- 58 years old
- Date of birth: Jul 18, 1955
- Place of birth:
Eugene, Oregon, United States
- Date of passing: Jan 2, 2014
|“I shall pass this way but once; any good that I can do or any kindness I can show to any human being; let me do it now. Let me not defer nor neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.” Etienne de Grellet (1773-1855)|
"Still thinking of you Robin. Yes its been 2 years , but I still miss you . I wonder were you are and I will always wonder ........ its not easy for us left behind without any answers. We do move forward because we haft too, BUT I have a door that is always open for you Robin....."
"I grew up going out to visit Auntie Robin and the family in Sooke almost every year. It was quite the journey that we made travelling from Calgary, but one that I looked forward to. We were packed full with my parents, aunt, brother and cousins. Most of the time, (who am I kidding, ALL of the time), I would arrive car sick and pale faced. But as soon as we pulled into the driveway and Auntie Robin ran out of the house waving frantically with the biggest smile on her face, I forgot I even felt sick. It was usually Easter when we made the trip out and so we always had the annual easter egg hunt. The kids loved running around the yard looking for chocolates. I always remember looking for the eggs, and Auntie Robin would catch my eye and give me a little point and nod towards one.
Auntie Robin had a huge heart, and was so welcoming to us. I always felt at ease around her. When I was younger, I thought Auntie Robin was the coolest aunt around. I felt so lucky to be related to her and admired her for all the hard work she put in to the community. As I reached high school, I began to get to know Auntie Robin on a deeper level. One of my favourite parts of visiting was going for walks late at night. Auntie Robin was so wise and had so much insight. I could have spent a lifetime learning from her. At the end of the walks, we would sometimes lay on the road staring up at the stars. Auntie Robin helped me appreciate the simple things in life. I also quickly found out she was absolutely hilarious. She always had me laughing so hard I had tears in my eyes. Her life was contagious. I will always have a vivid memory of Auntie Robin sitting on the floor while my brother gave her a back massage, while the rest of the family sat around drinking tea. I remember a feeling of complete happiness to be there in her company. She was a wonderful woman, I only wish that I had more time with her. Robin will be missed by all that knew her and her memory will live in on forever."
"Robin was first and foremost a wonderful mother. As I'm sure anyone who knew Robin, knew that her kids really were her pride and joy. Robin was always the first to encourage Stacy in all her pursuits and sing her praises. I also always admired what a beautiful relationship Stacy and Robin had together. I don't know a Mom who was more willing to do a Starbucks run, drive us wherever we needed to go AND pick us up from the club at 2 in the morning!! Seriously!
Robin was always willing to do whatever her family needed her to do and she did it with a smile and of course a few jokes to crack too. I have such fond memories of her smile and her silly sense of humour. She made me laugh and was always smiling be it at our musical theatre performances, to Stacy and Mike's wedding to even after her stroke in the hospital. She always found something to smile at in every situation. I hope that I can learn from her and find the humour in all parts of life.
Robin's physical presence will be missed so very much but I'm lucky because her smile and her laugh is etched in my memory and I know it will not go away. Not only that, but I know her love for her family is still strong even if she's not here to show us. In fact, she would be mad if we even questioned for a minute that her love is not still humming amongst us all.
Love you Robin. Thank you for making the world so much brighter for all of us who knew you. You will be forever in my heart."
"Whenever Robin entered a room she brought with her laughter, happiness, and love. I've always admired her ability to care for each living being; this being apparent in her parenting, volunteering for Search and Rescue, and as a Park Ranger.
Even being so gentle, Robin had a fire within her that brought excitement. Remembering that laugh of hers still brings a smile to my face! With that, I cannot recall Robin ever being upset, even when faced with adversity-- a true optimist.
Robin's legacy of generosity and passion are carried by her beautiful family, and it is comforting to know her spirit lives within them.
Hailey has one heck of an Guardian Angel watching over her.
You are missed, Robin, more than words can say. xo"
"Robin, so sorry I wasn't there for you.
Thanks for all the good memories though. There are many : )
I still expect you to show up at my front door one day......"
"Robin, your booth sits silent waiting for answers. Quiet conversations of your absence followed by memories of your kindness and dedication to your many families. I hope our thoughts find you in peace. Thank you for teaching so many what it means to be a dedicated community member, a loving grandmother, mother and wife. You are an inspiration for generations to follow. Thank You."
"Robin was a second mother too me, always made me feel welcomed and loved. She was and always will be a beautiful soul. Every time dan and I would come home for a visit she would always tell me how much she loved me and said sweet dreams every time it went to bed.. She always tried to give things to me if I said I liked them ..I always shared her love of coffee with her. Every time Robin would introduce me it was " this is my future daughter in law " even though Daniel and I aren't engaged, no matter what she was going through she always wanted to help other people and make sure they were okay first. Robin was and is an amazing woman and I'm so happy to have had her in my life <3 you are loved and missed dearly robin. Xo"
"I will always remember Robin's hospitality when my sister and I would arrive with 4 kids in tow to enjoy Easter break on the coast. Her sense of fun inspired her nieces and nephews. Her work with search and rescue was rewarding to her and of great benefit to those she assisted. I have a new appreciation for the difficulty of that work after joining in to search for her in a very limited way. I will miss Robin… her quirky sense of humour, a seemingness endless thirst for coffee, and fraternity with all things living and growing outside.She has left a huge hole in the lives of her family and I know they miss her dearly."
"You will be dearly missed, Robin. You had so much love for your family, your granddaughter, and your community. That will be the light that continues to shine on in your loved ones hearts even now that you are no longer here with us. The amount of support that was shown in your community to help find you speaks volumes to the type of person you will be remembered as. Much love always. XO"
"Robin loved the simple things in life...She enjoyed being in the outdoors, had a soft spot for any animal and a good cup of coffee. She loved her family from the depths of her being. I remember a fun time with Robin 2 summers ago laying on the road in front of their house and looking at a meteor shower. She had a zest for life that was only diminished by her health issues. Following her stroke, I encouraged her to drive and she was able to accomplish this with encouragement from her family. I will miss Robin and her warm smile."
"In1985, when we moved to Victoria, Robin was one of the first people I met. She was doing some part time work and needed someone to look after Stacy, so I offered to, since I had two young children at home Stacy just fit in. From there, our friendship grew. I used to go to her house so our kids could play and we'd admire her beautiful garden. Robin loved gardening and would spend hours working outside. Robin was a lovely person, filled with many stories of her earlier life and working with bands. Though time and distance came between us, she was still a good friend and even though our coffee visits were few and far between, we could just pick up where we left off and talk for ages. She will be missed greatly by everyone but I know that wherever she is, she's in a good place looking down on her loved ones."
"Robin was a beautiful person inside and out, I remember her coming in to visit Stacy when we were both working at Starbucks, she always had a smile on :), Robin cared so much for her family and grandbaby Hailey, her spirit lives on around those she loves."
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