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Born: May 26, 1945

Date of Passing: Jan 22, 2023

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Surrounded by his family, George Normandin died on January 22, 2023.
He is survived by his daughter Kristen (Oren Weinberg), and cherished grandson Jacob.
George was born in Saint Eustache, Manitoba on May 26, 1945 and lived in Winnipeg for most of his life. Once Jacob was born, George knew he wanted to dedicate his life to being a grandfather so he moved to Toronto in 2015. George spent the past eight years and remainder of his life being with his family, and most of his time with Jacob. Jacob captured George's heart and he was the whole world to him.
At George's request, there will be no public service and the family will celebrate his life privately.

God grant me the serenity
To accept the things I cannot change;
Courage to change the things I can;
And the wisdom to know the difference.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 26, 2023

Condolences & Memories (9 entries)

  • George was my first Boss at Eaton's in 1973. He was a fine man and offered me a raise after 3 month trial. I was over the moon. Condolences to the family of a Good Man. - Posted by: Jim Walker (friend) on: Feb 13, 2023

  • Dear Kristen….sending love and heartfelt sympathy, having just now learned of your Dads death. I don’t think you know this, but the evening of the day you were born your Dad left the hospital and came over to our apartment to celebrate. He was over the moon about you being here and was literally giggling with delight. I can only imagine how thrilled he was to know your precious son. Over the years your Dad shared SO many wild stories about his growing up years….I’m glad you have lots of those stories now to keep you company ❤️ - Posted by: Bunty Anderson (Long ago friend. ) on: Feb 02, 2023

  • Heartfelt condolences to you Kristen and your family. George was a humorous soul and always made us smile at work. - Posted by: Madeline Kells (former co-worker) on: Jan 31, 2023

  • My sincere condolences Kristen and family. I have many fond memories of your dad as I worked for him in Winnipeg. We had some fun times - he could always make me laugh. He was a great mentor to me in my career and I will cherish his wisdom and knowledge always. I remembered the serenity prayer he had displayed in his office. I was thankful that he remained in touch periodically when he moved to TO. He spoke so lovingly about his grandson Jacob being his “best little buddy”. I could tell being a grandpa brought him much joy. May you all find comfort through the great memories you hold of of your loved one. George, may you Rest In Peace.💐 - Posted by: Laurel Grindey (Colleague/friend) on: Jan 28, 2023

  • George was my boss at Eaton's in 1964. I made $1.10 per hour as a stock boy. We became good friends. I lived with George and shared accommodations with him in Winnipeg when I left home and later going to the University of Manitoba. We also travelled together to Vancouver in my tiny Austin for my wedding. He was one of those people that I could count on if needed. He was a rare friend. I have not had any contact with him for some 15 years but he was still often thought of. Rest in peace George. - Posted by: Rick Lauder (Old friend) on: Jan 26, 2023

  • Dear Kristen, I just wanted to let you know how sorry I was to hear of your Dad’s passing. I always found him to be a kind and gentle man and enjoyed the times we spent together. I’m so glad he found such happiness in you and Jacob. Sincerely, Rick Hurst - Posted by: Richard Hurst (Old friend ) on: Jan 26, 2023

  • My sincere condolences to Kristen and family on the passing of her father George. Ron Campbell - Posted by: Ronald Campbell ( Friend co worker at MCI) on: Jan 26, 2023

  • Deepest sympathy Kristen and family Cherish the memories Rest in peace George - Posted by: Ardelle Jacques (Co-worker) on: Jan 26, 2023

  • Dear Kristen and family, I have wonderful memories of working alongside George in the 1980s at Macleods in Winnipeg. A standout memory is the year we travelled to New Orleans together to attend a conference. We saw BB King perform in a restaurant we could barely afford, visited the first Walmart I'd ever been in, and sat together, wide-eyed, in the lobby of a fancy hotel watching debutantes arrive for the ball. George was such fun and we laughed and laughed. Given his complete devotion to his daughter, it's no surprise he ended up in Toronto close to your family. He will be greatly missed. - Posted by: Joan Slater (Friend and former co-worker) on: Jan 26, 2023

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