Normore, Samuel Angus

In loving memory of Samuel Angus Normore who passed away peacefully at Health Sciences North in Sudbury, on Monday, July 25, 2022, with his daughter, son, and son-in-law by his side.  Angus was born on Bell Island, Newfoundland on January 29, 1929, to parents Samuel and Olive (Fry) Normore, both predeceased. Loving father of Claire Charbonneau (husband Robert) and Kevin (friend Fem). Dear brother of Gladys Gavel, Pearl Power, Joyce McRae, Jack, Gerald, David (Skip) and Sandra Meaney, all predeceased. He will be missed by many nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends. Special thanks to Isabel, Calvin and Bill who always kept in contact with their “Uncle Dick”. 

 Angus moved to Copper Cliff, Ontario in 1948 and worked for Inco.  He moved to Capreol in 1955.  On June 18, 1955, he started as a fireman for the Canadian National Railway and later became a locomotive engineer.  He retired from the CNR on February 29, 1992. He always spoke highly of his railroad buddies and the great times they had “on the road”.  Angus’ children were his pride and joy.  Education was very important to him, and they both received a great education thanks to their dad.  Angus lived life to the fullest.  He was very athletic and enjoyed jogging, skiing, and swimming.  He even participated in triathlons until the age of 78. He was very proud of the years he spent volunteering at Camp Quality in Monetville, ON.  His retirement years were spent either wintering in Florida or relaxing on Manitoulin Island. On April 5, 2022, he returned to Sudbury.    

He was faced with many changes and challenges the last months of his life but always remained a gentleman and determined to overcome the obstacles placed in front of him.  Although we thought he would live to be 100, he passed away at the age of 93. A life well lived and enjoyed.

A private Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.


2 Condolences

  1. We knew him through our father Hugh Grieve. We enjoyed many visits with Gus as v we knew him as and Joan in Florida. He was funny, kind, and a really nice person. We are sorry to hear of his passing and we send our thoughts and prayers for his family. He was a wonderful person.

    By: Karen and Rick Wolstenholme
    November 30, 2022
  2. I know it has been way too long but I need to say how much my mother loved him. She was so happy to hear from you Claire, but I don’t think she understood who you are. She is not well, and tried to tell me about your phone call. My cell is 705 971 2447. I am usually with my if you have the time call me so my mom can truly appreciate your reaching out.
    Rob DiRenzo and Linda DiRenzo

    By: Rob DiRenzo
    November 7, 2022

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