NEWLANDS - Oliver, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Sunday January 3, 2021 at the age of 50. He is survived by his wife Diane and children Mathew and Carly (Tristan). Oliver will be sadly missed by his sister Heather (Francois) Masbou, mother- in- law Marilyn Prior, father- in- law Steve Prior (Cathy), "grandma" Margaret Pickard, sisters in law Connie Hester and Sherry LeProhon, nieces Sophie and Shelby and nephews Oliver, Chase, Christian, Aiden, Marshall as well as many friends. Predeceased by his parents William and Audrey (Berry) Newlands. Oliver was born December 2, 1970 to William and Audrey Newlands. Oliver lived his entire life in Kagawong except for a short period of time when he attended Sault College to obtain his small engine mechanic certification. On May 22,1993 he married Diane Prior of Ice Lake, the love of his life, where they began their life together. Oliver & Diane purchased the family business, Berry Boats and Oliver was the 4thgeneration owner and so very proud of growing and continuing this family heirloom. Outside of his family, the “shop” was what he loved next, he never considered it work and loved everyday he spent there. He loved working with the “boys”, visiting with all the customers, and the challenge of fixing other people’s challenges. Although he loved the business, the one thing he was even more proud of and cherished more then life itself was his two children Mathew and Carly. He would look forward to regular updates about their life and accomplishments and their day to day happenings and would often share with others so very proud. Oliver will always be remembered for his quiet, kind, loving personality, always willing to lend a hand to anyone. Visitation will be held on Friday January 8 from 4-8 pm and Saturday January 9 from 1-5 pm at the Simpson Funeral Home, Gore Bay. Due to Covid 19 restrictions, visitation will be BY INVITE ONLY, and masks must be worn. A spring burial and funeral will be held at the Kagawong Cemetery when friends and family will be welcomed to attend to celebrate Oliver’s life. Memorial donations may be made to the Mindemoya Hospital Auxiliary or the Billings Museum as expressions of sympathy and may be made through www.simpsonfuneralhome.ca
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