ROBINSON RobertPosted: December 15th, 2012
ROBINSON, Robert Hinton (Bob), died as he had lived, surrounded by love, full of courage, and filled with faith in his Lord Jesus Christ, on Dec 6, 2012 at the Saanich Peninsula Hospital. Born Feb. 6, 1918 in Calgary, Alberta, Bob is survived by sons and daughters-in-law Gregory and Christine, Len and Simone, James and Judith; grandchildren Sandra, Todd (Stacie), David (Krysta), Stephanie (Greg) Peters, Robert, Andrew, Rachel; great-grandchildren Mark, Caleb, Colin, Tyler, Nathan, Beau, Ceana, Kalia, Cadence; sister-in-law Rosa; brother-in-law Allan Holbrook and numerous nephews and nieces. Predeceased by his loving wife of 63 years, Mildred Grace (Milly); his infant son Robert Arthur; his parents Dr. Robert C. and H. Perle Robinson; sister Helen; brothers Tom (Forbes) and Laurence (Larry) Robinson.
Bob lived in Calgary, Medicine Hat, Edmonton and Lethbridge before retiring to North Saanich in 1979. He was active in a number of community organizations, including the Kiwanis Club (Calgary, Medicine Hat, Lethbridge), the Rotary Club (Edmonton) and the Probus Club (North Saanich), and in several Chambers of Commerce. Bob served as president of the Medicine Hat Kiwanis Club as well as the Lethbridge Downtown Kiwanis Club and he also served as president of the Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce.
A deeply committed Christian, Bob was active in Anglican parishes wherever he lived, serving on numerous parish councils and as a churchwarden in St. Barnabas, Medicine Hat; St. Timothy’s, Edmonton; St. Peter’s, Calgary; St. Augustine’s, Lethbridge, and Holy Trinity, North Saanich. As a lay reader at St. Augustine’s, Lethbridge, he led services and preached sermons in communities such as Milk River and Coutts. His working life included employment with the Royal Bank, as a co-founder of Clay-Robinson Insurance, branch manager with British Canadian Trust and Canada Trust, as the founder and president of Robinson’s Camera Centre, and as administrator of the Bigelow Fowler Medical Clinic in Lethbridge.
Bob was an outgoing, generous person with a profound sense of integrity. His devotion to God and to his family has produced a legacy of love and faith for which his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren are most thankful.
A memorial service will be held Tuesday, December 18 at 3 PM at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, corner of West Saanich and Mills Rd, North Saanich, with the Rev. Canon Penelope Black and Bob’s son, the Rev. Canon James Robinson officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund, c/o Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 11025 West Saanich Rd., North Saanich V8L 5T2 or to the Saanich Peninsula Hospital Foundation and specify Chaplain’s Support Fund. (http://sphf.ca/donate)