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Obituary for Gala Helen Newell (Snell)

In Loving Memory of Gala Helen Newell (nee Snell)

Passed away peacefully at the Haliburton Hospital on Wednesday, August 9, 2023, at the age of 76 with her loving family by her side.

Predeceased by her husband, Gene Newell, of 55 years. Proud mother of Colin, Greg (Jenna), and Kelly (Chris Allaire). Loving and cherished Gramma of Madison, Brock, Ava, Owen, Payton, and Carter. Predeceased by her parents Mark and Lillian (Walker) Snell. Dear sister of Chris Reid (Butch Harrison) and Jack Snell (Cathy), sister-in-law to Yvonne Newell. Lovingly remembered by her special friend James Bastedo and also Nancy Newell, her nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Gala was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She cherished spending time with them all and attending their sporting events to cheer them on. She enjoyed spending time with friends to play cards or shuffleboard as well as going for walks in the summer and snowshoeing in the winter. Gala spent many years working at the CIBC Bank in Minden before moving on to the Home Hardware Store and last the Township of Lutterworth, as the Deputy Clerk Treasurer. At the age of 53, Gala decided to retire so she could spend more time with her grandchildren and enjoy retirement with Gene.

Friends are invited to join the family at the Gordon A. Monk Funeral Home Ltd., 127 Bobcaygeon Rd., P.O. Box 427, Minden K0M 2K0 for a Memorial Service to celebrate the lives of Gala and Gene on Wednesday, August 16, 2023 at 11:00 am, with a reception to follow at the Monk-Cray Family Centre at the Funeral Home. Interment at the Gelert Cemetery.

Memorial Donations to the Minden Food Bank would be appreciated by the family.