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NEWMAN, Thomas Henry

August 14, 1920 — November 14, 2021

Thomas Henry Newman was born in Cambridge, England, and died in Kelowna, British Columbia, on November 14, 2021, at the age of 101.

Tom served in the Royal Army Medical Corps during WWII from1939 to 1946, and in 1941 he married Anna Elizabeth “Betté” Higgins. After the war Tom began working at Guys Hospital, London, England, in the Haematology Department and over the next 34 years, he held various administrative positions both at Guy’s and in the local health region. In 1980, at the age of 60, he took early retirement, and he and Betté immigrated to British Columbia to be closer to their three grandsons.

Predeceased by Betté in 2002, Tom is survived by his daughters, Lorri Newman, of Devon, England, and Moyra Baxter of Peachland, British Columbia. Tom also leaves behind his grandsons and their families: James Baxter of Castlegar, BC, Jason Baxter of Abbotsford, BC, and Jeremy Baxter of Trail, BC; they cherish all the wonderful times they had with their grandad.

Since coming to Canada, Tom learned to ski, on snow and water, enjoyed fishing and camping, but his great love was golf.  Many happy hours were spent at the Kelowna Golf and Country Club, both playing, and shooting the breeze with his friends while drinking his warm beer.  He will be really missed by his family, who wish to thank all the staff at Mountainview Village (Assisted Living), and Drs. Carver and Cheyne, for all their care over the years.

No service by request. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the KGH Foundation.

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  • Susan Smissaert says:

    My heartfelt condolences to all of the Newman and Baxter families. My deepest respect and appreciation for Mr. Newman’s years of service during WWII. Your dear Grandfather reminds me of my Grandad, also a gentleman and Veteran from England, though from WWI. I just had to say, his photo really touches my heart. Bless you, and keep close all of your precious memories of this amazing fellow. Wish they made more like him. 🌹❤️🙏🏻

  • Dave Elliot says:

    I had the privilege of playing golf with Tom at KGCC and what a wonderful man he was. Please accept my condolences.

  • Jim Jacques says:

    I was very saddened to read of Tom’s departure from this mortal plane. Although I did not share his taste for warm beer, I did enjoy immensely his very quick wit and wonderful sense of humour. I’m certain that he and his buddy Eric are now teeing it up and back to enjoying each other’s company. My sincere condolences to the family.

    Jim Jacques

  • Rick VanderHoek says:

    R.I.P. Thomas
    Thank you for your service.
    Sincerely Rick V

  • Carol Roche says:

    I would like to extend my deepest condolences to the family. I knew Tom when I worked as a nurse for Dr Carver and Cheyne. Tom was my favourite and we had so many interesting conversations over the years. He was such a gentleman and I’m sure will be dearly missed.
    Carol Roche

  • Heather houston says:

    So very sorry Moyra on your fathers passing. A hard time.. lots of good memories. That’s our gift
    Terry and Heather Houston

  • irvin taylor says:

    I had the great pleasure of knowing Tom while i served as the Professional at the Kelowna Golf &C.C.
    I loved his English humor,along with his pal Eric. Many a tete a tete were had between us,i being a Scot led to some historical and hilarious moments. RIP my friend
    Irvin Taylor

  • Carol Kozoway says:

    Dear Moyra and family,
    So sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. He was a wonderful man full of energy and spirit. May he rest in peace.

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