General News · 23rd March 2017
Robbie passed away quietly surrounded by family on March 16th, 2017. A big thank you to his home-care helpers and the staff in the Campbell River Hospital.
There will be a graveside service at Manson's Cemetery on Friday, March 24th at 12:30 pm, followed by a tea at his home.
Farewell my friend
Comment by Scott Mercs on 12th April 2017
Robbie was always so good to me. I will remember fondly our last time together in Sointula, 11 years ago, and all the good times we shared on Cortes. Peace be with you my friend.
Comment by Chris Graham on 29th March 2017
So sorry for your loss Ann. I have many great memories of Robbie from the farmers market here in Courtenay. My thoughts are with you.
Thank you, Robbie
Comment by Lucy Bacon on 26th March 2017
Oh Ann! Robbie was one of the first people I met when I came to Cortes in '94 and needed firewood. Over the years you both did so much for me - slab wood for my furnace and gravel for my driveway and always smiles and friendship when we had our tables next to each other at the market. Too much loss. Take care, Lucy.
Dear Ann and Family
Comment by Winston Ware and Family. on 23rd March 2017
So sad to hear the passing of Robbie. I feel fortunate to have known Robbie over the years not just on Cortes but fishing the coast as well. Our thoughts are with you all at this difficult time.
Comment by Mae Sherwood on 22nd March 2017
So sorry to hear about Robbie. What a great guy he was. My thoughts are with you Ann.
Happy Birthday Dear Robbie.
Comment by Caz on 21st March 2017
You gave us so much. Wood to keep us warm,
Fish to feed us, Gravel for our driveways,, fill for the holes, and all with a joke and a smile.
Thank you for years of service to Cortes.
We will surely miss you.
Thank you Ann for your big part in it all.
Comment by Nicola Newton on 21st March 2017
Sorry to hear this, sending best wishes to the family.
Comment by Lisa Gibbons on 20th March 2017
Robbie will be so missed by this island community. A generous, thoughtful man who was such a pleasure to know. Ann, thank you for your amazing example of kindness and caring for loved ones.
Comment by Fawn on 19th March 2017
Robbie was one of the kindest people; I am grateful to have had the pleasure of many rich conversations with this dear human.
I have great respect for how he has been cared for these past few years, noble efforts honoured this noble person. My heart goes out to Ann and family.
For Robbie, who went above & beyond !
Comment by Nancy Beach on 18th March 2017
Peace & Love to Robbie & the Family & all! I enjoyed Robbie's kindness & sense of humor, & marveled at his laboring beyond all expectations!
Comment by Jack Wills on 18th March 2017
A man with a big heart and a great sense of humour passes on. We learned a lot from you over the years. It was a privilege to know you.
Ah Robbie, we're going to miss ye.
Comment by Anne Ferguson on 17th March 2017
I am very sorry to hear that Robbie has gone. He was always there when his skills were needed and he will be missed. Warm wishes to you all.