Robinson, Margaret Helen?
April 15, 1920 – December 8th, 2006
Helen passed away peacefully in her sleep.? Born in Innisfail, Alberta, she was one of Peter and Marjorie Martin’s five daughters.? Predeceased by her first husband, Richard Kuss, she leaves behind her husband, Bill; her sister, Ruth (Jake); her three children: Linda (Hank), Michael (Marilyn), Rick (Cherry), and four step-children: Dennis, Catherine, Bruce, and Barbara; as well as her grandchildren and great-grandchildren?and her nieces and nephews.? Always resourceful and industrious, Helen went back to school while her family was young to finish her BA in Education.? Helen was a long time resident of the Comox Valley, initially coming to Courtenay Secondary School as a math teacher before marrying Bill (1969) and, with him, branching out and getting involved in real estate (Martin Park and the Robinson Lake subdivision), a resort (The Oyster Bowl) and a restaurant (The Council House) all of which were in Black Creek.? In her retirement, Helen and Bill built a rustic cabin on Nootka Island before settling in Comox.? Helen will be remembered most for her sense of humour and her quick wit, but she had hidden sides: she was a private poet, a keen traveler, and a lover of books.? She was a warm and loving person who will be greatly missed by her family, and we’ll remember she lived her life as fully as possible, and always, called her own shots.
Heartfelt thanks to all who helped care for Helen during her last illness.? A Graveside Service will be held at the Cumberland Municipal Cemetery at 1:00pm on Thursday, December, 14, 2006 with a reception to follow afterward at Piercy’s-Mt. Washington Funeral Home.? In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the CNIB or St. Joseph’s Hospital.