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ROBINSON, Edward David
May 2019
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Affectionately known as "Eddie", passed away peacefully on May 27, 2019, in his 83rd year. He was born on March 7, 1936 to the late Harry and Blanche Robinson, brother to the late Peter Robinson. Eddie is survived by his wife, Marilyn, daughter Karen (Peter), Brian (Kim), David (Martine). Loving Grampy to Jordan, James, Kristin, Justin, Katelyn, Michael, and Sadie, and his great-grandchildren, Brylee, Lydia, Luke, Eli, and Noah. Eddie was raised in, and spent many days exploring Highland Creek, Ontario. A proud Canadian, Eddie served as a cadet with the Royal Canadian Air Force, as well as with the Royal Canadian Navy Reserve stationed at HMCS York where he supported many relief efforts including Hurricane Hazel. He took great pride as the longest serving member of the 32 Regiment Toronto Signals Band, as a snare drummer, since 1956. A hardworking and dedicated employee of Union Carbide (formerly Dominion Oxygen), and then Waymar, where he was known for his many practical jokes. Always willing to lend a hand, Eddie volunteered as a coach for minor hockey, organizer of weekly euchre games, and the "chauffeur" to many social events for seniors in the community, the list was endless. Eddie lived his life with great strength, courage, compassion and of course, an amazing sense of humour. He regularly cheered on the Toronto Maple Leafs and Toronto Blue Jays. He loved to bake and was known for his delicious lemon meringue pie, butter tarts, and shortbread. He enjoyed tending to his vegetable garden, feeding the birds and having a cold one on his back deck. He loved his family and friends and he will be greatly missed by so many. A special thank you to the staff at Providence Health Care, particularly the palliative care nurses and social workers for the special care they gave to our Eddie. Friends are welcome to help pay tribute to Eddie at O’Connor Funeral Home 1939 Lawrence Ave. E. Scarborough, on Saturday, June 22, 2019. Visitation at 11 am, Service at 1 pm. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully asks that a donation be made to the Toronto Signals Band, The Lung Association, or a charity of your choice.

Messages of Condolence

Our condolences to the family. We have so many fond memories from Joanna Dr. Always such a great-neighbour and friend to mom and dad!. Edd... Read more Peter and Debbie Suddick
Markham June 18, 2019
My condolences to the family. Your husband and father was a very warm and fun loving person who cherished his family. One could not ask ... Read more Wendy Palmer
Toronto June 11, 2019
Our deepest condolences to Brian and family. Keeping you in our thoughts.
Bob And Jan Care
Bobcaygeon Ont. June 11, 2019
Our thoughts and prayers are with all the Robinson family during this difficult time. Many fond childhood memories come to mind. Joanna ... Read more Joanne (Shea ) Vining
Mississauga June 02, 2019
Remembering Eddie as one of the "3 amigos" off on their daily bike ride after supper each evening. Thinking of you Marilyn and your fami... Read more Helen & Bud
Montague PEI May 30, 2019
Many great memories from Joanna Drive ! I do remember his smile and energy... Condolences to Mrs. Robinson, Brian, Karen, David and the ... Read more Tom Shea
Cobourg May 30, 2019
How fortunate we were to have Eddie as our next door neighbour on Joanna Dr. Always a kind and fun friend! My parents shared many good t... Read more Elaine and Bud Clark
Ajax May 30, 2019
Marilyn, condolences to you and all your family. 62 years of marriage is a lifetime, we know he will be missed, not only by you and you... Read more Roy and Jackie Tracy
Scarborogh, On May 30, 2019
Thinking of you Marilyn at this difficult time, good friends for many years.
Carole Hayes
Sussex NB May 30, 2019

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