June Marie Robinson passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, on Oct. 18, 2022, at Alexandra Marine and General Hospital in Goderich.
June was born on June 14, 1927 to Gershom Nixon Johnston (1894-1973) and Ella Maude Elliott (1892-1985). She moved to the Robinson family farmhouse in 1946 after her marriage to David Edward “Ted” (1921-1999), and lived there until her death. She was predeceased by her husband of 52 years, siblings William, Elliott (Mary), Donelda (Stewart Smith), Ariel (Charles Wood), Kenneth (Donna), Jim (Idella), and Janet, and her siblings-in-law Jean (Herbert Dainty), Gordon (Lavina), Doug Williams, and Clifford Simpson.
June was the devoted mother of James (Donna Brown), William (Susanne Perrin), Judith (Norman Stoner), and Janice (Michael Clarke), the beloved grandmother of Patricia, Heather, Karen (David), Jennifer (Edgar), Iain (Elaine), Catherine (Kevin), Kyle, Christopher (Morgan), Katelyn, Rebekah, and William, and the great-grandmother (“GG”) of Caleb, Wesley, Edward, Laila, Blake, Clara, Dillon, Noah, Harlow, Ethan and baby Stoner.
She is survived by her siblings Lois McMichael, Alice (Clarence Ritchie), and Jack, and sister-in-law Irene Simpson. June will be lovingly remembered by her children, grandchildren, siblings and many nieces and nephews who have fond memories of holidays at the farm with Aunt June.
Loved wife, mother, sister, aunt, grandmother and community member, June dedicated her life to the service of others. She was an active participant in the Donnybrook United Church Women and the Auburn Women’s Institute, as well as a leader of 4-H for over 30 years. June was an avid supporter of any causes her family worked on. For example she participated in the Huron Hospice annual “Hike for Hospice” fundraiser every year, and was frequently the event’s top fundraiser. It’s no wonder she received an Ontario Trillium Award for her volunteer work.
Her love of genealogy led her to co-write the West Wawanosh history book, published in 1996. Ultimately, it was her love of family that grounded her, and encouraged her travels across Canada, Australia, China and Europe. She was a compendium of knowledge, always ready to help remove a stain, or perfect a recipe, and her gardening abilities were second to none. She will be greatly missed by everyone who knew her.
The family received friends and neighbours at the Robinson home farm on Monday, Oct. 24. Visitation was also held at the McBurney Funeral Home, Wingham on Tuesday, Oct. 25 until the funeral service. Interment took place at Wingham Cemetery. The funeral was recorded and is available to watch on the funeral home website.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Huron Hospice (https://www.huronhospice.ca), the Alexandra Marine and General Hospital (Goderich) or the charity of one’s choice would be appreciated.
Online condolences may be left at www.mcburneyfuneralhome.com