Etc. -- Gilbert M. Robins' 1919 obituary*
Introduction | Source Documents | Other Sources | Photocopies | Back 

A lightly edited transcription of a page 1 article in the 12 Jun 1919 Simcoe Reformer newspaper

gilbert m. robins* is dead

The death of Gilbert M. Robins of Sovereign, Sask., for many years a resident of Simcoe, occurred at his home on 29 May 1919. 

Deceased was in his 44th year and had been in poor health for many years. Death was due to heart trouble and came unexpectedly. 

Although Mr. Robins had spent many months in the hospitals at Rochester, Minn. and in Saskatoon, Sask., no help seemed available.

He had been formerly an energetic business man, having always taken much interest in the advancement of his home town, and was a member of the council, school and church boards.

He leaves to mourn his loss a widow and four children: Mrs. Almer Head of Sovereign, Sask., 
Gordon, Velma and Bessie, all of Sovereign, Sask.; 
also four sisters and three brothers: 
John of Milton, Sask., 
George and Charles of Brantford, 
Mrs. Clara Hunter, Mrs. Jos. Bates of Lynnville; 
Mrs. F. Ward of Sovereign, Sask., and 
Miss Edna Robins of Ellaton. 
Mrs. Hunter and Mrs. Ward attended the funeral.

Deceased was an active member of the Sovereign Methodist Church. Interment took place on Saturday, May 31st to Rosetown Cemetery, services being in charge of the Masons and Revs. Mr. Stephens and Mr. McMann. A memorial service was held on Sunday at Sovereign, Sask.

Mr. and Mrs. T. C. Irwin of Simcoe are parents of Mrs. Robins. This make three deaths in the family in the last four months: Mrs. Robins' mother on 27 Jan 1919 and Miss Kate Robins on 2 Mar 1919. Much sympathy is felt for the sorrowing friends.

[*Compiler's Comment: Deceased was most commonly referred to as Gilbert M. Robbins when he resided in Simcoe]

Copyright 2013-2016 John Cardiff