Donald Charles (Don) Robbins
1969 - 2020
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50, of Cambridge, passed away at home in the early hours of Friday, May 22, 2020. Don was the loving husband for 20 years to Tracey (Vincent) and amazing dad to Mikaela, Madi and Mack; whom he loved with his whole heart. Don was born in Cambridge on November 30, 1969 to Bob and Eleanor Robbins. Don and Tracey made a home together at Puslinch Lake where they raised their three children. Donny was a true family man. He was known for his quick wit, quirky grin and his kind and generous spirit. He was so passionate about his work at Cambridge Heat Treating (CHT), starting his fulltime career at the age of 15. He and his siblings took over the family business in 2000 and he became President of CHT in 2011. The company has just celebrated its 38th anniversary in business. Don was an active member of industry organizations and was a graduate of Metal Treating Institutes Young Executive Management Training Program. A hardworking man, Don also liked to play hard. He loved riding his Harley, taking trips to Silver Lake Sand Dunes to ATV and boating at the cottage. He also loved to fish and enjoyed fly in fishing trips. He held the world record catch and release for a 20 lb. test in 1994. He enjoyed spending time with his family whenever he could. Don was predeceased by his father Bob, nephew Chris and Bassett Hound Freddy. He is survived by his wife Tracey, his three children Mikaela, Madi, and Mack and his four legged son Murphy, his mother Eleanor, mother-in-law Karen Jessup, his brothers Peter (Lisa) and Randy (Barb), sister Cheryl Mortimer (Bob), brother-in-law Rob Vincent (Jill), nieces and nephews Michele, Stephanie, Brad, Jodie, Sawyer and Holden, as well as several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, there will not be a funeral service. A celebration of life will be held at a later date in true Donny style. Donations in memory of Don can be made to the Grand River Hospital Renal Program accessed through the GRH website at

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Published in Waterloo Region Record on May 27, 2020.
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May 28, 2020
Tracey, may God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. We knew Don only for a brief and joyful time during our children's sports. I will always remember the wonderful day at Puslinch you and Don hosted for the Shark family. It was a fabulous and memorable day with you all. Lots of love, Roxane.
Roxane Banderob
May 27, 2020
Dear Robbins family,
I am sure you have a heavy heart with dons passing and I know there is nothing that I can say that can soften that blow. I often think of how you are doing in your new location.
Thinking of you all
Margaret hauwert
Margaret hauwert
May 27, 2020
Our sincere condolences to Tracey, Peter and the Robbins Family. Don was a hard working guy and it is sad that he has left this world before he got to enjoy a well deserved long healthy retirement.
Harry and Etta Hall
May 27, 2020
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