Newby– Peacefully surrounded by his loving family at C.E.E Hospital, Petrolia on Friday August 13, 2021. Harry Peter Newby, age 78 years. Much loved father of Allan Newby, Charlotte Rank (Tim), Kim Newby and Alice Shaw (Len). He was a loving grandfather to 10 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, 2 brothers and 5 sisters. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive. He was predeceased by 2 sisters. In keeping with his wishes cremation has taken place and there will be a private family graveside service in Bear Creek Cemetery, Brigden, at a later date. In lieu of flowers the family would be grateful and appreciative with sympathy being expressed through memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society or charity of one’s choice. Arrangements entrusted to Knight Funeral Home 588 St. Clair Parkway, Corunna Messages and condolences may be left online at www.knightfuneralhome.ca Knight 519-862-2845.
There will be no formal visitation at this time.
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A graveside service will be held at a later date.
5 thoughts on “Harry Newby”
So sorry for your loss. We always loved playing darts with Harry. A happy man.
Thinking of you all at this time. The loss of a father is heartbreaking. Uncle Harry was always smiling, always joking and always happy to chat. He will be missed.
I am so sorry for your families loss! Your dad was a great man. Had the best laugh! Hugs to everyone.
I can remember the good days when we visited. Harry’s children and my oldest played together while the adults played cards or just visited. We had a lot of good times. Harry always seemed to be a happy man. Even when times were tough.
Uncle Harry is my favourite uncle.He died with that title.Aunt Marlene Newby is my fav’ aunt & I shared both of these true facts with her at Hor’Tim’sN0N1G0 over lunch in Autumn 2o19. I gave gladly more than I was able to, my time, energy, financially, hugs/physically. I visit my Uncle Harry’s Twin Sister as often as I’m able to as she is my M♡M. I rarely give flowers as I purpose to visit in person, sharing a loving, heart-felt handshake &/or a hug. Uncle Harry received & gave plenty of hugs from me in 2o2o Summer, Autumn. I’m glad I took the time to share some hugs, handshakes, beer&pizza, jokes,& memories.
Most certainly I do regret that our families give what I’ll refer to as Fussbook time yet face-to-face time is so very much lacking though greatly necessary. Due to a major lack of effective communication, & ongoing overall health issues (¡Pre-C-19!), I’m not able to G♡ where I’m questionably wanted,0r evidently unwanted.Less than once a month communication is UNacceptable to me for truly beloved kith & kin, even before smartphones.
Uncle Harry & Aunt Doreen gave of their time, coffee, memories,& such when I would visit them, live with them, bring my wife & our sons to make wonderful memories with them. We’d fish, play some vinyl on the turntable, check0ut the animals in the barn, share stories, encourage each other. ¡W♡W! Uncle Harry belted out a couple gut-busters that only he could tell so humorously as he added “Uncle Harry” within the rhymes/jokes. Thank you to Alvinston Legion’s people, Knight funeral people,& others who fondly remember (uncle) Harry. C♡ND♡LENCES T♡ my cousins, Al,Charlotte, Kim,& Alice. (1352h2o2111o6th)