In Memory of





Obituary for Olive Winifred Newell (Magness)

NEWELL, Olive Winifred

Born August 20, 1940 in Wolverhampton, England. Daughter to Olive and Thomas Magness. Loving wife of David Newell. Dear mother to Sandra (Wayne), Jeffrey (Sharleen), Maria, Pamela, Michael, and Steven. Grandmother of Hillary, Wesley (Kait), Colin, Trevyn (Alysha), Mitchell, Brent, Samantha and Serge. Great Grandmother to Jayden, Isaiah and Mila-Joy. Adopted mother to Roy and Christopher. Missed by her feline companions Lulu and Sparky. Olive was known to all who knew and loved her as “Joybells” or “Joy” for short, as she was born during the blitz of England WW11 and the family home was bombed. She and her parents were taken in by two lovely ladies in the town of Chester, who welcomed this little bundle of “Joy” into their homes and the name became synonymous with her bright smile and joyful personality. Upon finishing school, she worked as a clerk in Liverpool at the Liver buildings until getting married and starting a family when she emigrated to Quincy Massachusetts. The family then ended up in Canada via Bedford Basin/Dartmouth Nova Scotia and eventually settled in St. Catharines, On. for good. While working at Niagara Premium Sales she met David and relocated to Western Hill, remarried, and was mum to a blended family of six children. Joy was a proud supporter of Liverpool matches in the premier league (YNWA). She was a prodigious knitter donating warm woolens by the boxful to charities and shelters within the region. She loved her cat’s and cookies; a hot cup of tea cured all ills and she loved to sit and do puzzles or cuddle up with a good book. She never missed a birthday singalong. Joy was “mum” to all the friends the kids brought who called her the “the luv” as every sentence was ended with luv-Scouser style! Joy had a marvelous green thumb, specializing in the beautiful gardens at the house and endless supplies of tomatoes for all of us. Nothing brought her more “joy” than seeing her family, especially her grandkids walk through the front door. She will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her….” God Bless!”