September 7, 1953 - August 16, 2021
With heavy hearts we announce the sudden passing of our father, Thomas Newton, on August 16, 2021.
Dad was predeceased by his parents, Tom and Lee Newton, brother-in-law Larry Bergren, and sister-in-law Linda Newton. He is survived, and will be greatly missed, by son Robert Newton (Carly); daughter Elaine Newton; brother Jim (Tammy); sister Pat; two precious grandchildren, Brady and Gemma; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Tom was born September 7, 1953 in Regina, Saskatchewan, where he started a long 37-year career with CP Rail. In 1983 he moved his family to Winnipeg, which became home, but also spent a few years in Montreal and ended his career in Calgary. When Dad retired, he moved home to Winnipeg to be close to his kids and life-long friends Terry and Judy Scales.
Dad was a great friend to many, with a wonderful sense of humor and a passion for sports. He played and exceled at many sports starting at a young age and though the sports he played changed over the years, his love for them didn’t fade. He enjoyed sports from all angles, from coaching Rob’s hockey for several years as a child to more recently score keeping/cheerleading/“coaching” Rob, Elaine and Carly’s softball teams.
We know he will be watching over all those he loved and cheering on his beloved Saskatchewan Roughriders.
He will be missed by so many. Rest in Peace Dad. We love you.
In keeping with his wishes, cremation has taken place. Thomas’ family kindly requests that his friends and relatives take a few minutes to honour his memory by sharing photos and/or sharing memories and stories using the comment section on this page.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the Diabetes Canada would be sincerely appreciated by the family.
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