VALE Peter Newton

It is with great sadness that we inform club members and fellow orienteers of the passing of Peter Newton. Peter had a stroke several months ago and has recently been living in a nursing home in Wallsend. Peter passed away overnight Sunday.

Peter was a long time member of Newcastle Orienteering Club. He was a very active member of the club and made significant contributions as a course setter and event organiser and also as a member of the club committee, performing various roles over a long period of time, most recently as the gear steward.

Peter also contributed at a State level having served on the ONSW board as Treasurer for several years. His contributions to our club and Orienteering in general will be sorely missed as will be his presence at our club events.

Peter’s funeral will be held this Friday.

The family and friends of Peter are warmly invited to attend the celebration of his life to be held in The Chapel, 12 Harris Street Wallsend on Friday 18th January 2019. Service commencing at 12 pm.