January 19, 1932 – December 28, 2014
We are sad to announce the passing of our husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and brother Rene, after a long journey with Parkinson’s and Dementia. Rene Normandeau passed away peacefully at East Kootenay Regional Hospital in Cranbrook, BC on December 28, 2014 at 82 years of age.
Rene is survived by his wife, Linda (nee Fisher), his children; Monica of Vancouver, Lou (Ginny) of Langley, Dave (Thea) of Delta, Jack (Jennifer) of Maryland, USA, Lisa (Vaughan) of Calgary and Jeff (Tami) of Calgary. Rene will be fondly remembered by all his grandchildren Justin, Taylor (Rachelle), Olivia, Sam, Brandon, Daniel, Jesse, Levi and Jacob and his great-grandson Cade. Also surviving Rene is Toni-Marie Kronstrom (his former spouse and the mother of his children) and his brothers and sisters; Gilberte (Philip), Simone, Lena (Earl), Denise, Lou (Lucille), Mariette, Dan (Carmen) and Sue (Mike) and numerous nephews and nieces.
Rene was pre-deceased by his sisters Jeanette, Rita and Imelda and several of his brothers and sisters-in-law. Thank you abounds to family, friends and members of our support groups: IH home support staff, Dr. Andi Scheibenstock and all the truly amazing hospital staff who cared for Rene the last 6 weeks of his life. Special thanks to the nurses who cared so tenderly for Rene while in Palliative Care.
We will remember Rene as the caring, humble loving quiet man who could fix anything and shared his knowledge and skills willingly with so many lucky friends and family.
A memorial service for Rene will be held on Friday, January 2, 2015 at 1:00 pm at McPherson Funeral Home in Cranbrook.
Memorial donations, in lieu of flowers, may be made to the: Parkinson Society of British Columbia, 600, 890 – West Pender Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6C 1J9 or: Palliative Care c/o East Kootenay Regional Hospital, 13 – 24th Avenue North, Cranbrook, British Columbia, V1C 3H9.
Arrangements entrusted to McPherson Funeral Service.
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