JEFFERY RICHARD ROBBINS Jeff Robbins, beloved husband of Doreen, passed away on July 21, 2014 at Ian Anderson House in Oakville. He was 82. Born in Coventry, England, Jeff came to Canada at the age of 21 in March 1954. Doreen joined Jeff in Toronto in May and they were married in September 1954. Jeff had graduated from Bablake School in Coventry and was trained in aeronautical engineering. In Toronto he worked on the Avro Arrow aircraft until its cancellation in 1959. He then began a career in sales, primarily in the Canadian grocery and home products field. He finished his career as Vice President at Reckitt & Colman Canada (the successor of Boyle-Midway Ltd.), retiring in 1994 after over 18 years with the company. In retirement Jeff enjoyed travelling the world with Doreen and always kept in touch with a very wide circle of friends. His warmth, charm, wit and laughter will be greatly missed by many. He was a wonderful father to Steven, Peter and Mark and loving granddad to Ashley, Sarah, Jaclyn, Scott, Helena and John. The family will receive friends at Ward Funeral Home, 109 Reynolds Street, Oakville, on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to noon. A memorial service will be held there at noon, with a reception to follow.
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Published in the Toronto Star on July 24, 2014