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Gordon NEWBY

September 1, 1924 ~ July 4, 2023 (age 98) 98 Years Old


Sadly we announce the passing of our father, grandfather and great grandfather. 

Gordon was born in Conquest Sept 1, 1924.  In 1928 the family moved to Wiseton.  There Gordon’s father, Jack, worked as a butcher at Cox’s store and as well as setting up a Beef Ring.

In 1939 the family moved to Dinsmore and started Newby’s Meat Market which Gordon helped with until he enlisted in the Royal Canadian Navy in 1942.  He served on the Corvette Wetaskiwin escorting battleships back and forth across the Atlantic until the end of the war.  

When this dashing young sailor in his naval uniform returned home, it was love at first sight for Gordon and Mildred.  They were married in Oct 1946, and lived in small house in Dinsmore.  Gordon then went to work with his dad at the Meat Market.  He also worked as a farm hand during this time and developed his life long love of farming.

In 1951, Gordon, Mildred and Jack moved to Arrowwood, Alberta where they owned a Meat Market for 7 years.

In 1958 the family along with their new addition, Lynne, returned to Dinsmore.  Never one to stand still Gordon opened a Meat Market in conjunction with the Red & White grocery store in Dinsmore as well as purchasing the first of his farm land.  It was a steep learning curve for him as his wasn’t a “farming family”, but over time he was very successful.  

After the Red & White closed Gordon went to work at the Dinsmore Co-op Grocery store for many years, co-ordinating his time with the co-op and the farm.

As well as working many long hours, he also managed to find time to play hockey, as a Right Winger for Dinsmore Dynamos for many enjoyable years.   

Gordon was an active member of the Royal Canadian Legion Dinsmore Branch until it was dissolved.

Gordon & Mildred spent over 30 happy fun filled winters in Florence Arizona.  They were among the first residents of Calienete Casa De Sol and made lots of new friends from all over Canada and the US.  Many of their “south” friends came to visit them in the summer, as well as summer “reunions” with larger groups in different destinations in both countries.

In the fall of 2017 Gordon became a resident of Orange Memories Care Home in Rosetown, SK.  He quickly made new friends there and enjoyed the friendship and great care he received while living there.

Gordon is survived by Jack (Cathy) Newby, Lynne (Orville) Shaw, grandchildren Ginger (Trent) Appel, and their children Tysen and Caitlyn; Denise (Adrian) Borrego and their children Cheyenne and Ava, Allison MacDonald and children Taylor and Camille, David (Lindsay) Shaw and their children Olivia, McKenzie and Connor.

He was predeceased by his wife Mildred in 2005.

A graveside service was held on Monday, July 17 at 2:00 at the Dinsmore Cemetery with lunch to follow at the Senior Hall in Dinsmore.  All are welcome. In lieu of cards and flowers please consider a donation to Dinsmore Firefighters in Gordon’s honour.

Committal Service


Graveside Service
July 17, 2023

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Dinsmore Cemetery
51.33600, -107.45603
Dinsmore, SK S0L 0T0

Memorial Luncheon
July 17, 2023

3:00 PM
Dinsmore Seniors Hall
Dinsmore, SK S0L 0T0


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