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Obituary - Yvonne Newman

Yvonne Newman

1932 - 2020

Cook Southland Funeral Chapel - Newman(2020)

Yvonne Newman of Medicine Hat, passed away peacefully at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital on Sunday, June 21, 2020, at the age of 87 years. Yvonne leaves to cherish her memory her three children and their families: Gary (June) Burns and their children, Rachel, Jordan and Aaron; Randy Burns (Brenda) and his children, Jeremy, Nikki and Dan; Sandy Brookes (Len) and her children, Jolyn, Jared and Brady; siblings, Len (Carol) and Steve (Annabel); sister-in-law, Snookie; nieces and nephews, Leslie, Denise, Sean, Jennifer, Joelle and Stephanie; step-children, Cindy (Bill) Savage, Brian (Judy) Newman, Lorne (Sherry) Newman and their families. Also remembering Yvonne are a large circle of extended family and friends. Yvonne was predeceased by her parents, Les and Hilda Welling; son, Murray; first husband, Ray Burns, second husband, Glen Newman; brother, Jeff, sister, Sandy and sister-in-law, Sharon. Born and raised in Medicine Hat, Yvonne worked as a secretary with the CPR, the Medicine Hat College and as a legal secretary. Along with being a loving homemaker, she was also active in the community serving on the board of Westminster United Church and was a driving force behind the CPR curling club. Yvonne was dedicated to her family life and very fond of large family gatherings. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13 Street SW, Medicine Hat on Tuesday, June 23, 2020, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and again one hour prior to the service, 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. The Graveside Service will be held at Hillside Cemetery on Wednesday, June 24, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend David Pollard officiating. The procession to Hillside Cemetery will depart from Cook Southland at 10:50 a.m. Due to restrictions in place regarding COVID - 19 from the Chief Medical Officer of Health - funeral services are now limited to no more than 100 attendees including family and funeral home staff.


  1. Janet (Porter) Biggs:
    Jun 23, 2020 at 03:56 PM

    Randy Burns and family. So sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. Absolutely loved that woman and the chats we’d have when we met.

  2. gordon and edna hart:
    Jun 23, 2020 at 11:06 PM

    To all the family members: we send heart felt thoughts to one and all. May you find peace in that she is gone to others who are there waiting for her..some that she has missed for a long time..god bless each and everyone of you's now and in the from gordon and edna hart.

  3. Meigan:
    Jun 24, 2020 at 08:17 AM

    My thoughts are with your family at this difficult time.

  4. Ian Gellately:
    Jun 25, 2020 at 01:14 PM

    Bonita loved playing bridge with Yvonne she loved her laugh and smile they can play again in heaven RIP

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