NEW CANADA and FORT KENT - Normand W. Daigle, 83, died Sept. 24, 2013, and Gilmay Marie (Theriault) Daigle, 78, died Sept. 25, 2013. They past away peacefully surrounded by their family at their residence. Norman was born June 22, 1930, in New Canada, the son of the late Willie and Flavie (Pelletier) Daigle. Gilmay was born May 28, 1935, in New Canada, the daughter of the late Josephel and Mary Jane (Rossignol) Theriault.
Norman was a past member of the Knights of Columbus and a member of the VFW
Lozier O'Grady Post No. 9609, both of Fort Kent. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict
from 1953 to 1955. One of his many favorite past times was wood working.
Gilmay was a member of the Ladies of St. Anne of Wallagrass, She loved cooking and knitting, most of all spending time on the computer. Norman and Gilmay were married for 61 loving years.
They are survived by ten children, Nelson and wife, Rita Daigle, of New Canada, Jeannine and husband, Dave Hobbins, of Fort Kent, Robert and wife, Cheryl Daigle, of New Canada, Eric and wife, Joni, of New Canada, Claude and Cheryl Daigle of Harwich, Mass., Ron Daigle and companion, Kristen, of Harwich, Mass., Donald and wife, Donna Daigle, of Hartford, James "Jim" Daigle of New Canada, John Daigle and wife, Nola, of New Canada, and Tammy and husband, Greg Paradis, of New Canada; their 22 grandchildren, Carolyn, Jill, Crystal, Daniel, Courtney, Stephanie, Pat-Rick, Ryan, Allison, Jennifer, Sara, Melanie, Heather, Michelle, Matthew, Jacob, Ashley, Sarah, Brooke, Alex, Paige, and Ava; eight great-grandchildren, Courtney, Natalie, Natashia, Nicole, Jarek, Josh, Cody, and Adaline. They were predeceased by one son, Peter Daigle; and one grandson, Adam Daigle.
Norman is survived by five brothers, Albert, Wilfred, Philip, Leo Paul, and Dr. Berthol Daigle; and two sisters, Bernadette Daigle, and Yvette Levesque. He was predeceased by four brothers, Louis, Gilman, Edmund, and Leonard Daigle; and one sister, Rinette Lamarre.
Gilmay is survived by one brother, Roger Theriault; and three sisters, Theresa Nadeau, Priscilla Bouchard, and Cecilia Bouchard. She was predeceased by two brothers, Elmer and Donald Theriault; and three sisters, Jeannette Bouchard, Rena Bouchard, and Carlene Domonique.
They are also survived by many special brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27, and Saturday, 9-10:45 a.m. until time of service at Daigle Funeral Home, Fort Kent. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 11 a.m. Saturday, at St. Louis Catholic Church, Fort Kent. Committal services will follow with full military honors at Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery, Soldier Pond. At the request of the family, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Adam R. Daigle Scholarship Fund, Fort Kent Community High School, 84 Pleasant St., Fort Kent, ME 04743; or to Edgar J. Paradis Cancer Fund, 194 E. Main St., Fort Kent, ME 04743.