NEWMAN, JULIA GLADYS

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Passed away October 24th, 2017 at the age of 90 years. Julia Gladys was born in Great Brehat on January 12, 1927 to William and Jessie Patey. She was one of seven children. At the age of five, she moved to Little Brehat to live with her grandparents, Julia and Joseph Clarke. She finished school at the age of 11 to help take care of her grandparents and two uncles. At the age of 19, Julia married the love of her life Benjamin Newman who was from Great Harbour Deep and together they raised five children. The family lived in Little Brehat until 1959 at which time they resettled to St. Anthony. In addition to raising her family, Julia worked at the fish plant and she also worked in housekeeping. She was a woman of many talents including cooking, baking, knitting and sewing. Together, Julia and Benjamin loved to take part in outdoor activities especially berry picking, snaring rabbits, and trouting. Julia had a strong faith and a love for God and on April 16th, 1995 she was proudly enrolled as a Salvation Army Soldier. She enjoyed all types of church activities, and especially enjoyed the Home League and volunteering at the local Thrift Store. Left with warm and loving memories are her children Ambrose (Peggy), Neil, Patsy (Alphonsus), and Tracey (Lyle), along with 11 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildrem, and one great-great-grandchild. Julia is predeceased by her loving husband, eldest daughter Jessie, and son-in-law John. Visitation was held from the Salvation Army Citadel in St. Anthony from where the funeral service was held on Friday, October 27th, 2017 at 2:00 pm with Captains David and Melanie Rideout officiating. Interment followed in the Fishing Point United Cemetery. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Kerry M. Fillatre‚Äôs Funeral Home, St. Anthony and Roddickton, Siobhan Ebukwe funeral director.