In the evening hours of Wednesday, September 29, 2021, Robert Donald Newman passed away at Windsor Regional Hospital - Metropolitan Campus.
Beloved husband of Betty Ann Newman (nee Van De Veire) for 55 years.
Cherished father to Chauntelle (Joseph) Dziver, Shawn (Lisa) Newman and Shannon (Patrick) Brennan.
Papa to Taylor, Jordan, Joshua, Emilie, Allison, Ashley and Amanda.
Brother of Jack (Maureen) Newman and Paul (Kathy) Newman.
Brother-in-law to Bob (Lynn) Van De Veire, Linda (Ken) Fox, Allan Van De Veire and Christine (Marcel) Birch.
Predeceased by sister-in-law Kathy Van De Veire.
Will be missed by several nieces, nephews and extended family members.
Bob was a long time season ticket holder for the Chatham Junior B Maroons and he was an avid duck hunter from the age of 15. He worked in the automotive industry for most of his career, retiring from Siemens. He really loved to travel, especially to Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, with Betty Ann and family. Bob's family was extremely important to him, he made every effort to go to as many of his children and grandchildren's events and sports games as possible.
A private family service will take place on Saturday, October 2, 2021 at McKinlay Funeral Home, Chatham with interment at Maple Leaf Cemetery, Chatham.
In lieu of flowers, the family ask that donations in memory of Bob be made to Windsor Regional Hospital Foundation (Designation: ICU - Met Campus) or London Health Sciences Foundation.