Gerald (Jackie) Murray Robinson – 73, Youngs Cove, Annapolis County, N.S.
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our father, grandfather, and brother after a short battle with cancer. He is survived by his children, Alicia (Liam) and Michael (Keri Ann); grandchildren, Leah, Lauren and Tyler; step-grandchildren, Nicholas, Katelyn and Makayla. He is also survived by his sisters, Wanita (Henry) Gregory; Florence Vidiksis (J.D. Manion); Barbara Rafuse; Mary Hudson; Patsy Thibbidao. He will be greatly missed by many nieces, nephews and cousins. Jackie was predeceased by his parents, Lela and Clinton Robinson, wife Gail, infant son Bryan and son-in-law Tryson Saunders. Jackie began his working career at the Britex factory in Bridgetown. He spent many years driving truck for D.B. Kenny Fisheries. He spent his retirement years, doing yard work and odd jobs for members of the community. He was a "Jack of all trades" and was always available to help in any way that he could. Jackie enjoyed travelling with Gail, his friends and family. They spent many years taking cruises and staying at Orange Lake Resort in Florida. He loved the outdoors and spent a great deal of his time in the woods hunting and cutting firewood. Jackie was known as Papa Jack by his grandchildren. He took great pride in and was immensely proud of their accomplishments. Papa Jack loved taking them for rides on his lawn tractor and four-wheeler. Jackie was well known to all on the Bayshore and he will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Due to the current Covid-19 restrictions, a private family funeral service will be held at the Parker’s Cove Baptist Church on Saturday, January 9, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. A private family interment will follow at the Hillside Cemetery in Parker’s Cove. Family flowers only. Donations in Jackie’s memory may be made to Diabetes Canada, the Canadian Cancer Society or to a charity of one’s choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall~Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street Truro. Private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting the "guest book" at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com