Timothy Newman

Timothy Newman recently passed away in Devon, England at the age of 93.

Tim was one of the early residents of Blind Bay Rd., Sorrento. He was born in the Doctor’s house in Chase BC, on September 18, 1915 after a boat ride from the family home on Blind Bay Rd. down the lake to Chase. There was no road connecting Chase and Sorrento at that time. Tim’s father, Charles Newman bought the Walter Dunne home in the early 1900s. Charles Newman was the head orchardist for the area and a surveyor. Tim, their only child, grew up on Blind Bay Rd. and later attended the Mackie Preparatory School in Coldstream. In 1939 he joined the RCAF and went to England to start his work as a rear-gunner. He flew with 34 successful missions during WW II. Tim married his first wife, Beryl, while in Britain. Their daughter Patricia (Jane) was born in 1944. In 1962 Tim and his family returned to Canada for several years. They then returned to reside in England.

The ‘Newman’ home still stands on Blind Bay Rd. and Tim returned many times to visit and stay in his former home.

Tim’s first wife Beryl, died in 1992. Tim will be remembered and missed by his second wife Shirley, and his daughter, Jane.

A service was held on May 5, 2009 in Axminster, England.

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