Zachary Stephen Newhook

June 24, 1996 to July 15, 2022


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Passed suddenly at the Health Sciences Centre, St. John’s on July 15, 2022 at the age of 26. 

Predeceased by his grandmother Kay Newhook and uncle Eddy Newhook.

Left with loving memories but broken hearts his parents Steve Randell and Cathy Newhook, grandparents Pastor Ivan and Gertie Randell, grandfather Albert Newhook (Shirley Power), aunts Debbie Butler (Keith), Bev MacNeil (Dave), Valerie Mayo (David); uncle Tony Newhook (Roxanne Learning); aunts Karen Randell (Kevin), Holly Fudge (Darren); uncles Craig Randell (Bev), Corey Randell (Chanda), Sheldon Randell (Nancy); cousins Keith Butler, Tom Wheeler, Krystle Butler, Matthew Newhook, Ashley Newhook, Julianne Mews, Melanie Butler, Jessica Brown, Sarah Brown, Jasmine Earle, Chelsea Randell, Samantha Randell, Joshua Randell, Daniel Randell, Raeanne Abbott, Jacob Randell, Andrew Randell, Rachel Randell.

Cremation has taken place.  The family will receive visitors at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road, on Thursday, July 21 from 10am-2pm.  Funeral service will follow at 2pm from the Carnell Memorial Chapel.  The funeral service will be livestreamed for those unable to attend in person.

Donations in Zack’s memory may be made to Teen Challenge



10 a.m. - 2 p.m. on July 21, 2022

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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2:00pm, Thursday July 21st

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Never could imagine this to happen never forgotten

Sending my deepest condolences to Zach’s family. I am shocked and heart broken to hear this news.

Growing up- especially junior high days- I spent countless hours with Zach. And if I wasn’t with zach I spent every hour on the phone talking to Zach. I spent numerous nights up until 3,4 or 5 in the morning talking to him each and every night in the summer and it would be about nothing. Just laughing and enjoying each others company. I don’t have many memories from junior high that don’t involve him. He truly was my best friend and I thought the world of him. He was a teddy bear- so kind and genuine in nature. He was a friend that would do anything for anyone. I thought so much of him.

We drifted after school and I often thought about Zach and how he was doing. Today I am heart broken to hear this news.

Zach, where ever you may be I hope you are at peace. I hope you know the impact you made on a lot of peoples lives – even all these years later. You were a special person and will always hold a special place in my heart.

Rest easy. ❤️

I was close with Zac… We hung out and had some good times together. He helped me through some tough times and I really wish I could have helped him. I miss you, Pudgey. You will be greatly missed and ALWAYS remembered.. fly high, my brother.. RIP

Deepest condolences to Cathy and Steve. Zack was a sweet boy and will be missed. Sorry I couldn’t make the service in person.

You are all in our sorry for your loss.rick and carol

So sorry to hear about your loss.may he rest in peace.are prayers are with the whole family.

Sending love and condolences to you and your family at this time. May you find comfort in the memories.

Cathy, I am so sorry for your loss.

Rest In Peace Zach,

I have so many great childhood memories of Zach, from playing spotlight on Maple Street and reenacting the moves from WWE to trying to start a skateboarding brand. He never failed to put a smile on my face.

Thinking of you guys today.

Steve & Cathy
I am thinking of both of you and sending my condolences from Alberta. If I could have been there today I would, I was still watching from a distance. Zack was incredibly lucky to have such strong parents in his life.

I spent countless nights growing up at both of your houses spending way too many hours playing video games and sharing laughs with Zack. Who’s kindness, laugh and smile made him such an easy person to talk to and I was lucky to call him one of my best friends for a long time. I’m happy I knew Zack and I have so many great memories to remember him by.

I’m thinking of both of your entire families at this time. I’m also thinking of Zack and forever remembering his kind nature and how he positively impacted the ones he loved and cared for.

Truly a man who will never be forgotten

Rest peacefully my friend

We are sorry to hear of the passing of your son. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this very difficult time .

RIP to a great old friend of mine.

Growing up you were always a happy, generous, and contagiously funny guy. We lost touch after graduation, but you will always hold a dear memory in my heart.

Many memories including baseball & hockey as well as Zack always being eager to show me a rap song he thought I would like.

Condolences to Cathy & Steve, please keep my thoughts with you

RIP Zack.

Steve, Aunt Gertie, and Uncle Ivan,
We are praying for God to Comfort you and give you the strength you need as you go through this most difficult time.

Cathy, I am thinking of you at this difficult time. My sincere condolences to you and your family.

My deepest condolences to you and your family at this very sad time. Thinking of you all.

There are no words adequate enough to describe how heartbroken we are. Zachary was loved by so many. His sweet demeanour and big heart was seen by all who knew him. There was just something special about Zach. Zachary has given us all a new perspective and insight on life going forward. Our lives are forever changed. I wish we could be there in person today but know we will be watching the service with you all and praying God gives you the strength to get through this. We love you Zach.. ❤️

Dear Steve, Aunt Gertie, and Uncle Ivan,

We are deeply saddened to hear of your loss. We pray that God will give you comfort and strength.

Steve and Family,

We are very sorry to hear about the loss of your son Zachary. Praying that God will give you strength and peace in the coming days!

Dwayne and Treena

We cannot begin to express the sadness and brokenness our hearts are feeling right now.
Zachary, even though our paths did not cross often you found a very special place in our hearts, that will remain there forever. Uncle Craig and I are so thankful we had the opportunity to see you when we were home recently, such a precious boy.
We pray peace and strength beyond our human understanding would rest upon this family and carry them through this broken and tragic time.
We are so sorry we are not there with you, but rest assured our love and prayers are with you, today, always, and forever.
Craig, Beverly, and family

Cathy and Family, sending deepest condolences. I am so truly sorry for the loss of your sweet boy. You are in my prayers! Hugs!

rest easy homie praying for your family in this difficult time you will never be forgotten ill never forget the memories we shared together

Steve, Gertie and Ivan,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. May God comfort you and each member of your family as you mourn the loss of one so near and dear to your hearts.

To Zach’s family,
Please accept our deepest condolences . Zach was a friend of our son Devin. We knew Zach as a quiet and polite young man.
Linda and Andrew Burns

I met Zack last year while we were both residents at Howard house. He was a great friend during ny time spent there always with a listening ear and a heart of gold. He will me forever remembered by those he touched during his life my condolences are with his family

Steve & Family,
If only there were words that would give you reprieve from your grief and sorrow, but words are just not enough. Please accept my deepest condolences on the loss of your son and know you are all in my thoughts and prayers.

So sorry to hear Steve,stay strong my friend.

So sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with the families of Zack.

Steve, Pastor Ivan, Gertie, and family, We are so sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this sad time

Our sincere condolences and prayers are with The NEWHOOK AND RANDELL FAMILIES AT THIS TIME AS YOU HAVE EXPERIENCED SUCH A TERRIBLE LOSS.. May you find strength and comfort in knowing that many are thinking about you at this time . GOD BE WITH ALL OF YOU!…….,Fred and Lorraine pelley, Clarenville.

Steve and family, my heart is breaking for you all so sorry for the loss of your son. Sending my deepest condolences to you and all the families in the sad days to follow!!keep your memories close in your heart!!

To Zach’s Family,
I am very sorry for your loss. I taught Zach at O’Donel High School. He always had a “good morning” or “have a great day miss”. He often spoke of his family and how proud of he was of them. Please keep your loving memories close to your heart. Take care.

I guess it’s true what they say,only the good die young…….rest easy my friend,may god be with you and your family.

Please be assured of our prayers at this time!!

Steve and family. I’m so very sorry to hear this sad news. Sending my deepest condolences and love to all of you at this very sad time.

Steve, and the Randell family,
So sorry to hear of Zachary’s passing, my heart breaks for you all during this sad time. Sincere condolences to you all.

I am so very sorry for your loss. I simply adored Zack when I taught him at O’Donel some years back. He was so kind, thoughtful and fun to be around. His bright smile always lit up my classroom. I am deeply saddened to hear of his passing. He will be sorely missed..
My heart goes out to his parents and family.
Jane Pearson

My heart is broken hearing of Zach’s passing. Sending all my love and strength during this difficult time. My sincere condolences to all who knew and loved him. May he rest in peace and the memories keep him close.

So very sorry to hear about Zach. Thinking of you tonight and in the difficult days ahead. May he rest in peace.

Praying for you all during this devastating time of loss. Sending love and prayers as you remember all the joy Zach has brought to you in his short life.
Uncle Max and Aunt Marie

Cathy and Steve we are so saddened at the loss of your beautiful boy Zachary. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers!
Joe and Leslie Pittman

Cathy & Steve,
This is Ryan Warren’s Mother. I am so sorry for your loss, I cannot even imagine the pain you must be feeling. I am truly heartbroken since I have heard of Zack’s passing. I will always remember him as the sweet little boy who used to stay over at the house with the biggest grin & the sweetest laugh. He was always a pleasure to have over, he was always well behaved and was one of Ryan’s closest friends through out their school years. I can still hear him saying, “Thank you Ryan’s Mom”, That’s what he called me – “Ryan’s Mom”

“Zack, ‘Ryan’s Mom’ is hoping you are flying high with the angels sweet boy”

Steve and family, So sorry for your loss. Thinking of you at this difficult time.

Alison & I were very sorry to hear about the loss of your Son, please accept our condolences

Graham & Alison

Steve and family. So sorry to hear about the passing of your son. My thoughts are with you.

Steve and Cathy, there are no words I can say to you both about the loss of your son, only that I understand your pain and know your hearts are shattered as mine is. The loss of your son is something that us as parents never truly accept or truly believe this has happened, I’m sorry your going through this sad journey, may you find some peace in knowing he is still with you, in your heart, in your soul, Forever, until you see him again. Im Sincerely heart broken for you both. Always speak his name, and look for signs, he is with you always, thinking of you both and your family as you start this journey, sending you all my love and strength xo Jan Hendry

Cathy and family, my sincerest condolences to you at this most difficult time. I only met Zach once, but I could tell he was a polite and wonderful young man and Cathy from our chats I knew he was loved very much. You have my deepest sympathy during this difficult time.. Wishing you peace, and comfort and lots of love at this time of sorrow.

I am so sorry for this terrible loss Steve and Cathy. I can’t even begin to understsad what you must be going through. I have so many fun memories of Zach. Especially when he was little when I saw and knew him most. How he had trouble pronouncing my name and would call me Breft!
Laura and I are thinking if you all at this time

From Michael Pottle and family we offer our deepest sympathy 🙏 Zachary was at our house a number of times. It was always nice to have him around. From Mike in Fort McMurray and friends in Newfoundland we will miss you buddy. To Cathy and family 😢 your son was a fine young man.

Steve, we are so saddened and truly devastated for you to have lost Zach. Our hearts just break for you. There is no pain more far reaching and depper than loosing a child.. We hope and pray that you find the strength to get through this difficult time. Please know that you have so many family and friends who love you and will be here to support you always. He was so lucky to have you as his dad. We are thinking of you all! Love Jackie & Craig xo

Steve & Cathy,

Our most sincere Condolences, No words can express or sympathy for you and your families. Hug your loved ones tight!! Love Cat & Jarrod

Steve …. There are no words but we have to say something here. 💔 To you…Your sons Mother, family, friends, and to all who are devastated by your sons passing into Heaven…. we are sooo saddened for you. Many tears have been shed for the heartbreak you are all going through. 💔
Having experienced deep loss ourselves, we are praying that the grief waves are gentle on you. How can this be? How can you have faith after such a beautiful soul has been taken from you? We too asked this. After much time we discovered a quote from the movie The Shack….that touched our souls and it gave us some peace. ~ Papa (God) “I can work incredible good, out of unspeakable tragedies… but that doesn’t mean I orchestrate the tragedies.” May your Angel rest high until you meet again. You will find a way to have a relationship still as your boy in in the next room… just right there beyond the veil. 🤍Please know that we are here for you… dear friend. We are so so sorry.
All our love, Tania Trevor (Tiffany and Travis)

Steve we are so sad to hear the news of your sons passing and are sending sincere condolences to you his mother and family members .There are no words to help ease this kink of sorrow just know people are thinking of you all so so sorry . Les and Fran Fraize

My Dearest Cathy, AL and family. This is Michelle. I used to work at your doctors office. As I’m writing this the tears are rolling down my cheeks. I remember Zachary as a young boy and how proud his Mom and AL were so proud of him. Life at times is cruel but we all have to believe there’s a higher reason. He is at peace now with his beautiful Grandmother Kay and his Uncle Eddy. Your family is very special to me especially AL. Please give him a hug and kiss for me. I know you will all take care of each other.
Love Michelle and Scott Whelan

There are no words which could assuage the enormity and depth of your grief at such a devastating and abrupt loss, our hearts are truly broken.
We are so sorry that we are not able to be with you to help carry this burden, but know that we are with you in spirit.
We loved Zach, and will always remember fondly the precious few opportunities that we’ve had over the years with Zach during our visits to Newfoundland, he will be deeply missed.
~ Corey & Chanda

So very sorry for your loss… just hearing this news moments ago and I cannot find the words. Thinking of you all.. rest easy Zach. God bless.💔

To both Steve and Cathy’s families, I send my deepest condolences to all of you! I had the pleasure of working beside Zach for a short while and he was an AMAZING young man with a heart of gold! His naturally caring ways towards others and respect of others peoples emotions was exceptional!
Seeing him in this light showed how much of a prescence to others he was in his short life. May he RIP.

My deepest condolences to you Steve and Cathy as this is not something any parent should have to go through. I will always remember that sweet little boy. Lots of love and prayer for all of your family and friends.

Cathy, Steve, I will be thinking of you both in this moment of pain. Zack played a crucial role in my up-bringing, and many others.

Off to Shangri-la brother <3

Sending Zach’s family and friends my deeps condolences.

Cathy, We are deeply sorry to hear about the passing of Zack. We know he meant the world to you and to so many others. His memory will forever live on in all our hearts.

Cathy & Family I am so sorry for your terrible loss. I hope you are able to keep your memories close to your heart to help you get through this difficult time. Cathy, I know it has been years since we have spoken but I want you to know I am here if you need anything. God Bless

Cathy and Steve,

My heart is broken for you. I wish I had something to say or could do to help. I hope you have some warm memories to keep you going. Here’s one of mine: When Zack was 4, Cathy and I took him to an outdoor festival. On the way back he wanted MacDonalds. He was tired and instead of swing “Can I have some McDonald’s” he kept saying “ Can I have McSomeDonald’s”. We had a good chuckle. So to this day I still say “McSomeDonald’s”. Thanks for the chuckle Zachary!♥️

Steve and Cathy I have no words that could possibly help you guys heal through this unimaginable time. I have fond memories of Zachary as a little boy. May his soul find peace in a better place. I promise that I will continue to use my music to try and help those struggling. Love you all.
DamianFollett & Family

Cathy, Val, David, and family

Extending our deepest sympathy to you all at this difficult time. Please know that you are in our thoughts and in our prayers.

Sending all our love and strength ❤️

I am so sorry to hear this today. My heart breaks for you. Thinking of you Cathy and Steve, and your families. Xoxo

So sorry to hear this news today. My deepest condolences to Cathy, Steve and family.

Cathy, Val, Mayo and families,

Sending you all of our love at this terrible time. Remembering your love and stories that you shared with us and holding you closely in our hearts.

Megan and Tony

Cathy, I’m so sorry for your loss! Thinking of you and your family.