Regina Pioneer Village has a new Roman Catholic Pastoral Care/Volunteer Coordinator. His name is Bob Newton. His professional career was in marketing and public relations. He has worked in both public and private sectors.
Bob and his wife Bonnie have been members of Holy Child and Resurrection parishes since they moved to Regina in 1980. When Father Joe Balzer was Pastor at Holy Child they taught baptism classes and helped out at Baptisms for many years. Bob served on pastoral council at Holy Child and recently at Resurrection Parish.
This year Bob and Bonnie will celebrate their 35th wedding anniversary. They have two daughters, the oldest, Melissa, is married and lives in Nova Scotia and works with Sport Nova Scotia. She is expecting the birth of their first grandchild. Their youngest daughter Rachel is a Grade 6 teacher with Regina Catholic Schools.
Bob is a big fan of both the Boston Bruins and Seattle Seahawks. He enjoys the game of backgammon, playing cards, reading, photography, cooking, building model aircraft, wine making and listening to music, the old fashioned way with vinyl record albums on a turntable. Bob also enjoys a once a week date night with Bonnie where for the last four years they have taken stained glass classes.
Bob brings an out- going personality and compassion for the elderly to the Pastoral Care Coordinator.