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.
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Glennis Smith saysJune 10, 2021 at 5:02 pm
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.
Carol saysJune 10, 2021 at 5:19 pm
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
Doreen &Jim Stryde saysJune 10, 2021 at 5:47 pm
Sending our condolences to the family. Rely on your years of happy memories to get you through this difficult time.
John Hounsell and Noreen Neary saysJune 10, 2021 at 6:25 pm
Vanessa , condolensces to you and your family at this difficult time, we are thinking of you.
Rosena Barron saysJune 10, 2021 at 6:47 pm
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.
Vicky saysJune 10, 2021 at 6:49 pm
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
Colleen Power saysJune 10, 2021 at 6:52 pm
Clarence and I are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all. Hugs
Jim Vokey saysJune 10, 2021 at 6:54 pm
Condolences from Phyllis and I, God Bless!!
Ken /Theresa Molloy saysJune 10, 2021 at 7:46 pm
Deepest sympathy to Flo and all Melvins family our memories of him on Woody Island still always be remembered
Kelly and Carol (Smith) saysJune 10, 2021 at 8:00 pm
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.
Lee & Harvey Humby saysJune 10, 2021 at 8:14 pm
So sorry to hear of Melvins passing. Our sincere condolences to family & friends.
Ted & Patrina Murphy saysJune 10, 2021 at 9:34 pm
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
Paul and Lori Hollett saysJune 10, 2021 at 10:39 pm
So very sad to hear of Melvin’s passing. Sending our sincere condolences to all of
Joe Whiffen saysJune 10, 2021 at 10:47 pm
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
Hubert & Loretta saysJune 11, 2021 at 8:50 am
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.
Al & Barbara McBride saysJune 11, 2021 at 10:27 am
Heartfelt condolences . Sad news indeed.
Carmelita Bruce saysJune 11, 2021 at 10:41 am
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
Laurie Blackwood Pike saysJune 11, 2021 at 10:49 am
Sincere condolences to Jonah, and all other members of Melvin’s family. R.I.P. Melvin.
Margaret (Holden) Gordon saysJune 11, 2021 at 12:11 pm
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.
Tim & Margot Dietrich saysJune 11, 2021 at 12:18 pm
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
Stella/Don Combden saysJune 11, 2021 at 4:26 pm
Flo & the Newhook Family,
So sorry to hear of Melvin’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
Stella & Don Combden
Colleen McLean saysJune 11, 2021 at 5:59 pm
Vannessa, Penny, Zach, Cameron and the Newhook family,
So very sorry to hear of Melvin’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this most difficult time. My deepest condolences to you all.
Lloyd Smith saysJune 11, 2021 at 9:53 pm
My condolences to the Newhook family at this sad time. Lots of fond memories fishing and spending time together over the years. He will always be remembered, now and forever. – Uncle Lloyd and family, Angus, Ontario
Sandra Gordon saysJune 12, 2021 at 8:54 am
Flo and family – your loss is deep and he will be missed by everyone. I remember visiting your home and Melvin cooking us an amazing breakfast. He lived and loved and is loved – rest in peace Melvin
Jason saysJune 12, 2021 at 12:10 pm
So many great memories and so very grateful to have had him in my life. Our Condolences and prayers are with you all and I wish we could be there.
He will be missed.
Love Jason, Angie, Darrion & Lexi
Barry Fowler saysJune 12, 2021 at 1:06 pm
Flo and Family – we wish to offer our deepest sympathies upon the passing of Melvin. May your beautiful cherished memories together console you at this very difficult time.
All of our love, from your entire Children’s Wish/Make-A-Wish Family. God Bless.
Byron and Madlyn saysJune 12, 2021 at 6:45 pm
So sorry for your loss. Sending condolences to all.
Calvin Peddle saysJune 12, 2021 at 7:31 pm
My deepest condolences to Jonas and the family. I knew Melvin and Jonas a few years ago at hardware and lumber shows. RIP my friend.
Vince Woodrow saysJune 12, 2021 at 11:56 pm
My condolences to the Newhook family in this time of sorrow. R.I.P Melvin.
Nora English saysJune 13, 2021 at 10:02 am
Vanessa ….. so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. My condolences to you and all the family.
Alphonsus Best & Carla Berry saysJune 13, 2021 at 12:17 pm
Jonas: sincere condolences on the loss of your brother. Thoughts and prayers to Melvin’s family and friends. God Bless.
Denise Pocchi saysJune 13, 2021 at 2:00 pm
Our hearts are full of prayers for Penny, Vanessa, Zack and Cameron. Please know we are thinking of you all with saddened hearts. May you find peace in this loss. Uncle Melvin will be remembered fondly.
Audrey Marshall saysJune 13, 2021 at 6:29 pm
Flo, Penney, Vanessa and families please accept my heartfelt sympathy.. May you find comfort in your precious memories In the difficult and sad days ahead. Melvin will be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him. He was always there to help and it was always with a smile. Remember to live in the hearts of those we love is to never die. I’m sure he will live on in your hearts. Thinking of you all at this sad time..
Suzanne Turcotte saysJune 13, 2021 at 8:44 pm
Sincere condolences to you Vanessa and Penny and all Melvin’s loved ones.
Harris & Lorraine Smith saysJune 13, 2021 at 9:27 pm
Our sincerel condolences to Penny, Vanessa, Flo and families. Sorry to hear of Melvin`s passing (Jumba his nickname from Normans Cove) . He will be sadly missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him. We enjoyed many happy times together. Rest in peace friend. Llew (Harris) & Lorraine Smith
Edward Fahey saysJune 15, 2021 at 3:25 pm
My condolences to the family. I am sure that you all have many memories of him as I do. Hold them close to your heart as you try to get through the coming days.
Bill Workman saysJune 17, 2021 at 1:30 pm
My condolences to the family.
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