|Date Of Birth:||November 28, 1983|
|Date Of Death:||April 23, 2012|
|Service Date:||Saturday, April 28th from 5-8 p.m. at the Bloomington Country Club.|
Norm Lesage of Bloomington, IN (formerly of Sturbridge, MA)
ended his long struggle with depression on Monday April 23. He was
28 years old. So begins the struggle of so many grieving friends
and family members including his parents Michael Lesage &
Denise Fontaine, brother Andrew Earnest, sister Jaime Lesage,
Auntie Brenda & Uncle Mick Renneisen, Grammy Pauline Fontaine,
and former wife Ashley Lesage, all of Bloomington. From MA, he
leaves his grandparents Paul & Marie Fontaine, Betty Lesage,
great grandmother Mary Livesey, Aunt Patty Colomey and her boys,
Uncle Lou & Aunt Connie Fontaine, cousin Nicole Cunningham,
best friend Sean Cooney and so many others. Norm's talents and
larger than life personality leave a great void with his co-workers
and customers from Duncan Supply Co and Auto Heaven, most notably
with AJ Bowlen and Chuck Forney. More than anything, he loved going
fishing with his dogs Turbo & Trigger as well as playing with
Ashley's dogs Whiz Bang & Pop Can, all nicknames he assigned.
He enjoyed and masterfully restored anything he could get his hands
on with unparalled results. He would have and should have been a
brilliant engineer. He helped countless people in any way he could
and took the time to teach them so that they could do for
themselves as well. He loved motorcycles, German cars, any vehicle
with a motor that he could modify beyond spec to do more or go
faster, Kenny Chesney, Nascar, golf and has passed along his
cheater wedge to his most loved golf buddy and brother Andy. Though
Norm suffered unspeakably with depression, what he loved most and
did exceptionally well was to make others laugh. Left behind
with anyone fortunate enough to have known him is a story to make
them laugh and memory to make them smile. Please dress comfortably
and plan to attend a gathering of like hearted people, all whose
lives he's touched, at the Bloomington Country Club on Saturday
April 28th between 5-8pm. We plan to share stories, support and pay
tribute to this extraordinary soul, Norm Lesage.
- From: Mark and Julia Conlin
Denise, Mike, Andrew, Jamie and Ashley,
We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers
are with all of you.
- From: Kim NeverMetHim
I want to express my sadness for your family and say I liked the way you worded Norm's obituary. May God wrap his loving arms around your entire family.
- From: Keith Anderson
My thoughts and prayers are with your family during this tough time. Norm will truly be missed.
- From: Leigh Anna Young
I didn't know Norm, never even heard of Norm, until this AM when I came across his obituary. What an exceptional young man. Everyone should have wanted to be his friend, if they weren't blessed enough to be already. I can see, from reading what is I am sure a very small snippet of who he was, that he was a blessing to know & to love. My sincerest condolences go out to his family & to his friends.
- From: Suzanne Faulk
To the family of Norman Lesage; My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. I did not know him personally, but felt moved by the story to send my condolences. I know first hand what it is like to suffer depression and know how hard it is for the family. He is at rest now and the memories you have of him can be a joy. God bless you.
- From: STEPHEN RICHARDS
I JUST WANT TO SAY TO ALL THE FAMILY I AM SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS, I HAD THE PLEASURE OF WORKING WITH NORM @ FW WEBB IN AUBURN.HE WAS ONE OF THE NICEST PEOPLE I HAVE EVER MET AND AS EVERYTHING I READ HE SURE DID LOVE FIXING THINGS..THIS WAS VERY SAD NEWS AS WE DID HAVE THE PLEASURE OF SPEAKING EVERY NOW AND THEN.EVERYONE FROM WEBB WILL BE SAD AT THIS LOSS..TO HIS MOM THAT HE LOVED SO MUCH I'M AM TRUELY SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS..
REST IN PEACE NORM.. AKA NELLY !!!!!!
- From: Kevin Payton
I'm so sorry to hear of Norm's passing -- it seems wrong to call him by his name; I, and his other friends at the F.W.Webb Company in Auburn, Ma. nicknamed and referred to him as 'Nelson' -- more often 'Nelly'. I don't know why.
Nelly always had an uplifting affect on all around him - he was a joy to know and work with. I missed him the instant he left F.W.Webb, and have thought of him often since then. Whenever he would make contact with one of us, word would spread - 'Hey, I heard from Nelly!', and we would all have to be brought up to date with waht was happening with him.
Michael & Denise; I'm sorry for your loss -- you are in my prayers.
Your friend -- Kevin
- From: Kenny & Susie Clendening
Dear Mike and family,
We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
- From: Tom O'Neil
Words cannot express how much Norm had effected anyone who was fortunate enough to have met him. I, myself will always have Norm in my heart and will remember the laughs that were shared. Norm had this incredible ability to help and explain any mechanical question I had, without making me feel like he was being burdened or like I was dumb for asking. Norm proved to everyone that he had a heart of gold. To his family I am so very sorry for your loss, you will be in my thoughts and prayers. To Norm, you will always be remembered and will always hold a place in everyones heart....until we meet again my friend, i know you will be looking out for us all....love you bro!
- From: Charlie and Amanda Smith
Mike and Family,
We are so sorry for your loss. We never got to meet Norm personally, but if he was anything like his father, we are sure he was a wonderfully kind-hearted guy. We are thinking of you, may you find some comfort in this difficult time.
- From: Larry Price
I am sorry for the loss of your son. I will be thinking of you and please call if i can do anything for you.
- From: John & Karla Kamstra
Our hearts are breaking for all of you, and we hold you in our thoughts as we pray for your healing. We can't even begin to understand your sorrow, but we hope it helps to know that others grieve with you and want to reach out and let you know how sorry, how very very sorry we are.
- From: Phil & Diane Martel
Mike, Denise and family. We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
- From: Liza Pavelich
I did not know Norm nor do I know anyone in his family, but I would like to send my condolences to all who loved him. I also wanted to thank and commend those who wrote this obituary for their honesty and heartfelt words. I feel it's very important not to ignore the effects of depression on those who suffer from it and those who are close to those who suffer from it. I hope that more people continue to make the same choice and bring this issue to the forefront to raise awareness of the seriousness of depression and related issues on one's overall health.
- From: Ryan Cooney
To all of Norms Family,
I am so sorry to all of you, Norm was a very unique person and very special to me and my family, especially to my brother Sean. As you all know Norm and Sean couldn't be closer as far as friends go, sometimes in life you get lucky and you find a friend who you can totally relate too, a friend who compliments you and is there for you no matter what. I was so greatful of thier friendship, I listened to them talk each other through so many of life's problems and support each other no matter what, I just wish he opened up to Sean about this as it came as a big shock to all of us. Loosing Norm is tragic, I wish more than anything we could turn the clocks back, there are so many what if's but at the end of the day all that matters is Norm was one in a billion, and my brothers best friend, a devoted son, brother and sincerely one of the best guys I have ever known in my life, his impact on all of us will never fade. I am so greatful they had each other, Thank you Norm for everything.
To all of Norm's family words cannot express how sorry I am for you loss and how strongly his loss is felt all the way back here in MA. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and will stay with you in the future, he will never be forgotten. Good bye Norm, God Bless.
- From: Susan Foskett
My heart goes out to this loving family. You are in my thoughts and prayers. There are no words.....
- From: Jill Nutile
Mike and family, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.