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Frank Newman

November 3, 1943 - September 25, 2015


Frank died surrounded by love at home in Duncan, BC on September 25th, 2015 in his 72nd year.

His “Katie” and his “boys” Jason, Ethan, Ryan and Kyle and Katie's son Neill will miss him a great deal.

He adored and was adored by his grandchildren; Alexander, Sarah and Erika, Braydon, Madison, Mason and Jaimeson, Meghan and Alec.

Frank was the third child of Nora Flack and Francis Newman. He was born on the 3rd of November 1943 in Lachine, Quebec.

His sister Jane (Ed), brother Skeith (Danielle), his closest friend Bryan (Val) and many good friends and neighbours will remember and miss his contrarian turn of mind. His furry four legged friends; Jasper, Olivia, Trevor and Georgie will miss their cookie treats. A very smart man with strongly held opinions, Frank taught for many years on the West Island of Montreal. He retired to Vancouver Island and he and his Katie enjoyed living the West Coast life, especially watching the garden grow and Friday night dinners out with friends. Travelling to visit grandchildren and trips south and to the UK were great fun until Frank's health worsened.

The last few years he fought valiantly to stay with us and enjoy the life he loved. He was our hero!

“May God hold you in the palm of his hand until we meet again” – Katie

We would like to thank the Duncan Dialysis Clinic and Home Care for their compassion and help. The Royal Jubilee Hospital staff and specially; Dr. Greg Ganz, Dr. Matt Robinson and Dr. Todd Yip for their expertise and faith in Frank. Finally having as our family doctor, Dr. Patricia Seymour was the greatest gift.

A memorial service will be held in Montreal in the spring of 2016.

Donations to the Vancouver Island Kidney Patients' Association (vikpa.org) would be appreciated.


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From: H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre Staff

H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Donna Hearn
Relation: Teaching colleague

Dearest Kate and Family:
Please accept my deepest sympathies on the death of your loved one.

From: Anna and Alasdair Hamilton
Relation: Schoolfriend of Kay's

It was a privilege to have time to get to know Frank when he visited us in Scotland and during our trip to Vancouver island last year. He brought so much happiness to Kay and they did have a grand life together. All our love and thoughts are with Kay at this sad time

From: Ron Fabes
Relation: Fellow Teacher-St. Thomas

We taught together for many years. Frank would often come into my staffroom for a lively and interesting conversation. I agree, that Frank was intelligent with definite opinions , and that is why I enjoyed Frank and considered him my esteemed colleague. Rest in peace! My condolences to the family.

From: Ian & Aileen Laing
Relation: Kay's cousin & wife

Treasured memories of our time spent with Kay & Frank in Las Vegas and on their last visit to Scotland. Frank was a true gentleman and will be sorely missed.
Our thoughts are with Kay and family at this very sad time.

From: Claudia Gheda (Harris)
Relation: Grow up together in Lachine

Dear Sheith and Danielle and family
So sorry to hear that Frank has passed away.
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Joe has been
gone now 10 years. I now live in Guelph On.
Hugs Claudia

From: carmel chiacchiarello
Relation: good friend from Lachine

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From: Linda Van Strien
Relation: nurse navigator RJH

Today I learned of Franks passing and was so saddened by this news. My sincere sympathy to Kay and family. Frank was a special patient and I’m grateful to have met and cared for him. I got to know a wonderful man and a wonderful Kay. Treasure the memories…

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