emma Gaye Humphrey February 23 2021
  5. To Nola, Mike, Lisa, Kirsten and families. My condolences on Norm’s passing! I have the fondest childhood memories of get togethers and tunes in all our backyards! I am also remembering how Dad and Norm both enjoyed each other’s rather quirky sense of humour!!!
    I will never forget my time in Hong Kong with you guys and how much fun and hilarity was had by all. I’m so sorry I can’t be there on Wednesday but I will be thinking of Norm and sending my love to you all. Leigh Williams (née Hawking).

    Leigh Williams February 20 2021
  6. I remember ‘Uncle’ Norm as a quiet, unassuming, lovely man with a cheeky sense of humour. Mum and Dad loved their visits with Nola and Norm and us kids would love to be there too. A particular quote from Norm will always be part of our family lore. “My God, part of it’s missing” referring to a rather boozy evening when the moon came up over the Warrandyte balcony. Nola, Michael, Lisa, Kirsten and families, our thoughts are with you all. Love Jane & Ian, Disey, Jess (the adorable) and Mat.

    Jane Rowe February 20 2021
  7. Some of my happiest childhood memories are with Norm and the Barclays. Billy carts at Watsonia. Model plans at Warrandyte.
    Snow skiing at Mt Buller. Windy and wet holidays at Sandy point. Thanks for being part of it Norm. Love to Nola, Michael, Lisa, Kirst and families.

    Mat Humphrey February 18 2021
  8. Norm, what a great bloke.

    Once we were the Seven Iron Men. Now we are four however, you remain in our hearts forever mate.

    John Burgess.

    JOHN ALBERT BURGESS February 16 2021
  9. Always ready to have a laugh and to join in family festivities. And will be fondly remembered for enjoying good wine, food, music and humour.
    Love from Vic, Wendy, Paul,Terry and Daniel.

    Vic Hawking February 15 2021
  10. Such a lovely man, with a great sense of humour.
    Sending love to Nola, Michael, Lisa, Kirst and families. Love from the Yeomans family.

    Debbie Yeomans February 12 2021
  11. Rest In peace Norm. I have saved my best bottle of red to bring with me when I pass over to the other side so we can sit down once more,drink to friends,reminisce about the fun we had in Hongkong together, the meals we shared, the places we went and the many laughs we had. I will always remember those times with you.

    Mike O'Brien February 11 2021