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SAMPLE, Norris Earle


The family of Norris Earle Sample, of Havelock, Quebec, is saddened to announce his peaceful passing on Tuesday, January 16, 2024, in his 87th year.

Predeceased by his wife, Lynne Whiteley (1994), his memory will be cherished by his 3 children, Kimberly (Peter Lougas), Deborah (Ronald Buskey), David (Kelly Heaven). He also leaves behind 6 grandchildren: Alexander, Miranda (Coltin Atkinson), Mark (Keri Leahy), Coulton (Ashley), Cameron  and Rachael; and two great-grandchildren, Oaklynn Atkinson and Nate Lougas.

Norris also leaves to mourn his brother and sister-in-law, Kenneth Winston and Carol Sample, his nephew and nieces, Doug and Kelly Sample (Autumn, Mark, Will and Ken), Kelly Newby (John and Viola).

He greatly enjoyed agriculture and doing landscaping on his ancestral farms. A family and community historian, Norris entertained those around him with many unforgettable stories—he will be missed.

A celebration of Norris’ life will be held in the spring, on Saturday, May 18, 2024 (details to be announced later).

Arrangements entrusted to McGerrigle Funeral Home, Ormstown., 450.829.2214,

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