Green Funeral Home


Robin Cecil McQuaker

May 15, 1954February 14, 2021

On February 14th, 2021 Robin Cecil McQuaker went home to be with his Lord and Saviour. He passed away peacefully at his home with his family by his side. He was born on May 15th 1954 in Emo, Ontario to Carson and Iris McQuaker. He grew up and lived in Stratton and would eventually go on to raise his own family there. He married his wife, Joanne on August 6th 1977.

Robin spent most of his working life around trucks and equipment. In his early working years, he spent time logging and road building and then went on to run his own wood hauling business. After many years of hauling wood, he worked for the township of Morley where he loved giving back to his community. The past couple years, found him working for his brother again, where he loved running “the crusher.”

For those that knew him, they will remember his stories, pie auctions and visits over a cup of coffee. No one could tell a story quite like “Oats” could. He loved where he was from, and the people that surrounded him.

Above all the hours he spent working and telling stories, he truly shined at being “Papa” to his five grandchildren. He adored them all and they each brought him great pride and joy.

Robin is survived by his wife of 44 years Joanne, children Jason (Stacey), Janelle (Jesse Hutchinson) and Julie and grandchildren Presley, Annika, and Eli McQuaker, Grace Gullett, and Charlie Hutchinson. He will be deeply missed by his mother-in-law Caroline Meunier, brothers Norman, Harold (Shirley), Jim (Susan), Pete (Marlene) and Bud (Donna) and sisters Beth (Dennis Brown) and Susan (Harold Norlund) and brother-in-law Buck Watson. He will also be missed by many nieces, nephews, friends and neighbours.

Robin was predeceased by his parents, Carson and Iris McQuaker, father-in-law Alphonse Meunier, sister Dixie Watson, brothers David and Laurie, and brother-in-law Robert (Bobby) Meunier.

A graveside service will be held in the spring with the date and time to be posted later.

If so desired, donations may be made Rainy River Hospital Auxiliary, P.O. Box 236, Rainy River, Ontario, P0W 1L0


Robin Cecil McQuaker

have a memory or condolence to add?

Len & Chery Wilson

February 23, 2021

Joanne and family:
I met Robin in early seventy’s, during construction of the 502 hwy. We became good friends and we terrorized the Rainy River District for many weekends over the following years as youngsters. Eventually, our marriage lives distanced our friendship but I could never forget the fun we had together and the humor Robin could generate out of anything.
Wherever Robin’s destiny takes him from here, I hope there are miles of gravel pits, acres of tall standing timber and a parking lot full of equipment and trucks for him.
Like many others, I will also miss Robin….. a solid icon of Stratton.
Len, Chery and family

Diane & Lorne Jackson

February 19, 2021

We have been thinking of all of you since Robs passing. WHAT A wonderful person who gave so much to our family, which we are so thankful for. WHEN Chad told us he said I lost my best buddy. So many people cross our path in a life time Some you can't even remember their name , others you remember and miss occasionally, but then there are those you never forget, and Rob was one of those who will never be forgotten by our son and GRANDSONS so therefore will never be forgotten by us either
Our love and sympathy to the whole family
Diane and Lorne

Greg and Kathy Mercure

February 18, 2021

Our heartfelt condolences to Joanne, Jason, Janelle and Julie and all the family. We are sorry to hear of your loss. When a special person like Robin is loved so much, he is also missed so very much. May your treasure of memories bring you comfort in the days ahead. Thinking of you with lots of love and prayers, Greg and Kathy Mercure and family.

Bill and Louise Wood

February 18, 2021

Our condolences Joanne and your entire family. We will cherish all the memories that we have shared in our past. He will be truly missed but never forgotten.

Julie Gerbrandt

February 17, 2021

Dear Joanne, Jason, Janelle, Julie and families,

We are so very sorry to hear of Robin’s passing. May all your treasured memories hold you through this difficult time. Although it’s been a long time since our paths have crossed I can still hear Robin’s chuckle and remember his quick wit - and kind advice!
Sending love and prayers.

Julie & Garry Gerbrandt

Brenda Hamilton

February 17, 2021

Oh dear. What can I say? Only send hugs to you Jo. So many years working together, its hard to think of Robin's passing. There will be hard weeks ahead, but you are loved by so many in the District. From so far away all I can promise is that God's love will some how guide you all forward. love from bren

Rhonda Lange

February 17, 2021

It seems I just saw you a couple weeks ago. So sorry for your loss wish we could have got to know you better but being so far away we didn’t get together but for family reunions.
All our best to you and your family
Rhonda and Brian

Ron Pidlubny

February 17, 2021

So sorry to hear of Robins passing I will always remember my times visiting my Aunt Iris & Uncle Carson's farm when I was just a kid .. For quite a few years I would spend my Easter vacation on the farm ! Robin & I were close in age, I was a year older so we would hang together .. Robin was always quick to prank his naive cousin . Even though Robin was a year younger he had some older brothers that would egg him on .... Even though we haven't been close over the years I will always think of those times fondly and remember His smile !


February 17, 2021

My dearest little cousin, we are so sorry for your loss, he was such a smiley happy fellow, I can still see you walking down the isle at your wedding with such a big smile on your face, how time fly's~~~~~~

love and hugs to you and yours
Donna &Dwight Moen

Dave Janzen

February 17, 2021

Sorry for your loss. Condolences to the family. I enjoyed the many visits I had with Robin when I lived and worked in the bush in Ontario.