William (Bill) Harold NEWMAN


William (Bill) Harold

peacefully left this earth on 8th December, 2006 in Campbell River, B.C. Bill was predeceased by his daughter, Lisa Hayman and her husband Dave, his brother Douglas and sister-in-law Anita Bowen. He is survived and much loved by his wife, Eveline, son Darryl (Heather) of Ste. Catherine de la Jacques Cartier, Quebec; his brothers Charlie, and Brian of Sooke; his sisters Joyce Verbrugge (Robert) of Nanaimo, Barbara Miller (Don) and Lynn Spence (Joe) of Sooke; his mother-in-law Cynthia Martin, brothers-in-law Bob Martin (Diana), Terry (Margaret) of Victoria and Alan (Carrie) of Prince George. Also the lights of his life his grandchildren Robin Hayman of Campbell River, David Hayman of Sooke, Devin Weatherby of Barrie, Ontario, Breanne Weatherby and Samantha Newman of Ste. Catherine de la Jacques Cartier, Quebec, many nieces and nephews in British Columbia, Alberta & Ontario and cousins in Nova Scotia.

Bill was born in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia on 28th October, 1941 the eldest son of the late Fred and Jean Newman. His family moved to Sooke in 1956 and in September 1959 he walked for 23 days to join them. In Sooke he met and later, on September 2nd 1961, married the love of his life, Eveline. In Sooke he was employed by Sooke Forest Products and was the owner/operator of Saseenos Auto Centre Ltd. He was a member of the Canadian Coast Guard and in 1986 moved to Campbell River to work for Raven Lumber Ltd. At the time of this death he was, together with his wife, the manager of an apartment block in Campbell River.

He was a member of Mt. Shepherd Lodge #159 A.F. & A.M. in Sooke and later of Victoria-Columbia #1 A.F. & A.M. in Victoria. He was a Charter member of Discovery Chapter #45, Campbell River, Royal Arch Masons and was the serving Worthy Patron of Chas-Maria Chapter #76, Order of the Eastern Star in Campbell River.

He was involved in many other organizations – in Sooke: -the Community, Softball, and Athletic Associations and the Lions Club. In Campbell River he was a member of the Independent Order of Foresters.

Ev, Darryl and family extend love and special thanks to Drs. Penhall, Willcox, James and Mawhinney, the nurses of 3 south and the ICU in Campbell River & District Hospital for their love and care of Bill during his last days.

A Celebration of Bill’s Life will be held on Sunday, 17th December, 2006 at 1 p.m. in the Discovery Masonic Hall, 2905 North Island Hwy., Campbell River and Bill’s request was that everyone be cheerful and wear bright colours. Donations may be made to Chas-Maria Chapter #76, O.E.S. for their Cancer projects c/o 9380 Martin Park Drive, Black Creek, V9J 1C4 or Sooke Minor Softball Assoc. c/o 2365 Demamiel Dr., R.R.5, Sooke, V0S 1N0.

God saw him getting tired,

When a cure was not to be.

So He put His arms around him,

And whispered, “Come to me.”

He didn’t deserve what he went through,

So He took him home to rest

Oh, God’s garden must be beautiful,

For He takes only the best.





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#103-909 Island Highway


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