Norman Bourdage, age 92, of West Chicago

Written by Brust Funeral Home on February 3rd, 2019

Bourdage, NormanNorman Bourdage, age 92, of West Chicago, passed away January 29, 2019.

A Memorial Gathering will be held Friday, February 8th from 4 – 8 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main Street, Lombard. A Memorial Mass will be held Saturday, February 9th at 10 AM at St. Pius X Church, 1025 E. Madison St, Lombard. Interment will take place later at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery.

Norman grew up and graduated from Mooseheart. He served in the Navy’s Seabee Construction Battalion during WWII in Okinawa. He lived in many places around the New England area before settling down in Lombard in the early 50’s.

Norman built the home that he and his 1st wife raised their 2 daughters. He enjoyed woodworking where he made redwood canoes and various furniture items. Norman started out as a stone carver and had his own concrete business. He had a long career in construction management.

When he retired, he opened a stained glass store in Lombard which started out as a hobby but quickly turned into a second profession. He instilled the love of glass to his daughter, granddaughter and countless others around the Chicagoland area.

After retiring for the second time at age 80, he went back to woodworking. He made many beautiful tables and other wonderful items. At age 89, he found a new art form to love; scroll saw woodworking.

In his free time he enjoyed puzzles and Sudoku.

Wherever you found Norman, you would find his dog Koko, always by his side.

Norman is survived by his wife, Mary Elizabeth (Anderson); his daughters Debra McDonald and Mary Noel Terrance; his stepsons Richard M. Fielding (Beth) and Eric L. Fielding (Gina); 6 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Proceeded in death are his parents Placide and Philomene; his 4 brothers, Robert, Sylvio, Richard and Lionel and his stepsister Lillian; his first wife Barbara and his sons-in-law Patrick and Terry.

In lieu of flowers, memorials donations are requested to the American Heart Association Midwest Affiliate, Attn: Memorial/Tribute Processing Center, 3816 Paysphere Cir. , Chicago, IL 60674.

For more information please call 888-629-0094.


3 Comments so far ↓

  1. P.Shelton says:

    I would like to offer my condolences to the family and friends of Norman Bourdage. I hope this Bible Scripture will be of comfort to you during this time. John 5:28 “Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those int he memorial tombs will hear his voice.” Lazarus resurrection and that of others recorded in the Bible tells us what will take place on a global scale in the new world, a new paradise earth.

  2. David and Diane Augustine says:

    Norman was our neighbor but more of a friend. We saw each other daily. We will miss Norman opening his shop early morning and viewing the wonderful object he built. Our condolences and prayers for Mary and family. We loved and will miss Norm.

  3. Chris Williams says:

    Norman was a character above all. I first met Norman when I visited his daughter, Debra over 30 years ago. Debra and I have been friends ( initially pen friends) for 50 years. We met from our respective schools writing across the seas to encourage English and knowledge. One of the best things I ever started at such a young age. Now in our 60s we just Keep going. I remember meeting Norman over 30 years ago and he giving us a lesson in stained glass when I visited Debra and Pat from my home then in the England. To this day I still have that doggy I made which hangs on my sliding door….Norman was a character and had so many interests and skills. He will never ever be forgotten and always thought of with a big smile Bless all the family at this sad timexx Chris and John…cyprusxx

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