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June 20, 2024

Norman Gavin MOUAT


MARCH 18, 1936 – APRIL 19, 2015

With his family by his side, Norman Gavin Mouat peacefully passed away on April 19, 2015. Norman leaves behind his loving wife Carolyn, daughters Brenda Mouat (Derek), Barbara Nemeth (Richard), Susan Garside (Mike), Karen Mouat (Doug Abernethy) Kathleen Mouat. Grandchildren: Gavin Teagle (Erin), Anna Gauthier (Al), Laura Nemeth (Kevin), Molly Edwardsen (Jered), Kirby Garside (Shauna), Myles Teagle (Katia), Michael Nemeth, Stuart Garside, Kate Schat (Marius) Paige Conlin-Mouat, Sam Myles, Hayden Conlin-Mouat, Jackson Myles, Bryson Conlin-Mouat. Great Grandchildren: Lilly Teagle, Mac Schat, Nathan Teagle, Amy Edwardsen, Mckinley Garside, June Edwardsen, Hamish Schat, Ava Gauthier and Leif Edwardsen. Nieces: Kathy, Barb, Christy, Shelley and Kari (Friele). Nephews: Jim, Dave, John, Tom and Rob (Pringle). Brothers-in-law Bud Friele and Carl Johnson (Suzanne) and nieces Jennifer and Joanne.

Predeceased by parents Gavin and Torrie Mouat, sisters Gladys Pringle and Evelyn Friele.

Norman was born on March 18, 1936 and lived on Salt Spring Island his entire life. Raised on the family farm, Norman became a much sought after sheep shearer. As a teenager he travelled the island shearing on other farms. He was an avid horseman for work and pleasure. As well as farming, his business career spanned partnerships in Mouat’s Trading Company, Salt Spring Insurance, Brinkworthy Modular Home Park and as owner/operator of the Esso Bulk Fuels plant in Ganges.

Norman had strong family and community values. He was such a gentle soul and genuinely interested in the well being of everyone he knew and always gave his time to help anyone in need. He loved Salt Spring; the land, the people, the community – he was a proud islander and he shared his joy with others who loved this island and chose to make it their home.

His family would like to thank the wonderful community of Salt Spring Island. The tennis players, the golfers, everyone who shared a game of crib or stopped to give him a hug hello – you brought sunshine to his life. To the staff and residents at Greenwoods thank you for giving Norman a special home these past two years. We are especially grateful to everyone at Lady Minto who lovingly cared for Norman in his last days.

We will always remember our Dad as a gentleman, generous with his love, kindness and brilliant sense of humour shining through to the very end.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Greeenwoods Foundation or the Lady Minto Hospital Foundation.

A celebration of Norman’s life will be held in the summer.

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