Robert Hall (Hon. Secretary/Treasurer OTVA Melbourne) has passed on the sad news of Jim’s passing. Jim was an esteemed colleague and former Manager Melbourne in his OTC days.
Mr. James Alfred Robinson, aged 86 years, passed away peacefully at the Mt Martha Valley Lodge after a long illness.
Dearly beloved husband of Judith (dec) and Dorothy. Father of Peter & Jenny and Step-Father of Janine and Ashley.
Loving grandfather of all of his grandchildren.
Held today (Thursday 27 December 2012) at Tobin Bros. Chapel in Mt. Martha Vic. There were about 110 or so in attendance including OTVA members namely Denis Chambers, Vance Findlay, Yashmin Beaumont, Robert & Judith Hall.
It was an excellent service led by Celebrant Erica Schamberger with opening music “Amazing Grace” by Susan Boyle
Eulogy & Tributes
Jim’s wife Dorothy said they have been married for 14 years and she had cared for Jim since having a stroke whilst on their honeymoon in America.
Jim’s children Peter & Jenny combined together in their eulogy reminiscing their fathers life with family, his service in the RAAF, running prowess with Collingwood Harrier’s and at the Stawell Gift, OTC retiring as State Manager Victoria, held senior positions with the Masonic Lodge, Rotary, RSL, and a long term Member with his beloved COLLINGWOOD football club.
The Masonic Lodge and the RSL both held their tribute services. The LORD’S PRAYER, Committal and Farewell Music “Collingwood Football Club Song” “Auld Lang Syne” “We’ll Meet Again” concluded the service with refreshments at the Chapel.
May He Rest In Peace
From Rob (Bob) McAulay:
A Man that all OTC Marketing and Sales Staff can not forget. Jim was a large as life and kept the Melbourne “Club” alive and well. No doubt an “institution”. He is remembered well.
From Len Wylde:
Thanks Peter, I knew Jim well.
May He Rest In Peace.