Obituary of Norman John Gascho
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Norman Gascho passed away peacefully at Lisaard House on October 28th, with family by his side. He was in his 91st year.
Norman John Gascho was born on November 8, 1930 in New Hamburg, Ontario. He is predeceased by his parents, Aaron and Emma (Leis) Gascho, by his siblings, Anna Mae, Mary, Harold, and Lloyd, by his daughter, Barbara Lynne and great-granddaughter, Avery Hughes.
Norman is survived by his wife, Alice (Shantz) of 70 years. He is remembered by his children, Nancy (Gerhard) Klassen of Leamington ON, Susan of Waterloo ON, Betty (Brian) Brown of Surrey BC, Sally (Dave) Miller of Elmira ON, Penney (Kevin) Willms of Lethbridge AB, John (Rhonda Hildebrand) Gascho of Osler SK, and Christy (Yvan) Aubin of Kitchener ON. His 19 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren have many grandpa stories to share. He was happy to visit with his great, great-grandson this past summer. He is survived by his brother, Roy (Mary) of Kitchener ON, and his sister, Ruth (Edward) Hyjek of Cambridge ON. Remembered by The Vongsaly family.
Norman worked as a salesman for Maple Lane Dairy for 20 years. He then owned and operated Run-Rite Burners, installing and servicing oil burner furnaces. Norm was a man of service, to his family, church, and the greater community. He volunteered many hours on Habitat for Humanity builds, installing duct work and furnaces. When he could no longer work on builds, he volunteered at the ReStore in Cambridge.
Norman and Alice raised their family in Breslau ON, later moving into Fairview Apartment Seniors Community, Cambridge ON. They travelled extensively visiting family in the west and different parts of the globe.
He was a member of Breslau Mennonite Church. To attend the visitation, personal face coverings are required, and relatives and friends must RSVP with the funeral home at www.erbgood.com or 519-745-8445. Visitation will be held at Breslau Mennonite Church, 226 Woolwich Street, Breslau on Sunday, October 31st from 2pm – 4pm. A private family service will take place at Breslau Mennonite Church on Monday, November 1 at 2pm with Pastor Eleanor Epp-Stobbe officiating. Family and friends are invited to view the livestream of the service on his tribute page on the funeral home website.
The family wishes to thank Lisaard House for their excellent care, as well as Pastor Eleanor Epp-Stobbe for her support.
Condolences for the family and donations to Lisaard House, Habitat for Humanity – Waterloo Region or Mennonite Central Committee can be arranged through the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo at www.erbgood.com or 519-745-8445.