Curl BC saddened by the loss of sportscaster Norm Weseen, Life Member and friend of curling
Curl BC was very saddened to hear of the passing of Norman “Norm” Weseen, 84, after months of failing health.
A long-time radio sportscaster, Weseen was devoted to curling coverage and was tireless in his promotion of the roaring game. For his many years of service to the sport, he was honoured with a B.C. Interior Curling Association Life Membership in 1989 (the BCICA was later amalgamated into Curl BC).
Born in Saskatchewan in 1938, Weseen and his family moved to Vancouver in the mid-1940s. He started out at CKPG in Prince George in 1959, where he worked in both radio and TV. He and his wife Connie moved to Regina in 1962, where he broadcast for CKCK. In 1966, they returned to BC, settling in Smithers.
In Smithers, Weseen became the news and sports director at CFBV, where he would later become general manager (as well as general manager of CFLD in Burns Lake). In the 1980s, he managed CKCQ in Quesnel.
During his career as a sportscaster, Weseen covered curling at all levels, from local bonspiels to provincial events and even on to the national Scotties and the Brier. He passed his passion for the game on to his son, Gerald, who would become a competitive curler.
Along with holding Curl BC Life Membership, Weseen was a member British Columbia Association of Broadcasters’ Quarter Century Club.
Weseen is survived by his children Gerald and Susan; grandchildren Mark, Andrew, Zach and Basia; great-grandchildren Everly, Jakob and Athena; and his former wife, Connie.
(Norm Weseen shown above working two phones while covering the Tankard in Kamloops; photo by Howie Larke)