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Sudbury lawyer Normand Forest passes away at age 82

His daughter, Sen. Josée Forest-Niesing, announced his death over the weekend
Normand Forest. (Supplied)

A Sudbury lawyer who served as chair of the Laurentian University Board of Governors from 1984 to 1987 has passed away.

Normand Forest, who co-founded local law firm Lacroix-Forest, died June 27 at the age of 82. 

His daughter, Senator Josée Forest-Niesing, announced her father’s death on her Facebook page over the weekend. 

Forest is credited with Laurentian University's official adoption of bilingualism.

He was also involved with the creation of Collége Boreal as its lawyer, and was also a school board trustee for many years.

Health Sciences North CEO and former Laurentian University president Dominic Giroux paid tribute to Forest on Twitter.