Gordon Willis Norton, 74, of Moncton, passed away peacefully on September 24th, 2021, after a determined battle with cancer. He was surrounded by his loving family.
He was born to parents Willis and Dorothy Norton on May 22, 1947, in Saint John, New Brunswick and resided in Trout Brook during his childhood. After graduating from UNB, Gordon worked as a high school teacher for several years and was employed at Cambridge Rural High School and Miramichi Valley High. He later transitioned to work as a chemical technologist for Environment Canada (water quality branch). Outside of work, he volunteered extensively in many capacities. In recent years, he worked tirelessly as a member and Trustee of Visions United Church to help launch the Community Hub on Joyce. Though Gordon was not able to see its completion, he was instrumental to Visions' involvement; his family is certain that he will be present in spirit when the Hub opens its doors in October.
Gordon leaves behind his wife of 50 years, Barbara, daughter Jennifer (Jason) Williams, son Mark (Junko) Norton and his adoring grandchildren, Connor, Lauren and Maxwell. Gordon is also survived by his brother Edward (Valerie) Norton, sisters Arlene Waye, Mavia (Gernott) Norton and Faye (Gerry) Costello. Gordon also leaves behind many nieces and nephews as well as extended family who loved him like a brother: Rodney (Joanne) Monahan, Heather (Tony) Hartlen, Diane (Barry) Carson and Carol Monahan.
The family extends their deepest gratitude to the exceptional oncology unit staff at the Moncton Hospital who demonstrated professionalism and compassion while caring for Gordon during his illness.
Fergusons Funeral Home, 1657 Mountain Road, Moncton (858-1995) in care of arrangements.
A celebration of life service will take place on Sunday, May 22, 2022 at 2:00 pm at Visions United Church, Community Hub on Joyce (140 Joyce Avenue, Moncton) with Reverend Shawn Redden officiating. A reception will follow the service at the Norton residence. Family and friends are encouraged to bring photos or written anecdotes that can be included in a memory book. Masks are required for the service.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Visions United Church (visionsunited.ca) or to the Stomach Cancer Foundation of Canada (mygutfeeling.ca). Online condolences for the family may be shared on Fergusons Funeral Home Facebook page, or at