BRIDGEWATER – Norman P. Dalbeck peacefully slipped away from this life Sept. 6, 2006, at his home in Bridgewater, with his family by his side after a courageous battle with cancer. Norm was born Feb. 7, 1937, on the Bootfoot Road, Bridgewater, to Donald and Elsie (MacDonald) Dalbeck. He was educated in the Bridgewater schools. He was a U.S. Army veteran having served with the 4th Armored Division, 4th Quartermasters Battalion in Germany from 1960 to 1962. He was employed by International Paper Co., Presque Isle, for 17 years. Norm loved his home on his woodlot location and the forest, brooks, streams and pond surrounding his woodlot and living and working on his woodlot. He was an avid nature lover and loved all animals from the largest moose to the smallest bird. He will always be remembered for his Dobermans; one always by his side. He was a member of the Aroostook Lodge AF & AM No. 197, Mars Hill; York bodies; Anah Shriners; A.A.O.N.M.S.; and Aroostook Shrine Club. He was a former member of the Oriental Band and Past Rainbow Dad, Mars Hill Assembly No. 31 International Order of Rainbow Girls. Norm will be so sadly missed by his loving wife of 45 years, Dorothy (Long) Dalbeck; his very much loved, devoted and dedicated daughter, Kristi (Dalbeck) Paradis, who was her Dad’s caregiver; his son-in-law, Michael D. Paradis; the apple of Grampie’s eye, his beloved grandson, Chandler M. Paradis; Norm’s sister, Sandra Boykin; his niece, Becky Johnston; his Dalbeck, MacDonald and DeLong cousins; Glenn Aho, whom he loved as a son; his buddy and friend, Alan Plourd; the many, many friends Norm made during the journey of his life; and Norm’s Dobi-Lady “Heidi.” There are no words sufficient for the family to express their gratitude and thanks for Dr. Eric Nicholas for his 40 years of caring for Norm and for his friendship; Dr. Simon of CancerCare of Maine, for his care and compassion; the wonderful individuals of Visiting Nurses and Hospice of Aroostook, Jane, Debbie, Karen and Colleen, the family called these magnificent ladies “Norms Angels” for their kind and loving care of Norm. A special thanks on behalf of Norm, Dorothy and Kristi, to all his loyal friends who were there for him during his illness and to Alan for without his many acts of kindness in helping Norm; Norm would have been unable to spend his remaining days at his beloved home in the woods. In honoring Norm’s request, there will be no services. Arrangements in the care of Duncan Funeral Home, Mars Hill.