Norman Joseph GAUTREAU
02/17/1931 - 03/19/2019
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GAUTREAU, Norman Joseph "Stormin' Norman" born February 17, 1931 in Moncton, NB passed away peacefully March 19, 2019 in North Vancouver, BC. Norm will be missed dearly by his children Judy, Dale (Carolyn) and Valerie, his 6 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Stormin' Norman was the Welterweight Champion of Canada from 1955 until 1960 and inducted into the Canadian Boxing Hall of Fame in 1984. He was larger than life and a true gentleman whose presence could light up any room. A kind soul who had the ability to make people believe in themselves because he truly believed in them; be their loudest and proudest supporter. He loved to share his life stories and they will be missed by all; both his stories and legacy will forever live on. "The idea is not to live forever but to create something that will" - Andy Warhol. We would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the Brett family for always being there for our father and to the Lions Gate Hospital's 7 West team who were so kind and compassionate with Norm. They always took time out of their day to sit with him and let him do what he loved best - share his stories! A celebration of life will be held on Sunday May 26, 2019 from 2pm-5pm at Griffins Boxing and Fitness, 326 East Esplanade, North Vancouver, BC (entrance through the back lane). In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be greatly appreciated. "Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened" - Dr. Suess.

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Published in North Shore News from Apr. 19 to Apr. 21, 2019.
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April 19, 2019
It is with very heavy hearts and deep sadness at the loss and passing of our favorite and fun loving Uncle Normie. He was larger than life and a wonderful Uncle and big brother to our Mom Theresa, who will miss him greatly but we will always remember him with smiles and laughs at the fun he gave us and the love he had for all of us. Dad and you are united now with the rest of the crazy fun loving Gautreau's we miss and love so much. no fighting with Dad up there you loved you so much and I know he has welcomed you home with arms open wide to hug you for Mom and us. we will miss you terribly and you have left a hole in our hearts no one can fill but those memories you left us with are still there and as big as life as you were when you were with us still. you will never be forgotten as your life and legacy will live on forever by all of us whose lives you touched and loved. Love you Uncle Normie so much and always will forever! on behalf of all of us. Love Michelle, kids Cassie and Matthew and all of the Tracey family, Your loving sister Theresa*Terry*Tracey and the remaining Gautreau family with love and hugs and kisses forever to the moon and back xoxooxoxo
April 19, 2019
So very sorry, Judy and family. Going to miss chatting with Norm on the phone. Deepest sympathies to you all.
Nancy and Heather Janes
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