Norman's Story

ASHLAND - Norman E. Burby Sr., 69, died peacefully Monday, October 19, 2015 at Eastern Maine Medical Center. He was born January 1, 1946 to Ellery and Alicia (Colbath) Burby and was a 1965 graduate of Ashland Community High School.

Norman worked for 47 years at Columbia Forest Products, where he had many close friends.

Norman is survived by: two sons, Norman Burby Jr and Angela Anderson of Presque Isle and Doug and Lori Cray of Ashland; two grandchildren, Justin Burby of Raymond and Melissa Cray of Ashland; two great grandchildren; six brothers, Floyd Burby and his wife Gloria of Caribou, Douglas Burby and his wife Clara of Masardis, Larry Burby and his wife Susan, Perley Burby and his wife Gayle, Donnie Burby and his wife Christine, and Roger Burby, all from Ashland; five sisters, Frances Condon and her husband Ted of Portage Lake, Althea Mowerson of Colorado, Susan Smart and her husband Fred of Presque Isle, Bonnie Chapuis and her husband Ron of Maryland, and Julie Belanger and her husband Ronnie of Ashland.

Besides his parents, Norman is predeceased by an infant sister Donna, a brother Robbie Burby, and his very special companion Evelyn Tardie.

A graveside service will be held 1:00 PM on Monday, October 26, 2015 at Ashland Municipal Cemetery, Sheridan Rd., Ashland. There will be no calling hours. Arrangements are a service of Lajoie Funeral Home, 114 Exchange St./PO Box 39, Ashland. To share condolences online, please visit
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