Five hundred mourners farewell Pita 'Pig' Norman

Popular driver Pita 'Pig' Norman, formerly with Costantino Cartage, passed away on May 6 after a long battle with cancer.

Five hundred mourners farewell Pita 'Pig' Norman

Tamara Whitsed

| May 15, 2012

Pita ‘Pig’ Norman was farewelled in style when over 500 people attended his funeral at Fawkner Crematorium on Saturday, May 12.

He travelled to the crematorium on the back of Frank Amoroso’s Kenworth W900. Pita’s wife Kay and children Kaine and Cassie were moved to see a convoy of over 80 trucks accompanying Pita on his last ride.

Pita, from the Melbourne suburb of Sydenham, passed away on May 6 aged 54 after a long battle with cancer.

During 36 years on the road he drove interstate and locally, and spent eight years as an owner-driver. A highlight of his career was driving Costantino Cartage’s ‘Thunderbolt’, one of the famous 1988 Bicentennial Mack Super-Liners.

Pita retired in April 2011 to focus on his health.

Sadly Pita didn’t live to see the feature article about his career which appeared in the May issue of Owner//Driver.

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