Penny-Louise Newell, age 48, of Courtenay, British Columbia, passed away at home after a short illness on Tuesday, July 16, 2013. She was the beloved wife of Douglas Newell and loving mother to Kerry (Alissa) Holloway and Alex Holloway of Courtenay.
Penny was born on May 11, 1965 in Cold Lake, Alberta, the daughter of Albert and Eileen Holloway of Courtenay.
Penny is also survived by her three brothers, Mike (Lynn) Holloway (Parksville, BC), Rick Holloway (Vancouver, BC), and Steven Holloway (Ottawa, ON), along with her sister Cheryl Mann (Courtenay), her three grandsons Skylar, Damon and Donovan Holloway, along with a niece and many nephews and her aunt Marjorie (Jack) Lalonde (Bowmanville, ON).
Penny lived in several provinces throughout her life, being Quebec where she had her two sons. She moved to Alberta in 1997, where she met her loving husband Doug of 16 years. Then finally moving back to British Columbia in 2002, where she called home.
The majority of Penny’s life was dedicated to being a loving wife, mother, sister and homemaker. She loved spending time with her family; with her three grandsons being the apple of her eye. When Penny had free time, she loved to do arts and crafts, camping and listening to country music.
A celebration of Penny’s life will be held on Friday, July 26, 2013 at 2:00PM at Comox Valley Funeral Home, Cremation and Reception Centre, 1101 Ryan Rd., Courtenay, BC.
Following the service friends are welcome to gather with the family at the Wachiay Friendship Centre 1625B McPhee Ave., Courtenay, to have a celebration tea and light snack.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that a donation be made to eh Canadian Diabetes Association, PO Box 3256, Courtenay, B.C., V9N 5N4