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BARBARA MAR NEWIS  (nee HEGGIE) Obituary pic


Born: Oct 06, 1947

Date of Passing: Nov 08, 2019

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(nee HEGGIE)
October 6, 1947 - November 8, 2019

It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of Barbara Mar Newis (nee Heggie).
Barb grew up in Windsor Park and graduated from Windsor Park Collegiate. She worked for Great West Life, then took a diploma in electronic technology and worked for Sperry Univac and Imris, that made interactive MRI machines. She loved her work. After retiring she worked part time at the Crossroads Home Depot. Barbara worshipped at the Tabor Baptist Church.
Barb was an active member of her community including being a Girl Guide leader. She loved socializing with friends and family and was an active member of the Sons of Scotland for many years.
Barbara will be remembered for her grace and kindness and the love she showed to everyone in her sphere. She had a heart of gold and put others at ease in any situation.
Barbara was the beloved wife of Harold Thomas Newis, and is survived by her five sisters, Phem Balkissoon (Harold), Jean Teague, Kathleen Saunders (Tom), Chris Hawkes (Dan Gilroy) and Annie Peckham (Roy). She was the treasured aunt of Sheila Balkissoon, Bryan Balkissoon, Kevin and Carey Teague, Rod and Riel Cloutier and Jeff Norman, Daniel and Robert Hawkes, Jenny, Andrew, Trevor and Raymond Peckham, great-nieces and nephews, Scarlet and Cadence, Liam and Amelia, Mackayla Reese Norman, Heidi, Jasmine, Erik and Emily Cloutier, Hastings and Smith, Aiden, and great-great-grandnephews, Lincoln and Desmond. Predeceased by her father and mother, George and Dora Heggie, and niece Jennifer Teaque.
A service will be held at Glen Lawn Funeral Home, 455 Lagimodiere Blvd. on Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations would be welcomed by the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of your choice.

Friends and Family may sign a
book of condolence at

Glen Lawn Funeral Home

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Nov 13, 2019

Condolences & Memories (4 entries)

  • Harold Our sincere condolences go out to you & your families. We fondly remember Barb from our years being neighbors at Culloden Lake. - Posted by: Barb and Ian Brown ( Neighbors from Culloden Lake) on: Nov 17, 2019

  • To the family of Barbara: Please accept my deepest sympathy on your loss. Barbara was such a kind and beautiful person. In 1973/74 when dating Chris I was sometimes at the Heggie family dinner table in Windsor Park and I remember Barb sharing funny stories of her work day at Great-West Life. I also remember how much she enjoyed playing her Tom Jones record on the living-room stereo. I know you'll all miss Barb terribly. Peace be with you. Love from Gary and Valerie. - Posted by: Gary Hawkes (Friend) on: Nov 14, 2019

  • I have know Barbara probably for probably over 40 years. I would go with her cousin's Allan and Charlie to parties at her mom's house in Windsor park where all the Heggie sisters would be on the odd Saturday night and do a little dancing. Barb was also nice to be around. Say hi to Pauline for me and tell her I am ok. RIP Barb - Posted by: Glenn Morrison (Friend) on: Nov 14, 2019

  • Barbara was a very warm and caring and accommodating soul. I would probably say that she would never say no to anyone. My deepest sympathy goes out to Annie and Roy and to Barb’s sisters at this time. Love Moe xxx - Posted by: Maureen Arbik (Sisters-in-law of Annie) on: Nov 13, 2019

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