Elmer (Al) John Newfield
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Al Newfield in Vernon, B.C. on April 15th, 2014, just 19 days after his 87th birthday. Al was born on March 27th, 1927 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. He moved to New Westminster, B.C. when he was 13, then to Vernon in his early 20’s where he met and fell in love with Joan Portman. They were married for 43 years when Joan lost her battle with cancer on January 13th, 2000. They are now together again!
Al will be lovingly remembered by his daughter; Susan, his grandson; Dale, his sisters; Gerrie (Alf) and Vi, his many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and friends. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Cori on August 18th, 2010 and by his brothers; Ronnie, Burt and Russ.
Al was respected at BC Hydro where he worked for 30 years. He enjoyed building and renovating houses, turning them into a place to call home for the whole family to enjoy.
A Funeral Service for Al will be held at All Saints Anglican Church on Thursday, April 24th, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. with Reverend Rita Harrison officiating. A Reception will take place in the Fellowship Hall following the service and then the interment will be held at the Pleasant Valley Cemetery.
A very special thank you to Jim & Betty Knox for all your help, love and support you gave dad over the years, it is very much appreciated.
Funeral arrangements have been made with
BETHEL FUNERAL CHAPEL LTD.,
5605 27th Street, Vernon, B.C. V1T 8Z5