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Alvin Frederick NEWCOMBE
Décès le : 2005-11-05
Parution : 2005-11-07
Conjoint(e) : Wilma Lynn Newcombe
Paru dans : Fair Haven Funeral Home, Moncton, NB

Mr. Alvin Frederick Newcombe May 08, 1925 - November 05, 2005 Funeral arrangements by Memorial Funeral Home (London) Peacefully, at his residence on Saturday, November 5, 2005, Alvin Frederick Newcombe, departed this world with grace, courage and dignity, in his 81st year. Beloved husband of Wilma Lynn Newcombe. Proud father of Rita Day and her husband Jeffrey. Cherished Papa of Autumn and Noel Day all of London. Much loved brother of June (Bunny) Spence of Boston, Mass. Predeceased by sisters Carolyn Newcombe and Fern Rushton, N.S. and step-sons Eric and Anthony Chambers. The family will receive friends and relatives at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 1997 Dundas Street East (at Wavell), London, for visitation on Tuesday from 2-4 & 7-9 pm. A Legion service will be conducted under the auspices of Canadian Corps. and the Victory Branch Legion #317 on Tuesday at 7 pm. Funeral service will be on Wednesday, November 9, 2005 at 11 am. Interment Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens . Al was a member of the Moose Lodge in Punta Gorda, FL for a number of years. Al was born in Parrsboro, N.S. and at an early age secured a summer job on the Western Head, a British ship registered in Nassau. Being wartime Al volunteered to stay aboard and became a Merchant Marine serving in Havana Cuba. Twenty days after his sixteenth birthday, in the Gulf of Mexico. The ship was torpedoed several times within seconds by a German U-Boat there were only five survivors out of sixty. Al spent several months in Guantonamo Naval Base Hospital and several weeks in Havana Naval Hospital due to injuries suffered as the result of the explosions. After moving to London, Al worked at Central Ordinance Depot for the DND for 20 years and was a member of the Aqua Roamers (a scuba diving club in the late fifties). Al had many interesting hobbies, one of which was the raising and showing of limousine cattle. Al was a true, honest friend and mentor to many. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society would be gratefully appreciated. Please sign the Book of Condolence at Arrangements entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home 452-

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