There will be a Celebration of Life on Monday, October 12th, from 3-6pm at the LaFargeville American Legion for Mr. Norman J. Kirkland, age 59. Norm died Wednesday evening at his home, where he was under the care of his family, friends and Hospice of Jefferson County.
Norm was born December 3, 1955, in Watertown, the son of John (Jack) and Patricia Patchen Kirkland. He graduated from Thousand Islands High School.
On July 7, 2001, he married the former Donna Busby at the Depauville Methodist Church with Reverend Cindy Beth McCune officiating.
Norm worked for a time at the New York Air Brake, and retired after 25 years on December 12, 2012, as a New York State Correction Officer at the Cape Vincent Correctional Facility.
He was an avid outdoorsman, loved deer hunting and going to Montana for Elk and Mule Deer. Norm also enjoyed bowling and Nascar. He was a member of the Sand Bay Sportsman Club.
Surviving besides his wife Donna, is his Mother Pat of Watertown; one daughter, Molly (Brian) O’Donnell of Syracuse; one stepson, Dale Seymour and his companion Jessica Thompson of LaFargeville; one grandchild, Brennen Seymour of LaFargeville; one brother, Jamie (Kelly) of Theresa; two sisters, Peggy Kirkland of Weedsport, and Dawn Kirkland and her husband Earl Castile of San Francisco; aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
Donations can be made in his name to the ALS Association, PO Box 6051, Albert Lea, M.N. 56007.