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It is with many fond memories that we announce the passing of Alan John Robinson on Saturday, July 5, 2014 at the age of 78. Al passed away peacefully in the early morning hours while visiting his son and daughter-in-law in Kelowna, B.C. Left to remember him are his long-time partner, Donna and the mother of his children, Dorothy. His three daughters, Wendy (Charlie), Kim, Robin and his son, Scot (Heather). He will be missed by six grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and extended family, Keith (Jaime) and boys. Al was predeceased by his parents, his sisters and an infant son, Bradley. Al was an amazing man. He was born on a farm in Eastern Saskatchewan and came from very humble roots. This did not stop him from working very hard and after a long illustrious career he attained the position of Corporate Secretary – Senior Vice President with the Federated Co-op Retailing System. He loved the outdoors like none other. He was an avid fisherman, hunter, gardener and sports enthusiast. He played all sports as a younger man but his main love was baseball. He hunted his whole life and was most comfortable getting up at 4 a.m. to sit in a goose blind, jig for pickerel or push a bush for a whitetail. He fell in love with Tobin Lake in the early 70's and had a trailer site for a few years. This eventually became a family cabin that many people enjoyed for several years. He eventually built his dream retirement home on the lake, which he just recently sold when his health forced him to move back to Saskatoon. Al was a wonderful partner, father, teacher and mentor. Whether you knew him as Alan, Al, Dad, Grandpa, Bud or chum, he was an inspiration to many and proved that hard work and commitment will always win out at the end of the day. He will be missed greatly, but has touched so many people's lives that he will be fondly remembered as well. We know, by now, he will already have played several hands of Bridge with his sisters. It will now be up to our Lord to man the anchor rope, help set up decoys, push bush and pick the new potatoes with Al. Until we meet again. We love you. The Memorial Service will be held on Friday, July 18, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at Windsor Chapel (704 Windsor St - Corner of 8th Ave North and Windsor St). For those wishing to send a condolence, photos or share memories, may do so at In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Saskatchewan (279-3rd Ave North, Saskatoon, SK, S7K 2H8). Arrangements in care of Cheryl Carlson -

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Published in The Saskatoon StarPhoenix on July 12, 2014
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