J.A. Norman Forest
Obituary for J.A. Norman Forest
FOREST, J.A. Norman -- It is with heartfelt sadness that we announce the passing of a very caring gentleman, husband, father, brother, uncle and “Nor” to Matthew. He died as he lived, very quietly. Born on the Magdalen Islands, Que., he was a son of the late Joseph A. and Elioza (Bouffard) Forest. He retired from the Halifax Fire Department after more than 30 years service. Prior to becoming a firefighter, he worked at the Hotel Nova Scotian, British Colonial in Nassau, Bahamas, and Manoir Richelieu in Quebec. He also worked at Dugger’s Menswear for many years. Norman was a former parishioner at St. Theresa’s Church for more than 45 years, a member of the parish council, management committee and usher. He was a former member of the Waegwoltic, and Brightwood and Ashburn golf clubs. He was a life member of Knights of Columbus 1097. In 2015 he was recognized for 25 years of service as a volunteer chapel escort at Camp Hill hospital and he was recognized in 2009 by Halifax Regional Municipality for his volunteer work. He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Shirley; son and pal Stephen (Nikki), Halifax; adored grandson, Matthew, Halifax; brothers Archie (Jean), Beaumont, Alta.; Bernie (Leona), Middle Sackville; George, Halifax; sisters Carmen Matte (Bedford); Simone Tainsh (Abbotsford, B.C.); and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers Joseph and Paul, and sister Lucille Regimbald. Cremation has taken place. Funeral mass to be held Friday, Dec. 14, 10 a.m. at St. Agnes Church, Mumford Road, Halifax. Reception to follow, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Ashburn Golf Club, Joseph Howe Drive, Halifax. Family flowers only. Internment at a later date. Donations in Norm’s memory can be made to Hospice Halifax.
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