Marlene Newby

Newby– Peacefully surrounded by her loving family at Afton Park Place, Sarnia on Tuesday August 1, 2023. Marlene Newby, age 75 years of Corunna. Loving wife of 38 years to the late Byron Newby (2022). Loving mother of Jim Russell and his wife Christine of B.C., Selena Fraser and her husband Mark, Brad Newby and Maxine Dabanovich and her husband Don all of Corunna. Treasured grandmother of 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Marlene was predeceased by her son, Barney (2018) and by her brothers, Michael Clements (1974) and Paul Cornes (2022). She was a longtime member of the Corunna United Church, the Red Hat Society and the Corunna Legion. She enjoyed her many years as a hairdresser in the Corunna area where she met a lot of wonderful people. Friends will be received at the Knight Funeral Home, 588 St. Clair Parkway, Corunna on Monday August 7, 2023 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. where a funeral service will be held 12:00 p.m. with Gabrielle Heidinger officiating . Interment will follow in Hillsdale Cemetery, Petrolia. In lieu of flowers sympathy may be expressed through memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society or to the charity of one’s choice. Messages and condolences may be left online @  Knight 519-862-2845.

Visitation Information

Monday August 7, 2023 from 10 am to 12 p.m.


Alzheimer Society Charity of One's Choice

Funeral Date

12 p.m. Monday August 7, 2023

11 thoughts on “Marlene Newby”

  1. Daniel Brisebois

    Mark and Selena

    Our family sends our condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of need.

    Brisebois Family

  2. Jeff and Sue Agar

    Selena, Maxine and families,
    Sending our sincere sympathies in the loss of your mom. I will always remember her distinctive laugh. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.

  3. Selena, Maxine, Brad and families
    I am so sorry to hear about your mom.
    She had a big heart.
    Thinking of you all at this difficult time

  4. So sorry for your loss Marlene was my hairdresser for years and then just a friend. Selena and Mark I know you will miss her. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  5. Thank you for all the child hood memories swimming in the Newbie Pool on Fane St. Condolences to the family!

  6. Catherine Price(Strangway)

    Condolences Selena, Maxine and families, I have fond memories of your mom doing my hair back in the teenage years, May she rest easy and peacefully…🙏🏻

  7. Nina and Fred Strickland

    Selena and Family. So sorry to hear of the passing of your Mom. She was a lovely lady and I have many fond memories of her from church. (Paris Ontario)

  8. Aunt Marlene always greeted you with a smile and an offer of tea or coffee. She was a true lady in every way. Will always have fond memories of the Newby reunions with her and Uncle Byron.

    Gord and Anita

  9. Selena, Maxine and families I m sorry to hear about the loss of such a beautiful lady.My sincere condolences and I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers ❤️

    1. Hi Paul,
      Thank you for your kind thoughts. She is finally at peace.
      I also want to extend condolences to you for your loss of Mike last year.
      I did not realize that he had passed until earlier this year when I just happened to
      Be on the Knight Funeral Home website and saw Mike’s obituary. So very sorry for your loss.
      I hope that all is well with you and I sincerely appreciate your condolences.
      My email address is if you would like to touch base in the future.

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