June 2009 Archives

Nearly a week’s gone by, but I haven’t thought of anything to say.

ROBINSON, Gerry (Walter Gherardi) LLB, QC
June 2, unexpectedly but peacefully of pneumonia, aged 68. Adored by his wife Alison, daughters Hilary and Alicia, son-in-law George, grandsons Henry and John, brother Mowat and all those fortunate enough to call him friend. His professional life was devoted to the promotion of democracy and human rights both at home and abroad, his personal life to family, friends, travel, politics, and adventure. He was a gentleman, liberal, natural diplomat, raconteur, ardent Yankees, Habs and Sunderland fan, creative mastermind, fiendish tennis player, fiercely loyal friend, cribbage champion, Chairman-for-life (RLFOI) and Corinthian sailor. To say that he will be missed far and wide is to understate the obvious. Donations can be made to the Norwegian People's Aid (www.npaid.org), a leading organisation in humanitarian mine action with which he worked closely in Bosnia. A gathering of family and friends will be held at 4:00 pm, Saturday 13 June at 120 Lascelles Blvd, Toronto. ''Touched you last''.

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