ROBINSON, Doris Eleanor (Wooldridge)
September 8, 1916 – May 5, 2012
Doris Robinson (known to family as ‘Nana’) passed away gracefully & peacefully in Comox, BC, at the age of 95, with daughter & son at her side.
Doris was born in Staffordshire, Eng. to Mabel & Cecil Wooldridge, and moved to BC as a baby in a pram. She and her 7 siblings (Bert, Goldie, Bud, Jack, Peg, Clara, & Steve) grew up on the family farm in Pitt Meadows.
Doris attended high school in New Westminster, then worked at Kresges where she met the love of her life, Ted Robinson. Doris & Ted were married in 1938, and were devoted to each other over the 69 years of marriage. Doris was an active Kinette and a gracious hostess for many social & political occasions in Coquitlam where Ted worked in business, and daughter, Carol, and son, Cec were raised.
Doris & Ted shared many happy adventures – aboard their boat, the ‘Eljac’, with special memories of Desolation Sound; and following the sun in their motor home. Doris & Ted settled in Sidney, then Parksville, and eventually the Comox Valley.
Doris was predeceased by Ted (2007); and is survived by sisters, Peg & Clara; children, Carol London (Steve) & Cec Robinson (Christine); 4 grandchildren, Robyn Monk (Andre-Jean Maheu), Margaret Palmer (Ryan Palmer), Erin & Nick Robinson; 4 great-grandchildren – Nicolas & Alexandre Maheu, Kennedy & Makenna Palmer.
Doris led a happy, charmed life, and was much loved by family, friends, and all who met her. Doris loved flowers, and when she could no longer garden, she was surrounded daily by colourful bouquets. Doris lived her life with grace, sweetness, generosity & gentleness, and maintained her youthful beauty all her life. Doris will be forever loved.
A garden tea in Doris’ memory will be held at 3:45pm on Saturday, May 26, 2012 at the Filberg Teahouse, Comox. A family celebration of Doris’ life will be held in September on Cortes Island.
“Give us, O Lord, a chance to be our goodly best –
Brave, wise and free,”