Marion Isabel Newcombe
Marion Isabel Newcombe – It is with love and gratitude for a life well lived that we announce the passing of our mom, Marion, 89, of Windsor, formerly of Port Williams. She passed away peacefully on December 7, 2020, at home. Born in Medford, Kings County, she was a daughter of the late Walter and Esther (Thornton) Woolaver. Marion is survived by two daughters, Janet (Lloyd) Anderson, Mt. Denson and Karen (John) Lewis, Fall River; son, Kevin (Brenda) Newcombe, Falmouth; grandchildren, Laura Anderson, Lesley Anderson (Michael Hamilton), Jenny Lewis (Aaron Hoyles), Ian Lewis (Lexi Boudreau), Jordan Newcombe, Breagh Newcombe; one brother, Frank (Marion) Woolaver, sisters-in-law, Alice Newcombe, Muriel (Jim) Axell; brothers-in-law Allan Dean and Doug Brown; aunts, Abbie Woolaver and Olive Varga; as well as many cousins nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Donald Newcombe; with whom she shared 48 happy years, infant twin children, Deborah and Douglas, an infant daughter, Susan; her siblings, Phyllis, Helen, Floyd and Louise; her in-laws, Isabelle (Ken) Parker and Robert Newcombe. Marion shared a close friendship throughout her life with the Anderson, Lewis and McCarron families as they became part of her extended families. Marion graduated from Teachers College and was an elementary school teacher. She was a lifetime member and Provincial President of the Women’s Institute, a role she was proud and passionate about. She served on the board of the Valley Regional Hospital. She volunteered at the Port Williams Elementary School as part of the Special Friend Program for many years. She was an active volunteer in the community of Port Williams where she resided for 60 years. She was a member of Windsor United Church. Marion was a great entertainer and welcomed her children’s friends in her kitchen where her famous brown bread was served daily. If shopping was an Olympic sport, Marion would have brought home a gold medal! She supported all her grandchildren’s activities and was fortunate to have attended all of their high school and university graduations. We would like to thank the friends and relatives who sent flowers, food and well wishes. We will be forever grateful for the health care system who provided such valuable care. A celebration of life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 12, 2021 in the Windsor United Church. Interment took place in the Willow Bank Cemetery, Wolfville. A video webcast of the service will be available at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 13, 2021. In accordance with the Nova Scotia Proof of Full Vaccination Policy, effective October 4, 2021, proof of full vaccination is required to attend visitations and services held in the White Family Funeral Home or hosted by the White Family Funeral Home. Donations in memory may be made to Carey Me (supporting palliative care in the home) 150 Exhibition Street, Kentville, NS B4N 4H8 or to a charity of choice. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville.