ST. DAVID - Normand A. Cote, 81, passed away peacefully on April 13, 2016, at his home in St. David. He was born in St. David on December 5, 1934, son of the late Lewis and Annie (Cyr) Cote.
After graduation he joined the U.S. Army and was deployed to Korea, where he was a Morse Code operator. After returning home, Normand worked hard his whole life as the owner of Cote's Poultry Farm, retiring in 1997. After retirement, his motorcycle became his passion and was able to enjoy it more. He also loved to work in his vegetable garden. Normand loved his grandchildren very much and enjoyed teasing them every once in a while. He was a member of the American Legion, Post 147, of Madawaska, and a Fourth Degree member of the Knights of Columbus, Council #2638 also of Madawaska.
He is survived by his beloved wife of fifty four years, Rina (Malenfant) Cote of St. David; five children, Nancy Cote Daigle and her husband, Shawn Hickey, of Madawaska, Donald Cote of Van Buren, Sandra Leonard of Eldorado Hills, CA, Dale Cote of Howland, Eric Cote and his wife, Kerry, of Winthrop; five grandchildren, Jacques, Luc, Pierre, Elyse and Kyle; one brother, Gerard Cote; eight sisters, Rejeanne Touzot, Theresa Brennan, Norma Protting, Marcella Sarnow, Cecile Dobash, Mary Ann Rich, Kathleen Sirois and Carol Whitney; many nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. on Monday, April 18, 2016, at the St. Gerard Church in Grand Isle. Family and friends may call at Lajoie Funeral Home from 6-8 p.m. on Sunday and from 8:30 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. on Monday before the service. For online condolences, please visit http://www.lajoiefuneralhome.com.