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Norm Saunders October 26, 1954 - July 8, 2021

With heavy hearts we share the passing of our little brother Norm, from a sudden heart attack at the family camp on Eagle Lake. He left us just exactly how he would have wanted to leave, working on a project with his nephews and his sister supervising.

Norm was born in Dryden, Ontario, the youngest of five children.

He loved to fish in his favourite spots on Eagle Lake. He loved to garden and was usually very successful at it.

Being a geologist, he started his career at South Bay Mines then in Snow Lake, Manitoba, Renabie, Ontario and finally retiring from Williams Mine in Marathon, Ontario. Everywhere he worked or travelled he would bring home a few rocks to his collection to add to his rock garden at camp. Norm was happy just being left alone spending many hours feeding his favourite squirrel of the season, the whiskey jacks, blue jays, a black bird named Barack and one year even a ground hog.

Norm is survived by his brothers; Bill Saunders of Dryden and Dave (April) Saunders of Waldhof, sister Linda (Bernie) Levert of Dryden, aunt Thelma Smith, brother-in-law Mel (Louise) Fisher, nieces; Karri (Stan) Pelikys, and Coral Fisher, nephews; Kevin (Terri) Levert, Kris (Shannon) Levert, Cam (Shantelle) Fisher, Tim (Donna) Fisher, Sheldon Saunders and Kyle (Trisha) Saunders, many cousins and special friends; Phil, Sandra, Dale and Wally.

He will be sadly missed. We will never let you be forgotten.

Predeceased by his mom and dad, sister Louise, sister-in-law Jean, and nephews Ernie and Brian.

Big thanks to the Vermilion Bay First Responders, Dryden O.P.P., Dryden Ambulance, and Kayla at Dryden Community Funeral Home, for all you did for Norm, Kris and Sheldon (his nephews) who tried so hard to keep him here for all of us. You were great even when there was no hope.

Cremation has taken place and scattering of ashes at Eagle Lake Camp will take place at a later date.


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    Lorna Bornhorst (Schei) says

    Norm, Norm, Norm…you were a man of little words at times and many at other times….
    We attended Sprucedale School together, years had passed……
    I’m very thankful that we all were able to all get together for a class reunion.
    To all of Norm’s family, he was one of a kind. Life is short…. Live, Love and Laugh!
    God Bless!
    Lorna Bornhorst (Schei) Duncan B.C.

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    Corinna Glazier says

    Norm, an amazing and funny fellow! You were part of our Prime Cut family in Marathon – so caring, supportive of everyone, and the laughs…😊. I can still hear your laugh….

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      linda levert says

      He was one of a kind for sure he so enjoyed the sprucedale reunions.

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    Gail Malcolm says

    Condolences to each of you with the loss of your baby brother Norman. Thoughts are with you at this sad time.
    Gail (Hogan) Malcolm

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    Kevin Levert says

    Going to miss you so much. Whether it be fishing, doing projects, or just out and out being friends and discussing the trials and tribulations between drillers and geologists. One of a kind.

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    Elton and Lorraine Johnston says

    Our condolences to all the family , we will miss him in Yuma! Such a happy man!

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    Helen and Tom McKay says

    Dave. We are saddened to hear of the passing of your brother. Please know that we are keeping you in our thoughts. Hugs to you, April one your family.

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Donations may be made to the DRHC Oncology Department through the Dryden Community Funeral Home, 249 Grand Trunk Avenue, Dryden, ON P8N 2X3.