1924 ~ Dean “Stub” Robinson ~ 2018

Posted: April 2nd, 2018

Dean Robinson, beloved husband of Norma Robinson (nee McKnight), passed away at the age of 93 with his family by his side on Friday, March 30, 2018. Dean leaves to cherish his memory, his wife, Norma, of 65 years. They were married in Kindersley, SK on July 17, 1952. He is also survived by his children, Brian (Diane) Robinson of Gull Lake, SK, Carla (Carley) MacAskill of Ottawa, ON and Sharon (Lawrence) Robertson of Maple Creek, SK; his grandchildren, Chelsea and Brett Robinson (Brian), Jason and Shannon MacAskill (Carla) and Tyler Ross and Jenae Robertson (Sharon); as well as great-granddaughter, Jayleen (Tyler) Ross. Dean was predeceased by his parents, Glenn and Barbara Robinson; his sisters, Vivian McDonald and Hazel Salewski; his brothers, Clayton (Swede), Gordon, and Loyde Robinson; his brothers-in-law, Tom McDonald and John Salewski; his sisters-in-law, Loretta, Bernice and Anne Robinson; as well as his grandson, Darryl Ross. Dean was born in Swift Current, SK on August 4, 1924. The family (parents and older sister, Vivian) moved to Lemsford ferry the same year. Dean attended the Goldeye rural school, then worked on various farms and ranches until he joined the army in 1942. His army training took place in Borden, ON for a year, then Dean was sent overseas for two years with the Regina Rifle Regiment. Upon his return, he started working for an electrician before joining the Saskatchewan Power Corporation. His work started with the rural electrification program then most of his career was as a District Operator at Eston, SK. Dean retired in Eston after 35 years. Dean and Norma enjoyed travelling to many places including Hawaii, Alaska, The Maritimes, Holland and spent many winters in Mesa, Arizona. In 1995, they relocated from Eston to Medicine Hat where they enjoyed many years with friends and family. Dean’s main hobby was building furniture and cabinetry, mainly with oak. He built many pieces including bedroom suites, kitchen cabinets and china cabinets. He was also very helpful with any jobs the family required him to do, including installing flooring, bathrooms, building sheds, just to mention a few. Dean was a longtime member of the Royal Canadian Legion (Eston), the Eston Fire Department and the Eston Television Cable Company. The Funeral Service will be held at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, #1 Dunmore Road SE, on Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. with Gary W. Goran officiating. As an expression of sympathy, in lieu of flowers, those who wish to remember Dean, may make a gift to the Canadian Cancer Society, 325 Manning Road NE, Calgary, Alberta, T2E 2P5, or to the Canadian Diabetes Association #102, 73 – 7th Street SE, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 1J2 (phone 403-529-1259). Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Dean Robinson. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to

SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL CREMATORIUM & RECEPTION CENTRE, “The Chapel in the Park” #1 Dunmore Road SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 1Z5 (403)528-2599 www.saamis.com inquiry@saamis.com Locally owned and directed CGR Holdings Ltd.

One Condolence for “1924 ~ Dean “Stub” Robinson ~ 2018”

  1. Cathie Crawford says:

    Sorry to read about your loss of Dean. So many wives seem to out live their spouces as you and I have.
    Dean lived to be 93, a good old age! I will be 91 in January and you are a year older. Neil died younger at age 62 from Lou Gehrigs Disease.
    I am living in a senior citizens residence and have been here for three years and enjoy it. I get breakfast and dinner at 6 pm, so making my own lunch is easy. Residences for seniors has improved over the years, and we benefit from it, don’t we?
    Your children are spred out. You likely slip across the border and visit family in Maple Creek occasionally.
    I have twenty_ four grandchildren and thirty_something
    greats! I think 33. Take care, Cathie

Leave a Condolence