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Born: Nov 18, 1921

Date of Passing: Nov 18, 2020

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November 18, 1921 – November 18, 2020

Norbert passed away peacefully at Actionmarguerite, St. Vital, on his 99th birthday with staff by his side.
Dad was born at St. Leon, MB., the youngest of 10 children. His family moved around in the dirty 30s to escape drought before finally settling in Fairholme, SK. He left the family farm in 1941, to enlist with the Canadian Armed Forces. In 1942, he received a medical discharge and then settled in Winnipeg. He took a machinist course with the Department of Veterans Affairs and went on to become an exceptional tool and die maker. He was a hard worker often putting in 60 hours/week. Dad married our mom, Hazel Louise Stubner (deceased) in 1946. He built their home and together they raised seven children, Dianne Moore (Dave), Lucille Whittaker (Mike), Paul Cote (Debbie), Ray Cote, Elaine Johnson (Doug), Robert Cote and Glen Cote.
Dad had a lot of pride and dignity. He loved to be around people and also loved to sing and dance. Many a time we listened to "Yellow Bird"! Two of his favorite places to be were The Legion and Wendigo Resort at Lac du Bonnet. Dad remained as sharp as a tack right up to his time of passing and remained very happy despite his mobility challenges.
He had experienced so much in his 99 years that it is almost impossible to imagine. The beginnings of household electricity and plumbing, residential phones, the development of radio and television (Archie Bunker), commercial air travel, space flight, computers and cell phones.
Dad had the love of his children but also 16 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. He made many friends at The Cathedral Manor, St. Boniface before residing at Actionmarguerite until his passing. We are very thankful to all the staff at both Cathedral Manor and Actionmarguerite for all the care and compassion that he received, making his final years as enjoyable as they were. A special thanks to the staff that tended to him on his day of passing.
Peace be with you Dad, forever in our hearts, we love you and are blessed with the memories.

E.J. Coutu & Co. Funeral Directors

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Nov 28, 2020

Condolences & Memories (3 entries)

  • To Lucy & family. So sorry about the passing of your Dad. Our thoughts are with you. May the memories of your Dad live on In your heart. Love from Barb & Ron - Posted by: Barb & Ron Toon ( friend) on: Nov 28, 2020

  • Bert and I worked at CCC and enjoyed a great friendship. Rest in Peace Buddy, Doug - Posted by: Doug Virtue (Co-worker) on: Nov 28, 2020

  • Condolences to all the family. I remember your Dad as a handsome man who was always kind to me when I was at your house (as was your Mom). - Posted by: Diana Edwards Surbey (Friend of Dianne and Lucille) on: Nov 28, 2020

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