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Don Norris

Don Norris

July 7, 2024

Don Norris

NORRIS, Don – Peacefully and surrounded by his family on Sunday, July 7, 2024 at the age of 90. Predeceased by his cherished wife, Jean Norris (2020). Loving father of Debra (Frank) Wale, Colleen (John) Mann, and Keith (Sylvia) Norris. Dear grandfather of seven grandchildren and many beloved great-grandchildren. Predeceased by his brothers Norman and Charles. 

Don was a proud family man with a wonderful sense of humour. His adventurous spirit led he and his family on many road trips creating cherished memories. Don always took interest in the lives of his grandchildren and great-grandchildren and loved hearing stories about their activities. He had a unique ability to connect with people, putting them at ease with his warm smile and genuine interest in their lives. Don was a natural athlete and liked to keep busy. He enjoyed meeting friends for coffee, walking groups, dancing and playing Euchre. Don’s caring spirit will live on through his family and friends. 

The family would like to thank Dr. Rowley and the devoted, caring nursing staff at Louise Marshall Hospital. 

Family and friends were fortunate to recently gather and celebrate Don’s 90th birthday; a day filled with love and good memories. As per Don’s wishes, cremation has taken place and a private family service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in Don’s memory may be made to Cancer Patient Services, the VON or the Louise Marshall Hospital Foundation. Arrangements entrusted to the England Funeral Home, Mount Forest.


Uncle Don you will be missed by many.
I have fond memories of family gatherings together, listening to stories and creating new ones. I will cherrish the wonderful phone conversation we had over the padt couple years. Sending love and healing light to the family at this difficult time. Deb, Colleen , Keith and family please reach out if you need anything. Love Laurie and Gerry xoxo

— Laurie Rooney, July 13, 2024

I met Don in our Mt. Forest Grief Group and always appreciated his lovely memories and life experiences with his wife Jean.
It was surprising to see just how many people knew Don no matter where we went and his warm smile and greetings were given to everyone that he met.
He was truly a kind and caring man that we will all sadly miss during our meetings and coffee times together.

— Robert Koeslag, July 13, 2024

Sincere condolences to all of Don's family members. It is difficult to realize his many stories and and greetings on the many occasions we would meet with him, have come to an end with his passing. He made friends with everyone who resided at Strathcona Village Homes and also anyone he met at the coffee shops or Sports Complex.
Don was well known in the Mount Forest community as he was always willing to chat about his life's experiences, which also included his dear wife Jean, who shared all the adventures in his life. He missed her greatly!
Don will be missed by all those who were fortunate to have known him.
Miriam Long

— Miriam Long, July 11, 2024

Our heartfelt condolences to each of Don's family... We will miss him in our community, out-and-about with his friendly face & joking manner! It was special to be able to recently celebrate Don's 90th birthday with him, his family & many other friends...
With our caring & prayers,
Gary & Gwynne

— Gary & Gwynne Smith, July 10, 2024

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— Colleen Mann, July 10, 2024

— Colleen Mann, July 10, 2024

— Colleen Mann, July 10, 2024

— Colleen Mann, July 10, 2024

We have lived 2 doors from Don for a yr and half. Enjoyed his chats and humour. We had both lived in Orangeville for many years and knew a lot of the same people. Lots to talk about. May he rest in peace after a tough few months.

— Bill a nd RUthena Drury, July 10, 2024

So very sorry to hear of Dons' passing. I got to know him through the chemo clinic at the hospital. He was very kind and a true gentleman. My sympathy to all.

— Lynn Reeves, July 10, 2024

So sorry to hear of Don's passing we got to know Don and Jean when they camped at Hope Bay. They were across from Evelyn Bannister and spent a lot of time with her. They were a very nice couple always lots of fun

— Judy & Gordon Bannister, July 10, 2024

What a great life you lived uncle Don. Thinking of you all with love and care at this difficult time. We will sure miss the visits with uncle Don at mom and dad's and seeing him around town. He sure was a well loved man. Xo

— Melissa Oliver(Leduc), July 9, 2024

Don was such a lovely man. Every time I seen him, he put a smile on my face.
Thank you to Don for being a part of our Mount Forest Seniors Group. You sure will be missed.
I also had the pleasure of knowing Jean. Another smile, whenever I seen her.
Rest in Peace

— Kay Ayres, July 9, 2024

Contact Info

294 Main Street South
P.O. Box 38, Mount Forest
Ontario, Canada N0G 2L0
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