Vike, Norman

VKE, NORMAN WSeptember 25, 1928 – April 25, 2013

at the age of 84 years

Visitation:  Monday, April 29, 2013, 6 – 8 pm
Fischer’s Funeral Services, 4060 1st Ave SW @ TC Hwy, Salmon Arm
Celebration of Life:  Tuesday, April 30, 2013 @ 1:00 p.m.

Shuswap Community Church, 3151B 6 Ave NE  Salmon Arm, BC

It is with sorrowful hearts we announce the passing of Norman Vike (Sr).

Norman Vike was born September 26, 1928 in New Westminster, BC.  He was promoted to glory April 25, 2013, in Salmon Arm at Shuswap Lake General Hospital.

He was a multi-talented person; musician, missionary, carpenter and mechanic to name a few. Throughout his life he touched many lives sharing the gospel in word and music. He often would reach out to others, opening his home to the weary traveler for a meal and a bed.

Norman is survived by his beloved wife Irene, 11 children and their spouses, 31 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, and five of his siblings. A Celebration of Life service will take place on April 30, 2013, at Shuswap Community Church in Salmon Arm.  Norman’s heart was for Missions, so in lieu of flowers he requested memorial donations be made to the Missions work of your choice.

The family would like to express their sincere appreciation for the wonderful medical care given to Norman Vike by the doctors and medical team at Shuswap Lake General Hospital.

Norman Vike’s profound faith and deep conviction can be summed up in this phrase he often quoted: “Only one life will soon be passed, Only what’s done for Christ will last.”


  1. Too the Vike’s … What a blessing to have a father, grandfather, great grandfather, and such a man; Norman Vike Sr., after the heart of Jesus Christ! I was blessed to know Norm Vike Jr. from Salmon Lake; also a man after the heart of Jesus Christ! Norm Jr. > “A chip off the old block” in all due respect to his father Norman Vike Sr.!

    I, Wade Hougland, due testify from first hand experience, and personal knowledge that Norm Vike Jr. is – in the name of Jesus Christ – a > born again Christian, husband, father, evangelist, apostle, musician, singer, teacher, helper, pastor, brother, peacemaker, friend, bible scholar, servant of the most high God YAHWEH, carpenter, mechanic, worshiper of all that is Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior, prayer warrior, child of God, saint, bride of Christ, giver, elder, and humble leader of the Lost to the Forgiving and Saving Cross of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, born of Bethlehem. Amen and Amen

    Norm Vike Jr. must have been the son of Norman Vike Sr. — both son’s of God – of our Father in Heaven – through the power of the Holy Spirit – anointed in the shed and holy blood of Jesus Christ – the King of Kings. Again I say – Amen.

    Sincerely and in Christ Jesus,

    Wade Hougland
    Henderson, Nevada, USA

    Ps. Miss you Norm Jr., wife, and family; and all their and my saved friends. 🙂

  2. Our heartfelt sympathy for the great loss that Norman’s passing brings. He was much loved and he will be much missed. Thank you Heavenly Father for the privilege of knowing Norman, and we ask for comfort for all his loved ones, knowing that on that great Resurection morning we will meet him again. God bless and keep you Irene and family. Yvonne and Wendell

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