In Memoriam

Norman Fletcher
Norman Fletcher, BASc'57

Norm will be remembered as a builder of large projects. Born in Victoria, Norm studied civil engineering at UBC. He earned his Professional Engineering certification in 1962 working on the Roberts Bank Superport and completed an MBA in 1971.

Norm was a project manager on many landmark buildings, including Pacific Centre, the TD Tower, Woodgrove Centre and Red Deer Hospital. He was well respected by all levels of government for delivering projects on time and on budget. In 1988 Norm was awarded the Meritorious Achievement Award by the Association of Professional Engineers of BC for incorporating worldwide leading edge technology from as executive VP of Construction for Expo 86’s Canada Place, later the Vancouver Trade and Convention Centre. As managing director, Norm led the conversion of the BC Pavilion to Science World. Norm’s own company, NW Fletcher & Associates, further contributed to Vancouver’s landmarks, including the Vancouver Library, BC Hydro buildings, and the Terminal City Club.

In retirement, Norm turned to conservation work, including membership on the Coquitlam River Watershed Roundtable. His extensive experience enabled him to coordinate and manage the Kwikwetlem Salmon Restoration Project in collaboration with Kwikwetlem First Nation, BC Hydro, Province of BC, and DFO. Alongside DFO, PSF, and local government, Norm led the growth and renovation of the hatchery, earning him Individual Environmental awards from the Cities of Coquitlam and Port Coquitlam in 2015 and a City of Coquitlam’s Lifetime Environmental Achievement award in 2020. Norm’s facilitation of all salmon species returning to the Coquitlam River and its watershed, after over 100 years of absence, is a legacy for generations to come.

Norm will be remembered for his generosity, great sense of humour, professionalism, vast knowledge from his unique experiences, his many stories, and above all his love for his family.