William Norberg

March 24, 2020

Obituary

Passed peacefully away in St. John’s, Newfoundland on March 24th, 2020 after a long winter fighting pancreatic cancer. Bill showed incredible strength—his charm and sense of humour never left him.

Bill grew up on Park Ave in Mount Pearl with loving parents. He spoke fondly of his summers spent at Neary’s Pond swimming with his cousins. He took to hockey in his youth and continued playing until just a few years ago. He studied Civil Engineering at Nova Scotia Technical College and worked in Toronto, Calgary, Fort McMurray, Voisey’s Bay, Vancouver and St. John’s—he never missed a day of work. He loved spending Friday evenings listening to traditional music at Quidi Vidi Brewery. He often took road trips and bad weather never stopped him from going anywhere. He was a doting poppy. We will miss his gentle smile and his wise advice.

Bill is predeceased by his mother Margaret (Whiteway), father Gordon and brother Carl. Leaving to mourn two daughters Carolyn (Chris) and Tracy and their mother Geraldine, granddaughters Anna and Lili, sister in-law Janet, cousin Paul Thompson (Rose), who was like a brother, and special friend Bruce Jones, as well as other family and friends.

Donations in Bill’s memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

A heartfelt thanks to the health care team; including doctors, nurses and home care workers, who under exceptional circumstances, went out of their way to help.

In light of the current health advisories, service arrangements will be announced at a later date. Feel free to contact the family privately to share memories or to send a message of condolence please visit www.carnells.com.

 

“Just tell me old shipmates
I’m taking a trip, mates
And I’ll see you one day in Fiddler’s Green.”

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I knew Bill as a fellow professional engineer and more so as a recreational hockey player. I know he was thought of highly as a Professional Engineer and also as a very good hockey player. We had a lot of fun times playing hockey. He will be remembered fondly as a gentleman and a good man. RIP my friend. Tom Vardy

I was acquainted with Bill in the 80s when he was building houses.He was a fine gentleman.Condolences.

So very saddened to hear of Bill’s passing, we were good friends when we lived on Dalton Ave in Mount Pearl Our condolences to Carolyn , Tracy and families . Ed and Olive BUSH .

So sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. He was certainly a light in the world and will be greatly missed. Our prayers are with your family.

So saddened to hear of Bill’s passing. Our condolences to Carolyn , Tracy and famiilies.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

I was so saddened to hear of Bill’s passing. It was so nice seeing him again after Anna and Lili’s concert. I remember him as a kind and gentle man. My thoughts are with you during this difficult time.

Our condolences Carolyn and Family on the passing of your Dad…May he Rest in Peace..

Carolyn and Tracy,
We were shocked and saddened to hear of your Fathers passing.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Certain persons come into our lives and change it for the best, fortunately for me, Bill was one of them. I count it as a blessing to have known him so this short while. Rest in Peace Bill.

I never met Bill or his family but my family and I have been living in his childhood home on Park Avenue for over 20 years now. I have enjoyed reading of how much love and music was in this home when he was young; it is much the same today. Our sincere condolences to the Norberg family.

Our deepest condolences to Carolyn,Tracy and family. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Our deepest condolences to Carolyn,Tracy and family.
Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

I had the pleasure of working with Bill at Voisys, a well respected, knowledgeable gentleman. Heart broken to read of his passing. Thoughts and Prayers to his family.

Sorry to read about Bill’s passing. I too have fond memories of hanging out on Park Ave many years ago. and playing hockey with Bill’

I like to pass along my condolences to Bill’s family. I only knew Bill through project work over the years going back to the early 1980s. But it seemed we would regularly get thrown into the same problems to find solutions. I just wanted to say that Bill was one of the most sincere, thoughtful and soft spoken engineers I have ever worked with, and I am saddened by his passing. There were few like him.

So sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. Thinking of you and your family at this difficult time.

My deepest condolences go out to Bill’s family. As one of Bill’s many childhood friends from Mount Pearl, I am so saddened by his passing. We reconnected a few years ago through his dear friend, Bruce Jones, and have spent many good times together. Bill was a gentle soul, kind & extremely generous. He will be sadly missed.

Remembering Bill through MUN & NSTC and hockey; it has been a while. Condolences to family; a great spirit

Fred Wilcox, BC

I was so shocked to hear of Bill’s passing we wherer old friends from Fort MacMurray days, we picked our friendship up again at the QV Brewery having may laughs with new and old friends. What a super man he was! RIP Bill
God Bless
Colleen & Dave Bussey
Quidi Vidi Village

I am very saddened to hear of your Dad’s passing. He was such an easy going soul and he will be missed . I didn’t realize he was so sick when I last saw him. My deepest sympathy to your whole family.

Sincerest condolences to Carolyn, Tracey and the Norberg family.

We are deeply saddened by Bills passing. Bill was a great person.. A great sense of humour, always a smile and always a friend.

Bill, Geraldine, Sandra and I were very good friends back in the day. Bill was more than a brother in law. He was a good friend. As friends we holidayed together. We socialized on a regular basis and enjoyed life. I remember many a Saturday night when we dropped into the Crossroads Hotel for a beer and then went for fish and chips. We loss touch over the last many years but we were always friends which friendship was immediately rekindled when we ran into each other.

You will be missed by all who made your acquaintance. Godspeed old friend. RIP.

Don and Sandra

Dear Family and friends of Bill.

This is almost difficult time for all those of us who were any way connected to the warmth and kindness that was felt being in the presence of Bill Norberg.

It was during our younger years growing up in Mount Pearl when Bill and I first became friends and we’ve always maintained that bond over the years.
The Norberg Family Home on Park Avenue was a most welcoming place for many, especially those of us who loved to sing and play musical instruments. Bill always enjoyed a a sing-song event.

Losing the presence of such a wonderful friend has created a huge void. There are few words to describe the feeling.
A friend sent me the following after reading Bill’s obituary:
“Death leaves a heartache that no one can heal, Love leaves memories that no one can steal.”

Marian and Bruce Jones

Carolyn, Tracey and family,

It is with such sadness that I offer my sincere condolences to you and your families. I worked with Bill for more than 15 years. We were colleagues and friends and I have many fond memories of our work time together. We did keep in touch over the years but sadly I had not seen him for a year and I had no idea he had been sick. Both my wife and I are shocked and saddened to here of Bill’s passing. It is regretful that we can not offer our respects in the usual way given our environment at the moment but we do hope to participate in your memorial service once the province’s situation has improved.

Our thought are with you. Don and Donna Feltham

Carolyn, Tracy and family,
My sincere condolences on the passing of Dad/Bill.
I met Bill at MUN and we became good friends in Halifax while attending Tech. We spent many hours together studying and preparing assignments. Bill and Geraldine lived outside Halifax so Bill often worked at my room at Tech after classes.
He was an easy going , very sociable and kind man.
I know he will be greatly missed.
Steve McLean

My sincere condolences to Bill’s family. Bill was a dedicated, hard working member of my team on the Lower Churchill Project for many years. We are all shocked by his sudden passing. He and I talked many times about his family and it was clear he was a dedicated father and grandfather.

My deepest sincere condolences. You will always be a great guy. In my heart Bill. Shine on

So sorry for your loss. Remember him well growing up in Mount Pearl.

Sorry for your loss my old friend Carolyn.

Carolyn, Tracy and family,
Thinking of you all at this very difficult time.
Love Heidi
Doha, Qatar

So sorry for your loss. Thinking of you.