ARTHUR ARNOLD ROBINSON
Born In: Peace River, Alberta, Canada
Born: March 6th, 1939
Passed on: December 12th, 2012
It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Art Robinson.
He will be lovingly remembered and his memory cherished by his daughter, Sandra (Gary) Lawrence; son Ryan (Tammy) Robinson; grandchildren Kyana and Calli Lawrence and Rayelle and Dane Robinson; companion Pat Kerr; all of his brothers and sisters, especially Jacquie Wilkinson, Scott (Jill) Robinson and Ed (Betty-Lou) Swanson; and the Kerr family.
He was predeceased by his soul mate and loving wife Dorinda Robinson.
Art was born and raised in Peace River, Alberta where the Robinson family roots ran deep and strong. He left home at the very young age of 13 to begin his courageous journey where no path was too long or obstacle to great. Art's family life began in Clinton, B.C. where he married Dorinda in 1964. In 1973 the family moved to Kamloops to start a business. Robo Transport Ltd., Art's beloved trucking company, was his passion for many years to come. He lived to work and worked to live; always putting others ahead of himself, especially his kids. Reluctantly parking his big truck (#38), his life led him to Yuma, Arizona where he and Pat spent their winters having "Happy Hour" and stirring up the dust in the desert on his RZR.
He loved to entertain, party, listen to music (especially when his cousins and granddaughter played guitar), attend and watch rodeos (driving his son all over North America and later on chasing his grandchildren to their rodeos) and to his chagrin, but with the utmost of pride, attend every grandchild's music and dance recital. You could find him many a day and this past summer on the farm in Heffley Creek; Dad's true "happy place".
For those of you that had the pleasure of sharing in our Dad's life, you know of his kind and generous heart, his tenacity and strength and of course, his stubborn Robinson way!
A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, December 20, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. at the Coast Kamloops Hotel and Conference Center, 1250 Rogers Way, Kamloops, B.C.
In lieu of flowers, his family would appreciate donations to the BC Little Britches Rodeo Association, c/o 40450 No. 1 Road, Abbotsford, B.C. V3G 2R2 or by all means, a charity of your choice.
UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN ~
KEEP ON TRUCKIN'
Arrangements entrusted to
Kamloops Funeral Home
Condolences may be emailed to the family from www.kamloopsfuneralhome.com