former rider employee passes away

for anyone who met gord "norton" thomas, in their travels, you knew he was one of the most easygoing,engaging guys you would ever meet-a guy you could spend all day with and never hear a negative word come out of his mouth while he was dealing with certain health issues. norton was the right hand man of then (1987-1993) head equipment manager jim rempel. a fixture on the ottawa sport scene for more than 30 yrs,including stints with the junior hockey 67'sandnumerous stints in the central junior hockey league...among others.for many people who read this in the cfl community-former players included, if you knew him, you feel it today. norton passed away thursday may 14 at the age of 47. check ottawa citizen online obituaries for pic.

friend.

Rest in peace Gordy. You will be missed by many!