Robina May Waggitt Collinson

May 31, 1923December 26, 2012

Collinson, Robina May (nee Waggitt) died peacefully in her sleep at the Delmanor Retirement Home in Richmond Hill on Dec.26, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Gordon Collinson. Loving mother to Iris (Wayne Foster), and grandmother to James (Sherry), Mike (Geeta) and Donald. Mother to Marilyn (Jim Cartwright), grandmother to Kelli (Dave Hunt), Carl (Kerri). Mother to Ruth (Mike Street), grandmother to Matthew (Amanda) and Jeff. Mother to Gordon Collinson and Steven Collinson and a total of eight grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Robina was predeceased by her parents and two sisters in England leaving a niece Julia (Mike Bevis) and family.

Robina was a war bride who left her family in England to join her husband in Canada. Fortunately for her she was welcomed with open arms by her husband’s family. She was active in the Yorkview Drive Baptist Church for many years. Upon moving to Oakridges, she joined the Brethren in Christ Church. During her life, Robina devoted many hours to her volunteer work at Treasures, a charity shop in Richmond Hill that supports people with Schizophrenia. While raising her own children, Robina took in babies from the Children’s Aid until they could be found families. So many babies passed through her loving arms.

She was always ready to help others and will be sadly missed by all.

A memorial service will be held at the Thompson Funeral Home, 530 Industrial Parkway South, Aurora, 905-727-5421 on Saturday December 29, 2012 at 1pm with visitation one hour prior.

Donations to The Scott Mission or the Salvation Army would be appreciated. Online condolences may be made at


  • Memorial Visitation Saturday, December 29, 2012
  • Memorial Service Saturday, December 29, 2012

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Janice Frank

December 30, 2012

My deepest sympathy to the Collinson Family. My late parents Hugh and Ellen Wason were their friends for so many years. I remember spending time at Red and Robin's little cottage in Penetang. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Janice Frank (nee Wason)

December 29, 2012

We at Treasures Thrift Store would like to send our condolences to the Collinson Family and to let them know how much Robin's contribution to Treasures was very valuable to the store.

Anna Lannon
Treasures Thrift store

Lora Cartwright

December 29, 2012

So very sorry to hear about Robin. She was such a sweetheart & loved by everyone. I will miss our wonderful chats at the Cartwright get-togethers. Forever in my thoughts & prayers.

Elizabeth Davis

December 28, 2012

Robin was God's gift to me at a crucial time in my life. Together we spearheaded Treasures; each complimenting the other's strengths. I shall always remember her kindness, hard work, amazing handwork skills, Faith and her occasional wicked humour ! I have missed her since moving 'home' to England and it's comforting to think of her as radiant in her new Heavenly Home; somehow nearer than she was before.
I'm sure her friends and family will share this feeling and I send my love to them all. Please give a special hug to Stephen.
Elizabeth Davis in Helston, Cornwall, UK

Hela Risbridger

December 28, 2012

May the wonderful memories you have be with you all and comfort you at this time.

Glenn & Janice McLeod

December 28, 2012

Ruth and Marilyn, remember your Mom is smiling down on you and your families. Treasure the memories.

Doreen Di Santo

December 28, 2012

Shocked at the news of Robins passing. She was a very Special Lady and I will miss talking to her at lunch time when I go to visit my mother, Laura Lines. We will surely miss her. Our very Special thoughts and Prayers are with you all at this very difficult time. Doreen Di Santo, Laura Lines daughter. Downsview, Ont.

December 28, 2012

So very sorry to hear of your loss. We are sure your memories are wonderfull and will carry you through this difficult time.
Paul & Deb Zebrak.

December 27, 2012

There are no words to describe how sorry we are for your loss.
Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.

Claire and Pat (Cornwall On)

Chris and Colin

December 27, 2012

Our sincere condolences on the loss of a very special person. May your memories, friends and family, carry you through this most difficult time.
Love always
Chris and Colin