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Robert Earl Robinson

November 30, 1919 - February 27, 2011


Robert E (Bob) Robinson
November 30, 1919 –
February 27,2011

It is with great sadness that the family of Bob Robinson announces his passing.
Bob passed away peacefully Feb 27, 2011 at Mountain Lakes Seniors Community.
He was born and grew up in Golden, B.C. After finishing school he worked on the family trap line until he found his calling in the Forest Service where he started out as a Ranger Assistant in1938 on the Big Bend Highway. During World War 2 he enlisted in the Artillery before transferring to the Air Force, becoming a pilot and then an instructor.
He was later sent to England where he met Miranda, his future bride. When the war ended he returned to Canada and continued working for the Forest Service. Shortly after,
Miranda joined him in Canada and they were married at Golden in 1947.
During his years of service to the Province he was stationed at Yahk, Canal Flats, Creston (where he became a Ranger), Lardeau, New Denver and Nelson where he retired in 1980.
After retiring, he enjoyed traveling, camping and fishing trips with friends and family.
He was always creating something he “needed” and many benefited from his special fishing lure, the “Bob-O-Link”
He had been a member of the Slocan Masonic Lodge #29 for 60 years
He is survived by his brother Bud (Clare) Robinson of Kamloops, daughter Christine
Martell of Penticton and his son Jim (Ellen) Robinson of Nelson. Grandchildren, Sandra (Darren) Staples of Coquitlam, Steven (Liz) Martell of Vancouver, Jill Wellbelove of Penticton, Ashlee Robinson of Kelowna and Adam Robinson of Nelson.
Great Grandchildren Niki and Tyler Staples, Lucie Martell, George and Charlie Wellbelove and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife
Miranda in 1988, his parents, 3 brothers, 2 sisters and special friend Jean Carmichael.
At his request there will be no funeral. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the
Multiple Sclerosis Society or the Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation.
The family would like to thank Drs Milde and Janz for their excellent care, the staff of
Lake View Village and Mountain Lakes Seniors Community for their care and kindness and special thanks to Joe Tencza for those memorable fishing trips that you took dad on.


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From: Thompson Funeral Service Staff

Thompson Funeral Service Staff send our condolences to family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

From: Mrs Julia Harvey
Relation: Neice

Bob was only my “Uncle Bob” by marriage, my mother was his wife’s sister, and I only spent a few weeks with him personally during his life, but we had a lot of contact by phone, mail, email etc, and I think I knew him pretty well. I loved and respected him greatly, I am sure Jim and Christine know that, and I sincerely hope that they can take comfort in that. To all the family I extend my sincere condolences, also on behalf of my husband, Trevor, who will always be known as “Never Ever Trevor” to Jim and the rest of the family.

Our thoughts are with you all.

With my love,

Cousin Julia,
Church Farm,


From: Robert & Barb Johnson
Relation: friend and neighbour

WE will remember Bob Robinson for all the great things he created for others we knew him for a great cook always experimenting with new dishes, he always had a concern for and respected the rights of other people, he loved his family and fellow workers and always had a story to enlighten the moment, he told our grand daughter once ( if you ever need a Grandpa I will be your Grandpa) Bob made some great dolls and kitchen aids and gave them to people to make their life easier Bob was a very caring considerate person Huggs and Kisses forever

From: Christine Martell (Robinson)
Relation: Daughter

I’d like to say Good bye Dad and thanks for all the fishing lessons. The most memorable is learning how to cast under the Tagham Bridge.
I think I made you a little angry when I caught my brother in the nose as my 1st catch!

We all thank you for the fishing lessons and all the other lessons in life that you gave us. Jim and I will miss you so much….See you again one day. Love Christine xoxoxoxo

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