At home in Nobleton surrounded by his family on Sunday, March 5, 2023, Norris Norman Monaghan of Nobleton, beloved husband of the late Margaret Abbigail (Gail) Monaghan for 57 years, peacefully passed away in his 83rd year. Loving father of Cheryl Monaghan and the late Colin Anderson, Shawn and Dawn Monaghan, Craig Monaghan, Renny and Jennifer Monaghan, Dwane Monaghan and Krista Giles. Cherished grandfather of Blair, Wyatt, Kurtis, Danielle, Robyn and Adam. Dear brother of the late Ken (Joan), Tom (Beattie), Carolyn (Stuart), George (Mickey), Jeannie (Kim) along with many nieces and nephews.
Norris was farm raised in Feversham, Ontario. He had little formal education, but was fearless, hardworking, curious, and self-taught. He had an entrepreneurial spirit and together with his brother Tom owned a couple of successful businesses. He loved Gail, traveling with the Carscaddens, visiting the Peelar farm, pie, cribbage, machinery of any kind, the horse races and Florida.
The family would like to thank the Southlake Regional Cancer Centre and Hospall Private Homecare Inc for their care and support.
The family will receive their friends at the Egan Funeral Home, 203 Queen Street S. (Hwy. 50), Bolton (905-857-2213) Saturday morning, March 11 from 11 o’clock until time of funeral service in the chapel at 12 o’clock. Followed by a reception at the funeral home. Private family interment at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Norris’ name to the Southlake Foundation, Emergency Department.
Condolences for the family may be offered at www.EganFuneralHome.com
Very sorry to my friend Cheryl and the kids for your loss. I met Norris several times over the years and found him to be direct, straight forward, respected and respectful with a quiet kindness about him. He had those rarest of traits, seldom found, when just glancing by someone’s life . You knew he was a success without him having to tell you about it. He was both interesting and interested with a wonderful character.
Dr. Jeanette K. Winters
To the Monaghan Family, our sincere condolences from Renny’s friends and colleagues at 8×8. We send our sincere condolences. May your many good memories help ease the loss you all feel.
I was very lucky to work closely with you for many years .
Through those years, I learned from you,love you and enjoyed every conversation we had together. You always paid attention to me, supported me in my decisions. Good and bad! I will miss those conversations.
I have many fond memories of being at auntie Gail and uncle Norris’s home in Woodbridge, celebrating life‘s milestones, and holiday get togethers with uncles aunties and happy cousins. My love and condolences to the whole family.
We will miss him dearly . I can’t say how much we cherished having him as our neighbor and friend. Sincerely, Jim & Sandy Pollock
Iam sorry for the family’s loss. Norris was a great friendly person I will miss him
Like all the Monaghan clan , so very likeable.
A pleasure to chat with, and an honor to have met both Norris and Gail.
So sorry to the entire family for your lose.
Norris will be sadly missed by all here at Orr Lake. Will always remember his welcoming smile and kind words. Our deepest condolences to the whole family
Love Laura & Terry
We will miss him- enjoyed having him a s a neighbor when he came down to Florida
He was a great neighbor. Such a lovely man Tom & Joanne Caterina. 3482 Sunrise Trail Port Charlotte
Please know that you’re in our thoughts
With deepest sympathy
Thank you for entrusting our team at Hospall Private Homecare to help your father and family during this difficult health journey.
May he rest in peace
Michelle Frauley CEO Hospall Private Homecare and team
To the Monaghan Family, our sincere condolences for your loss.
Mike & Malgosia Dancziger
Larry and Carol-Lynne Smilsky
Sincere sympathy to all the Monaghan family members. We will miss his gentle ways. Larry will certainly miss his “roadside chats” with Norris
Denine and Scott
Our deepest condolences to the Monaghan family, may your fond memories give you peace and comfort.
Sending caring thoughts your way,
Scott and Denine
So very sorry Cheryl , my condolences to you and the family .
My deepest condolences to the Monaghan family during this time. I was lucky enough to meet Norris a handful of times and he was always a kind and friendly soul. He will be missed.
Cheryl, my thoughts and prayers go out to your and your family during this very difficult time. “Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.” May you cherish a lifetime of memories of you dad.
Passing on our deepest condolences to Dwane , Krista and all family members ..on your great loss.
Randy and Carol
I was saddened to hear that Norris passed away. My thoughts are with your family during this difficult time.
I only met Norris a couple of times but always thought of him as a kind and gentle man. My daughter Krista loved him and Gail very much and was always made to feel like part of the Monaghan family.
It’s so hard to say goodbye to the ones we love and have been in our lives forever and age has nothing to do with that profound sense of loss.
Peter and I send our sympathies to all of the Monaghan Family.
Thinking of you at this sad time, because your loved one was someone we were privileged to know.
We will always remember that welcoming smile.
Betty Jean, Doug, Suzie and Rosie ( Fallis clan )
We want to pass on our deepest sympathies to Dwayne and Christa and all of the Monaghan family. “Uncle Norris”, as I always heard growing up, was somewhat of a legend. I had the pleasure of meeting him in person several times in later years and he will be sorely missed.
Scott and Maryann Archer
Norris’ kindess and thoughtful perspective through the years will be cherished.
Sympathies to the Monaghan family,
Love Carol Yeates & Denis Trottier
My deepest sympathies to the Monaghan Family.
I knew Norris for many, many years.
He was good, kind and fair, a loving father, grandfather, big brother and uncle, he will be sorely missed by all.
I enjoyed those moments in conversation with him, whether serious or humourous. He was so knowledgeable and interesting. I will miss him.
I was saddened to hear the passing of great person and great old neighbour which was like a father to me . My condolences to the Monaghan clan .
As a close neighbour to the Monaghan family growing up in Nobleton, I knew Norris quite well. Although it’s been many years, I remember Norris keeping Shawn and I in line as we would get ourselves in trouble. He put us to work a few times at his job sites when we were young.
I always had great respect for Gail and Norris, I spent many hours in their pool on Midway. A great man. My condolences to Shawn, Cheryl, Craig, Rennie, and Dwayne
I am so sorry for all of your loss’s. My late husband Ralph Hoffmann and I have known the Monaghan family since the early years in King City and went to school with Shawn at King City High School. Ralph then lived with ‘the Monaghan’ for a while in Bellewart, and then we continued our friendship at Go Home Lake for many more years. Over the years Norris and Gail (and many of the other family members) would come to visit and we had the pleasure of spending many days with them chatting on the dock or over a meal. Norris always had a story to tell and we listened avidly. More recently, I also had the pleasure of visiting Norris down in Florida when Shawn and Dolly came for a visit. Norris just loved life and everything it had to offer, but mostly he loved his family. My deepest condolences to the entire Monaghan family
So very sorry for the loss of this extremely kind man. I didn’t know him for very long but every time I saw Norris he was happy and smiling.