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April 26, 1949 – November 15, 2020

It is with heavy hearts that the Dubois family announces the passing of our dear father, husband, brother and friend, Normand. Norm died peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family.
If you knew Norm you probably know he worked on every bridge from Port Severn to Sault Ste. Marie but as sturdy as those bridges are, the ties he built with his family are stronger. Norm had six children but many others called him Dad because he was so loving and fun to be around. Quick to smile, laugh and joke, Norm was a light everywhere he went.
As a retiree, Norm started most mornings with a coffee and a tour around the Valley, followed by a few rounds of Crazy 8’s with his friend Don. By 3pm you could usually find him on his porch with friends and a beer. And, when Norm was not in the Valley, he was building camps for his kids on the French River.  
Norm leaves behind his wife and best friend Genevieve Solomon Dubois and their children, Tim (Pam), Mike, Sean, Angèle, Lauren, Vanessa (Cameron) and Troy. His cherished grandchildren: Justin, Autumn, Desiree, Ty, Destiny, Samuel, Rowan, Angel, Jaxon, Zoey, Macey and Sawyer, will miss their Pepére dearly. Norm is also survived by his siblings Helene Dubois, Lorraine Tremblay and Claude Dubois (Lucille) along with many beloved nieces and nephews, sisters and brothers in law.
Normand is predeceased by his parents Laurent and Léonnette Dubois (nee Pilon) and his brothers Raymond Dubois, Robert Dubois and his Godchild Tina Dubois; they were surely thrilled to welcome him home.
The family wishes to thank the 4th floor Nurses at Health Sciences North and the Palliative Care team who arranged Norm’s final wish to come home.  We are also eternally grateful for the outpouring of love and support shown by our family and friends during this sad time.
In lieu of flowers, a donation to Epilepsy Toronto or to a charity of your choice would be much appreciated.
A Celebration of Norm’s life will be held in the spring of 2021.

Normand Dubois 26 avril 1949

Nous regrettons de vous annoncer le décès de Normand Dubois, le 15 novembre 2020, entouré de sa famille et ses proches à la maison.
Quiconque connaissait Norm, savait probablement qu’il avait travaillé à la construction de tous les ponts de Port Severn au Sault Sainte-Marie. Aussi solides ces ponts, les liens tissés avec sa famille étaient beaucoup plus puissants. Doué d’une personnalité amusante, il était un moyen blagueur et avait des ripostes rapides qui suscitaient plein de rires.
Norm aimait débuter ses matins avec un bon café et un tour de la Vallée, suivi de quelques parties de Crazy Eight avec son ami Don. Vers 3pm, il sirotait une petite bière avec des amis sur sa véranda.
S’il n’était pas dans la Vallée, c’est qu’il était occupé à construire les chalets de ses enfants à French River.
Il laisse dans le deuil son épouse et meilleure amie, Geneviève Solomon-Dubois; ses enfants, Tim ( Pam), Mike, Sean, Angèle, Lauren, Vanessa ( Cameron) et Troy; douze petits-enfants qui vont manquer leur Pepére énormément; Justin, Autumn, Desiree, Ty, Destiny, Samuel, Rowan, Angel, Jaxon, Zoey, Macey et Sawyer; ainsi que de nombreux neveux et nièces bien-aimés; ses soeurs, Hélène Dubois, Lorraine Tremblay et un frère, Claude Dubois ( Lucille). Il fut prédécédé par ses parents, Laurent Dubois et Léonnette (Pilon) Dubois; deux frères, Raymond Dubois et Robert Dubois et sa filleule, Tina Dubois. Ils seront certainement enchantés de l’accueillir parmi eux.
La famille tient à remercier les infirmières du 4e Nord de Health Sciences North ainsi que l’équipe des soins palliatifs qui ont permis à Norm de combler son souhait final de revenir à la maison.
Comme témoignage de sympathies, la famille sera reconnaissante des dons à Epilepsy Toronto ou une charité de votre choix. Une célébration de vie aura lieu au printemps 2021.

 

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Provided by: Simple Wishes of the North Inc.