Norma Marie Major (nee Scott)

April 3, 1938 to December 1, 2019


Passed peacefully away on December 1, 2019 at St. Luke’s Home, St. John’s NL, our beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, Norma Marie Major, age 81 years.


Beautiful memories of Norma will be lovingly remembered and cherished by husband Reverend Canon Carl Major; Children: Andrew (Lorraine), Ruth, Adrian, Stephen (Denise Martin); Daughters-in-law: Stephanie Pack, Lisa Dove; Grandchildren: Julia, Jessica (Julia Bishop), Andrea (Adam Stuckey), Alexandria, Samantha, Christina, Daniel, Liam, Colin, and great-grandson Oliver; Sisters: Pearl Baldwin (Gerald), Jean Arsenault (Paul, deceased), Joyce Pardy (Ben, deceased), Betty Pye (Eddie, deceased), Sandra Scott (Helen, deceased); Brother: Austin Banfield, deceased; Sisters-in-law and brother-in-law: Minnette Shave (Gerald, deceased), Maxine Genge (Mark, deceased), Mona Wadden (Murray), Ina Major (Winnie Kettleson), Louise Major (Roland, deceased), Kevin Major (Anne); many nieces, nephews and friends.


Norma was born in Bay L’Argent, NL to parents Thomas and Lucy Scott. Norma, her husband and children lived in Newfoundland, Labrador, England, Antigua, Trinidad and Toronto. Everywhere Norma travelled she made great and lasting friends. She had a beautiful soul full of kindness and love which she shared with everyone. Her wonderful hugs, constant smiles and steady support will be missed.


The family would like to thank the wonderful and caring staff of St. Luke’s for their kindful care of Norma during her time there.


Resting at Carnell’s Funeral Home, St. John’s. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will take place at Carnell’s Funeral Home on Monday, December 2nd, 2-4pm and 7-9pm. Funeral Service Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019 at 11am, St. Mark’s Church, Logy Bay Road, St. John’s.


In lieu of flowers, donations in Norma’s memory may be made to St. Mark’s Church.



2-4 p.m. on December 2, 2019

7-9 p.m. on December 2, 2019

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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11:00am, Tuesday December 3rd

St. Mark's Anglican Church
203 Logy Bay Rd, St. John's


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A beautiful soul who I ket a long time ago,so sorry to hear of normas passing

Dear Rev, Major, Andrew, Ruth, Adrian, Stephen & Family
I was very saddened to hear of Mrs. Major’s passing.. Mrs. Major was my grade 2 teacher in Mary’s Harbour. She was the most patient & gentle person I have ever met. She was a person who made an impact on my life because as I never ever forgot her kindness. Everyone loved her. I know this is quite a loss for your family to have to say good bye to such a sweet lady. You are all in my thoughts & prayers. Cherish the wonderful memories that you have and she will live forever in your heart. Deepest Sympathy. Marian (Acreman) Green, Clarenville

Sorry to hear of Norma’s passing.
My thoughts are with the family.
With deepest sympathy,
Dorothy Vincent.

So sorry to hear of Norma’s passing.. she will be missed.

I am so sorry for your loss. She was a beautiful soul and I have many fond memories of time spent with your family. Wishing you peace.
Lisa Hodge (Wareham)

My deepest Sympathy go out to you Steve and all of your family in the passing of your beautiful Mom.MAY GOD BLESS YOU ALL. IF EVER COMES A TIME THAT WE CAN,T BE TOGETHER. KEEP ME IN YOUR HEART AND I WILL STAY THERE FOREVER!

Canon Major, Stephen and family sorry for your loss. She always had an inviting smile

Doc (Steve), So sorry to hear of the passing of your mother,. I send my heart felt condolences.

So sorry to hear of the passing of your Mother, my heart goes out to you all. Sending strength and prayers to guide you through this difficult time.

Dawn, Corey, Joshua, and Carley Durdle

With heart felt sympathy to all of Norma’s family on the final loss the lovely lady that she was.
“Memories bring back memories,”Maroon.
Debbie and Peter Collingwood

Sorry to hear of Norma’s passing. She was a wonderful person and will surely be missed by all.

You are in my thoughts and prayers.

We are so sorry to hear the news of Norma’s passing. She was a wonderful woman and will be missed. Send our live and condolences.

Dearest Ruth & Major Family
Love to all of you at this time of Sorrow.. May the Memories you have last in your Hearts Forever♥️
Sending our Love & Condolences with the Passing of the Matriarch of the Major Family
May she Rest In Peace with the Lord
Sandy, Don & Loni
The “Hulme” Family
Penticton, B. C.????


Canon Carl and Family
I will always remember Norma for her kind heart and pleasant smiles when they were part of St. Mark’s, Shearstown. She was part of our ACW group and we have fond memories of our picnics and other events. My sincere condolences to all the family on her passing. The world is a better place knowing that she was here. Rest eternal grant her O Lord and light perpetual shine upon her.

To the entire Scott family, we wish you all strength, love and prayers during this difficult time. I am so happy that Ssndy got to see her beloved sister this past summer. With love and condolences, Wendy (Helen’s daughter), Shane, Tyan and Destiny.

I am so sorry to learn of Mrs. Major’s passing. Rev. Cannon Carl and Families, May I share my memories of her.? In June of 1964, I, 13 year-old, Lorraine Mangrove from St Lewis, had to go to Mary’s Harbour, Labrador, to write my Grade 8 Bursary exams. I stayed with Mrs. Major, along with Gail. The exams lasted three days or so, but I was invited to stay for about a week. It was the best week of My thirteenth year. I looked after the children, baked ginger cookies for Mrs. Major….she loved them….and I did so much more. She gave me some beautiful clothes! I shall never forget her kindness to me! She was the person I aspired to be when I “Grew up”. What a beautiful person. I still remember pics I saw somewhere of you both taking flight after your wedding….and I thought…wow….what a romantic getaway! God rest her gentle soul, and may His Holy Spirit strengthen you to cope with this deep loss. So, so sorry!

So sorry to hear of your mom’s passing! I’m out of the country on holidays so, unfortunately, will not be able to see you guys in person to pass on my condolences! You are in my thoughts and prayers!
Liz Callahan

As we give thanks for Norma’s life on the earth, we commend her soul into the eternal care of our loving God. You are in our thoughts.
Helen and Hollis Hiscock

Norma was a wonderful person. She was kind and thoughtful. I remember her time in Bay Roberts with great fondness. Heartfelt condolences from Velma, Ron and family.

Canon Carl and family, Deepest Sympathy from Angela Inniss-Pidduck and the three Inniss girls, Terry Ann, Christine and Liz, of All Saints Anglican Church in Port of Spain.
Did enjoy having you and Norma with us.
My late mother – Ona Day would have joined with us.

We will always consider Mrs. Major to be one of the most kindest, genuinely loving and warmest of souls we’ve ever had the fortune of meeting in life. Our deepest condolences to Reverend Major, Steve, Ruth, Andrew, Adrian and the entire Major and Scott families, most of whom we’ve also had the wonderful pleasure of knowing. She will be missed and always loved.
The Doves
(Michael, Tricia, Emma and Ryan, St. Thomas, Ontario)

Carl, Sandy and Family,
Unconditional love, compassionate spirit, and a soulful heart. We lost a good one, now in God’s grace.

Steve, my sincere condolences to you and your family.


Dear Lorraine,
It was so sad to read that your mother-in-law, Mrs. Major, has passed away. I remember her fondly from St. Thomas’ and was always touched by her warmth and friendliness. I extend my deep condolence to all your family and regret I am out of town at the moment and cannot attend her funeral.
Violet Kerr

To the Major family. Our deepest condolences to your family during this troubled time. Peace be with you all..

John Druggett and family.

On behalf of the Lee family of Trinidad, may I offer our deepest condolences to all of you.

Carl and family, Shirley and I express our sincere condolences on the passing of Norma. She is missed by all, but only for a while. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Carl and family, Eleanor and I express our sincere condolences on the passing of Norma. Unfortunately, we just saw the obituary this morning so we did not have time to attend her service . Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Canon Carl and the Major family please accept my sincere sympathy on the passing of Mrs Major.Please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers.I shall remember her at the Altar on sunday.May she rest in peace and rise in glory

Sincere Condolence to the Major Family on the passing of Mrs. Major. Our Thoughts and Prayers are with you all. Lloyd & Jane Clarke

Maxine and Family. Please accept my condolences on the passing of Mrs. Major..

So sorry to hear of your moms passing Stephen, please accept our sincere condolences to you and your family. Remember the happy moments and it will help you through this difficult time. Take care
Betty Leonard and Walter Combden.

Sincere Condolences to you, the Major family in the passing of your Mom, grandmother , and wife of Rev. Carl Major. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

So sorry to hear of Norma’s passing. We got to know her and her family at St. Luke’s, especially during meal times. Rest In Peace. From Rita Fitzgerald and family, Linda, Madonna and Tony.

Adrian, Andrew & Stephen

Condolences to you & your families.

Richard Hewitt

Dr. Stephen Major, my heartfelt condolences to you and your family. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

Uncle Carl , Andrew , Ruth , Adrian and Stephen

Our condolences. We are thinking of you all .

Lots of love
Anton , Margot, Adam , Jacob and Kate

My thoughts and prayers go out to the Major family in the recent passing of their dear mother. May she Rest In Peace and God bless the Major family.

Sorry to hear of Norma’s passing. May she Rest In Peace and rise in glory.

Ed and Millie King

So sorry Dr. Stephen Major of your Mothers passing.Thoughts & Prayers are with you & your family.May she rest in peace

Steve and family, we are so sorry to hear of the loss of your dear mom. Please know that you and the family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Carl and family,

We were so sorry to hear about Norma’s death. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. It was a blessing to have known her. We can still see her gentle smile.

We are travelling home from Bermuda, and hope to be at the funeral tomorrow..

Love, Noreen and Harold

Condolences to the Family on this sad occasion. Our thoughts and prayers are with you .

So sorry to hear of Mrs Major’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time. May she rest in peace and let light perpetual shine upon her

Hubert and Marguerite Locke

Dr. Major: Sorry to hear you lost your mom. We are all thinking of you at this time.

i am very sad to hear about Normas passing SHE WAS A long time friend. my condolances go to Carl and the family Ruth Rogers ‘

Stephen and family, we were so sorry to hear of your moms passing. May she Rest In Peace.