Mark Newbold Obituary, Death – The loss of Mark Newbold, a genuinely remarkable guy, is deeply felt by the villages of Pencoed and Bridgend. Mark was a student at Ysgol Pencoed School. He was an inspiration to everyone around him, fought cancer bravely, and left behind an unbreakable spirit, resilience, and kindness that will never be forgotten.
A friend who had been significantly impacted by Mark’s journey, Johnnie Hughes, broke the devastating news and honored a guy who had bravely tackled the obstacles posed by his disease. With his victory, Mark vanquished the “evil C” and motivated others. Mark demonstrated his devotion to being a positive role model in the face of adversity through his unselfish humanitarian work, the restoration of an MGB, and the formation of a support group in one of his bars.
Mark established The Pelican in Ogmore By Sea with his amazing family, which is a monument to his unwavering spirit and commitment to fostering a warm environment. One of Mark’s closest friends, Bruce Anderson, regretted having to say goodbye to him and stressed the significant influence Mark had on his life. Mark was a “massive heart” and “amazing friend,” as Bruce puts it, summarizing the feelings of everyone who was lucky enough to know him.
We will always treasure the hours we spent with Mark because of their love and friendship. Bruce felt sorry, but he was also appreciative of all the special times he had spent with Mark in the previous few weeks. A poignant photo taken during their final performance together encapsulated their friendship as well as the love and joy Mark offered to everyone in his vicinity. We extend our deepest sympathies to the Newbold family, friends, and the whole community that Mark touched. Mark leaves behind a legacy of courage, generosity, and honesty as a friend and fighter that will always uplift those who had the honor of knowing him.