Norman C. Boulanger, 79, died December 17, 2011 at the 100 Mile Hospital in British Columbia. He had cancer. Norm was born May 29, 1932 at Ballard Hospital, attended Highline High School in Burien, and received his BA and MA degrees in Drama from the University ofWashington. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict. Norm was a Professor of Theatre at Eastern Washington University from 1970 to 1986; before that he was a drama instructor at Drake University and the assistant technical director and shop foreman at the Seattle Repertory Theatre. He was a member of IATSE Local 15 since 1965. While living in Seattle, he was a founding member of the Cascade Lhasa Apso Fanciers. Norm was an author of Theatre Backstage fromA to Z and Theatre Lighting fromA to Z. He retired to Sheridan Lake, British Columbia in 1986 where he founded the Quad Squad of South Cariboo and the Interlakes Snomobile Club and mapped over 200 miles of backcountry trails. He is survived by his daughters Jennifer (Bruce) of Washington DC, Kirstie Noreen (David) Lopez Island, WA, granddaughters Julia, Alifaire, and Annie, and brothers Ted and Mike. A celebration of Norm's life will be held this summer.

I attended the celebration of life for Norm at Roe Lake Hall. His daughter Jennifer did him proud by speaking and leading a light hearted memory time. Many of his friends and family told stories of his travels, childhood, cooking, snowmobiling, quading, teaching, and more which told of a full life, which all who knew him would agree.

The gathering in Seattle, I'm told was also a fine tribute to a life well lived.