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Born: Jun 07, 1905

Date of Passing: Apr 30, 2001

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JOHN (JACK) W. NEWIS Peacefully on April 30, 2001 Jack Newis, aged 95, passed away at the St. Boniface Hospital. Dad was born in England on June 7, 1905, the youngest of four children. The family immigrated to Canada in 1907 settling in Regina, SK. Dad was in the grain business all his working years. He was transferred to Winnipeg in 1926. He brought our Mom as a young bride to Winnipeg in 1927. They settled in St. Vital in 1931 and lived there until Dads retirement when they moved to Kelowna, BC in 1964. While in Winnipeg Dad was involved in community affairs such as home and school, school board chairman, community club president and board member. Most of all his passion was for his church and his faith in God. When Mom and Dad moved back to Winnipeg in 1985 to be closer to family, his church became once again his focal point. His strong faith saw him through many physical adversities. He was a quiet man with a will of iron. Jack is survived by daughters, Jackie (Ernie) Evans and Dorothy (Don) Mitchell; son Harold (Barb) eight grandchildren; nine great-grand-children; and three great-great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his loving wife of 60 years, Ethel; his parents; sister Dot; and brothers, Bill and Chuck of Regina. The funeral service will be held at Glen Lawn Funeral Home, 455 Lagimodiere Blvd. (across from the Royal Canadian Mint) on Thursday, May 3 at 11:30 a.m. The family wishes to express their heartfelt thanks for the excellent care, compassion and support received from the staff of Ward 5B of St. Boniface Hospital. In lieu of flowers, donations in Dads memory may be made to Regents Park United Church, 613 St. Marys Rd., Winnipeg, MB R2H 3L8, or charity of your choice. Blessed peace is yours now dear Dad. Desjardins Funeral Chapel in care of arrangements, 233-4949; toll free 1-888-233-4949.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on May 02, 2001

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