Robert H. Newman
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1932 – 2019
After a series of surgeries Robert H. Newman passed away at his home in Innisfail at the age of 86 years. He leaves his wife of 65 years, Pat and his much loved children, Joanne Veldkamp, Leah Newman, and Stephanie Streit; His Sons-in-law Lionel Veldkamp and Kelly Streit. He loved the company of his four Grandchildren, Ryan Veldkamp (Alison), Derek Veldkamp (Desiree), Cameron Veldkamp,and Chloe Streit. He took Joy in his two great grandchildren, Paisley and Gibson Veldkamp, and was pleased that David Kendal would soon join the family. Bob was born in Brandon, Manitoba. He married Pat Dickson in 1953. Bob joined a national company and was transferred by the company to Saskatoon, Montreal, Grand Prairie and Red Deer, before purchasing the Ford dealership in Innisfail in 1966. After selling the dealership to Denham’s in 1993, Bob became a citizen court judge for three years before retiring. During his life time Bob obtained professional ski instructor certification, and his pilot’s license. He loved to travel and he and Pat visited 62 countries, some more than once. Bob loved this community. Over the years he was president of the Rotary Club, Chamber of Commerce, the Innisfail Golf and Country Club, and various other organizations. Golf was Bob’s passion. He liked to play it, Read about it, talk about it, and watch it on TV. Bob played many of the courses in Europe, in which The Open have been played , which he regarded as one of his proudest achievements. All our friends are invited to join us for a celebration of Bob’s life on Friday, April 26, 2019. It will be held at the Innisfail Golf’s Tournament house beginning at 3:00 p.m. A Private family service will be held beforehand. In Lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Several people made the remark over the years that Bob was a gentleman. “He Was”