McNair Scan 2DIVINSKI, Norman R. – Suddenly in Hamilton on May 12, 2011, in his 82nd year. Norm is survived by his beloved wife of 46 years Jarmila, his loving children Norm Jr. (Amber) and Carla (Dave), his dear brothers and sisters Steve (Kay), Jackie (Neil), Roberta (Paul), and Robert (Lois), and uncle to many nephews and nieces. Born and raised in Hamilton, Norm was called friend by many, and accomplished anything he put his mind to. He  was a McMaster University alumnus and a longtime employee of Proctor and Gamble. Norm had a lifelong passion for playing hockey that spanned over 40 years. In his youth he played on several Ontario junior and senior hockey teams which included the Hamilton Tigers, Dundas Merchants, Barrie Flyers, Oakville Meteors as well as having made tryouts for the Philadelphia Rockets. Norm enjoyed the outdoors and loved to spend time relaxing in his garden and fly fishing. He always had a story to tell, and words of encouragement for his family. Norm will best be remembered for his love of life and laughter. He will be missed.Cremation has already taken place and a memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday May 19th, 2011 at Bay Gardens Funeral Home, 947 Rymal Rd East, Hamilton to honor his memory. All are welcome.


15 replies
  1. Ron Grisbrook
    Ron Grisbrook says:

    My deepest sympathy goes out to Mrs. Divinski, Carla and Norm.

    The Divinski family will always have a special place for me. They are a loving family who always made me feel welcomed. I know how fortunuate I have been for knowing them.

    I will always remember the stories that Norm Sr. shared with me, the knowledge he passed on to me, and our time spent chatting about hockey. He was a wonderful man and an amazing husband and father.

    My prayers to the entire family at this difficult time.

  2. Amanda & Tony Centritto
    Amanda & Tony Centritto says:

    Our deepest sympathy goes out to the Divinski family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

  3. Terra (Leduc) Greenfield & Paul Greenfield
    Terra (Leduc) Greenfield & Paul Greenfield says:

    Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss…our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.

  4. Amanda & Tony Centritto
    Amanda & Tony Centritto says:

    Our deepest condolences to the Divinski family. We are very sorry for your loss and our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

  5. Robin Aube
    Robin Aube says:

    Mrs Divinski, Norm, Carla and families,

    It was with sadness that I heard of Mr. Divinski’s passing. I love that your husband/father was a family man who supported his family and their friends in accomplishing their dreams and what they believed in. Please accept my condolences during this time of loss. Thinking of you all.

  6. Christopher Ward
    Christopher Ward says:

    I was very shocked to hear of PappaD’s passing. He will be sadly missed by Karen and I. My condolences to the entire family.

    -Chris and Karen

  7. Alisun, Eric and family
    Alisun, Eric and family says:

    We will miss Norm very much. He was such a gentle, kind person. Always smiling and laughing and we love him very much. Our deepest condolences for your loss.

  8. Debbie and Doug Ordowich and family
    Debbie and Doug Ordowich and family says:

    We were very saddened and shocked to hear of Norms passing. He was such a pleasant person and a real familyman. I know he was also a dog lover as I am. I can still remember as a young girl Norm showing me his dog Gambler in the backyard in east Hamilton. Our condolences to the family.

  9. Paul Dean
    Paul Dean says:


    Patrice and I and the children are very sorry to hear about the passing of your father. We know that you love him very much and this is a very difficult time for you and your family. If you or Dave need anything, please do hesitate to call.


    BILLY MANN says:

    It is with heartfelt sadness to learn of Norms passing. Norm worked with my dad in Dundas. We also were at Procter and Gamble. Iremember watching Norm and Steve play Senior hockey when Iwas a rink rat at the DUNDAS ARENA IN THE 1950S GOD BLESS AND KEEP YOU NORM YOU ALWAYS WERE A SPECIAL MAN.


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