Philip Robinson

Robinson– Peacefully surrounded by his loving family at St. Joseph’s Hospice, Sarnia on Wednesday May 17, 2023.  Philip William Robinson, age 65 years of Corunna. Beloved husband of 39 years to Loretto. Loving father of Paul Robinson and his wife Sabryn of Toronto and Mark Robinson and his wife Paige of Sarnia. Treasured grandfather of Truen. Dear son of Jinnie Robinson and brother of John Robinson (Sandy) and Paul Robinson all of Toronto. Phil was a kind and loving brother-in-law to Pat (Linda), MC, Maureen, Bill, Paul (Sandy), Brian, Madelyn (Hal), Ted (Wendy), Joan, Kevin and Dave (Tammy). He is also survived by his special aunt, Eleanor O’Leary and by numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by; his father, Bill Robinson; his brother, Graham Robinson; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Pat and Madelyn O’Leary and his brothers-in-law, Peter and Wayne O’Leary. Phil was a DOW retiree and will be fondly remembered as an avid Jeopardy fan. A special thanks is extended to all of Phil’s caregivers for the exceptional care provided during his battle with MS. Friends will be received at the Knight Funeral Home, 588 St. Clair Parkway, Corunna on Tuesday May 23, 2023 from 5-7 p.m. A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Joseph’s Church, Corunna on Wednesday May 24, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. with Fr. Michael Dwyer celebrating. A private family interment will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers sympathy may be expressed through memorial donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice, Sarnia, Ontario March of Dimes or to Bluewater Health. Message and condolences may be left online at Knight 519-862-2845

Visitation Information

Tuesday May 23, 2023 from 5-7 p.m.


St. Joseph's Hospice, Sarnia Ontario March of Dimes Bluewater Health, Sarnia

Funeral Date

Memorial Mass 11:00 a.m. Wednesday May 24, 2023 at St. Joseph's Church, Corunna

60 thoughts on “Philip Robinson”

  1. So sorry for your loss Loretto, Paul and Mark. Phil was such a great guy and I have such great memories of him from the bowling alley. Perhaps Mom has a jar of dill pickles waiting for him. Much love, Mary and Steve

    1. Loretto Robinson

      Thank you Mary and Steve. We were so happy to be a part of the Sparling family bowling legacy, and Phil received some tasty burgers too.

    2. Virginia Holman

      You were the best brother in law any sister-in-law would have wished for. !! Thank you for your kindness Phil absolutely one of a kind inspirational really !!! Rest in peace my bro and friend!! ❤️

  2. My heartfelt sympathy to you Loretto and family!
    I hope you have many wonderful memories to keep close to your hearts.

  3. Phil was my dear friend and colleague. I will miss him terribly as I know will Loretto his loving special wife and his two sons, Paul and Mark.

    1. Virginia Holman

      Super kind !!
      What an amazing love affair you two had !!❤️❤️❤️❤️all love to you Lorretto ! Epic really !! Big hug!!

  4. Phil was one of the kindest, smartest, and most considerate people I have ever met. Despite all the hardships MS gave him for decades, I was constantly amazed by his unwillingness to give up his cheery and thoughtful disposition. I’ve learned a lot from Phil’s enduring spirit, and I will remember him fondly.

  5. Linn and Bill Southard

    Dear Loretto, Paul, Mark, and family. We were saddened to hear about Phil’s passing. What a wonderful man, and he truly was an inspiration to all who knew him. He’ll be a very special Guardian Angel to watch over his family lovingly. Rest in peace, dear Phil.

  6. Trudy and Frank Price

    Dear Loretto, Paul, Mark and family,
    Our condolences on Phil’s passing. Treasure the memories, he was a remarkable man.

  7. Sandy and Frank Coscarella

    Loretto and Family
    Our deepest condolences on the passing of Phil. May the many memories you all hold in your hearts give you peace during this difficult time.
    May he rest in the peace and love of the Lord
    God Bless you all
    Sandy and Frank Coscarella

  8. Sue and Gino Marchioni

    Loretto, Paul, Mark and Family
    Our deepest sympathies on Phil’s passing. We have so many beautiful memories to cherish. Phil’s optimism and joy was infectious…when he spoke of Truen being propped in he arms….such love. Loretto….we were truly blessed having Phil in our lives.
    Sending our love

  9. Maureen Donohue

    Sincere condolences to Loretta and family who took remarkable indeed outstanding care of Phil over a long period of time. They and Phil were all role models of excellence.
    Joe and Maureen Donohue- Sarnia

  10. Cathie Fleming

    So sorry Loretto and Paul and Mark. Phil was a strong sweet human being. I’m glad I got to know him.

  11. Tom and Joyce McLaughlin

    Loretta, Paul, Mark and All Of Your Family. So sorry to hear that Phil has passed away. Thinking of all of you at this sad and difficult time

  12. Dear Loretto, Mark and Paul,
    I will miss Phil very much. He was a wonderful inspiration to me as a friend and fellow chemist. I remember him walking up to my parents’ front door to pick me up for babysitting when I was a teenager and so appreciated our conversations about faith and science. I was so happy that I had a good visit with him when I was last home in March. My prayers are with him and all of you.

    1. Loretto Robinson

      Dear Tracy,
      Phil and I were very grateful for your continued visits over the years. The sharing and love were very much appreciated.

  13. Jennifer, Jhovanni, Christopher & Elizabeth Diaz O’Leary

    Our hearts go out to you and your family on the loss of Phil. He was one of the most generous and kind-hearted souls I ever met, and I’ll never forget him. I’m so incredibly sorry for the loss of your husband and father. Please know that he will live on in all of our fond memories. Our prayers are with you and your family.

  14. Jay and Margaret

    Loretto, Paul, Mark and family,
    Phil was such an inspiration, he lived life to the fullest, he persevered through so much.
    And Loretto, he could never have done as well as he did without you and your sons there for him.
    God Bless

  15. Deeply saddened on hearing of Phil’s passing. Such a loss, a great conversationalist, smart, articulate and truely one of the nicest people I have ever met. Never a complaint, always inviting and gracious, an insperation to all who met him. My deepest condolences Loretto.

    1. Loretto Robinson

      Thank you so much Bob. You and Carol are two of the many wonderful and supportive neighbours who have buoyed us up over the years. Phil loved his conversations with you.

  16. Frank and Lori Peters

    We are so Sorry to hear about Phil . Sending much Love and Prayers.Big hugs Loretta ,Paul, and Mark. Cherish your precious memories .Phil was a very sweet guy always a big smile ♥️

  17. I am so sad that my dear friend Phil has gone. He is in a better place. My condolences especially to Loretto, Paul and Mark.

  18. Loretto, Paul, Mark and families,

    Profoundly saddened to hear of your loss. We’re keeping you all in our prayers. I’ve many memories either playing with Paul and Mark or on site of a baseball game, where Phil was always able to engage us in conversation. A good person to be around. Those who knew him are blessed and better for it. Cherish the memories.

  19. Dearest Robinson family I am truly sorry for your loss. I was blessed to have known Phil during my time with Bayshore. My heart goes out to you all.

  20. Krista Kerr (MacDougall)

    Loretto, Mark, Paul and families,

    I was so sorry to hear of Phil’s passing. A kind soul who loved any kind of conversation with you, especially if chemistry related 😉 I am blessed to have known him while I was a part of the family, and thankful to have kept in touch occasionally through social media since. My thoughts are with all of you at this time.

  21. I was honored to be a psw on his behalf for several years and and saddened to hear of his loss. he always kept a positive outlook In spite of many obstacles .

  22. Leo & Evonne Prout

    So sorry to hear about Phil’s death. He certainly put up a very brave courageous battle over the years & always had a smile whenever we saw him. He certainly was lucky to have such a devoted family in you Loretto & Paul & Mark to help him through his journey. Our thoughts & prayers are with you at this most difficult time.
    Leo & Evonne Prout & family

  23. My deepest condolences Loretto, Paul and Mark. Biggest hugs to you all. Thinking about you all. You’re in my prayers.

  24. Brooke & Brady Salenbien

    Our deepest condolences Loretto & family. You have been in our thoughts and prayers. He was lucky to have you all during his very brave battle with MS and you are lucky to have all of your wonderful memories with him. Hugs to all of you <3

  25. Katie and Tom Fitzpatrick

    So sorry to hear of Phil’s passing. We saw your true devotion to him over the last 18 yrs living in the cul-de-sac.Hoping you will have fond and loving memories.
    Our prayer and thoughts are with you and your family.

  26. melvin and lorraine

    Dear Loretta we were saddened to hear of Phil’s passing. He fought a long hard battle and we rejoice that his struggle is now over and he rests in peace.

    1. Loretto Robinson

      Thank you Melvin and Lorraine! We continued to think of you and pray for you. We cherished the time we spent together on Murray Drive/ Weaver Ct. You were and are an inspiration to us. God bless!

  27. Aunt Loretta and family, we are sending our deepest condolences and loads of love. I have fond memories as a young girl, visiting you and Phil (pre Paul and Mark) with uncle Dave, Phil always took a true interest in what was going on around him, even as a child I knew his questions about what was going on in our lives, were thoughtful and sincere. He always carried himself through his struggles with the same sincere heart and wonderful sense of humor. May you find comfort in knowing he is no longer suffering. May he rest in peace.
    Brad, Jackie and family.

  28. Loretta and family. Very sorry to hear of Phil’s passing. I hope today was full of great stories and memories.

    1. Loretto Robinson

      Thank you Mark and Lori. Yes, we were surrounded by the same love and caring and fellowship we’ve experienced throughout our marriage and life. God is good.

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