Our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Don Robinson, a dear member of the curling community in Toronto. A copy of his obituary can be read below.
It is with profound sadness and the deepest remorse that we announce the passing of our dearest Don Robinson on the 22nd of June, 2019.
Son of the late Norman and Helen Robinson (née Caister) of Toronto.
He will be greatly missed and is survived by his daughters Dale Deirdre Robinson (Yoshiya Dirks) Deborah Robinson (Brian Shaw) and son Donald Michael Robinson (Kerry Lee) as well as four grandchildren, Michael and Lindsay Robinson (Sean Maclachlan) and Jennifer and David Shaw.
Don was born in Toronto and educated at Upper Canada College. This is where his love of sport first blossomed. He was an avid canoer, swimmer, rugby and baseball player, figure skater, curler, sailor, skier and golfer. Formerly a member of both the Rosedale Golf Club and the Granite Club of Toronto where many of his accomplishments and accolades can still be found adorning the walls. For a time, Don also held the position of National Vice President for the Canadian Ski Patrol.
He will be dearly missed and remembered as a gentle and kindhearted soul by his many friends in the Brewing, Malting and Filtration industries. Don was a member of the Master Brewers Association of the America’s since January 1, 1954. Don was their longest serving member. His vast knowledge of these industries was highly sought after. He always gave freely of his time and expertise to help others. Aside from his family, here is where he will be missed most and most fondly remembered.
Funeral arrangements will be under the care and direction of Munro & Morris Funeral Homes Ltd., 46 Oak St. Lancaster ON (647-347-3629). A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 2pm in St. John The Evangelist Church, South Lancaster, ON. The family will be in attendance from 1pm. A graveside service will be held in Toronto at a later date. As expressions of sympathy Memorial Donations to the Church of St. John The Evangelist, 20788 South Service Rd. PO Box 127, South Lancaster, ON, K0C 2C0 would be appreciated by the family. As a memorial to Don a tree will be planted in a memory woods. A tree grows memories live. Condolences can be made online at www.munromorris.com
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