Obituary of Doug NEWELL

Louis Douglas NEWELL 1924 – 2021 Died peacefully at his home in Shelburne on Friday, May 7th, with his family, son Roger, partner Paula, daughter Gwen and husband Jim Funston. Doug was born on the family farm in Ruskview and is predeceased by his wife, Kathleen (Inglis), married for 71 years, along with three brothers, Wilfred, Herbert, Russell and sister, Mary. He was a hard-working man from his late teens working in the pulp mills in northern Ontario, to working on ships on the Great Lakes. Doug operated a gas station in Midhurst then decided to move north and give mining a try in Sudbury. During one of Inco's strikes, he decided to come down to Conover to help his brother, Wilfred on the potato farm and ended up buying the farm from him. He operated it for 21 years. Along with the farming operation he trucked stock to the Stock Yards in Toronto for other farmers. When he sold the farm, he built a new home just west of Horning's Mills, dug 3 ponds and built a fish building to create a fish farming business, his proudest endeavor, and operated it until the age of 90. He will be remembered for his welcoming smile, his love of music, his positive outlook on life, and his keen interest of keeping up with world events. His final message for us was summed up with this quote “Love is the greatest gift of all and always have a song in your heart”. We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone in the Condo Complex for their kindness and thoughtfulness during his six years there. The family would like to thank the Nurses and the Co-Ordinator's from LHIN, along with Dr. Chattah and Dr. Martin-Smith who took such good care of him. Donations would be happily received by the Township of Melancthon, “Horning's Mills Ball Park Fund” by mail, cheque made payable to: Township of Melancthon at 157191 Highway 10, Melancthon, ON L9V 2E6 or another charity of your choice. Online condolences may be made at In Memoriam Funeral Services Inc. has been given the honour to serve with Newell Family.
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