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CAROLE REEVE-NEWSON July 21, 1940 - May 7, 2021 Our beloved Carole, died peacefully after a valiant and brave struggle with cancer. Born in Timmins, ON, she grew up in Southwestern Ontario and moved to Toronto after graduating from the University of Guelph. She is lovingly remembered and will be missed by her sisters Merina Benner (John) and Elaine Psaila (Steve), as well as her nieces and nephews, Erin (Anthony), Denise (Lare), Marnie and Kevan (Cassi), and great nieces and nephews, Megan, Lauren, Mayzi Rae, Sam and Drew, as well as many friends around the world. She was predeceased by her parents, Jim and Avis Battist. She had a magnetism and keen intellect, and touched the lives of many through her art and paintings, interests in travelling (having travelled around the world with her close friend, Enid), bridge, classical music and literature. Carole was an educator, first as a Chemistry teacher, then High School Principal and Special Education Coordinator with the Scarborough Board. In her retirement years, Carole enjoyed teaching art and bridge on cruise ships. In all her roles, she made a difference to so many. Warm and caring and willing to take on many causes and organizational duties, she was a leader ahead of her time. Carole was an advocate for the environment and preservation of local parks, and it was her wish to have a commemorative bench donated in her memory. In lieu of flowers, donations towards Carole's bench as well as condolences can be made at A memorial for Carole will be held at a later time.

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Published in The Globe and Mail from May 15 to May 19, 2021.
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July 9, 2021
Sad news. I have always said to my kids that you will never forget the great teachers in your life. The others will fade away. Carole was one of the greats in my life. Grade 12 chemistry at Midland in the mid 60s. I think she would have been happy to know that although I never successfully memorized the periodic table, I did become a teacher. Thank you Carole for being one of the great ones.

Murray Pope
Murray Pope
June 30, 2021
I had Mrs. Reeve-Newson for Chemistry at Midland Ave. Collegiate in the mid-1970's. She was a great teacher!
Debbie Forrester
May 21, 2021
I met Carole when I first started teaching at Midland and we became close friends. She was caring and helpful and we had so much fun. I am so sorry to hear of her passing. She was so beautiful in every way. I hope her family is comforted hearing how she touched so many lives.
May 20, 2021
I worked with Carole at Bendale BTI. I believe she was our first female principal. She was a great advocate for women! I can still hear her infectious laugh! May she Rest In Peace. Deepest Sympathy to her family and friends.
Barb Curry
May 19, 2021
Carole was a lovely woman and colleague who felt strongly about educating children about ecology and growing native trees. She will be remembered by her team at seeds to saplings. Rest In Peace Carole.
Catherine Berka
May 19, 2021
Ms. Reeve-Newson was my chemistry teacher. She was kind and so beautiful. We used to joke that she had been a playboy bunny before teaching. I remember her gorgeous legs. As a teacher in Scarborough myself I got to chat with her as a colleague. Such a happy down to earth individual. So lucky to have known her.
Eva Toomsalu
May 19, 2021
On behalf of the Ontario Agricultural College (OAC) at the University of Guelph, please accept our sincerest condolences to Carole's family and friends. As Class President, Carole was passionate about connecting with her fellow classmates and led the class in its various fundraising activities to improve the lives of current students. Her generosity of spirit will be deeply missed, however I hope her family and friends can be comforted knowing that her legacy will live on at the OAC.

Dr. Rene Van Acker
Dean, Ontario Agricultural College
University of Guelph
Rene Van Acker
May 17, 2021
MS Reeve-Newson was the best chemistry prof! I on think of her even after these years
Bill Auchterlonie
May 17, 2021
My deepest condolences to her family. I was a student of hers at Midland C.I. she was the best teacher and really knew how to make Chemistry fun. I know a lot of people are going to miss Miss Reeve-Newson , she was a great lady.
May 17, 2021
Taught me chemistry in 13, worked with me personally to achieve a pass and thus graduate. I never forgot that kindness.

Michael Dale
Mike Dale
May 17, 2021
Always knew her as Mrs. Reeve-Newson. She was my chemistry teacher in Grade 10 and 11. If you couldn't learn chemistry from her, you just couldn't. Always a pleasant and talented person. May she rest in peace.
Peter Bistolarides
May 17, 2021
I had Carole as my Chemistry teacher at Midland Avenue CI.
We all loved her! Rest In Peace Carole.
Kathy Cannata
May 17, 2021
Carole was my chemistry teacher at Midland Avenue Collegiate in the mid 60’s. One of my all time favourite teachers. Very sad news. My condolences to family and friends!
John Deyell
May 16, 2021
Hard to believe that vivacious personality and infectious laugh could be stilled. I have many happy memories of sharing in that laughter over morning coffee and lunches in Midland's staff room. My deepest sympathy to all the family.
Anita Dermer
May 15, 2021
Elaine, sincere condolences on the loss of your beloved sister.
Elayne Mock
May 14, 2021
I knew Carole from our years together at the Toronto Lawn Tennis Club and we renewed our acquaintance years later through bridge events. She was held in high regard by other mutual teacher friends from the Lawn, and in the bridge community. My sincere condolences to her sisters and their families.
Carol Shipton
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