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TAIT: R. “Norm” of Exeter formerly of Aberdeen, Scotland

Posted By Haskett Funeral Home On November 8, 2020 @ 3:28 PM In Exeter,Obituary | 106 Comments

TAIT: R. “Norm” of Exeter formerly of Aberdeen, Scotland

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.

Condolences for the family of “TAIT: R. “Norm” of Exeter formerly of Aberdeen, Scotland”

Condolence from Jim and Robin Ballantyne on November 8th, 2020 4:10 PM

Vaila and Luke, Spencer and Leeanne, Marlee and Shawn;
May all your wonderful and fond memories of your Father, Grandfather bring you comfort during this difficult time in your lives. Our heart and prayers go out to you and your family.
-Jim and Robin-

Condolence from George and Helen Pratt on November 8th, 2020 4:24 PM

Our sympathy to all of the Tait family. Norm was a great guy…We will miss him.

Condolence from nancy brand on November 8th, 2020 5:02 PM

Mary lou and family : Our deepest sympathy in the loss of your dear husband father grandfather thinking of you all at this difficult time Hans and nancy

Condolence from Terry O’Rourke on November 8th, 2020 5:06 PM

Rob and Vaila and families. My sincere condolences on the passing of your Dad. I have many fond memories of your Dad attending games and he would always stop and chat whenever I saw him . He was very proud of everyone ( children and grandchildren) and he his immeasurable contributions to the Exeter community will be sorely missed. Take care of yourselves. Terry and Jean O’Rourke

Condolence from Karen L Heather on November 8th, 2020 5:09 PM

My heart goes out to all of you as you mourn the loss of such a wonderful man! Norm always had a warm and welcoming smile on his face whenever I had the pleasure of seeing him. He always made sure he spoke to everybody at any event I attended and was never at a loss for conversation. What stands out for me is the love Norm shared with his family and the love that continues to be shared by his family for others. He lives on in each of you and in the precious memories you made with him over the past years. Thinking of all of you and sending our love.
Karen and Dave

Condolence from Scot Morgan and Judy Parsons on November 8th, 2020 6:25 PM

So sorry to hear of Norm’s passing. May all your great memories help you though this sad time. Thinking if you all and wishing you peace.

Condolence from Jeff and Lorraine Forrester on November 8th, 2020 6:56 PM

Mary Lou and family I am so sorry to hear about Norm’s passing. He was a wonderful man. I am so grateful that you and Norm took me on as a volunteer at the downtown store. I loved volunteering at Noah’s Ark. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Rest in peace Norm.🙏

Condolence from Kate Farwell on November 8th, 2020 7:05 PM

Rob, Irene & Family –
My sincerest condolences on your family’s great loss. I thoroughly enjoyed Norm and appreciated his warm smile each time I saw him.
Thinking of you,
Kate Farwell

Condolence from Pastor Don & Carol Rogers on November 8th, 2020 7:12 PM

We had the priviledge of serving as Pastor at Exeter Pentecostal Church in the late 1980’s Norm was our worship leader and was just one of those people whom everyone loved. He always had a smile and a positive outlook on life.
Over the years as we would pass through Exeter, we would give Norm & MaryLou a call to meet for coffee. We will treasure those time of friendship.
Our heartfelt condolences to MaryLou and family. Norm will be greatly missed by family, church and community.
God’s richest blessings and Peace be upon you.
Pastor Don and Carol Rogers

Condolence from Marilyn Waldeck on November 8th, 2020 7:20 PM

Marylou and all the Family-I am deeply saddened to hear of the loss of Norm. He was a great person who helped many over the years. Our friendship began years ago when we moved to Exeter and it was always a pleasure to run into any member of the family . I have great memories of those years and hope that the memories you all shared as a family will ease your sadness in the following months to come. Marilyn

Condolence from Karen Jones on November 8th, 2020 7:22 PM

My condolences to the family and friends.

Condolence from Cy and Eleanor Blommaert on November 8th, 2020 7:27 PM

Our deepest sympathy to Mary Lou and the Tait family
We where so sorry to hear Norm has passed.
He will truly missed.
Cy & Eleanor

Condolence from Bernadette Mercer on November 8th, 2020 7:33 PM

Dear Vaila and family: May all the fond memories you have of your father hold very close to your heart during this difficult time. My thoughts of you are with you and your family. Sincerely, Bernadette Mercer (frmr ee of CRA)

Condolence from Janet Cowan Corbett on November 8th, 2020 7:38 PM

To the Tait family,

It is with such mixed emotions that I express my sympathies to you all. Norm has been like a second father to Chris and I. So many childhood memories of your dad, and they continued into my adulthood! He was a man who loved the Lord, and his family and others. Always loved to laugh, and loved music. Fond memories of Boxing Days spent around the piano! So many other memories, but for now, till we meet in Heaven. Love and sympathy to you all ❤️

Condolence from JudyMiller on November 8th, 2020 7:49 PM

Graham and Jenny and to all family members, so sorry for your loss. Your father will be deeply missed.

Sincerely Bill & Judy

Condolence from Joanne Perry on November 8th, 2020 8:10 PM

Mary Lou and family,

I am so sorry to hear of Norm’s passing. May your memories bring you comfort at this difficult time. Praying for you all.

Joanne, Morgan, Jennifer & Jaxson Perry

Condolence from Jeane Lennips on November 8th, 2020 8:56 PM

Mary Lou and family
Norm was a great man of faith and showed the live of Jesus Christ in everything that he did. The real example of Jesus with skin on. He was a great friend and mentor to myself and my children. Always a visionary and was never too tired to do one more thing. Anyone that knew him was truly blessed. My heart was saddened by the news, however I am also blessed to know that he is singing and dancing at the throne of God. We will see him again.

Jeane Lennips

Condolence from Alice and Jerry on November 8th, 2020 9:21 PM

Mary Lou and your entire Family,It is with great sadness that we write this note to you.
We so enjoyed our times with you both over our many years .A wonderfull friendship developed as we attended many gospel music sings, camping in Paris and of course our daily coffee sessions .We always looked forward to our time together , sometimes with much laughter and sometimes we shared in each other’s sad times. Norm was a good man and he loved you Mary Lou and his family more than anything else next to his love for the Lord.Norm will add lots of songs and music to the heavenly choir!
Hugs to all,
Alice and Jerry MacLean

Condolence from Mark Heimrich on November 8th, 2020 9:41 PM

Mary Lou, Rob & Irene, Graham & Jenny, Vaila & Luke, Bev & Gord and families;

Our sincere sympathy in your loss. I have many fond memories of Norm/your Dad. My favourite is when, a very long time ago, the successful and seasoned Mr. Tait was trying to impart some valuable information to me as a young salesperson. He told me that the best way to remember a new persons name was to repeat it three times in the immediate conversation. It was great and helpful advice. It also proved to be a source of endless entertainment for the two of us over the years any time we bumped into one another. I’d always say “Hi NORM, how are you today NORM, I hope all is well NORM”!!! I’ll never forget his happy chuckle following!
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. Hugs,
Mark & Julie Heimrich, Sarah, Scott & Spencer

Condolence from Kim and Walt on November 8th, 2020 11:40 PM

To the Tait family…our deepest sympathy. Lots of fun memories with your family while growing up in Exeter. Vaila I remember Norm and MaryLou cooking a turkey dinner for our friends in our first apartment in London. Thankful for the many boxing days that we were able to attend among other wonderful times. Thinking of all of you. Kim and Walt

Condolence from Linda Marsden on November 9th, 2020 5:07 AM

Graham, Mary Lou and family,

Very sorry to hear of Norms passing. Had many a great chat at the farm over insurance and life. Cliff loved his visits.

Condolence from Linda Marsden on November 9th, 2020 5:42 AM

Graham, Mary Lou, and family,

So sorry to hear of Norms passing. I first met Norm, sitting at our kitchen table talking insurance and life. Cliff so enjoyed all his visits.

Condolence from Harry & Darlene Brooks on November 9th, 2020 6:56 AM

Dear Mary Lou- we are so sad to hear of Norm’s passing. Kristin and Amanda remember him as a ‘gentle giant’ over the many years that you babysat them. He was always such a positive, loving family man who will be greatly missed. Sending our love and prayers to you and your family.

Condolence from Evelyn Vincent on November 9th, 2020 7:19 AM

Mary Lou and family
Sincere sympathy in your great loss. Praying you feel God’s strength and peace during this difficult time

Condolence from Donna Perry on November 9th, 2020 8:09 AM

Mary Lou and family
I was so sorry to hear of Norm’s passing. Always enjoyed speaking to the two of you at McDonald’s when we were able to go there. You will have lot’s of wonderful memories to help you through this sad time. My prayers to you and your family. With Deepest Sympathy. Donna Perry

Condolence from Bonnie and Cam on November 9th, 2020 8:18 AM

Very sorry for your loss. Our condolences go out to the family. I remember Norm coming to the house all the time for life insurance then when I got old enough my mother called him for me. He will be remembered as a very polite and gentle man.
Take care of each other.
Madeline and Ross Cudmore
Bonnie and Cam McArthur

Condolence from Rob and Michelle Reid on November 9th, 2020 8:36 AM

Our thoughts and prayers to the family and friends.
Norm always had a wonderful smile and positive way of making our staff feel special.
We will certainly miss having him around. 🙏

Condolence from Peter and Gloria McFalls on November 9th, 2020 8:37 AM

Our sympathy to MaryLou and family. Very sorry to hear of Norms passing. Enjoyed serving many years with Norm on the Fire Department. He will be greatly missed in the community.

Condolence from Margaret Brintnell on November 9th, 2020 8:54 AM

Mary Lou & Family
So sorry to read about Norm. Certainly a great man and will be missed a lot. Thinking of you Mary Lou at this very sad time. All of you will have so many wonderful memories to share now & in coming days. I always enjoyed talking to him.
My sympathy to All.
Margaret Brintnell

Condolence from Duane McLean on November 9th, 2020 8:57 AM

My deepest sympathies to Mary Lou and all of the family. Will always remember R. Norman with the deepest respect, appreciation and love.

Condolence from Doug and Judy Dalrymple on November 9th, 2020 9:40 AM

Our sympathies to all of Norm’s family.Norm was a great person and will be missed.
Doug and Judy Dalrymple

Condolence from Scott Varley on November 9th, 2020 9:49 AM

I always enjoyed saying hi to Norm who insisted I call him that and not Mr Tait. Whether he was in our store, sitting in McDonadls having a coffee or anywhere else around town he always had a smile on his face and called me by name. My condolences.

Condolence from Tom and Carol Arthur on November 9th, 2020 9:55 AM

Mary Lou and all the Taitfamily -Our sincere sympathy to all of you at this time. Our thoughts are with you. Norm’s huge smile and gentle manner will be missed.

Condolence from Don and Edith Lewis and family on November 9th, 2020 10:03 AM

Our deepest sympathy to Mary Lou and the Tait Family.
He will be missed by many.
Norm was always cheerful and great to talk too.
Cherish his memories and He will always be with you all.

Condolence from Don on November 9th, 2020 10:09 AM

Mary Lou and family
We are so sorry to hear of Norm’s passing. We spent many hours together during our time pastoring at Exeter. A beloved friend who ministered beside me in the church with his many talents and giftings.
– Don and Rona Lee Forrest

Condolence from George and Sue Wilson on November 9th, 2020 10:51 AM

Mary Lou and family, our sympathy to all of Norm’s family. He was a friendly man. He will be missed for his immeasurable volunteer time in the community. Cherish your precious memories. Hugs and prayers, George and Sue Wilson

Condolence from Lori and Brad Baker & Family on November 9th, 2020 10:55 AM

Our sincere sympathies to Rob and Irene and Vaila and Luke and the entire Tait family on the loss of a wonderful Father, Grandfather and Great Grandfather. Thinking of everyone at this difficult time.

Condolence from Scott and Mary Burton on November 9th, 2020 11:12 AM

To Mary Lou and the Tait children, and now their children, we send our respects to you all!

Norm and Mary Lou could be found in many places where helping others was involved!

We will remember Norm when we see Rob just down the street!

‘ Great families raise great families who raise great families.’

Condolence from Patty Koebel on November 9th, 2020 11:28 AM

My sympathy and condolences to the my friend Graham and Jenn and the Tait family. many happy memories I have about talking to Norm and his wife Marylou especially at Noah’s Arc and at their home when visiting there with Jen(Graham’s partner). He will be sadly missed by the community.

Condolence from Dianne Sorensen on November 9th, 2020 12:03 PM

My sympathy to Marylou and all of the Tait family, Norm will be missed…

Condolence from John & Cathy Taylor on November 9th, 2020 12:24 PM

John & Cathy Taylor

Rob and family, our condolences on the passing of Norm.
He was our London Life Insurance agent from 1975 to present day
passing the insurance baton to you Rob on his retirement.
In the days and years ahead you will have many memories to share
with each other of a husband, father, grandfather, community champion and so much more.
CAJON (just for you Rob)

Condolence from Caleb, Chrissy, Hannah Dignan on November 9th, 2020 12:35 PM

MaryLou our deepest condolences to you and your family. Norm was a wonderful person! Praying Gods ultimate peace, love, comfort surround you! Love always deepest sympathies.

Condolence from Darlene edwards on November 9th, 2020 12:45 PM

I am so sorry for your loss Mary Lou and family. I have missed seeing you both at McDonald’s since I moved to st marys. I always enjoyed talking to you both. Sending big hugs and thinking of you.

Condolence from Debra & Shawn LaPorte on November 9th, 2020 12:47 PM

Rob, Irene, Marlee, Shawn & Family

You have our thoughts & prayers at this difficult time

Condolence from Bobbie & Alan Oakes on November 9th, 2020 12:51 PM

Bev and Family,

So sorry to hear about your dad. Thinking of you at this difficult time.

Condolence from Dennis & Darlene Hallam on November 9th, 2020 1:43 PM

Deepest Sympathy on the passing of Norm.
Dennis & Darlene Hallam

Condolence from Cheryl Becker on November 9th, 2020 1:55 PM

Tait family
My sincere condolences on the passing of Norm. Thinking of you during this difficult time.

Cheryl Becker(Dowson)

Condolence from Marlene on November 9th, 2020 2:09 PM

Dear Spencer and Leeanne,

So sorry to learn of the death of Spencer’s grandfather. What a wonderful charitable man he was – such a terrific role model.
Marlene & Dan

Condolence from Reg & Dorothy Morrison on November 9th, 2020 2:20 PM

So sorry to heat of Norm’s passing. Our sympathy to you Mary Lou and your families. He had a well filled life.

Condolence from Rene, Monique (Nancy) Vanbruwaene ruwaene on November 9th, 2020 3:53 PM

Please accept our condolences. Stay close to each other and share the good memories. We pray for comfort and peace in such a time as this. What and amazing man this world and family will truly miss. Praying that the Lord will cocoon you all in love, peace, comfort and hope. Im sure the Lord is saying, “well done, my good and faithful servant!” In our thoughts and prayers.

Condolence from Connie Cook on November 9th, 2020 4:54 PM

To the Tait family: Ken and I are sorry for your loss. RIP Norm.

Connie and Ken

Condolence from Bert and Wilma Visscher on November 9th, 2020 5:08 PM

Our prayers go out to the whole Tait family and especially MaryLou. May the God that Norm knew so well, give you His peace and comfort. A pleasure to have known a man of integrity and great faith. Bert and Wilma Visscher

Condolence from Dave & Karin Roger on November 9th, 2020 5:18 PM

Deepest Sympathy on the passing of Norm.
Karin and Dave Roger

Condolence from Donna Regier on November 9th, 2020 7:05 PM

Mary Lou and family,
So sorry to hear of Norm’s passing. I have enjoyed having you as neighbours this last while.
May our God give you peace at this sad time.💞🙏

Condolence from Bob & Grace Clarke , Belle River On. on November 9th, 2020 7:14 PM

Mary Lou and Family , our sincerest sympathies on Norm’s passing . He was a a very kind and caring person and will be missed by everyone who was blessed to have known him . Cherish the many memories and he will continue to live on in your hearts for ever . May God be with you all during this most difficult time .

Condolence from Tim Hamather on November 9th, 2020 8:01 PM

Our sincere condolences to all the Tait family during this difficult time.
Thinking of you. Tim & Maria Hamather

Condolence from jack reginald triebner on November 9th, 2020 8:18 PM


Condolence from Kim McKay on November 9th, 2020 8:22 PM

Bev and Vaila and families I am very sorry for the loss of your Dad. My thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

Condolence from Gaylan and Evelyn Josephson on November 9th, 2020 9:16 PM

Mary Lou and Family
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.
We so enjoyed meeting with you and Norm for our daily coffee sessions and our monthly breakfasts. Norm was always so pleasant and considerate of others – a true gentleman! It was our pleasure to have known him.
Praying that God will surround you with his love and comfort.
Evelyn and Gaylan

Condolence from Jim Bowie on November 10th, 2020 8:56 AM

Our sincerest condolences to all of the Tait family. Our thoughts are with you.
Jim and Marilyn Bowie

Condolence from Don Oesch on November 10th, 2020 9:09 AM

I had the great pleasure to work with Norm, and for many years before that, he was our agent for London Life. Deepest sympathy to his entire family. He was a kind and gifted gentleman.. May he Rest In Peace.

Condolence from Susan Mann on November 10th, 2020 9:38 AM

Rob, Vaila and families,

I am sorry to hear of the loss of your father. May your memories bring you comfort in the days and months ahead.

Susan Mann

Condolence from Russell &Verona Snider on November 10th, 2020 1:04 PM

Dear Mary Lou and family

So very sorry to hear of his passing. It is very hard to believe. Norm was such a genuine loving person. His smile was truly a blessing and His caring heart. We never had to worry about our home when you lived here for the four years. It was just like we left it. Thanks Mary Lou for being such great friends. Trust our friendship will continue after all this challengeing times is over. Love and prayers are for all at this sad time.

Russell and Verona Snider

Condolence from John and Joyce Morgan on November 10th, 2020 2:58 PM

To Mary Lou and all your family: So sorry to hear of Norm’s passing. We send you our thoughts and prayers at this sad time. The memory of your family living beside mom and dad on William Street will always be happy ones. Norm joined the fire department the same time as John and we spent many memorable hours in your company, practicing, singing and talking. He was so involved with young children as Fire Prevention Officer and they loved listening to him. He will be missed.

Condolence from Mike and JoAnne Pickering on November 10th, 2020 5:06 PM

MaryLou and family sending deepest condolences to you are your family. Norm was a wonderful man alway a big smile and hello when ever I would see him! Mike and JoAnne (Inch)

Condolence from Bev Hearn on November 10th, 2020 5:12 PM

So sorry to hear of his passing. What a beautiful family. My thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

Bev Hearn

Condolence from Barb Wahl on November 10th, 2020 5:25 PM

So sorry to hear of Norm’s passing. Hugs to you Mary Lou and all the family. Didn’t get together to often due to the distance, but when we did it was nice being together and sharing family time.

Condolence from Luisa Gould on November 10th, 2020 5:35 PM

We are deeply saddened for the Tait family during this loss. To Aunt Mary Lou and family. Our deepest sympathies to all of you during this loss.
Darren , Luisa Gould

Condolence from Donna Baker Scott on November 10th, 2020 6:34 PM

I guess Norm will be having a cup of tea with mom and dad.

Condolence from Jeff Turner on November 10th, 2020 6:36 PM

Jeff & Darlene Turner

To all the Tait family,

Many fond memories from the Exeter days growing up around Norm. Most recently in my daily travels through Exeter I would bump into Norm at the local McDonalds while he was enjoying a cup of coffee socializing with many local folks. Always had time for a quick chat and smile.

Love and prayers to everyone during this time and from Carl & Bev.

Jeff & Darlene Turner

Condolence from Linda & Wayne Gould on November 10th, 2020 6:38 PM

Mary Lou & family:
We are deeply saddened to hear of Norm’s recent passing.. We are so sorry for your loss. I know how close your family is & I know they are all devastated. We really liked Norm. He always has a big welcoming smile and was ready to shake hands. He will be greatly missed. Our thoughts & prayers are with you and your family.

Condolence from Jim Oesch on November 10th, 2020 8:16 PM

Sincere condolences to the Tait family,he was a good man ,cherish all the love he gave you all .

Jim Oesch

Condolence from Kay Tripp on November 10th, 2020 8:20 PM

To the Tait Families…I came to know Norm over the years as he was my husbands Ins. Advisor and we both thought very highly of him…he was reached out to say hi whenever we would see him and as my husbands name was also Norm their names and hellos were always exchanged with a smile…I remember…I offer my condolences…Kay Tripp

Condolence from Tom and Susan Murch on November 10th, 2020 8:23 PM

Graham Rob And Family’s We have know Norm for many years. He sold me my first insurance policy and many more. Always remember the good times and keep them close to your hearts. He will be missed

Condolence from Brian, Sandra and Rachel Dignan on November 10th, 2020 8:34 PM

Sincere Sympathy to Marylou and family at this very difficult time. We will sure miss Norm, he was a wonderful, caring man. Our daughter Rachel has fond memories of working at Noahs Ark with Norm and Marylou. We will miss seeing you around EPT family gatherings as well. May God give you all his peace and comfort!

Condolence from Wendy Case on November 10th, 2020 9:51 PM

Our sincere sympathy in the loss of your husband, father, grand father and great grand father. Norm was a kind and gentle soul. Peace to all of you at this sad time. Peter and Wendy Case

Condolence from Kenneth Ronald Crits on November 10th, 2020 10:02 PM

Dear Mary Lou:

I just received news of Norm’s passing. It saddens me and leaves a real sense of loss in my heart. I have so many
memories of you and Norm while I was growing up at Bethel Tabernacle on Ontario St. in Stratford. Condolences to
you and your family. May God be your strength and comfort during this time of sorrow.

Condolence from Don & Susan Romphf on November 11th, 2020 9:41 AM

Our sincerest sympathy during this difficult time. We have such fond memories of working with Norm during our time in Exeter. He was a blessing to so many and we know his presence will be surely missed in the lives of all those Norm touched throughout the years. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Don & Susan Romphf

Condolence from Jim and Wendy Thomas on November 11th, 2020 9:43 AM

So sorry to hear of Norms passing. I remember him fondly as he and my Dad worked together for many years at London Life….thinking of all of th family at this sad time….

Condolence from Frank and Dianne Dietrich on November 11th, 2020 10:53 AM

Rob and Irene and family,
Our sincere condolences on the psssing of you father, thinking of you at this time, hugs, Frank and Dianne Dietrich

Condolence from Dave and Karen on November 11th, 2020 12:33 PM

Mary Lou
So many wonderful memories with you and Norm. Norm always had a smile and loved a laugh but above all he loved the Lord and was always so encouraging. Many of our fondest memories include you and Norm.
Dave and Karen Tigani

Condolence from Robert Crawford on November 11th, 2020 6:27 PM

Dear Mary Lou and family .Sorry to hear of Norms passing, he was well known and likeable. Thinking of you with deep sympathy Bob & Jean Crawford.

Condolence from Cathy Pinnell and Carol Champion on November 11th, 2020 6:47 PM

I am so very sorry to hear of your great loss Aunt Mary Lou and family. Uncle Norm was a true gentleman with a huge , warm and friendly heart. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this very difficult time.

Condolence from Don and Brenda Triebner on November 11th, 2020 9:13 PM

Mary Lou and families, we are so sorry to hear about Norm . We shared lots of great conversations and many laughs and happy times together over coffee. Norm had a big heart for his family his church and his community. We will truly miss this great man. So long, until we meet again.

Condolence from Craig Cudmore on November 11th, 2020 9:40 PM

Our family will be eternally grateful for the support, care and guidance that Norm provided our family over the years. He was a true pillar of the community and a man of sincere and contagious faith. Our sincerest condolences.

Condolence from Peter Warner on November 12th, 2020 8:01 AM

May God bless you, bind you together by his love and support you in this time of sadness.
My sincere sympathy,
Peter Warner

Condolence from Rod and karen chaulk on November 12th, 2020 8:16 AM

What a dear friend. There are few like Norm. That smile and contagious joy would change the atmosphere in the room. You lived for Jesus well and loved like HE did as well. Love and prayers to mary-Lou and the family.

Condolence from Liz and Gary on November 12th, 2020 8:24 AM

Mary Lou, So many fond memory’s of Norm, His quick smile, advice, worship leading, willingness to help. Some of our best years were with you in Exeter. A wonderful man, he will be missed. Our love and prayers are with you you and your family at this time. Hugs, Gary and Liz Moore

Condolence from Keith and Lois Gonyou on November 12th, 2020 11:24 AM

Mary Lou and family
Lois and I were truly saddened by the news of Norm’s passing. We have great memories. Wish we could hear a piano duet again. We are praying for you Mary Lou and kids and grand kids. Heaven’s sounding sweeter every day.

Condolence from Margaret Hackney on November 12th, 2020 11:52 AM

Dear Graham and family ~
So sorry to hear of your loss.
My thoughts are with you and your family at this very sad time.

Condolence from Karen Pietrangelo (Cudmore) on November 12th, 2020 11:56 AM

Mary Lou and the entire Tait family. Our deepest condolences of the loss of such a great man.
He truly touched so many lives through his endless self-service to anyone that needed it and shaped so many lives through his endless devotion to his family and his community. Our hearts are with you as you navigate this loss during this difficult time.

Condolence from Ron deichert on November 12th, 2020 12:10 PM

MaryLou and all the Tait family.I had the pleasure to work with Norm for many years.He will be missed by all of the Stratford London Life team.He was a leader and a positive influence on everyone he met. You have my sympathy

Condolence from Kathleen Siertsema on November 12th, 2020 4:03 PM

Mary Lou: We extend our sincere sympathy to you and your family. We were foster parents as you and Norm were and we enjoyed our times together then. Know we are thinking of you. John & Kathleen Siertsema.

Condolence from Charles E Browning & Doreen on November 12th, 2020 6:00 PM

to the Tait family please accept out sympathy we were a customer of Norms and a fellow fire fighter he was a friendly man and a true gentleman

Condolence from Scott Bogart on November 12th, 2020 10:23 PM

Rob and Family,
Sorry to hear of the passing of Norm. Thinking of you guys during this difficult time.
Scott, Lynda, Luke and Heath Bogart

Condolence from Bill Gibson on November 13th, 2020 10:15 AM

I am very sorry to hear that Norm has died and send my deepest sympathy

Condolence from Kathy Campbell on November 13th, 2020 10:59 AM

My sincerest condolences to the Tait family. Rob and Irene you are in my thoughts and prayers….your father was a very kind and gracious man whom I remember with great respect. Take care of each other in this difficult time

Condolence from Leah & Tony Allen on November 13th, 2020 2:55 PM

Tony and I would like to extend our heartfelt condolences to all of Norm’s family. May you be comforted by the outpouring of love surrounding you and the many wonderful memories you have of Norm.

With caring thoughts,
Leah and Tony Allen

Condolence from Taylor Moore on November 14th, 2020 5:13 PM

Best to all the Tait family at this challenging time. George (Taylor) Moore – Lisbon, Portugal

Condolence from Johnand Greta Zwaan on November 14th, 2020 7:19 PM

To the Tait family go our deepest sympathy in the loss of Norman, one of God’s choicest servants. A man well respected loved and honored for his integrity and godly life style. His promotion leaves a deep hole on earth but sounds of angels singing a “WELCOME” in glory are a great comfort. Our hearts go out to you Mary Lou and family for the void left behind but we rejoice with you in that there will be a reuniting one day. Love and prayers, John and Greta Zwaan.

Condolence from Ed and Marilyn Hern on November 15th, 2020 11:17 AM

Cherish all those wonderful memories you have contour husband, father, and grandfather. Condolences to the Tait family! Prayers to you all!

Condolence from Heather Hern on November 15th, 2020 11:22 AM

Martin and family! Sending my sincere condolences and prayers on the passing of Norm. Cherish those wonderful memories of a great man, husband, father, grandfather and friend!

Condolence from Gabbie and Margaret Mol on November 15th, 2020 7:35 PM

Sorry to pass on our condolences late Was gone last week Missed attending the services Our sincere sympathy with Norm passing Always admired his faith Also appreciated his service on the fire department May God bless you all

Condolence from Cara Lee Bissonnette (Blommaert) on November 17th, 2020 5:40 PM

To Mary Lou and family, my sincerest condolences for your loss. I have such fond memories of Norm and his dedication to helping others. He was filled with pure kindness. My thoughts are with you all. He was a great man.

Condolence from Mary Cassell on November 18th, 2020 5:38 PM

What a loss to your family, our church, community and charitable works. So many good memories….. his obvious love for MaryLou, his gifted ability with music…. so many things. Playing duets with MaryLou on the piano and organ, backing up the worship team with his guitar. Pray that God raises up men to take his place.
I pray for LuLu, Pastor Bob, and all Norms family. Such a heritage!

Condolence from Sandra Newton on November 27th, 2020 8:14 PM

It was with great sadness that I heard of Norm’s passing. He was a true gentlemen and so willing to help others in need. I enjoyed talking with Norm when our paths crossed because he always took the time for a chat or a laugh or two. May his life be a reminder to us all that one person CAN make a difference. God’s peace to you.

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