Norma Hynes

January 4, 1942 to March 8, 2023


It is with great sadness that the family of Norma Hynes announces her passing on Wednesday, March 8, 2023.

Norma’s difficult journey with an aggressive cancer was brief, but she courageously dealt with the many challenges it presented her.

Norma is predeceased by her parents William and Elizabeth (Travers), and her siblings and their spouses, Doreen Browne (Edward), Lorne Hynes (Patsy) and Myra Picco (Jim aka JJ).

Norma was a special aunt who loved, and was loved by her many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces, grand-nephews, great-grand-nieces, and great-grand nephews, step-niece and step-nephews. She was a big part of family life. We are heartbroken by her passing, but will forever cherish our time spent with her.

Norma leaves to mourn, Browne Family: Christine (Walter White), Karen, Terry (Sue Kelly), Denise (Mike Gamberg), Paula (Floyd Cole), Lisa (Ken Peters), and families.

Hynes Family: Deborah, Sonja (Shane Dixon), Julia (Albert Wells), Lorne (Diane), and families.

Picco Family: Gary (Donna Heffernan), Cathy (Ken McDonald), Donna (Carl Burt), Lori (Jack Ring), and families.

Born in Corner Brook, Norma started her working career with Gerald S. Doyle. Following her father’s retirement from Bowaters Pulp and Paper Mill the family relocated to St. John’s. Norma loved her life in the big city, especially the new friendships she formed and the many special years she worked with the CBC. In recent days she mentioned in particular her former co-workers Judy Squires, Charlie Heale, Angus Fleming (deceased) and Johnny St. George (deceased).

Norma always spoke fondly of dear friends Cathy Conway (Bob) and Lillian Bartlett (Herb). She moved to Blackshire Court 25 years ago and during that time enjoyed friendships with the group of people living in that unit of apartments. Norma always had a word of praise for the superintendents, Bill House and Ray Piercey.

Family and friends in Corner Brook, Baie Verte and Lark Harbour will mourn her passing. Norma maintained close contact with two of her cousins, Ruth (Travers) Dyke (John) in Nova Scotia, and Linda (Travers) Harrison (Jim) in B.C.

Whenever the topic was travel, Norma seldom missed an opportunity to reminisce about the girlfriend trips to Spain many years ago. She never denied that being the oldest of these young ladies, she may well have been the instigator of getting them into mischief.

Norma’s family is grateful for the care and kindness provided by her family doctor Dr. Ean Parsons, Dr. Joannie Neveu and the oncology team, and the nursing and medical staff who cared for Norma during her hospitalizations at the Health Sciences Centre on 5 North B and 4 South A.

At Norma’s request, she has been cremated and will be buried with her mother and father at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. There will be no public service.

Anyone wishing to make a donation in Norma’s memory may do so to the Dr. L.A. Miller Cuddle Bed Project Eastern Health, or to a charity special to them.

Norma always reminded us,

Be kind, Be patient, Love one another



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Deeply saddened to hear of Norma’s passing. Norma, Charlie, Judy and myself worked together for many years.. Her work ethic was impeccable, however we did have some fun times. She always spoke highly of her family, it was quite evident she cherished you all.,I am sure you have beautiful memories that will help you during this difficult time. Rest In Peace Norma🙏🥰

Christine and family. Sincere condolences on the passing of your dear aunt,Norma. Cherish all the memories over the past years. May she Rest In Peace.

So sorry to hear of Norma’s passing. Sincere condolences to all her family and friends. Rest in peace, Norma.

I am saddened to hear of Norma’s passing. As I reflect on our many years working at CBC, I remember Norma as a special co-worker who had a fantastic work ethic, tremendous accuracy & no matter how busy was able to complete the task with a smile while still maintaining her great sense of humour. I offer my sincere condolences to her much loved family & friends who played an important role in Norma’s life. May your wonderful memories provide comfort at this sad time. Take Care & God Bless!

I am deeply saddened to hear of Norma’s passing. She was a very good friend of mine, especially after we retired from CBC. We had a lot of happy moments together during our walks, berry picking, socializing etc. I will miss her dearly and will cherish those happy memories. My deepest condolences to all her family and friends. God Bless

I remember Norma from my first years at CBC. She was a lovely lady and was always kind. My deepest condolences to your families.

My Deepest Condolences to you and the Browne’s family at this time. I grew up on Hatcher st where we lived next door to Browne’s and I remember Norma very well as she always smiling and friendly. RIP Norma 🙏 as she rest in peace.

My sincere condolences to Norma’s family.

I’m thinking of all of you during this sad time. Your aunt Norma was such a kind and thoughtful woman- always stopping to chat whenever we crossed paths. Her obituary is a very touching tribute to her character and life ❤️