Lynn Newman

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Newman, 1 July 1997, in Speyside, Ontario

Evelyn Elaine Louise "Lynn" Newman, born (1946-07-19) 19 July 1946 (age 77), is a retired physiotherapist and occupational therapist living as of 2019 in Kelowna, British Columbia.

Early life

Lynn was born to Ruth Newman and Bruce Newman on 19 July 1946, the second of their three daughters.

Lynn's name "Evelyn" is a commemoration of Ruth's other brother Everett Coulter who died in WWII. Her older sister's middle name "Hugheen" commemmorated Ruth's brother Hubert Coulter who also died in WWII.

Marriage and family

Lynn married Mike Atherton and drove across Canada to settle in British Columbia with him. They were married on 18 June 1976. She decided to retain her maiden name, influenced by her best friend Judy (no relation to Lynn's sister Mary Ann Currie's best friend Judy Poirier). Judy told Lynn that she wasn't changing her name because she saw no reason to subordinate herself to her husband. Lynn followed suit. Furthermore, and although it was not the basis for her decision, giving the Newman name to her children meant that the Newman name was not extinguished despite her parents only having daughters.

From about 1994 to present as of 2019 she lives with her husband at 769 Young Road in Kelowna.

They had four children:


Vanessa has one daughter, Brynn Susan Atherton Ellis born 6 January 2014.

Andrew married Monique Labelle (born 9 August 1977) on 28 July 2007 and has four children:

Alex married Samantha Gray on 19 August 2016. His family includes Samantha's two daughters, Uma and Layla.

Stephen has a longtime girlfriend, Vanessa (no relation to his sister) and has no issue.