519 Victoria Street East
Alliston, ON L9R 1K1
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Norman Gagnier

Norman "Norm" Gagnier

Friday, August 18th, 1939 - Monday, May 20th, 2019
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Obituary

Norman "Norm" Gagnier

Passed away peacefully at Matthews House Hospice, Alliston Monday, May 20, 2019 in his 80th year.
Loving husband of Bernadette for 59 years. Loving dad of Michelle of Alliston, Gary of Walton and Wanda of Guelph. Loving pepe of Ashley (Troy), Aleshia, Jessica, Nolan, Shauna, Kaitlyn, Scott, Brandy and grand pepe of Isabelle. Survived by his sisters Germaine St. Pierre, Betty Alexander (Gerald) and predeceased by 7 sisters and 5 brothers.
Funeral Mass will be held at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church 190 King St. S., Alliston on Saturday, June 8 at 12 noon. A celebration of Norm's life will follow at 2 p.m. at the Briar Hill Community Centre 4783 C W Leach Rd, Alliston.
If so desired memorial donations to Matthews House Hospice, Alliston would be appreciated.
Special thanks to Dr. Dann Morton of Huntsville, Dr. Liesbet Jansen of Egbert, his nurse Barb Kowalinkski, the VON adult day program in Beeton and the staff at Matthews House Hospice for their care during his brief stay.
Arrangements entrusted to Drury Funeral Centre, Alliston 705-435-3535.
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Service Details

  • Service

    Saturday, June 8th, 2019 | 12:00pm
    When
    Saturday, June 8th, 2019 12:00pm
    Location
    St. Paul The Apostle Church
    Address
    190 King Street S.
    ALLISTON, ON
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  • Reception

    Location
    Briar Hill Community Centre
    Address
    4783 C W Leach Rd
    ALLISTON, ON
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    A celebration of Norm's life will follow at 2 p.m. at the Briar Hill Community Centre 4783 C W Leach Rd, Alliston.

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Donations are being accepted for: MATTHEWS HOUSE HOSPICE (Matthews House Hospice).

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Posted at 08:39am
With love and hugs, From Dennis & Maryann Houle; Doug & Donna Houle; and Jan & Gary Allin and families
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Cathy Coke

Posted at 11:50am
Worked with Norm at Navistar. Real nice guy and supervisor. Sorry for your loss.



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Ruth & Gary. Todd & Lisa. Mike & Laurie

Posted at 06:16am
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
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Bill Bentley

Posted at 08:16pm
I had the pleasure of working with Norm at Navistar for many years. Norm was such a great guy and made work fun on many days when the stress was high. To his family, you are in my thoughts while dealing with the loss of a true gentleman to all who knew him. Rest in Peace Norm. We'll see you on the other side.

Bill Bentley

Michelle Gagnier

Posted at 12:18pm
One of my many favourite memories of Dad when he got the nickname 'Henry'. Dad and I were hanging pictures in my house in London. We were in the entrance way and he asked me for a nail. I know this doesn't sound significant but this wasn't the first area we were working in and he had picked up a few nails before we'd started. It also wasn't the first time he had asked for things I had seen him gather and put in his pocket earlier. So, I asked Dad what happened to the nails in his pocket. Turns out he had a hole in his pocket. I asked him why he didn't fix hole, to which he said he didn't have a needle or thread. Both of which I told him I could supply, but then he didn't have his glasses. I had a spare pair of glasses for him so that wasn't an issue either. The "I need but don't have - oh but I do" game went on for a bit and some how we ended back up with his hole in the pocket being the problem as to why he couldn't fix the hole in his pocket. After that "Henry" (from There's a Hole in My Bucket) just stuck and he became my Henry.

... Afterwards we found an array of the items he'd put in his pocket that had fallen out scattered around the house.
 

Mary Richards Posted at 01:04pm

Hello, is this the same Norm Gagnier that worked at Navistar in Chatham? If so, he was one of the best people to work with there!
 

Michelle Gagnier Posted at 02:11pm

Hello Mary. Yes, that's my Dad. He worked at Navistar in Chatham for a good part of his life. Thank you! I can see Dad's response clearly to being told that - a shy but proud smile, happy to hear that he touched others positively.
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