MELVILLE ANTHONY NEWTON SR. June 13, 1919 - June 19, 2014 We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of our beloved father, Melville Newton Sr., in his 95th year. Surrounded by his loving family, Mel leaves 6 children: Greg (Gloria), Gaye Peck (late Ron), Janice Collins (Marc), Jeff, Cindy, Terri Perras (John); 12 grandchildren: Kori, Michael, Lisa, David, Matthew, Andrew, Meghan, Alexandra, Mackenzie, Rachel, Rebecca and Joshua; 9 great- grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Mel was predeceased by his wife, Florence (nee Waskett), the love of his life, in 2010 and his eldest son, Mel Jr. (Bing) in 2012. Born in the High Park area of Toronto in 1919, he was the youngest of 11 children. He attended St. Cecilia's and Humberside Collegiate. In WWII he served overseas in the Royal Regiment of Canada as Sergeant Major and remained a proud Veteran throughout his life. Mel was the consummate salesman and held many positions in sales, sales management and marketing. He possessed a natural charisma and brightened every room. He teased in a fun-loving way and his unique sayings are family folklore. Florence and Mel enjoyed many years at the family cottage in Muskoka and winters in Florida. Our family would like to express our thanks to all the staff and his fellow residents at Amica, especially Ernie Doran where he shared many good times, as well as the caring staff at Mississauga Trillium Hospital. Mel was grateful for all his blessings. His life was one well lived and he leaves a legacy of love to everyone who knew him. Friends may call at the Turner & Porter Butler Chapel, 4933 Dundas St. W. ( between Islington and Kipling Aves.), on Sunday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Gregory's Roman Catholic Church, 122 Rathburn Rd., on Monday, June 23, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. Interment to follow at Queen of Heaven Cemetery. Online condolences may be made through

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Published in the Toronto Star on June 21, 2014