William (Bill) Newton

March 6, 1941 – November 26, 2015

It is with sadness and heavy hearts that we, the family, announce the peaceful passing of Bill Newton at the Penticton Regional Hospital with his family at his bedside. Bill was predeceased by his father, Sydney, and mother, Elsa (Ziffle, Newton) Guzin, step-father, Nick Guzin and sister, Joan Burdock. Bill is lovingly remembered by his wife, Sharon, of 48 years and his daughter Nicole, son-in-law, Alan, and grandson, Euan McAndrew of Kelowna. Bill is also survived by his brother, Herb Newton, of Vancouver, nieces, nephews, extended family members and many friends. Born in Victoria, Bill with his family arrived in Penticton in the 1950’s and adapted well to the life style; especially sailing – both water and ice sailing. Bill spent most of his working life in the telephone industry. He belonged to the Penticton Amateur Radio Club and the loose organization of radio-controlled boat club. Bill valued family and friends and was known for his generosity, sense of humour, a willingness to help others, and his ability to fix almost anything. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Riverside Conference Centre at the Days Inn, 152 Riverside Drive, Penticton on December 5, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. followed by a light lunch. Reminiscences, stories, and other memories of Bill that you can share would be appreciated. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association. The family would like to thank the ICU staff for going above and beyond in caring for Bill which was greatly appreciated by the family. Also, we would to like to thank the many friends that supported the family during this trying time.

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