NEWELL, Robert Stanley
October 19, 1980
Comrade Newell passed away at St. Clare’s Mercy Hospital Oct.
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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