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The Telegram Obituaries
October 1980



NEWELL, Robert Stanley
October 19, 1980
Comrade Newell
passed away at St. Clare’s Mercy Hospital Oct. 19. He served with the 166th Royal Artillery Regiment having sailed for overseas service with the First Royal Artillery Contingent April 14, 1940. He saw action with the regiment in North Africa and Italy. (It was exactly 38 years ago that his brother, Richard (Dick) was killed in action on the aircraft carrier HMS Avenger, Nov. 15, 1942.) Stan was a good comrade to have around and was always ready to give encouragement to less fortunate comrades and friends. His funeral took place from St. Pius Church where mass was celebrated by Rev. Father L.J. Fischer S.J. who also said the prayers at the graveside. The veterans’ ritual was recited at the graveside by comrade Bill Janes, Pall-bearers were his comrades of the 166th R.A. Regiment, Bill Janes, Cyril Churchill, Cyril Kirby, Gerald Casey, Clyde Benson, Tack Cook and Howard Butler. Comrade Newell was laid to rest in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery Topsail Road.
NEWELL - Passed peacefully away after a long illness at St. Clare's Mercy Hospital on Sunday, Oct 19, 1980, R. Stanley Newell. He leaves to mourn his loving wife, Theresa, one daughter, Heather; four sisters; Maud [Mrs. Robert Martin], Hazel [Mrs. Joseph Stanley], Joyce [Mrs. Cyril Daniels], and Wesley [Mrs. James Stanley]; two brothers, Fred and Clarence. Also a large number of other relatives and friends. Resting at the Carnell Memorial Chapel. Funeral will take place on Wednesday, from St. Pius X Church at 11:00 a.m. Internment in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Flowers gratefully accepted or friends wishing to do so may make a contribution to the Palliative Care Unit, St. Clare's Mercy Hospital.
(The first obit was the one put out for his serving in the war and does not mention the family. The second one names the family members
Contributed by Heather Kelly, daughter


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