Christopher "Norton" Thornton

Passed 08/09/2021


Obituary For Christopher "Norton" Thornton

age 76, passed away peacefully at the Dartmouth General Hospital, August 9, 2021. Chris was the son of the late William and Kay Thornton.
Chris spend 31 ½ years in the Navy as a communications expert and enjoyed teaching the new recruits at CFB Halifax. Chris also loved to play darts, bowl, and go fishing.
He will be deeply missed by his partner-in-crime, Adele, and sisters, Eva and Judy (Ontario). Besides his parents, Chris was predeceased by his son, Jay, his brother, Frank, and brothers-in law, Ron Burns (Judy) and Rick Buckmiller (Eva).
For those wishing, donations in his memory would be appreciated to Souls Harbour Rescue Mission (
By his request, no funeral will follow.

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  • Knew him well on HMCS Protecteur. Really fun guy.

  • RIP Chris. Great memories as sailing mates

  • Our sincere condolences to Adele & Family.We had great belly laughs at darts.RIP Chris.Jim Field & Carolyn Marshall

  • Condolences to the Family. I served with Chris over the years in several units. By far the best was when Chris was our POTEL on HMCS Protecteur. He was a true professional, outstanding sailor, and a true mentor to everyone who had the privilege of either working for or with him. Always up for a good practical joke he ensured that there was never a dull moment. A true professional, he will be missed. Rest In Peace. Harry Butler CPO2 (ret'd)

  • Condolances Adele, sorry for your loss. Glenda ❤

  • Sending my Condolences to you Adele, so sorry for your loss. Chris will always be no farther than within your heart. Love you Faye xoxo 😘

  • So sorry for your loss, Adele. I was very glad to see him before he passed. Our condolences to you and the rest of the family.

  • Rest In Peace old friend. We had some great times. My deepest condolences to Adele and your family.

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