Leonard Ernest Newell passed away on April 10, 2008 at home in Chilliwack, BC at the age of 82 years. He was born January 5, 1926 in Edgerton, Alberta.
He is survived by his wife Johanna; his children: Gordon, Kathryn, Cheryl (Tyler), Lisa and Ryan (Larissa); four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; his brothers: Jim (Doreen) and Reg (Marilyn), his sisters Lila, Doris (Dan), and Marion (Art), and numerous nephews and nieces. He was predeceased by his first wife Doreen, his sister Evelyn and his brother Chester.
Len dedicated his life to the work of Bible Translation in the Philippines. He acquired several degrees in institutions of higher learning and was able to produce two dictionaries in order to preserve those respective languages and cultures.
A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday April 15, 2008 at 3:00 pm at Sardis Community Church. A reception will follow in the church hall.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Gaspar Angihan, representative of Dynamic Churches, Int’l working in Ifugao (email: firstname.lastname@example.org) or a charity of your choosing.