709 466-3468
299 Memorial Drive

Clement “Melvin” Newhook November 4, 1943 - June 10, 2021

Passed peacefully at home. Predeceased by his parents Jacob and Charlotte Newhook; siblings Raymond Smith, Jacob Newhook, Florence Newhook (Alex), Calvin Smith, Robert Newhook, Art Newhook (Martha), Lewis Newhook (Sandy), Rosalind Newhook and Sheila Newhook.  Leaving to mourn his partner Florence Peach; daughters Penny Temple and Vanessa Newhook (John Franklin); grandsons Zackery Temple (Samantha O’Keefe-Janes) and Cameron Temple; the best dog in the world Pheobe; his siblings Una Smith (Bill), Jonas Newhook, Rex Newhook, Otto Newhook, Wally Newhook and Rose Butt (Eric); sister-in-law Sheila Newhook and special boy – nephew Rick Newhook. He will be fondly remembered by his extended family – Flo’s mom, Jessie Wareham; children – Dwayne Peach (Leanne), Denise Peach (Jamie), Deanna Peach (Stephanie), Dennis Peach and families; grandughter Erika; sibling Lloyd (Effie) Wareham; and a large circle of friends from Arnold’s Cove, Norman’s Cove, Woody Island and Millertown who he held dear as family.

Visitation will be held at Fewer’s Funeral Home, Arnold’s Cove on Friday, June 11 from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. and Saturday, June 12 from 10 a.m. to Noon, 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.  If you wish to attend a viewing, please contact the family.  Covid-19 regulations will be followed.  Funeral service to take place at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 13, 2021 at St. Michael’s All Angels Anglican Church, Arnold’s Cove by invitation only, with cremation to follow.

Dad loved animals and children.  He was proud to be a long standing Lion. Flowers are welcome but donations in his honour may be made to the Children’s Wish, Lions Foundation Guide Dog Program or the Arnold’s Cove Lions Club in aid of a defibrillator.

Angel’s walk among us – We know this because we have experienced their blessing through the actions of so many since dad’s diagnosis.  Many people have carried and supported the family during this time but a special thank you to Dr. Fowlow, Nurse Cathy, Dexter, Jim, Albert, Jeff, his Home Hardware family and the Eastern Health Palliative Home care team who helped him live his best life as long as possible and fulfill his wishes to stay at home.

Funeral service to take place at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 13, 2021 at St. Michael's All Angels Anglican Church, Arnold's Cove by invitation only, with cremation to follow.


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    Glennis Smith says

    Penny, Vanessa, Zack & Cam, Please know that we are thinking about you all and giving thanks to God for Melvin’s life. My memories are many and my heart is full for all of you. Lean on each other as you journey though these next days. May the many stories of his so many friends be a comfort. Love always from Aunt Glennis & Uncle Ern Brookside NS.

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    Carol says

    So very sorry for your loss our deepest condolences to you all.
    May your memories bring comfort and peace to your hearts.
    Remembering you all in prayer

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    Doreen &Jim Stryde says

    Sending our condolences to the family. Rely on your years of happy memories to get you through this difficult time.

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    John Hounsell and Noreen Neary says

    Vanessa , condolensces to you and your family at this difficult time, we are thinking of you.

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    Rosena Barron says

    Flo and the Newhook family,I am very sorry for your loss.I have some very fond memories of Melvin.You all are in my thoughts and prayers at this time.

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    Vicky says

    So sorry for your loss. I always taught Melvin as an icon in Arnold’s Cove. We may not have always agreed on everything but he was a good and fair boss. A friend and an awesome Lion
    Rest in pease

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    Colleen Power says

    Clarence and I are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all. Hugs

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    Jim Vokey says

    Condolences from Phyllis and I, God Bless!!

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    Ken /Theresa Molloy says

    Deepest sympathy to Flo and all Melvins family our memories of him on Woody Island still always be remembered

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    Kelly and Carol (Smith) says

    So very sorry for your loss. Melvin’s zest for life, his love of family and friends and his infectious smile will surely be missed by many.

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    Lee & Harvey Humby says

    So sorry to hear of Melvins passing. Our sincere condolences to family & friends.

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    Ted & Patrina Murphy says

    Sincere & heartfelt condolences to Melvins family & many friends.
    Always a pleasure to meet & deal with Melvin, always had a smile on his face & a professional attitude. May his gentle soul R.I.P

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    Paul and Lori Hollett says

    So very sad to hear of Melvin’s passing. Sending our sincere condolences to all of
    his family.

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    Joe Whiffen says

    Knew him well. Always had a good word and a smile even though I came late to his list of acquaintances. RIP Melvin. Woody Island will never be the same. Joe

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    Hubert & Loretta says

    Our most sincere condolences are extended to Melvin’s family – Flo, Penny, Vanessa, Zack, Cameron, Pheobe and all the other family members who Melvin held so dear. He has been a long time great friend and we considered him family as well. He will be surely missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him.

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    Al & Barbara McBride says

    Heartfelt condolences . Sad news indeed.

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    Carmelita Bruce says

    Penny, Florence, Vanessa and all other family members: My deepest sympathy to everyone on the loss of your beloved, Melvin! Thoughts and prayers are with everyone during this very sad and difficult time – May God bestow strength and courage on his wonderful family and friends! Big hugs!

    Carmelita, Jacinta, Clint and families

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    Laurie Blackwood Pike says

    Sincere condolences to Jonah, and all other members of Melvin’s family. R.I.P. Melvin.

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    Margaret (Holden) Gordon says

    My dear friend Flo. I am so sorry to hear you have lost your best friend and partner Melvin. He was a popular and well respected member of Arnold’s Cove and other communities and will surely be missed by many. He was always genuine and helpful when I visited his store. I know firsthand how it feels to lose your best friend. To Penny and the rest of the family. My prayers are with you. RIP Melvin You are now at peace where we all hope to be at sometime.

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    Tim & Margot Dietrich says

    On behalf of Melvin’s many Home Hardware friends and colleagues, our sincere condolences to Melvin’s family and friends. I had the pleasure to work with Melvin for close to 40 years will always remember his warm and genuine welcome when visiting the store. Rest in Peace. Kindest Regards, Tim & Margot Dietrich

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