OBITUARY

James Leonard Robinson

September 6, 1960April 30, 2020

James L. Robinson Jimmy passed away suddenly and unexpectedly and far too soon at home in Aurora. He died as he would have wanted – on his own terms. He leaves a grieving family including his very beloved daughter and the love of his life, Emily Robinson, his siblings, Fred, Audrey and Bill (Lynda) and his many nieces and nephews, Bryan, Tyler, Kim, Brad, Kerri, Lauren, Jordan, Michael and Daniel.

Family gatherings will not be the same without Uncle Jimmy and his merciless teasing. Cremation has taken place and in keeping with the times, a Celebration of his Life will take place closer to what would have been his 60th birthday on September 6, 2020.

Jimmy was pre-deceased by his mother whom he adored, Ria Robinson (nee van der Aa) and his father James Robinson after whom he was named. While a long-time resident of Aurora, Jimmy’s heart lay in Peterborough where he grew up. He leaves many close friends in Peterborough who will also be mourning his passing.

Jimmy, you left us far too soon. Our hearts are broken. We miss you.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.ThompsonFH-Aurora.com for the Robinson family.

Services

  • We remain deeply committed to the health and well-being of our community, due to COVID-19 and physical distancing requirements, we regretfully cannot offer a public funeral service at this time.

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Roop Singh

May 25, 2020

Jim, you are one of the very few people who had that unique gift, that made people around you feel better and uplift their spirits, no matter the time of day or the occasion. We had many laughs over the years at CSA.

My condolences to Emily and the rest of your family and cannot imagine how you all are feeling to lose a personality like Jim.

Ron Wildish

May 15, 2020

My favourite memory of Jim is that he had such a great capacity to laugh and joke........and then would be the one who laughed the most at his own joke :) Most of my memories with Jim were from time on the ice, playing hockey against each other (never on the same team). Although he outweighed me by at least 50 or 60 pounds, he never took advantage of that to cause harm or inflict pain. But he let me know he was there...... :)

Kent Coughlin

May 12, 2020

I am so sorry to hear about the loss and like others worked with Jim at CSA and have some great memories of his great attitude and the way he would emphasize certain words while explaining something or telling a story. I definitely miss his laugh and laughing with him.
Warm Regards,
Kent

eileen O'Flynn

May 9, 2020

Very sad and shocked to learn of Jim's passing, simply one of the very best! I will treasure all the good times and laughs never forgotten, rest easy Jimmy!!

Michael Dolcetti

May 7, 2020

Larry Falk and Brad Masterson who worked in the Medical Lab at CSA wanted to post this pic of Jimmy with their deepest condolences to the family. I think the picture says it all!
Jimbo will be sadly missed by all our CSA family.

Marcie Buss

May 6, 2020

So very deeply saddened to learn of Jim's passing and my immediate thoughts were of Emily and the entire Robinson family. My deepest, heartfelt condolences go out to all of you at this very difficult time. Jim brought such a special light to so many peoples lives he touched and in so many ways, including his incredible gift of making everyone laugh. So many memorable moments that will truly live on. Jim was a wonderful man and meant a great deal to me and I feel truly blessed to have had him in my life. I will always cherish times spent together and will hold his memory near and dear to my heart. RIP, love you.

Domenic Somma

May 6, 2020

I was deeply sadden to hear the passing of a dear colleague who I have known for over 20 years , you have left us way to soon .
My deepest condolences to his daughter Emily and all his family . I will truly miss your humor, good nature and a fun guy to be around.
Rest in Peace my Friend.

Daniel Langlois

May 5, 2020

To Jim's family: My sincere thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. I had the pleasure of working with Jim at CSA like so many. I was fortunate to work with him on some projects over the years and although Jim was very funny and outgoing, he took his work very seriously and did a great job. I fondly remember meeting him for the first time during Monday Night CSA Hockey at Westwood arena. You could always count on Jim for a joke or wise crack on the bench or after the game in the locker room that would make everyone laugh out loud! Jim - you will be missed

Lee Moncrief

May 5, 2020

Sorry for your loss!!
I spent many nights growing up in Peterborough here, at the Kinsmen arena watching hockey thru the week and Jimmy was there with his friends Neil, Jeff, Girard, Nig,. That's where I met Jim. After a lot of years I met up with him at Otooles's here in the patch and after closing he and Kevin K came back to mine and we drank, listen to some tragically Hip/ Fully completely and chatted about his job at CSA, and me wanting to get on board with the Z299. programs for Quality assurance in the machine shop that I had started. He slept on my couch that night, and in the morning we went our separate ways wishing each other well. This was in 1993-1994. Never did get to see my old friend again. Wishing Jims' family lots of love thru this difficult time./Best/Lee

Paul Knowland

May 5, 2020

Dear Emily,

We would like to extend our deepest condolences to you and your family in the loss of your father. Jim was our next door neighbour for over ten years. We will remember fondly our trips to the local pubs and friendly chats, often over a beer or two! He was a great neighbour and friend. He was always smiling and ready to share a laugh. We will certainly miss our good friend who was taken far too soon.

With deepest sympathy,

Paul and Debbie Knowland

FROM THE FAMILY