Surrounded by love from his family and friends Robert passed away at Hotel-Dieu Hospital on Friday, April 20, 2012 at the young age of 53.  Dearest son, whose absence will be felt by his cherished mother Vera Newman (nee Prince) and the late Hugh Newman (1997), and Vera’s late husband Walter Doak (2010).  Beloved brother of Brian Newman and wife Gail and uncle to their children Marshall and Devon, all of Robert’s Creek, B.C.  Robert is also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins from both the Newman and Prince families.  He will also be missed by his dear friend Deborah Bitzer. Robert was an electronics technician employed in the  automotive industry throughout his career, and he was a member of the Essex Kinsmen.  At Robert’s request, cremation has taken place. Memorial visitation will take place at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 87 Maidstone Ave. E., Essex (519-776-4233) on Tuesday 7-9 pm. Service of Remembrance to celebrate Robert’s life will be held from the funeral home on Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at 11 am. Rev. Philip Newman officiating. Interment Country Meadows Cemetery. Memorial Donations made to the Liver Foundation would be appreciated. Family and friends may share memories or condolences at

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