NEWSOM, JOHN (JACK) WARREN
It is with great sadness that we
announce the passing of Jack
Newsom on Saturday, February 2, 2013, at the age of 90.
Jack was born on July 30th, 1922
in Summerside, PEI, the youngest
of three children and only son, born
to Reginald and Beatrice Newsom. The family moved West in 1926, eventually settling in Kelowna a
year later. Jack attended school
in Kelowna and joined the Army at the age of 19 during World War II, serving for four years. On his return to
Kelowna, Jack met Barbara Smith and they married in 1948. Jack operated the family grocery, Newsom’s Store at Five Bridges, as well as a service station next door. After selling the business, he started a new career as an Investment
Advisor. Jack and Barb owned a farm for many years in the area of the current Dilworth Shopping Centre, where they were known by locals for growing and selling pumpkins.
He was an active member of the Kinsmen Club, he enjoyed curling and later, after retirement, he took up golfing.
His great passion was cars and motor homes and he
travelled much of Canada and the United States, as well as many foreign countries, making friends wherever he went. At the time of his retirement, Jack was manager of Odlum Brown Ltd.
Jack was predeceased by his wife Barbara (1988), his
sisters, Jeanne Warman (1996) and Edith Mayall (2011), and his nephew Roy Warman (2010). Jack is survived by his nieces, Pat (Willi) Lange of Kelowna, Leslie Lunggren
of Surrey, and two nephews, John (Robyn) Mayall and Jeff (Lynn) Mayall of Calgary, Alberta, and all their families.
He is also survived by his good friend, Gerry McKay and her three daughters, Kenna Barter, Barb (Doug) Sawatsky and Marnie (Richard) LeVert and their families, all of Victoria, BC. Special thanks to his great-niece, Lisa (Mark) Planz,
of Kelowna, for all the personal and loving care she gave to her Uncle Jack.
A Memorial Gathering in Jack’s honour, is being held on Tuesday, February 19th, 2013 at the Benvoulin Heritage Church Hall, 2279 Benvoulin Road, Kelowna, BC,
between 1 – 3 PM.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the
Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart & Stroke
Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.mem.com and searching his name under stories.
Arrangements entrusted to First Memorial Funeral Services, Kelowna, BC