Obituary Douglas Newlove
DOUGLAS FREDRICK NEWLOVE
APRIL 22 1948- MARCH 30 2009
With great sorrow we announce the death of Douglas who passed away on March 30, 2009. Doug was predeceased by his father, William, his mother Mae (Goodden) and 3 brothers, Grant, David, and Mel. He will be sorely missed by his wife Sharon (nee Turner) his sister-in-laws Diane and Rose Anna, his Uncle Joe and six nieces and nephews.
After earning degrees from the University of Toronto and York University he began his elementary school teaching career and served with the York Region Board of Education for 30 years. He taught young hands the fundamental skills of Wood Shop as well as other academic subjects. Doug is best known for his passion for woodturning where he would create beautiful bowls, hollow forms and other art objects. He was a founding member of the Woodturners Guild of Ontario in Markham, and an active member of the Golden Horseshoe Woodturners Guild of Burlington and the Toronto Woodturners Guild. He was also a member of the AAW, American Association of Woodturners and WOW, the World of Woodturners. He frequently traveled to international symposiums that were attended by world recognized professional turners. He won many awards for his work, authored several articles and was sought after to do demonstrations and offer advice and guidance to others. He was very highly regarded in this field and his passing will leave a void.
His other interests included target shooting, racecar driving, photography, stained glass and fishing.
Cremation has taken place. A tribute to celebrate his life and to exhibit his work will be held on Saturday May 2, 2009 from 2:00 to 5:30 pm at the Renaissance Toronto Airport Hotel & Conference Centre on Dixon Road in West Toronto. Parking is free and refreshments will be served. All friends and colleagues are encouraged to attend. In Doug’s honour donations can be made to the Princess Margaret Hospital or the Trans Canada Trail. Further details will be posted at www.treasuredturnings.com.