NEWSOME, Peter William

May 17, 1946 – November 6, 2021

Peter William Newsome, 75, of Cochrane, Alberta, was called to heaven after a short but courageous battle with cancer on November 6, 2021.  He was born May 17, 1946 to Frank and Mary Newsome of Bearspaw, where they had a dairy farm.  He attended Bearspaw and Glendale schools then the family moved to farm 3 ½ miles southwest of Cremona in 1968.  He married Susan Yazlovasky on October 9, 1971 and they enjoyed 50 wonderful years of marriage.  Together they took over the family farm where they raised their family while continuing to farm, raising cattle, chickens, and growing various crops.  Peter also drove the school bus for 27 years before retiring and moving to Cochrane.

Peter loved everything about the farm life and enjoyed passing on this love and knowledge to his sons and later his grandchildren.  He enjoyed riding horses, hunting, camping, fishing and just being outdoors riding the quad with his family.  Peter was a member of the Cremona Ag Society, Pine Slopes Ranching Association and the Bearspaw Historical Society over the years.  Dad was a strong, quiet man with a witty sense of humor who loved his family dearly.

Peter was predeceased by his parents Frank and Mary, and half brother Norman.  He is survived by his loving wife Susan, and three sons:  Rob (Cyndi), Tim (Cheryle), and Shawn (Ashley); his granddaughters Delanie & Robyn Newsome, step granddaughter Bree Baskin, and grandsons Ray & Jonah Newsome; sister Evelene (Neil), brothers Fred (Lucy), Ken (Linda), as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

There will be no ceremony as per Peter’s wishes and the family request that any donations made in Peter’s honor go towards the Agape Hospice or the Cancer Society.

Arrangements entrusted to Florence (Flo) Simpson, Funeral Director

Cochrane Country Funeral Home – – 403-932-1039

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  1. On November 11, 2021 at 9:40 am The Armstrongs Said:

    Very sorry for the family’s loss. Pete was another generous gentle soul that even during your toughest times, his presents with that smile could make you want to be happy. I feel with the world as it is this is a dying trait. The world really needs more Petes! When someone’s smile can cheer up your day, you feel the need to pass that on. For that reason the most is why I will always have the highest respect for him, it’s his legacy. Rest easy Pete, life well lived with patiences, love, kindness and the ability to pass it on. Our thoughts are with you all

  2. On November 11, 2021 at 1:33 pm Judy and Larry Carruthers Said:

    Pete was a sweet and gentle man. Our thoughts of sympathy are with you Susan, Rob, Tim, Shawn, Evelene, Fred and Ken and their families. May Pete rest now and remain in your heart and memories forever. Love and sympathy to all.

  3. On November 11, 2021 at 6:44 pm DAVE AND PAT BUCKLER Said:

    was so sorry to hear about Peter was many years since I had seen him so was nice to touch base.Susan and family,His sister,brothers and families remember him when the last harvest comes and the last field receives the dew.The legacy he left behind will bring good memories of the life he loved so much and being a man who loved the life of a farmer.

  4. On November 12, 2021 at 10:04 am Donna Yazlovasky Said:

    Auntie Susie, I was so sad to hear about Uncle Pete’s passing. I Willa always remember Uncle Pete as this tall, strong and silent but loving Uncle. We are sending our love and hugs to you and the boys.

  5. On November 13, 2021 at 10:20 am Ron&Diane Romanchuk Said:

    Susan & Family
    Our Deepest Sympathy on the loss of Pete.Our thoughts and prayers are with you all
    at this sad time.

  6. On November 13, 2021 at 10:33 am allan&carole Hall Said:

    Sending our deepest sympathies to you family during this difficult time.

    Peter was a wonderful, kind man

  7. On November 13, 2021 at 11:28 am Susan Humphrey Said:

    Pete was our bus driver.He drove Clarke,Gavin and Grace their whole school years.Even drove to Lake Louise and The Colombian Ice Fields for Gavin’s 8th grade over night field trip.Got us there and back safely.I was a little envious cause he got a hotel room and we got pup tents. ha ha Later I got the privilege of being a colleague.Sure missed his smile when he retired.His love will live on through his family and friends.We love you Pete. So sorry for your loss.

  8. On November 13, 2021 at 1:52 pm Ernie and Laurie Steen and family Said:

    Auntie Susan, Rob, Tim, Shawn and families. We are thinking of you all. Uncle Pete will be missed. He had a quiet presence but impacted many lives. When our boys were little he was known as the Christmas tree uncle even though we only went to Uncle Pete’s and Auntie Susan’s a couple of times for trees. Take care

  9. On November 16, 2021 at 11:02 am Marion Wearmouth Said:

    Sending condolences to the Newsome Family. Peter will be remembered by so many people in the surrounding communities. May you have great memories of the special times.

  10. On November 17, 2021 at 7:42 pm Linda and Ken Hogg Said:

    Extending our sympathy to you, Susan and the boys and their families. Loved Pete’s smile and quiet sense of humour. Always enjoyable to visit with him. Our thoughts are with you at this sad time.

  11. On November 18, 2021 at 9:10 am Bob Peel Said:

    Dear Newsome Family- I was sorry to hear the news about Peter’s passing. He left a legacy for the way he treated others. I was honored to know him and the family from years gone by.