Norman Kwong, Canadian football player, Died at 86

Norman Lim “Normie” Kwong (birthname Lim Kwong Yew) was born on October 24, 1929, and died on September 3, 2016.

He was a Canadian football player.

Norman played for the Calgary Stampeders and Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League (CFL).

Kwong was also an active businessman and politician being part owner of the Calgary Flames and serving as the 16th Lieutenant Governor of Alberta from January 2005 to May 2010.

He was the son of Chinese immigrants from Taishan, Guangdong, Kwong was the first Canadian professional gridiron football player of Chinese heritage.

Also, Kwong was also the first person of Chinese heritage to serve as lieutenant-governor of Alberta.

He was a former vice-regal representative of Alberta, he was styled “The Honourable” for life.

He was the second Canadian of Chinese heritage to be appointed as a vice-regal in Canada, after David Lam.

Kwong married Mary Lee on March 26, 1960, and together they had four sons: Gregory, Bradley, Martin, and Randal

He died in his sleep.

Norman Kwong was survived by his wife, four sons, and ten grandchildren.

Norman Kwong passed away at 86 years old.