Norman Tibbo

Obituary of Norman Tibbo

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Norman Tibbo

1943 - 2022


It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Norman Tibbo who passed away peacefully at the Health Sciences Centre on February 13th, 2022, after a courageous and heroic battle with cancer, in the presence of his family at the age 78. Predeceased by parents: George Tom and Olive Tibbo, sister: Geraldine and husband Malcolm Sinclair, brothers: Willoughby and wife Ruby, Bill and wife Theresa, Johnny and brother in-law: Roy Dollimount, his stillborn twin boys, granddaughter: Laylah, and his devoted companion and beloved friend: Janet Andrews. Predeceased as well by David and Craig’s mother: Madonna (Pat) Hennessey and her parents: Matthew and Nellie Hennessey, Norman’s brother’s in-law: Robert, Paul and David Hennessey, sister in-law Glenys O’Brien and nephew: Todd Hennessey. He leaves with many precious memories sons: David (Kelly), Craig (Andrea), his precious grandchildren: Kyle, Nicholas, Parker, Cody, Anna, Lennie, Nathan, Jake, Danny, and great grandchildren: Alexis and Lincoln, sisters: Gladys Dollimount, Lillian (Tom) Sharpe, Betty (Paul) Holick, brothers: Randell (Geraldine) and Harvey (Marie) and sisters- in-law: Ruby Tibbo, Daneal (Noel) Haines, and Judy Hennessey. As well the family of the late Janet Andrews, her daughter: Betty (Spencer) Morgan and son: Roy (Leanne) Andrews and their extended families. And how can we forget his new-found furry friend Maggie. He also formed great friendships and memories with family: Bill O’Brien and the late Peter Woodford over the last few years. Also, all of his nieces, nephews, and other relatives who held a special place in his heart. He loved them all.  He had many friends that will forever miss his kindness and big heart. Our dad was so proud of his three grandsons Kyle, Nicholas and Parker. He followed Kyle on his journey away playing hockey and then returning home to start a career and build a life for himself. He followed Nicholas and Parker as they started their lives here at home and then moved to Alberta to build a life and future for themselves away. Dad spent most of his life at sea working until he retired in 1998 from Marine Atlantic. When he wasn’t at work he would spend all his summers camping at Hender’s, with his brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews, and a large circle of his camping friends. They had many a dance and few refreshments and enjoyed many great times and memories over the years. His lovely smile, his wonderful blue eyes and large heart was his trademark. He loved a hug and was always first in line for a picture. Dad also had a wonderful passion for plumbing and painting and we always joked he was the only plumber in NL that had a free life time warranty on his work. But probably his greatest passion over the last several years was watching hockey and curling . He was a fixture in all the arenas on the Avalon Peninsula and spend many years following the Renegades Junior and Senior hockey teams. He loved watching #21 play all his games and followed Kyle all over Canada watching him. He made many friends in the rink. As for Curling, his favorite Team Gushue games were never missed no matter what time of the night it was. Our family would like to extend a special thanks to the medical staff of HSC and Carbonear General Hospital. In his last few days the staff on 5 South B treated Dad with dignity and cared for him as if he was their own. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will take place in Hickey’s Funeral Home Kelligrews on Wednesday, February 16th, 2022 from 3:30 pm – 7:30 pm. Funeral service will be by invite only, due to COVID restrictions, and will take place on Thursday, February 17th, 2022 at 1pm in Hickey’s Memorial Chapel, Kelligrews. Interment in St. Peter's Anglican Cemetery, Upper Gullies.  To view the funeral service, please visit and click on LIVE. NL VaxPass and Identification are required for visitation and funeral service. Flowers gratefully accepted or it is the wish of the family to make a blood donation in Norm’s memory. To send a message of condolence, please visit



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