Garry Robbins

Robbins- With broken hearts, we share the sudden passing of Garry Robbins, aged 64, on February 17, 2020 at his home in Mooretown. Garry was diagnosed with lung cancer in October 2019. He was born on July 3, 1955 and lived on the 8th line of Moore (Rokeby Line) his entire life. He is survived by loving wife of 47 years, Pat (Laliberte). Deeply loved by his children and their spouses, Melissa (Jim) Fogarty, Julie Robbins (Ron Moore) and Shawn (Amy) Robbins. He was the absolute greatest "papa" to his grandchildren JJ, Carter, Lauren, Mackenzie, Hudson, Archie and Audrey. Dear son of Ruby Robbins. Cherished brother to Linda (Don) Gordon, Cathy (Dave) Johnson and Lorie Robbins-LaBelle (Dan). He was predeceased by his father, Archie (2000) and infant brother Larry. He will be missed by several nieces and nephews and his in-laws, especially his mother-in-law, Eileen. He will be greatly missed by his all his neighbours and friends, especially Harold and Bobby. He was a brilliant and hard working man who farmed and worked as an electrician in IBEW Local 530 for 41 years. Despite busy work obligations, he was ALWAYS there for his children. He enjoyed nature and his beloved animals (especially Tootie, Lucy and Tang). He absolutely loved the outdoors especially spending time chopping wood, hunting, fishing and driving his Argo around his property. He was always inventing or fixing something or just puttering around in his drive shed. He was selfless and exceptionally kind and was always there to lend a hand. He was quiet but had a great sense of humour and always loved to tease and be silly with his grandchildren. He has been known for playing practical jokes on family, friends and coworkers. The visitation is scheduled on Thursday, February 20, 2020 at Knight Funeral Home, 588 St. Clair Pkwy., Corunna, from 5-7 pm. Please dress as you would if you were coming to visit Garry on a regular day (he especially enjoyed camo). Cremation will follow and a private burial will take place at a later date with family and close friends. In lieu of flowers sympathy may be expressed through memorial donations to Heaven's Wildlife Rescue and I Challenge Diabetes. Messages and condolences may be left online at knightfuneralhome.ca Knight 519-862-2845

Heaven gained an amazing Redneck. We lost a wonderful man.

Visitation Information

Thursday February 20, 2020 from 5-7 p.m.

Donations

Heaven's Wildlife Rescue I Challenge Diabetes

Funeral Date

A private family service will be held at a later date.

35 thoughts on “Garry Robbins”

  1. Sandra Smith-Stone

    The loss of a loved one is deeply felt by everyone.Loving memories will remain in our hearts forever.
    My heart is with the family at this time.

  2. Eugene Gutierrez, Elaine Hunter Gutierrez, Eleanor and Evelyn

    We are so sorry for your loss. Although we never met Mr Robbins his energy and enthusiasm for life is exemplified through his daughter Julie and his grandchildren MacKenzie and Hudson. God bless.

  3. Barb and Gordon Leaper

    Our deep sympathy goes out to al l th Robbins family. Especially to Mom, Ruby. Prayers and thoughts. Gord and Barb

  4. Lorrie and Dan ,Im sorry to hear this may you find strenght and love at this horrible time . Thoughts and prayers for the family xoxo

  5. Julie & Mike Adams

    Dear Melissa, Julie and Families,

    Our sincere condolences on the loss of your dad. We are keeping you all in our thoughts and in our prayers.

    May you cherish the time you had.

    Sincerely,
    Mike and Julie Adams.

  6. I was greatly lucky and very appreciative to have had the luck to work with, and tip a couple of sociables with Gary… he will be sadly missed by many, many people … My wife, Denise, and myself would like to pass on our thoughts and prayers to the family

  7. I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your dad. He was such an amazing man. I’ll never forget everything he did with us as kids- the hockey rink, the mo-ped, the pool, driving us everywhere! I learned so much from him about what it means to be a parent – joyful and present. Please know that I am thinking about you, Julie, Shawn, your mom, and your entire family throughout this difficult and sad time. He lives on through the stories you share. xoxo

  8. Terry and Susan Linseman

    Thinking of you Julie and your whole family. I know you will always cherish the memories of your Dad and a life well-lived.
    Love, Terry and Susan

  9. Hello I am a friend of Lorie's. My codolances to the family and friends of Garry. My heart goes out to all of you, it is never easy when you lose a member of the family or a friend.

  10. Hello Shawn and family,
    I just heard of your Dad's passing and I'm so sorry to hear.
    Sending thoughts and prayers to you and your family.
    Sincerely,
    Sherry Griffin

  11. Bob Crickard & Family

    To Pat, Melissa,Julie, Shawn and the entire Robbins family:
    We were very saddened to learn of Garry’s passing.
    Our family had the privilege and pleasure of interacting with Garry in a few different facets of his life.
    In Garry’s career as an Electrician, we worked together on several projects over the years. Garry was extremely conscientious and had a reputation of being one of the top tradesmen in his field. He could always be depended upon.
    During our children’s school and sports activities Garry’s presence was always that of pride, support and encouragement. We could all take a lesson from the way he acted. The values and principles that Garry displayed are very evident in each of his children.
    Most recently, I ran into Garry as he was attending the school and sports activities of his grandchildren. What an amazing man!
    May you all reflect on the positive memories that Garry created with each of you.
    Our condolences.

  12. To the Robbins Family. Very saddened to hear of Gary’s passing this morning. Our sincere thoughts are with you all .

  13. I’m so very sorry for your loss of a wonderful father. It was always so clear how much you adored each other. How blessed you are to know such love and support. It makes the loss feel deeper at this time. I hope you can also find comfort in the many memories you have of shared joy and adventure. Xoxo

  14. Melissa, Josh & Molly Matlow

    Dear Julie, Ron & family

    We are so sorry for your loss. Julie , we only met for a few days in Mexico but your strong love for your dad & concern for him was so apparent. We’re thinking of you & wishing you much love & comfort to help you through this difficult time.

    The Matlow family

  15. Oh, Julie. I am so very, very sorry. Your dad truly does sound like a wonderful man and you will miss him forever. How could it be otherwise? Holding you and your family in prayer, Gail xo

  16. Gail Burns (Doupe)

    To the Robbins family my heart aces for you all, I remember Gary as a young man kids really. Coming out to the farm he was always accepting of us city kids. I and my siblings always loved to visit Uncle Archie and Aunt Ruby's place. Gary was always getting into something but we always had a great time. I will cherish those memories, thanks for just being you Gary we did have some good times, will miss you, your cuz Gail xo

  17. Sincere Condolences to the Robbins Family. I was lucky enough to have Garry as my hockey coach when I was young. Outside of my parents, he was a teacher of working hard and being accountable to myself and others. I will never forget the lessons he taught me as a youngster.

  18. Kate & Jon St.Denis and Family

    Julie and family- we are so very sorry for the loss of your dad/papa. Sending our love and deepest condolences. Xo

  19. Garry took a chance on me when he was the Coach of the Bantam B Travel Team. I have always had great admiration for Garry, because he took that chance on me! That year was the best of my hockey career! And those who were on that team, still talk about the great times we had!(Remember those days Shawn!)

    Garry was a great man!

    Condolences Mrs.Robbins, Melissa, Shawn and Julie.

  20. Lynne & Doug Thorson & Betty Maidment (Mother)

    Our deepest sympathy in the passing of Garry. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you and especially Mom’s dearest friend, Ruby. God Bless you and keep you all close during this sad time.

  21. Marg and Jay Alexander

    Pat, Melissa, Julie, and Shawn,
    We are so very sorry to hear of the passing of Garry. Your whole family was so special to your dad and husband, Pat.
    We send our heartfelt sympathy. We haven’t seen each other in many years, but definitely remember you all.

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