Passed peacefully at Jessica’s House with his family by his side on November 7, 2020 at the age of 83. Beloved Husband of Mary Lou (Watson). Loving father of Vaila and Luke Baehnisch, Bev and Gord Collins, Graham Tait and Jenny MacDonald and Rob and Irene Tait. Cherished grandpa of Spencer and Leeanne, Marlee and Shawn, Liv and Jesse, Peter, Greg, Curtis and Tara, Justin, Adam, Charlie, Martina and Hannah. Amazing Great grandpa of Olivia, Miller, Cali, Maverick, Emerson, Wilder, Hollis, Landon, Dawson and another one to arrive soon. Brother of Georgea, and Connon Wyness of Aberdeen, Scotland. Norm will be fondly remembered by his many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his sister Kathleen and his parents George and Helen Tait.
Norm had a lifelong career working for London Life Insurance Company, served as a volunteer firefighter in Exeter area from 1973 to 1986, and was one of the first people to get behind the vision of Noah’s Ark and what it would become. He sorted, hung clothes and ministered to many in that store and all the other locations that followed it. He volunteered many hours to the Exeter food bank and performed a key role in the opening of the Community Table, where he was always the first person to bring bags of groceries to help prepare the meals. He wouldn’t miss a meal and the opportunity to minister to anyone who walked in the door. Norm was a very dedicated member to the Exeter Pentecostal church offering countless hours to the Church, Noah’s Ark, The Community Table and the food bank. Although Norm worked hard and had a dedication to his community, he always had time for the most important thing in his life, his family -including his immediate family and many foster children.
Visitation will be held at Exeter Pentecostal Tabernacle, 70670 London Rd, Exeter on Friday, November 13, 2020 from 6 – 8 PM. Due to Provincial COVID-19 restrictions, each person must RSVP for the visitation. Please click “Register Now” below to register.
A public celebration of life will be held at the Exeter Pentecostal Tabernacle, 70670 London Rd, Exeter on Saturday, November 14th at 10:30 AM. Due to Provincial COVID-19 restrictions, each person must RSVP for the service. Please click “Register Now” below to register. If you are unable to attend in person, the family invites you to join with them from the comfort of your home. Stream the service live by visiting www.facebook.com/haskettfh. Interment Exeter Cemetery following service.
Donations to the Exeter Community Table or Jessica’s House would be appreciated by the family.