Insull, Robert


Cremation has taken place. As per Robert's wishes, no service will be held. Donations may be made in Robert's memory to The Bunker or similar youth programming for at-risk youth in your area.


Robert William Arthur Insull
1954 - 2019
It is with a heavy heart that I share with you the passing of my husband, Robert Insull on Thursday morning, October 31 at 8:27 a.m. at the Health Science Centre.
Following Rob's wishes, his body will be cremated and ashes scattered. There will be no funeral service at his request.
Please consider volunteering your time or donating to The Bunker Youth Ministry in Winkler or similar youth programming for at-risk youth in your area as he would really appreciate that.
I wish to extend my sincere thanks & gratitude to the 911 operator, the Winkler Police Service & EMT's, and all the nurses & doctors at both Boundary Trails Health Centre & the Health Science Centre in working to try and save his life. Thank you also to Wiebe Funeral Home for their support during this difficult time.
Your thoughts & prayers are appreciated, LaDawn Insull.


#1 Dale & Norma Ready 2019-11-04 14:28
LaDawn, I just received word of Rob's passing. I am so sorry and will always have fond memories of Rob's passion for kids, his terrific sense of humour, and his dedication to his teaching programs. In my memory he will be always wearing shorts and pedaling his bike. Take care and love from Dale & Norma Ready
#2 Christine Peters 2019-11-04 14:33
Mr. Insull was such a wonderful teacher. Condolences.
#3 Sara Elias 2019-11-04 20:26
So sorry for your loss, LaDawn. Hugs to you, reach out for company and accept help from others.
#4 Michelle Penner 2019-11-04 21:04
I am so sorry to hear this. He was definitely one of my most memorable teachers WAY back at GVC and I loved his sense of humour! He will be missed.
#5 Mondor 2019-11-04 21:29
Rob, was by far the funniest humans I have ever met.
As a young teacher, he told me to embrace my passion for teaching and never take life to serious.
I still remember Rob walking around the hallways with his loaded stapler!
RIP brotha.
#6 Annie 2019-11-04 22:53
Mr. insull was by far the best teacher I ever had. So sorry to hear of his passing.
#7 David Kraft 2019-11-04 23:55
I have so much gratitude for Mr. Insull. He worked harder than he needed to to help me in class. He put a lot of time into helping me graduate and I wouldn't have been able to do it without him.
My condolences to his family, you will be in my prayers
#8 Chelsea wall 2019-11-05 08:40
Mr. insull was my favourite teacher. He was great with his students. So sorry to hear of his passing. My condolences to his family.
#9 Rudy & Sue Friesen 2019-11-05 09:28
We are deeply saddened to hear of Rob’s passing. I appreciated his great sense of humour and his witty responses in most any conversation. I too remember his loaded stapler! Our thoughts & prayers go with you, LaDawn.
#10 Ken H 2019-11-05 10:30
I’m saddened by Mr Insull’s passing, I remember back him from 1985 -87 during my tenure at GVC, he had a great sense of humour and a fun personality, he was a very dedicated teacher who would commute daily from Winnipeg to Winkler.
His friends and former students will miss him, Journey well my friend.
#11 Martha Lane 2019-11-06 10:06
I'm so sorry to hear of his passing. He had a huge spot in my heart for always making a day better. His blue and white "cloud" sweater for weather lessons and funny comebacks. Tell him to have a nice day and his response was always "don't tell me what to do!". His twisted smile told you something good was coming! He was one in a million.
#12 Debbie 2019-11-06 20:19
He was my business admin teacher. Absolutely loved him. Sorry to the family. Stay strong and be brave
#13 Deb Penner 2019-11-06 20:27
He was my business teacher with a lot of charisma and made the class enjoyable. I looked forward to every class with him. Be brave and strong
#14 James Peters 2019-11-07 11:57
Very saddened to hear of Mr. Insull's passing. Besides being an excellent teacher, he had a lightning wit and a clear love for his students. One of the highlights of many students' times in high school. My sincere condolences to his family and friends.
#15 Karl 2019-11-07 17:37
Robby was one of a kind and a teacher who genuinely loved his students. Not afraid to take on new challenges. It was a privilege to work with him. The world was a better place. Thoughts and prayers with you LaDawn.
#16 Jeff Boschmann 2019-11-07 19:04
He was THAT Teacher for me, the one that made me care about my future. He pushed hard, and cared so much!
We'll keep the Golden Stapler loaded, while you're away, sir.
#17 Trish 2019-11-09 14:56
So sorry for your loss! He was a good teacher! He will be missed!
#18 Katelin Friesen 2019-11-09 15:01
Mr. Insull was a great teacher; an inspiration to us all. He was not afraid to stand up for what he believed.
He was my favorite English teacher because he worked with what I could do and built on from there. I'll never forget his encouraging words to me one day I wanted to give up on communicating altogether to anyone. He said "Katelin don't give up now, I know you can do this. All you have to do is try and it will become easier down the road I promise. Keep on plugging away at it; you are a good communicator you just don’t know it yet. It will take practice and time." Mr. Insull it has got easier all thanks to you encouraging me to keep communicating. Thank you.
Mr. Insull saw the potential in even the most hurt person and cheered them up with a joke, saying or a golden stapler loaded reminder. He was a gem of teachers that shone bright in the dark for youth that were being transformed into respectable citizens. Thank you Mr. Insull you will be dearly missed by all.
#19 Jeannie 2019-11-12 10:47
The community has lost an amazing educator and friend. Deepest condolences
#20 Gary Hornung 2019-11-19 15:10
LaDawn, I'm saddened by your loss. Rob was such an intense man - intensely gifted in relating to his students, intensely witty and with-it ...just ask his students, intensely respected on the GVC staff (when I was on staff). AS many know and remember, Rob refused to wear long pants until November ... regardless of the temps outdoors. Smart, encouraging, able to sing the lyrics to classic rock songs - which impressed his students...
his like will not be seen for a long time.
A uniquely special man.
Gary Hornung

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