Chris Bernard Norregaard

Chris Norregaard

Chris Bernard Norregaard, much loved and adored husband, father, son and friend to many more people than can be counted, passed away Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011, in Galveston after a motorcycle accident that took him away from all of us way too soon.

Chris is survived by his loving wife of 27 years, Jennifer Page Pendleton Norregaard and two loving sons, Joshua P. Norregaard, 26 and Jordan P. Norregaard, 24. He is also survived by his parents, Raymond J. Norregaard Sr. and Charlotte Hickey; his older brother Raymond J. Norregaard, Jr. and wife, Jerry; sister Darlene Norregaard, and niece Katilyn Langston; brothers-in-law, Robert Pendleton, Chad Sandel and wife Aleshia and daughters Chelsea and Ellie, and Courtney Sandel, wife Jennifer and nephew Cash.

Chris was a B.O.I who grew up on the island, never leaving for long, and calling the West End of the Island home. Chris was a master carpenter who owned a construction company and built many homes, boat houses and piers and various other construction projects on the west end. He was also a skilled metal artist and dedicated member of the Jamaica Beach Volunteer Fire Department for 25 years. Chris loved being part of the community and assisted with many calls during his time with JBVFD. Chris worked tirelessly during the after-math of hurricane IKE, assisting wherever and whenever he was needed. He loved riding his motorcycle, playing with his dogs, creating his artwork, helping friends and spending time with his two boys and his wife. He had monstrous hands and a heart of gold, always letting you know, "I LOVE YOU, MAN!" Our lives and the Island won't be the same without him, but what an honor to know him and love him while he was here!!

The family will receive visitors at Carnes Brothers Funeral Home, 1201 23rd Street in Galveston from 5 – 8 PM on Thursday, March 3, 2011. Funeral services will be held at 11AM, Friday at Carnes Brothers Funeral Home. Burial will be held 2PM Saturday at Centerville Cemetery in Centerville, TX.

Following the services on Friday, the family wishes to invite all friends to a “Throw Down” for Chris at Rusty and Monica’s house, 13423 Stewart Road in Galveston.