Merle Irene Newbery

February 27, 1939 – May 1, 2019
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Merle Irene Newbery on May 1, 2019 at Vernon Hospice.

Merle was born February 27, 1939 in Salmon Arm, BC. She married Frank Newbery April 16, 1960. They moved to Enderby in 1964 and then to Armstrong in 1994. She loved her family, church, morning coffee at A & W, bowling and quilting.

She is predeceased by her parents: Maurice and Irene Miles and her loving husband Frank. She is survived by her sister: Kathleen (Willie) Gutzke; daughters: Elizabeth (Kerry) Jewell; Olive (Don) Almaas; grandchildren: Jordon (Rachel) Almaas, Rachelle (Jeff) Almaas; great grandchildren: Emma, Carson and Braxton; and many nieces and nephews.

She will be greatly missed and long remembered by family and friends. A Celebration of Life was held on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at the First Baptist Church.

Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family at

Arrangements Entrusted to Alternatives Funeral & Cremation Services, Armstrong 250-546-7237 & Vernon 250-558-0866.

 Alternatives Funeral & Cremation Services

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