Vera Newman

Newman, Vera

Passed away peacefully on May 11, 2022 at Royal Oak LTCC in Kingsville at 99 years old. Born in 1922 in Windsor Ontario. Beloved wife of late husband Hugh Newman (1997). Loving mother of late Robert (2012) and Brian (Gail). Cherished grandmother of Marshall and Devon. Vera’s career started with a women’s and children clothing store in Essex. She was a prolific artist. At age 14, she sold her Christmas cards door to door. Later she tooled leather and made decorative candles, then moved on to wedding cakes. After the boys were older, she started oil painting. Between teaching painting and art shows into her 70’s, she had a very successful career. In 2006 she married her second husband, Walter Doak. After her oldest son Robert passed in 2012, she moved to the Royal Marquis in Windsor where she remained until last October. She made friends wherever she went. She will be missed. I want to thank the staff of the Royal Marquis for all their dedication to make Vera’s last years happy. Visitation at the Reid Funeral Home, 87 Maidstone Avenue East, Essex (519-776-4233) on Monday, May 16, 2022 from 3:00 p.m. until the Memorial Service at 4:00 p.m. If desired, memorial donations made to The Hospice of Windsor and Essex County would be appreciated. Share words of comfort at