D. Irvin Robinson
David Irvin Robinson, of Petitcodiac passed away peacefully at the Moncton Hospital February 16, 2018, at the young age of 84, with family at his side.
Born in Little Shemogue on April 4, 1933, he was the son of the late Beatrice (Thompson-Allen) and Bruce Robinson. Irvin started his working life at The Bank of Nova Scotia Port Elgin and Albert. Moving to Toronto at the young age of 17, he went to work with Hill The Mover travelling over all of Canada and the USA; he then went on to work as V.P. with Lancaster Moving and Storage and North American Van Lines. Irvin later founded Absolute Transportation Services and in 1993 he sold Absolute, retired and returned to Petitcodiac.
Predeceased by wife of 63 years, Marion (Crandall), son David, brother Stewart, sister Myrtle Hayward (late Roy), brother-in-law Sydney Crandall, sister-in-law Edith Devereaux (late Dev), mother-in-law Vera Crandall and father-in-law Philip Crandall. Survived by daughters Beatrice (Alfy Meyer), Ann (late Robert Bourque), Mary-Jean (Bruce McCannell), Cindy Robinson (Carl), Gail (Mark Tully), sister Jean MacGillivray (late Scott), Barrie, Ontario, brother-in-law Billy Crandall (Norma), daughter-in-law Libby and many nieces & nephews. Irvin was blessed with 18 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
He was a member of St. James United Church in Petitcodiac and a member of several Boards and Commissions. Was a key participant in the founding of the Jordan LifeCare Centre and served on that board for 14 years. In 2012 he was awarded Honorary Life Membership Award of the Provincial PC Party.
Resting at the Armstrong's Funeral Chapel, 33 Russell Street, Petitcodiac (756-3361), from where there will be visitation Tuesday, February 20th from 3-6 pm. The funeral service will be held at the St. James United Church in Petitcodiac on Wednesday at 1pm. Interment will be in Maplewood Cemetery at a later date.
If desired, memorials to The Jordan LifeCare Centre, St. James United Church or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.