Born January 27, 1956
With heartfelt sadness we announce the death of Rob on September 7, 2011.Predeceased by his son Joseph,Parents John and Marion (nee Brown), grandparents Orville and Phoebe (nee Bowater),Horace and Marion (nee Laird); Robin is survived by his partner Del McCumber, daughters Carly Arbuthnot (Orian), Tanya Dawn Arbuthnot and 3 grandchildren Darcy,Tanner, and Brie, siblings Ricky (Kate) Arbuthnot, Blair (Eileen) Arbuthnot, Jo-Ann Arbuthnot, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and countless friends.Robin was a kind, compassionate and loving man who will be deeply missed. Robin was employed at Harmac for over 30 years. Robin participated and excelled in many sports and was actively involved in paddling, running, biking,triathlons, diving and water skiing. A celebration of Robin's life will be held at the pavilion on Newcastle Island, Wednesday, September 14, 2011 at 1 pm. After the sevice a walk/run will be held for those that wish to participate.
This obituary was originally published in the Nanaimo Daily News and Harbour City Star (Nanaimo, BC).