Amy Louisa Newell

December 31, 1936-February 22, 2018


It is with great sadness that we announce Amy’s sudden passing, in hospital, Thursday, February 22nd, at the age of 81 despite a valiant effort by the emergency room staff.  She leaves behind her husband William of 58 years, as well as her children Wendy Mayhew (Kevin) and Bill (Lisa).  She was a proud Nana to her grandsons Darren and Liam Mayhew.  Amy was pre-deceased by her parents Thomas and Kathleen Loten, sister-in-law Elizabeth Loten and brothers-in-law Robert Newell and Robert Sinclair.  She is survived by sister-in-law Joan Sinclair.  She leaves behind her brother John Loten and sister Nancy Loten, as well as many nieces, nephews, and cousins.  Amy was a devout Christian, having given 47 years of service to the parish of St. George’s in Fitzroy Harbour as well as to the Anglican Church of Canada.  Her contributions to the church were recognized both nationally and internationally.  She was awarded the Anglican Award of Merit by General Synod - The highest award a lay member can receive.  Amy loved many things: playing bridge, singing in the church choir, reading, gardening, playing crib and watching sports, but nothing compared to time spent with family.  As she continues her journey with God, be comforted in the knowledge that she is at peace and among family and friends.  Arrangements by the Boyce Funeral Home, Chapel, Visitation and Reception Centre, 138 Daniel Street North, Arnprior.   A funeral service will be held at St. George’s Anglican Church, Fitzroy Harbour, Thursday March 1st, 2018 at 10:30 a.m.  At the request of the family there will be no visitation.  Following the service there will be a reception at the Fitzroy Harbour Community Centre and all are welcome to come.  Spring interment at St. George’s Anglican Cemetery, Fitzroy Harbour.  In lieu of flowers, a donation to St. George’s church or charity of your choice would be appreciated.