Gallant, Norma Irene

Norma Irene Gallant (nee Woodland) 71 years old: January 10, 1948 - Sunday, June 16, 2019 Maison McCulloch Hospice, Sudbury. Beloved wife of 50 years to Wallace Gallant of Whitefish. Adored mother of Brett and her devoted daughter in law Micheline and Claudette Maanselka and cherished son in law Mark, of Lively. Precious Nanny of Stavros and Alex (friend Kiley) Gallant, and Seija and Kari Maanselka. Special Nanny to Riley and Ryan Maanselka, Chanelle Desjardins and Nana to Chelsea Audette. Predeceased by her parents Theodore and Irene (nee Green) Woodland of Winterton, Trinity Bay, Newfoundland. Predeceased by brothers Newman (late Marion) of Sudbury and Frank (Maxine) of Newfoundland. Predeceased by her parents in law John and Bessie Gallant of Toronto, originally of Corner Brook Newfoundland brothers-in-law Fred of Toronto, Herb (late Beatrice) of Sudbury, Rick (Christine) of Severn Bridge and by sister-in-law Cas Adams (late Lynn) of Pennsylvania. Survived by her adoring brother, Ken (DJ) of Whitefish. Survived by her sisters in law Matilda “Sue” (friend Ken) of Humboldt, Saskatchewan and Helen (late Dave) of Turo, Nova Scotia and brothers-in-law Bern (Christina) of Sechelt, British Columbia, Kevin (Maureen) of Washago and Dan (late Jean) of Hepworth. She will be missed by her surviving aunts, uncle, cousins, nieces and nephews from all over Canada and the United States.Norma and Wally relocated from Newfoundland to Rexdale, Ontario in 1968 where they were married and began their family. A welder by trade for many years in Toronto she made the family’s patio furniture, many pieces of which lasted for decades making it to Sudbury when they moved from Brampton in 1988. Norma eventually put down her welding equipment and worked at Humber College in Rexdale until she and Wally bought Holiday Beach Campground. She loved her home on the lake and enjoyed sharing it with many campers over the years. She will be sadly missed by her Holiday Beach patrons many of whom became friends who became family. She will be especially missed by Louis and Sheila Boileau, Roy and Heidi Maanselka and Adria Wereszcynsky, the very first friend she made in Sudbury, who was by her side until the very end. The family would like to thank Dr. Bakker and Marion for their many years of wonderful care, Dr. Lopez, Dr. Bowen, Dr. S. Smith, Dr. Gopalakrishnan, Dr. Ali, Dr. Singh and Janice of Symptoms Management. She thought the world of you all and she was crocheting right up to the end. We would also like to thank her Home Care nurses especially Sandy, Terry and Luanne as well as the nurses and PSW teams of the North Tower 4th floor at Health Sciences North and the Maison McCulloch Hospice for their exceptional care of our precious wife, Mom and Nanny. Your support and care will never be forgotten. Donations to Maison McCulloch Hospice would be greatly appreciated. A celebration of life will be held at Holiday Beach Campground in Whitefish at a later date. “Love you to the moon and back.”  Until we meet again and hear you greet us with ‘Hi my love.’


3 Condolences

  1. I’m so very sorry for your loss. Aunt Norma will be fondly remembered by Alivia and Memphys Woodland, along with myself. Xo

    By: Amber Tanner
    July 2, 2019
  2. Claudette and family,
    We were so sorry to hear of your mother Norma’s passing. She was loved by so many people.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this sad time.
    We share in your sorrow,
    Arja and Bill

    By: Arja and Bill Makinen
    June 21, 2019
  3. Claudette and family: I am very saddened to hear of the passing of your mother and Grandma to your children!! She was a wonderful woman and always had a smile on her face and she called you (love). May your heart heal knowing that she was a very special lady who is now making the lives of people in heaven better. I know you will take good care of Dad who will be very lost right now!! Take care!! Heaven gained a special angel!!

    By: Marilyn King
    June 20, 2019

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