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Robert "Bob" Neumann

May 27, 1944 ~ February 1, 2020 (age 75)
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Message from Winnipeg
February 10, 2020 4:25 PM

Hello Joan - I was saddened to read today of Bob's recent death. May memories of good times shared help ease your loss and sadness. May God's love offer you and your family strength and comfort now and in the days ahead.

Joan Jarvis
Message from Luba Feduschak
February 8, 2020 1:26 PM

With Heartfelt Sympathy at this time of your loss. No words of sympathy can ease the loss you bear, still may you find some comfort in the thought that there are others who care..
Message from Rivers MB
February 8, 2020 1:19 PM

So sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. He is well remembered to all students from PCI. A kind, patient and giving teacher as well as a person who was genuinely interested in you as a person. Many of my teacher memories from Highschool involve Mr Neuman, he never gave up on those of us who had difficulty with Math or Science!! The best advice I remember him giving to me (after struggling through Chem 200) was, “Myra, maybe you shouldn’t take Chem 300!” Thank you for that! Rest easy Mr Neuman and my sincere condolences to Joan and family.
Class of ‘81
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A candle was lit by Ken & Lorna Warsaba on February 8, 2020 9:29 AM
Message from Arlyn & Gloria Fletcher
February 7, 2020 2:47 PM

Joan & family;So very sad to hear of your loss of Bob. Such a great teacher, a one of a kind guy, a great sense of humour & he touched so many lives & left a lasting impact. He will certainly be missed by all who knew him. So sorry we are unable to attend today. Our family sends our sincere condolences. You all are in our thoughts and prayers at this sad time. Hugs.
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A candle was lit by Arlyn & Gloria Fletcher on February 7, 2020 2:29 PM
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A candle was lit by Ted and Marilyn Griffith, Calgary on February 7, 2020 11:22 AM
Message from John Haight
February 7, 2020 8:03 AM

So very sad to hear of the passing of this wonderful man. I was reading Murray's (McRae) condolence and admit that along with Murray, I too was one of those rowdy teenagers that Bob had to deal with back in the early 80's. So many fond memories. I recall a time when one of my best buddies Wiley brought to Science class a tape recorder so he could capture all of Mr. Neuman's lecture. Wiley sat up at the very front and placed the recorder on the shelf. Bob kinda smiled, but went on teaching. Well this was just too much for my wing man Jeff and I, We started hooting, and making wild animal noises to the point that Bob asked Wiley to put it away. Jeff and I got in a little trouble for that, and Mr. Neuman did his best to admonish us after class, but struggled to keep a straight face. Though the class was science, Math, etc, of which he taught us all very well, I learned as much about tolerance, patience, and good humor from this learned educator. Thank you Mr. Neuman.
Joan and family please accept the Haight boys heart felt sympathies for your heavy loss.
Message from Barb (Minshull) Korman
February 6, 2020 9:52 PM

So sorry for your loss Joan & family. Mr. Neumann was an amazing teacher, always willing to go the extra mile to help us understand what we were learning. I can still picture him kneeling beside a desk to help someone struggling with a math problem. R.I.P Mr. Neumann.
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A candle was lit by Heather Sandilands on February 6, 2020 9:29 PM
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A candle was lit by Bill and Marilyn Holden on February 6, 2020 6:23 PM
Message from Sharon Lamb
February 6, 2020 3:06 PM

Joan and family. I was so very sorry to hear of Bob's passing. It was always a pleasure to have a visit with him during the many gatherings at Pat and Harry's home in Brandon. The day he and Charlie replaced my living room window had to have been the coldest damn day that year. The two of them working together was really a comedy. I am sure the many memories that will be shared in the days and weeks to come will bring a smile to your faces. He was truly a great man who touched so very many lives. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Sharon
Message from Teresa Jeff Maya and Brandon
February 5, 2020 11:38 PM

Dear Pat and Harry and Lyn and Barry and Joan and Betty,
Our deepest condolences to you and your families. We are thinking of you at this very sad time and are so very sad to hear of your loss. I hope you are able to find some comfort from each other, sharing memories of Bob. Sending love to you all, feeling like I am too far away.
Message from Smoky Lake AB
February 5, 2020 7:57 PM

Sending condolences to Mr. Neumann’s family. He was my teacher during my last year at Medora school. He was a great teacher and a really kind man. I always really respected him. You’ll be in my thoughts and prayers.
Message from Leah Murray
February 5, 2020 4:41 PM

Sincere sympathy to Joan and family. Mr. Neumann was one of a kind and will be missed by many. He was a favourite teacher of many and I have great memories of him as an educator and person.
Message from Isabel Summers
February 5, 2020 1:56 PM

My condolences to you Joan and your family on the passing of Bob. He will be missed in that community.
Message from Connie Feader
February 5, 2020 12:53 PM

Oh my goodness... Bob! Memories of my years teaching in Pierson always have Bob in the picture. He was very much a "give you the shirt off his back" kind of guy. Supportive in those early teaching years - and lots of fun at Antler! Sincere sympathy to you, Joan, and your whole family.
Message from Regina
February 5, 2020 9:57 AM

Dear Joan & family, We are so sorry to hear of Bobs passing. Sincere sympathy to you & your family. Far too young for sure. Donalene & Mike McMillen
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A candle was lit by Doug & Heather Hooper on February 5, 2020 6:51 AM
Message from Earl and Alice Bugg
February 4, 2020 10:32 PM

Joan and Family, Our sincere condolences to you and your. Bob will be missed by everyone who has had the pleasure to know him.
Message from Tom and Lynda Sclater
February 4, 2020 10:30 PM

Joan and Family, Very sad to learn of Bob's passing. He will be remembered as a good man, friend, and colleague. Lean on each other and the memories you have made over the years.
Sending our sincere sympathy.

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A candle was lit by Earl and Alice Bugg on February 4, 2020 10:28 PM
Message from Ray & Barb Pettinger
February 4, 2020 10:20 PM

So sorry to hear of Bob's passing. It was a pleasure to be on staff with him. Our sincere sympathy to you and your family, Joan. He will be missed.
Message from Franklin and Sheryl Smart
February 4, 2020 10:13 PM

Sorry to hear of the passing of Bob, he will be greatly missed by his family, may your memories help you through a sad time. Hugs to all the family.
Message from Todd McRae
February 4, 2020 9:56 PM

So incredibly saddened to hear about the passing of Mr. Neumann.

I know I’m not saying anything new when I say that he was always a favourite teacher of mine. Whether it was math or chemistry, I always appreciated his encouragement, patience and dedication. And, of course, his keen wit and humour.

But as special as he was as an educator, it pales in comparison to how special he was as a person. I think you’d be hard pressed to find a more genuine and caring human being. It’s been said that a man’s success is determined by the quality of his relationships with others. If that’s true, then Bob Neumann was a success beyond measure.

Deepest sympathies to Joan, kids and all of their families.
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A candle was lit by Dori McRae 💐🦋🙏 on February 4, 2020 9:50 PM
Message from Darren Wandy
February 4, 2020 8:55 PM

Joan and Family,

It saddens me to hear of this news. Very nice man, wonderful husband and dad and excellent educator.
Thoughts are with you folks during this time.

Message from Irv and Brenda skelton
February 4, 2020 8:52 PM

So sorry to hear of Bobs passing, our sincere sympathy to Joan and family..
Message from Margie
February 4, 2020 8:40 PM

My sincere sympathy Joan , Roberta ,Russell, Heather , MaryAnne . Bob was a wonderful Man with a heart of gold. Although I will not be there to honour him on Friday , my heart will ache for you All ! Cherish the Memories. Love to You All, Margie
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A candle was lit by Margie on February 4, 2020 8:33 PM
Message from Natasha Bevan
February 4, 2020 8:28 PM

Thinking of you all at this difficult time. Bob was a great man!
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A candle was lit by Jean Hicks on February 4, 2020 3:48 PM
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A candle was lit by Irene Mason on February 4, 2020 3:26 PM
Message from Ian and Nancy Murray
February 4, 2020 12:11 PM

Joan and family, we are so sorry for your loss. Bob was a wonderful teacher and all around great guy, he will be missed by many. Our sincere condolences to all the Neumann family.
Message from Virden
February 4, 2020 10:48 AM

Joan & Family: Sending sincere sympathy & Hugs. Betty
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A candle was lit by Jayne Mann on February 4, 2020 10:25 AM
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A candle was lit by Ruth Brown on February 4, 2020 10:04 AM
Message from Laurie Cole
February 4, 2020 8:52 AM

My Sincerest Sympathies to Joan, Roberta, Russell, Heather, Mary Anne and families along with all his extended family. Cherish all the your memories and the heartfelt stories you will hear in the coming days, about him. Mr. Neumann was one of the "Best" teachers there was and had the patients of Jobe. . Chemistry seemed to be a struggle for me but he never gave up until I finally caught on to it. Along with this, he had the ability to somehow make class fun.. God Bless! Class of'74.
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A candle was lit by Laurie Cole on February 4, 2020 8:33 AM
Message from Bob and Karen McNish
February 4, 2020 8:11 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with u all at this very difficult time . Bob will be well remembered for his kindness and patience as a teacher ! He was a great person all around !
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A candle was lit by Sandra Reddaway on February 3, 2020 9:49 PM
Message from Shawn Wilson & Marnie McCutcheon
February 3, 2020 9:34 PM

Our sincere condolences to Joan & family. Bob was a wonderful man & will always be remembered for his sense of humour and kind heart❤️ RIP Mr. Neumann
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A candle was lit by Lisa Henderson on February 3, 2020 9:29 PM
Message from Wanda, Tyler and Lenna Wray
February 3, 2020 9:20 PM

Joan & Family
We are so very sorry for your loss. My kids both remember “Mr. Neuman” as one of their favourite teachers. They always thought it was pretty cool that he also taught their dad! We know how much you will miss him,. Be kind to yourselves, and cherish all the wonderful memories. Great memories really can help brighten a day! He and Don will be smart mouthing one another up there! I sure hope someone in the great beyond can make a decent grilled cheese sandwich!
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A candle was lit by James and Denise Benton on February 3, 2020 9:17 PM
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A candle was lit by Sandra Craven on February 3, 2020 8:55 PM
Message from Jay and Christy Eldred
February 3, 2020 8:02 PM

Our Sincere Condolences to All of Bob's Family.
I remember when he first came to Pierson School to substitute teach.
He was so much fun and everybody thought the world of him.
He will be missed .
Message from Doug and Vicki Miner
February 3, 2020 7:50 PM

A friend, neighbor and all round great guy. A heart of gold but my goodness how he loved to argue about just about anything. We spent a lot of time together either in a hockey rink or at a ball diamond. So many laughs and memories. Our thoughts are with you Joan and the families.
Message from Murray McRae
February 3, 2020 7:07 PM

I too was saddened when I heard about Bob's passing. He was one of the more prominent teachers I had growing up and always held a place in my heart as a great teacher and friend. I remember the good times and sometimes 'crazy times' being in Bob's class as he tried to teach a group of us wild kids math or chemistry. We could certainly be a handful but whatever we dished out in class Bob could handle it and he often got the best of us in the end! You always felt he was happy to see you show up in his class - he liked being around his students.. Although I graduated from Pierson almost 40 years ago, both Bob and Joan continued to be part of my life as good friends. When I traveled home to visit my parents I would often drive into town for a visit with Bob and Joan for a coffee and a good visit to catch up on things. I always looked forward to the Christmas card I would receive with a nice update on Bob, Joan and their family. I never tired of Bob's humour & wit as well as his genuine interest in me and my life - that never faded over the years. Bob was a great teacher, a good friend and someone who made my life and many others better for him being in it. I will hold dear my memories of Bob as he was one of the good ones.
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A candle was lit by Murray McRae on February 3, 2020 6:52 PM
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A candle was lit by Lynn Foster-Turner on February 3, 2020 2:45 PM
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A candle was lit by Murray & Val Lee on February 3, 2020 2:05 PM
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A candle was lit by Trevor Vigfusson on February 3, 2020 1:47 PM
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A candle was lit by Nicole Simpson and Marie Shinde on February 3, 2020 1:18 PM
Message from Lang & Christine Mackie
February 3, 2020 12:32 PM

Joan & Family..........Our prayers are with you & yours on this day
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A candle was lit by Keith and Sherry Line on February 3, 2020 11:28 AM
Message from Eldon & Bonnie Ball
February 3, 2020 10:33 AM

Sending our sincere sympathies to Joan & Families
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A candle was lit by Chris and Amy Louttit on February 3, 2020 10:25 AM
Message from Karla (Lee) Blerot
February 3, 2020 10:14 AM

My sympathies to Mr. Neuman’s family. He was a wonderful teacher with the patience of a saint. Thank you Mr. Neumann, rest easy. Class ‘81
Message from Manson and Barbara Moir
February 3, 2020 10:07 AM

Dear Joan
So sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. Our family and many others will remember him fondly. Our sincere sympathy to you and yours. Take care of each other.
Message from Neale and Gail Daniels
February 3, 2020 10:00 AM

There are not enough words to express how sad we are to hear of Bob’s passing. Our deepest sympathies to Joan and family.
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A candle was lit by Greg & Brenda Riddell and family on February 3, 2020 9:48 AM
Message from Bob Janz
February 3, 2020 9:40 AM

Our condolences to all members of Bob's family. Sincerely Bob and Betty
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A candle was lit by Brian and Shannon Lee on February 3, 2020 9:40 AM
Message from Terrie Lynn Forster
February 3, 2020 9:35 AM

Joan and family I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Bob. I remember him as someone who was great to visit with and always had a chuckle. Thinking of you and your family at this time
Message from Bill and Heather
February 3, 2020 8:28 AM

Joan and family.: we just heard of Bobs passing and we are so sorry for your loss. Bobs presence in the community will certainly be missed. . Christine texted me last night and was very fond of her math teacher and so sad to hear of his passing. So we all send our condolences. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
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A candle was lit by George and Gloria Vanbeselaere and family on February 3, 2020 8:18 AM
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A candle was lit by Grant & Leann Vickers and family on February 3, 2020 7:48 AM
Message from Jillian ( McRae) Hicks
February 3, 2020 7:33 AM

I was so saddened to hear of the passing of one of my all time favorite teachers. Mr. Neumann was an amazing educator who truly loved his students and was committed to helping each and every one. Especially brilliant in Math Mr.Neumann was instrumental in helping me understand a number of high school Math concepts. His patience, understanding and sense of humour endeared him to countless students who had the pleasure of being in his class. . Building and sustaining relationships with his students and later as adults was a priority to Mr.Neumann. This wonderful teacher's impact on the lives of countless students will never be forgotten.
I would like to express my sincere condolences to you Joan and your family in the loss of your husband and father. May all your memories shared as a family comfort you now and moving forward.
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A candle was lit by Jim and Lorrie Lee on February 3, 2020 12:39 AM
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A candle was lit by Gerald and Iris Rubletz on February 2, 2020 10:11 PM
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A candle was lit by Matthew & Evelyn Smith on February 2, 2020 10:07 PM
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A candle was lit by Ray and Colleen Smithson on February 2, 2020 8:51 PM
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A candle was lit by Darcy and Tammy Irwin on February 2, 2020 8:35 PM
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A candle was lit by Jaimie VanGheluwe on February 2, 2020 7:15 PM
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A candle was lit by Don and Jacquie Skocylas on February 2, 2020 5:03 PM
Message from Mary Moir
February 2, 2020 4:46 PM

Thanks Mr. Neumann.
Class of ‘85
Message from Jean and Craig Mackie
February 2, 2020 4:38 PM

We will miss "cousin Bob" so much. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Neumann family at this sad time.
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A candle was lit by Larry and Pat Hammell and family on February 2, 2020 4:36 PM
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A candle was lit by The Zaharychuk family on February 2, 2020 3:51 PM
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A candle was lit by Marion & Jodi Kennedy on February 2, 2020 3:08 PM
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