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Norman Ouellette

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NORMAN “NORM” A. J. OUELLETTE

August 16, 1934 – May 7, 2024

It is with great sadness that we the family announce that Norman (Norm) Ouellette peacefully passed away on the evening of May 7, 2024, with family by his side at the age of 89 years.


Norm is survived by his loving wife Betty of 69 years; his children, Bob (Kris), Dale (Lorne), Patrick, Darlene (Randy), and Donald (Nelda); his grandchildren, Sherri (Ralph), Brian (Potoula), Donna (Rob), Shannon (Jamie), Kyle (Katrina), Kory, Jenna (Dean), Janelle, Cody, and Emily; his great-grandchildren, Kiki, Nicholas, Pierce, Leland, Leighton, Cedric, Callie, Xavier, Grayson, Colter, Kinley, Cohen, Romy, and Ezra; his sisters, Teresa, Joanne, and Linda; and his brothers, Paul and Gerald.  


He was predeceased by his parents, Adelard and Celestina; his daughter Linda; and his brothers, Noel, Clarence, Catoon, Emile, and Louie.


Dad was born and raised in Moncton, New Brunswick. He joined the army at the age of 18 years old, where he proudly devoted 6 years of his life as a gunner.


Dad then moved to Winnipeg where he worked as a construction worker for many years. Moving to Winnipeg lead Norm to meet his wife Betty at the roller rink. Norm had worked as a lead hand for Livingston Distribution until retirement. He drove taxicab for Duffy’s every Saturday to make ends meet to support his family. He loved the conversations with all his customers on every fare.


Dad loved to spend time at the lake, he could have hammer, shovel or a fishing rod in his hands but was genuinely happy to be out there. He had a strong love for fishing and enjoying the time spent with family. Dad told many fishing stories from Lee River to Powder Puff Bay, Ontario. He enjoyed everything at the lake from building/renovations, campfires, parties and family gatherings.


Dad also had a strong love for sports and attending as many events for his grandchildren as possible. He could always be found in the corner of the hockey rink while watching. He also enjoyed watching the NHL on television. Norm also enjoyed going out to watch the grand kids’ soccer games.


Norm loved attending the Assiniboine Downs horse racing where he made good friends and even won the odd race. Of course, he never missed a visit or two to the casino or Smitty’s.


Dad spent many hours at Kildonan Park walking and searching for golf balls where he could in turn sell them for some extra cash and exercise. He also met and made friends while walking the fence line.


We would like to thank all the healthcare workers from both Misericordia and Luther Homes for all the compassionate care provided to Norman. In addition, we would also like to thank Veterans Affairs for all their assistance and The Last Post Foundation for their assistance.


Respecting Norman’s wishes there will not be a funeral. The family is planning a private celebration of life this summer as per Norman’s wishes. The family will fulfill Norm’s wishes and bring him to rest in New Brunswick with his parents at a later date.


Dad/Grandpa, we love you and will miss your laughter at so many different events. You will be missed by many family members and friends. 

GONE FISHING until we meet again.


Norm's family kindly requests that all of his friends and relatives take a few minutes to honour his memory by watching the photo-biography above. Please, also consider sharing your own photos, memories, and stories by making use of the comment section on this page.

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