NORMAN CLARENCE ALLAN SR. (Gekaajigiizhigweb)

Sadly, on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2009, Norman Clarence Allan Sr. passed away at the age of 75.
He was born July 31, 1934 in Nigigoonsiminikaaning First Nation (Red Gut Bay).
Norman was a very special person who was very soft-spoken, strong-hearted, and loved to spend his time with family and friends, whom he adored very dearly.
Norman was an avid hockey fan of Toronto Maple Leafs and the Blue Jays.
Norman loved to be out on the lake fishing, enjoyed hunting, and especially enjoyed being in the company of his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren as they always put a smile on his face.
Norman served in the Korean War from the time he was a young fellow until he was united in marriage with Patricia Allan. He was recognized as an hounerable veteran as he served in the war for many years.
Norman was predeceased by his parents, Mae Jourdain and Norman Allan Sr.; brothers, George Allan, Elroy Jourdain, Richard Jourdain, and Albert Allan; sister, Mary Allan; and great-granddaughter, Angel Allan-Marchuk.
Norman is survived by his wife, Patricia Allan; sons, Norman “Acer” Allan Jr. (Lois) and Terry Allan (Michelle); daughters, Shirley Allan (Ronnie), Charlene Allan, Sandy Tuesday (Kevin), and Tracy Pitremont (Rene); grandchildren, Michael Jones (Shelly), Timothy Perrault, Roger Allan, Olivia Allan (Dwayne), Edmund Allan, Christopher Allan, Eunice Allan, Ashley Allan, Cedric Jack (Carmen), Damien Allan (Bobbi), Lindsey Allan (Eric), Chelsea Allan (Vern), Kristin Allan (Jeremy), Devon Tuesday, Keira, Megan, and Dominick Allan, and Brendan, Cyah, Bryton, and Ciara Pitremont; and great-grandchildren too numerous to name.
Norman also is survived by his brother, Robert Jourdain (Lois) of Cass Lake, Mn.; sisters, Margaret Norris (Lynn) of Dryden, Ont. and Mary Bombay of Nigigoonsiminikaaning First Nation, Ont.; and sister-in-law, Rosemarie Allen of Nigigoonsiminikaaning First Nation, Ont.
Norman also is survived by many nieces and nephews, cousins, and special friends.
A traditional wake was held Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2009, with funeral services held Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2009 at 10 a.m. at the Nigigoonsiminikaaning First Nation gymnasium, with Elder Jim Windego officiating.
Interment took place in Ottertail cemetery.
The pallbearers were Terry Allan, Norman Allan Jr., Roger Allan, Damien Allan, Edmund Allan, Christopher Allan, Cedric Jack, and Devon Tuesday.
The honourary pallbearers were Rene Pitremont, Nick Kowalow, Ronnie Jack, Kevin Tuesday, Robert Jourdain, Steve Jourdain, Pat Roach, Clayton Windego, Gary Allen, and Ernie Bird.
Should family and friends so desire, in memoriam donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, 920 Frenette Ave., Fort Frances, Ont., P9A 3N4 or c/o Green Funeral Home, P.O. Box 427, Fort Frances, Ont., P9A 3M8.
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