Winchester Press – obit – Mae Robinson
Mae Robinson of Chesterville passed away atWinchester District Memorial Hospital on March 25, 2006. She was85.
She was born on June 28, 1920 in Winchester Township to the lateCalvin Munro and Minnie Merkley. She was predeceased by her husbandFred Robinson, whom she married on Sept. 20, 1939, in Morrisburg.She is survived by children Lila (Hubert) Tupper of Dunbar, Grace(Donnie) Gillard of Chesterville, Jean (Bill) Gillard of Morrisburg,Glen (Linda) Robinson of RR#2 Chesterville, and Ella Robinson(Bill Bond) of Chesterville. She is also survived by brothersand sisters, Lyle (Shirley) Munro, Myles (Marjorie) Munro, andAlice (Ren) Elliott, all of RR#2 Chesterville. She will be fondlyremembered by grandchildren Judy Adams, Doug Gillard, Marty Gillard,Kelly Stewart, Ronnie Robinson, Wayne Robinson, Dennis Gillard,nine great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren, andby nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by granddaughters TraceyRobinson and Marilyn Whitford, sister Eva Sargent, and brotherHarold Munro.
Mae was a member of Trinity United Church in Chesterville. Shewas a lifetime resident of the area and grew up in Nation Valley.For many years she was a farmer’s wife, and she also worked asa custodian at North Dundas District High School until she retiredin 1984. She loved to garden, was an excellent cook, and she madethe best pickles in Chesterville. Above all, Mae was a fun personto be with. She regaled all her family and friends with talesof kippies and other shenanigans that she had been involved in.In later years, she suffered through knee, hip, and shoulder replacementsurgeries. Her family called her the bionic woman and she nevercomplained. When asked how she felt, her response was always “nottoo bad.” Before her hip surgery, she regularly attendedbingos and euchre parties. In later years, she discovered thejoys of Rideau Carleton Slots which she enjoyed playing, and shewon quite a few jackpots. She loved to entertain her relativesand friends, and everyone who met her came to love her. She becameGrandma Mae to all of the kids who knew her. She will be greatlymissed by her numerous relatives and friends.
In keeping with Mae’s wishes there was no visitation at the funeralhome. Family and friends are invited to gather at Grantley Cemeteryfor a graveside service on April 1 at 2 pm.
Donations made to Winchester District Memorial Hospital, the Heartand Stroke Foundation or to Dundas County Hospice would be appreciatedby the family.
Arrangements were entrusted to the Marsden and McLaughlin FuneralHome in Williamsburg.