September 6, 2019
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Gwyneth Mary Newsome of Surrey, British Columbia on September 6, 2019 at the age of 99. Born to parents George and Phyllis Williams in Normanton, Yorkshire, England in 1920 and immigrated with her family to Edmonton, Alberta, Canada in 1923.
Gwen was predeceased by her brother Jack Williams of Sidney BC, husbands John Wood of Edmonton AB, and Clyde Newsome of Duncan BC and daughter June Pollock (Jim) of Whitehorse YK.
Gwen is survived by sons Jim (Shauna), Bruce (Heather), Clyde (Donna), and Guy (Teresa). Grandchildren Janet (Pierre), Joanne, Judy (Calvin), Shaun (Jennifer), Scott (Kerry), Jodie (Brad), Matthew (Laura), Peter (Starla), Katrina (Nick), Jenny, Kimberly (Judah), Patrick, great grandchildren Andre, Linda, Laurel, Layton, Noah, Sebastian, Kaeson, Van, Burton, Theo, Harper, Tyler and great-great grandchild Shayla.
Work and life moved her from Edmonton to Camrose, Revelstoke, Duncan and later in retirement to Surrey. Mom worked for most of her life at various jobs as the family moved but retired from the BC Government as an office manager for Social Welfare. She was active with service groups, Royal Purple in Revelstoke and Eastern Star in Duncan. She was active in the United Church and sang in the choir for many years. She tried her hand at skiing while in Revelstoke and enjoyed a love/hate relationship with golf for many years, eventually settling on weekly golf on TV. Mom was very outgoing and made many lifelong friends in all of the communities that she lived. She will be greatly missed by her family, friends and people she worked with.
A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 2 pm in the Arbor Chapel at the Valley View Funeral Home, 14660 72 Avenue, Surrey BC.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in memory of Gwen Newsome to the ALS Society of BC.
Valley View Funeral Home
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