Comstock-Kaye Life Celebration Centre

356 Rubidge Street, Peterborough, ON


Dean William Robinson

July 26, 1961January 3, 2020

ROBINSON, Dean William – Passed away peacefully surrounded by family and friends at Peterborough Regional Health Centre on January 3, 2020 after a 45 year battle with adrenoleukodystrophy. He was the Toronto Maple Leafs # 1 Fan. He never missed watching a game and even had budgies named Blue, Sundin, Cujo, Lupul and Maple. Dean was predeceased by his parents John and Violet Robinson. He was the loving brother, uncle and cousin of the massive Robinson clan. Despite his health challenges, Dean was active in the community delivering the Peterborough Examiner at St. John’s Centre and he enjoyed volunteering at the Lumpy Factory. A special thank you to the St. John’s Centre for the amazing care Dean was given over the past 32 years. Another special thank you to the nurses and doctors at the PRHC ICU for their love and care of Dean during his hospital visits and in his final days. A visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. at the Greenwood United Church, 737 Donwood Drive, Peterborough. A Celebration of Dean’s life will be held at the Church on Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. with visitation prior to the service from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. We ask all those who are attending Dean’s celebration of life to wear his favourite team colours – blue and white. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in his memory may be made to the Five Counties Children’s Centre, KPP Foundation or a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be made at www.comstockkaye.com


  • Visitation Wednesday, January 15, 2020
  • Celebration of Life Wednesday, January 15, 2020
  • Visitation Wednesday, January 15, 2020
  • Visitation Thursday, January 16, 2020
  • Celebration of Life Thursday, January 16, 2020


Dean William Robinson

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Meredy Dodds

January 8, 2020

I had the pleasure of caring for Dean while I worked with KPP. We weren’t supposed to have favourites, but he was mine. Right from day 1. He was my buddy. We laughed together, cried together, sang (not well) together and we joked together. A lot and mostly inappropriately because as you know he had the BEST sense of humour! He had such a great (cheeky) smile, contagious laugh and the biggest heart. And he let me have just a little piece of it and in return he also got a piece of mine forever. I moved in 2012 and was back to visit with him a few times and each time I was greeted with that smile and a big hug.

My condolences to all of the Robinson family during this time. Dean will be missed greatly by so many ❤️ But he will forever remain close in my heart.

RIP buddy, until we meet again!

Brittany Downer

January 8, 2020

I am one of Deans worker that supported him. Dean was so excited when I told him I was expecting a little girl and he wanted her to call him Grandpa Dean! The smile every time he held her was unforgettable and heart warming! RIP Dean. You will be missed and always remembered.