Cecil William Newell

We regret to announce the death at the Gateby Care Facility on February 5, 2009, of Cecil William Newell, at the age of 86 years. Bill was born in Vernon and was a resident of the area for most of his life. He was a veteran, serving during the Second World War in the Canadian Army, and was a prison-of-war for many months. Bill will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his wife Irene; sons John (Judy) of Vulcan, Alberta and Ken, currently employed in Norway. He is also survived by grandchildren Lisa and Conrad; brother Vernon, and sisters Marjorie Coueffin, Doreen Sharpe, and Jean (Richard) Beazley, all of Vernon; and many extended family members. A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, February 12, at 1:00 p.m. at All Saints’ Anglican Church, with Canon Peter Davison officiating. Inurnment will follow in the church columbarium. In lieu of flowers, friends wishing to do so may make donations in memory of Bill to the charity of their choice.