July 17, 1925 – November 9, 2018

Newell, Bernard “Bernie” – After a short illness on Friday, November 9th in his 94th year, Bernie passed away at the Hamilton General Hospital. Predeceased by his wife Barbara (2015). Dear father of Janet and her husband Stephen Jewell. Bernie is survived by his sister Margaret and was a special Dad to Barbara, Sheila, relatives and friends, all in England.  Predeceased by brothers Fred and Roy.  Bernie was proud to have served in the British 8th Army. He arrived in Dundas in 1953 to start a new life. He was the co-owner of Mechanical Contracting Trades Ltd. for over twenty-five years. There were many pleasures following retirement. He and Barb took trips throughout the world, including the first flight on the Concorde from Toronto to England. He was a lifetime member at Dundas Golf and Country Club. He enjoyed the family cottage in Parry Sound and the quiet time of fishing and, socializing at the S.I.M gym in Dundas. He exchanged kindnesses to the residents at the Villa Estates, not forgetting the numerous newspapers.  Many thanks to the second floor staff at Amica in Dundas as well as the Doctors and nurses at the General Hospital for their care and compassion. Special thanks to Dr. Kaitlynn for her thoughtfulness.  In keeping with Bernie’s wishes, family will attend a private burial.  If so desired, donations can be made to the Hamilton General Hospital, Mission Services of Hamilton or the charity of your choice.


8 Messages to Newell, Bernard “Bernie”

  • AJ Chase

    Dear Janet and Steve,

    I was deeply saddened by the news of Bernie’s passing. I hope memories of his lifetime of adventures and his countless stories keep you smiling and at peace … knowing he had a full and vibrant life.

    My heartfelt condolences to you both.

  • Joy-Anne Coomber

    Dear Janet,
    I was sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. As you know, my Dad Geoff Jay enjoyed many chats with Bernie on various subjects and about their experiences in the War . They looked out for one another when in attendance at the S.I.M. Gym.
    I wish you and your family comfort and peace during this difficult time.

    Joy-Anne Coomber (nee Jay)

  • Patti Nicol

    Dear Janet and Steve
    So sorry to hear your dear dad passed away. May all your happy memories bring you comfort during this difficult time.
    With deepest sympathy,
    Ken and Patti Nicol

  • Judy Alarie

    Janet and Steve…my sincerest condolences

  • Gloria & Bill Reid

    We always have the best service, very helpful and friendly. Know’s their stuff.

  • Lorna and Larry Howarth

    Janet and Steve, Thinking of you at this sad time. Lorna and Larry Howarth

  • Nancy Hartmier

    Dear Janet- I was sorry to read about your Dad today. I feel blessed to have known both your Mom Barb and Dad Bernie. Now, at least the two of them can be together once again. Thoughts and prayers to both you and Stephen,
    Always, the bank lady.

  • Gloria & Bill Reid

    The Newell Family:
    Our condolences to the Newell family. It was always nice seeing Bernie at S.I.M. Gym.

    Gloria & Bill Reid

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