Frank Newman

Frank Newman

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 ( would be appreciated.

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