Next month, Canowindra’s much-loved Dr Arcot Kumar will farewell our town as he relocates to Sydney’s northern suburbs. Dr Kumar and his wife Uma first came to Canowindra shortly after they were married.
After 43 years living and working here, the Kumars decided to relocate after Dr Kumar’s retirement from his Canowindra medical practice so they could spend more time with their three children, daughter in law and little granddaughter.
“We will both miss Canowindra, especially all our beautiful friends,” said Dr Kumar. “We are however excited to be with our family and watch our granddaughter grow.” Aside from being a family doctor in the town for a few decades, Dr Kumar has been an enthusiastic and involved community
member, acting as both President and Secretary of the Lion’s Club.
Dr Kumar was also awarded an OAM for his community contributions in Canowindra so there is no doubt he is a figure the town will miss. “We used to deliver babies here, up until 1985. I still remember them and I watched them grow up. You get to know two or three generations and you’re with them for the sad times and the happy times. That’s been the best part,” Dr Kumar said.
The Kumars will keep their farm here and will make regular visits back to Canowindra to keep an eye on that as well as to visit their friends. They will be selling their beautiful home in Canowindra. “We won’t be disconnecting from Canowindra,” said Dr Kumar. “It’s really great the Canowindra community also looked after me. It goes both ways
– family, support and friendship is what it’s about.”
To give everyone in town the chance to wish Dr Kumar and his wife good luck on their new adventure, a farewell function will be held at the Canowindra Services Club on Friday 6 November from 7pm. Cost for the meal is $20 – includes a 2 course meal. RSVP by Friday 30 October to Gillian Stone
on 6344 2661.