Steven Gordon Newell

18 November, 194826 April, 2020

It is with deep sorrow and much love that we mourn the passing of Steven Gordon Newell, of Embrun, Ontario on Saturday April 25, 2020, at the age of 71 years.

He is survived by his father Gordon (Augusta), by his wife of 49 years, Lori; children: Andrew (Melanie) and Stephanie (Kerry); grandchildren: Dylan, Avery, Eevah, Charly; step grandchildren: James, Josh, Jennifer and Junnell; brother, Jimmy (Dot); sister, Lynn (Rob); as well as numerous relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his loving mother, Enid, and his sister Elizabeth.

Born in Nova Scotia, he travelled the world working for the military. In the North West Territories, he found the love of his life and married Lori. Amicable and witty, he would make friends anywhere he would go.

A good man is gone, but will forever be in our hearts.


Steven Gordon Newell

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Richard and Réjeanne Thain

8 October 2020

Dear Lori, Stephanie and family,
We just heard today of Steve’s passing and wish to offer our sincere condolences.
We used to see him walking at the Dome and he was always pleasant and enjoying his retirement. So sorry about your loss.
We hope that all your good memories will help you through this difficult time.

Lorraine Boulay

22 June 2020

I was shocked to hear today, June 22, of Steve's passing. I knew Steve when we both worked for CSE. He was so easy to get along and made me laugh. He talked often about his family, especially his wife.

My deepest sympathy to Lori and her family.

Melissa Lapensée

22 June 2020

Just heard today of Steve's passing. My deepest sympathy to his family. I worked with Steve here and there over the years at CSE. I remember him talking very fondly and highly of his family. The thing I'll remember most about Steve was his willingness to share knowledge with his peers and particularly younger employees coming up and learning the craft. He had so much knowledge to share and helped so many! I'll also remember his energy, he was also so full of light and energy. Again, so sorry for your loss.

Ralph Graves

22 June 2020

Steve and I worked together in the military (Alert, Leitrim) and at the Communications Security Establishment. He was a very dedicated worker and a great guy to be around. As a fellow Nova Scotian, I wish to pass on my condolences at his passing. He will be missed.

Jill Cattell (Gumbley)

22 June 2020

Dear Lori, I was sorry to hear about Steve’ passing. I have so many wonderful memories of the times we shared, both at work and outside. He could always put a smile on my face no matter the situation.

James Blair

22 June 2020

On behalf of the CSE Retirees' Association, I would like to express my sincere condolences on Steve's passing. I knew Steve personally both in the military and at CSE. He was a fine man and will be missed. His name will be entered on our memorial list.

James Blair

Claudine Lanoix

22 June 2020

Steve was among the best colleague and technical mentors one could hope for. Without exception, his sense of humour was hard to beat!
Our sincerest condolences to Lori and family. Xox
Claudine & Yvan

Don Forbes

8 June 2020

Shocked and saddened to hear of Steve's untimely passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult of times.
Don & Jewel Forbes
Kelowna, BC

Pierre Lauzon

31 May 2020

To Lori, Family members and Friends,

I'm very sorry to hear about Steve's passing. We both served together in the Regiment in Kingston in the 70s. We had a good bunch of English guys and French guys working and have fun together at the time. Steve was a very good and dedicated guy who looked after his people and always loved to laugh and have fun with the boys.

My sincere condolences.

He will be missed. RIP my friend.

Bryan Mack

31 May 2020


It has been a very long time since Steve and I worked together, but I remember him fondly and offer my deepest condolences to you and your family. May you quickly find solace the enduring memories of a wonderful life, shared with a wonderful man.

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