Newsom, June


Private family service will be held.


June Muriel Newsom (nee Thomson)

1925 –2018 

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of June Newsom on Saturday, July 7, 2018, with family by her side, at the Tabor Home in Morden, MB. 

June lead a remarkable life, much of it devoted to the care of others. One of seven children of Robert and Lillian Thomson, June was born and raised in Miami, MB. As a young woman, she moved to Winnipeg to complete her nurse’s training at St. Boniface Hospital, and went on to serve as a registered nurse for the next 25 years, providing care to countless patients at hospitals and nursing homes primarily in Winnipeg. June’s life took an unexpected turn in 1969 when her beloved sister, Shirley, died suddenly, leaving behind eight children aged 2 to 14. June moved to Arnprior, Ontario to care for the family, eventually marrying the children’s father, Peter James (Jim) Newsom. Tragedy struck again less than a year after their marriage with the death of Jim. June moved the family to Morden and shouldered the task of raising the children on her own. 

June’s dedication is remembered with love and gratitude by the Newsom family: Peter (Jackie), Mark (Cheryl), Nancy (Jim), Jamie (Renee), Kathryn (Ward), Andrea (Bob), Donna (Mark), and Amy (Curt). She is survived by all eight adult children, 12 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren, as well as by her sister, Mary Ann, many cherished nieces and nephews, and her dear friend, Minnie. She was predeceased by her parents, her husband, Jim, and her siblings, Enid, Donna, Marion, Shirley and Jim. 

We will miss June’s sense of humour and wonderful stories, her pragmatism and sound advice, her passion for crossword puzzles, cribbage and Scrabble, and her love of family and friends. Our thanks to the staffs of Boundary Trails Health Centre, St. Claude Health Centre and Morden Tabor Home who cared so well for June in the last year of her life. 

Wiebe Funeral Chapel, Morden

In care of arrangements


#1 Allison Braun 2018-07-10 14:55
Even as a young girl I knew that June Newsom was a Special, Special Lady!! As a friend & classmate of Donna's I remember the story of Aunt June. Now as an adult still living in Morden we have had the great fortune of becoming good friends of the whole Newsom family over the years as they came home to Morden to visit their Aunt June and each other.
May your gatherings continue as the beautiful amazing family June raised you to be. Although your travels may not bring you all back to Morden on a regular basis in the future, know that you'll always have home here.
Thank you June! Your work here is done. Rest in Peace. Love you all xo
#2 Shelley Krassman 2018-07-23 15:42
For Nancy, my thoughts are with you. Even when we know it's time for them to leave us, it's no less painful. Just remember, "grief is just love, with no place to go". Take good care of yourself.
#3 De smet 2018-07-23 21:52
I woul like to send all my sympathie to the familly of June , she was a nice women , very pleasant person , the resident of St Claude care home feel sad to know June pass away they enjoyed her compagnie during her stay with them.
Thank you for your support and he was a blessed to have know June.
All my sympathie.josiane DeSmet
#4 Rick C. Wiebe 2018-07-30 15:30
Dear Peter , Mark , Nancy , Jamie , Kathryn , Andrea , Donna , Amy and family,
My deepest and heartfelt sympathy to all of you and my regrets for being away during the time of your presence here and June's memorial. You have been very special to me over the years and I always appreciated June giving me updates on your lives over the years. I really hope in the future though with June's passing will change priorities for a Morden visit you must know how much I would always love to see you.
Most sincerely and warmest regards,

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