Passed away peacefully at the Nanaimo Hospital, September 19, 2012 after a long fight with Parkinson’s, with his wife of 50 years by his side.
Alvin was born in Namaka, AB on May 25, 1937. He farmed for many years in the district with his brother Raymond of Rockyford AB. He bought a farm in the Coronation area, married his wife Dorothy in 1962, moved and went into partnership with his brother Gary of Duncan, BC, then moved to Golden, BC where he worked until retiring in the Plywood Plant.
He loved to farm, play in his many bands, and sit around and visit with family and friends.
He is survived by his wife Dorothy; three children Douglas Newell of Ponoka AB, Barb Newell of Golden, BC, and Hugh Newell of Golden, BC; and six grandchildren Reba, Jesse, Mary, Raven, Kenneth and Cody. Alvin is predeceased by his parents Mary and Hugh Newell.
Lovingly remembered by his family and numerous friends. Private family remembrance.