MADAWASKA - Norman M. Cyr, 63, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, at his residence. He was born Aug. 9, 1949, in Van Buren, son of the late Armand and Sylvia (Dionne) Cyr.
Norman was a member of Madawaska Fire Department since 1969 and became fire chief of the department in 1979, retiring in June of 2012. He was a lifetime member of Maine Fire Chief Association. He was a trustee of Madawaska Water District, president of MMRC World Acadian Congress 2014, and vice president of Madawaska Historical Society.
He is survived by his loving wife of 28 years, Linda (Gendreau) Cyr of Madawaska; one daughter, Tammy Wortman and her husband, Roland, of Fort Fairfield; five grandchildren, Josh, Isaac, Gabrielle, Jesse and Daniel of Fort Fairfield; two brothers, Richard Cyr and his wife, Jeanne, of Madawaska and David Cyr and his wife, Louise, of Woodland; one sister, Kathleen Cyr of Medford, Mass.; three godchildren, Steve Cyr of Deluth, Ga., Adam Gendreau of Auburn and Alexandria Griffin of Enfield, N.H.; many nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, at St. David Church. Family and friends may call 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, and 8:30-9:30 a.m. Thursday at Lajoie Funeral Home. Contributions in Norman's memory may be made to Mizpah, P.O. Box 216, Grand Isle, ME 04746 or please purchase a Congres Mondial Acadian 2014 commemorative plate in his memory. The plates can be purchased at any credit union. For online condolences, please visit www.lajoiefuneralhome.com