Obituary for John Robinson
John Robinson passed into eternal life on March 17, 2017 at the age of 94. He was born September 27, 1922 in Simpson, Saskatchewan to Thomas and Margaret Robinson who settled in Simpson from England.
John was a veteran of the Royal Canadian Air Force serving as a bombardier aboard a Handley Halifax during WWII. He held the rank of Flying Officer and was stationed in England. He and his family moved to the Wenatchee Valley in March of 1955.
John was active in the Wenatchee Community throughout his life. He owned and ran his own construction company with his wife Marion and son Brian Robinson. He was active in both Boy and Girl Scout troops which his children and grandchildren participated in. John was an active supporter of all his children and grandchildren’s sports teams including softball, football, baseball and hockey. He instilled his love of hockey in his grandchildren and was known as “Grandpa” at the rink. He devoted countless hours volunteering with the Wenatchee Amateur Hockey Association both as President and also in the construction of now removed second outdoor rink at the base of Fifth Street. He was also an active member of the First Presbyterian Church of Wenatchee and worked there as the custodian after he retired from the construction industry.
John is survived by his brother Robert Robinson, wife of 70 years Marion Robinson, son Brian Robinson of Puyallup, grandchildren Sundi Perez, Craig Robinson, Sean Robinson, Scott DeShazo, Sarah DeShazo, Robby Robinson and 11 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his brother Tom Robinson, children Murray ‘Al’ Robinson and Sharon Lynne DeShazo and great-grandson Brandyn Perez.
Services to celebrate John’s life will be Friday, March 24th, 2017 at 1pm at Saddlerock Evangelical Presbyterian Church.
You are invited to view his online guestbook at www.HeritageMemorialChapel@msn.com . Arrangements are assisted by Heritage Memorial Chapel, East Wenatchee.