Obituaries

Stanley Robinson

Tuesday, 02 August 1938 - Wednesday, 03 January 2018

Death Notice

Peacefully at St. Joseph's Hospice with his children by his side on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at 6:00p.m., Stanley Hubert Robinson passed away in his 80th year.  Cherished father of Debbie Robinson of Bright’s Grove and Mark Robinson (Karen Lusk-Robinson) of Carlisle.  Predeceased by his parents, Stanley and Genevieve, brother Gerald “Joe” and beloved companions Anne Tizard and Carolyn Harris. Stan retired as Plant Manager for the Chinook Group in Sombra after successfully managing a project to set up a choline chloride production facility in Singapore.  In his earlier years he had a passion for model airplanes, Ford mustangs and motorcycles.  In 1978, he was one of 16 Canadian motorcyclists chosen to compete for Team Canada in the 53rd International Six-Day Motorcycle Trials held at High Chaparral in Kulltop, Sweden.  In his later years, he enjoyed gardening, golfing, reading and most of all, playing bridge.  Stan was a Life Master of the American Contract Bridge League.  He also stayed active participating on the Sarnia Urban Wildlife Committee and Fence Committee. Cremation has taken place. 

Visitation

Family and friends will be received one hour prior to service.

Service

A celebration of Stan’s life will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia.

Donations

Sympathy can be expressed through donations to The Sarnia & District Humane Society or a charity of your choice (cheques only at the funeral home please).

18 Condolences

  • John Harris January 10, 2018 08:25am

    Stan was part of our family over the last few years. As a loyal and devouted companion to my late mother, Carolyn Harris, Stan was present for all the holiday gatherings and birthdays. They enjoyed each other's company and shared activities together such as bridge tournaments in Sarnia and Port Franks, scenic car drives and antique shows where Stan would help lug all of Mum's treasures while she arranged them for sale. Odd repair jobs around Mum's house were Stan's delight since he owned every tool ever invented. If Mum didn't have a gadget that Stan thought would be helpful, he produced one. My favourite story about Stan was when he tried to trap a mother skunk and her babies that had made a burrow under the back deck. I bet Stan the skunk would get the better of him, but Stan won the bet and the intruders were caught and safely relocated to the countryside. Mum was very active in her retirement, but lonely since Dad passed away in 2004. Stan was a good friend and good company to Mum and she looked after him as well; always the nurse and motherly figure. Stan's greatest pleasure with Mum was to share a meal that he would bring or she would prepare and then relax in the recliner with Missy the Siamese cat on his lap. I'm happy that Stan was part of our lives and my Mum's. On behalf of The Harris's: Jason, Kirby, Grant, Paige, Aiden and The Baker's: Andrew, Joanna, Anderson, Lauren we say farewell and we'll miss you Stan. We also offer our condolences to Mark, Karen and Debbie and everyone who knew and loved Stan.

  • Robert and Roxanne Mulder January 10, 2018 06:37am

    Mark and Karen and Debbie our deepest condolences to you during this sad time. Cherish the memories. Our thoughts and prayers for you from Walkerton and Port Dover

  • Joe Huey January 9, 2018 09:00pm

    Debbie, Mark and Karen, my heartfelt condolences on the passing of Stan, I truly had a tremendous amount of respect for Stan as a friend and work cohort for over 25 years. I also respected Stan's resourcefulness, work ethic and knowledge over those years. I was lucky enough to travel with Stan all over the US and Can to find and troubleshoot through projects and equipment including also trips to Singapore and Japan. One of the Singapore / Japan trips I was able to have My wife Joanne ( passed 2012) travel with Stan and Anne. A great experience and great memories made for life. Sorry to see you go Stan. You definitely impacted my life

  • Tony Chervinsky January 9, 2018 08:59pm

    Jan.09/'18, 20;40,
    My condolences to Stan's family. I just read of his passing in The Journal I met Stan in Varrenes, Quebec in 1963 at the Shawinigan Chemicles , later Gulf Chemicles. He left a few years later and moved back to Sarnia, I left in 1977 to get out off Quebec and took a job with Union Carbide in Mooretown.. Over the years we ran into each other several times, chatting of our time in that province. Time Flies, another case of " should have " made an effort to visit. Tony Chervinsky, Sarnia, Ont.

  • Nancy Jackson January 9, 2018 05:37pm

    Dearest Stan,

    I always enjoyed your humour and your patience. It was a pleasure to know you and will be missed by many.

    With deepest and sincere sympathy,

    Nancy Jackson

  • Teresa Ostella January 9, 2018 09:12am

    Debbie, Mark and Karen

    It is with deep sorrow that I send my condolences during this difficult time.
    Thinking of you.
    Love, Stella

  • Nadine Cooper January 9, 2018 08:37am

    Dear Debbie, Mark & Karen
    The Cooper family will miss your Dad. When my husband Robb was down and suffering from cancer, Stan was such a welcome phone call. Always lifted Robbs spirits. They would talk for hours about racing and motorcycles.We have many fond memories of ice racing and summer weekends at Lovesick Lake in the Kawarthas. Your Dad was a kind, loving man and a wonderful friend.Our thoughts are with you.
    Love Dean, Brett & Carly Cooper

  • Gloria MacLeod January 9, 2018 08:08am

    Thank you, Stan, for your gracious and professional demeanour at the bridge table.

  • David W. Xue January 8, 2018 08:38pm

    Hey, Stan:

    We had a such great time in Singapore from 1994-1998, I still remember the Crown Royal!! I am so glad we had dinner together with Ron in Sarnia the Summer of 2013, see you on the other side and we will do Crown Royal again together. May the force be with you, always!

    Love,

    Dave

  • Elizabeth Richmond January 8, 2018 08:28pm

    In 1997, I moved to Canada as the bride of one of Stan’s engineers. We had a very shady garden in Sarnia where very little would grow well. Stan suggested I plant some “Impatiens” flowers there. They turned out to be a big success in our garden year after year. Every time I see Impatiens flowers along the street or in parks, I think of Stan.

    My condolences to Stan’s family, friends, and former colleagues.
    Elizabeth Richmond

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