ROBINSON, Peter 1948-2020

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Peter Robinson on Sunday, December 27th at the age of 72. Devoted and loving husband to Janice Robinson, also mourning the loss is his sister Jane (Jim), children Simon (Naomi) and Elizabeth (Liam), as well as grandchildren Charlotte, Jacob, Azalea, and Ocean.

Peter was the first person to volunteer to help anyone and was a definitely a gregarious individual.  Everyone has a memorable story of, “Peter taught me how to… or Peter showed me how to… or Peter told me…”

The social Como resident who people would remember as an active member of:

– The Hudson Yacht Club

– The Hudson Legion

– The Hardy Rocks Curling & Golf Gang

– Como and Whitlock Golf Clubs

– The Garden Club

– Hudson Historical Society

Some would perhaps also know him as the official “Hudson Town Council Critique”.

He always had beautiful gardens and his “green thumb” skills were renowned. For years he made almost daily deliveries of fresh vegetables to the Hudson Palliative Care Center straight from his gardens.There’s a long list of people in the community who have enjoyed his fresh tomatoes, corn, broccoli, beans, and long list of other home-grown veggies, or perhaps received one of his 8-foot sunflowers.

As a dog lover, never far away was always one of his Chocolate Labradors who went with him everywhere, most recently Mika & Ripley.

A ninja with a chainsaw and his log splitter, many can picture him driving down Main Road riding the Robinson farm tractor towing the manure spreader filled with a load of wood that he was surely on-route to deliver to someone.

Fortunate to have spent 40 happy years married to his wife Janice, they loved to travel together exploring the world and experiencing its different cultures.His feet touched 6 continents as he made a long list of friends along the way; many of which he and Janice visited repeatedly thereafter as well.  Although, he didn’t love being anywhere more than the community of Como and Hudson.

There are no immediate plans for a service or memorial.  We look forward to a healthier future globally, when we can get together as a community and celebrate his life.

In the meantime, the Robinson extended family thanks everyone for their phone calls, messages of condolences, and warm wishes.

If anyone would like to make a donation in Peter’s name, they can do so to the “Open Your Heart MUHC Cardiology Fund


  • Rod Hodgson Posted 30/12/2020 3:36 pm

    Peter was a great resident of Como, probably its most dedicated current resident following a family tradition back to the 1820s. My deepest condolences to Janice, Jane and their families.

  • Bruce Ruiter Posted 30/12/2020 3:46 pm

    What a great guy and friend.
    To his loving wife and family my condolences.
    God bless.
    Thanks for a life time of memories.

  • Jim Simons Posted 30/12/2020 3:47 pm

    Janice, so sorry to hear the news of your loss.
    Jim and Laurie Simons

  • Bob Lank Posted 30/12/2020 4:08 pm

    So sad and I have several memories of Peter…all good ones! May your family be a comfort to you! Stay well and don’t miss a moment.

  • Helen Henshaw Posted 30/12/2020 7:54 pm

    Janice and family, So sorry for your loss. As Comoites we will miss Peter, and will always cherish the memory of his ever helpful attitude and positive spirit.

  • Paul Doble Posted 30/12/2020 8:48 pm

    Always made me smile no matter what !

  • David Jonah Posted 31/12/2020 8:37 am

    Janice, so sorry for your loss. So sorry that it takes such a tremendous personal loss to cause me to write after all these decades since UNB, and to send my condolences. Jim/Laurie sent me the obit notice. So kind.. I always wondered where and how you were living. What a beautiful obit and a life well-lived with a man of the soil and soul.. There are no words…..You will find a way.

  • Posted 31/12/2020 11:41 am

    We are shocked and saddened to hear this news. You will be missed Peter.

  • philip habib Posted 31/12/2020 9:15 pm

    My heartfelt condolences. RIP Peter…

  • Leslie Alvo Posted 01/01/2021 9:27 pm

    Janice, I am so very sorry to hear of Peter’s passing. My deepest condolences to you and your family.

  • Gary Houghton Posted 03/01/2021 1:01 pm

    So sorry to hear of Peter’s passing. He certainly epitomized the Hudson spirit in everything he did, an inspiration to all he met.

  • Don Moffat Posted 05/01/2021 4:47 pm

    I met Peter at the end of Dec 2018 when he showed up for a work party at Como Golf Club. He became a regular volunteer. We shared 46 work parties. Peter worked hard, he also asked what equipment we needed. Then he supplied it: ladder, wheelbarrow, ropes, chainsaws, pole saw, truck, tractor, post hole digger, chains. Nothing was too much trouble for Peter. Always willing to help in any way he could. With his experience, positive attitude, cheerful disposition, idea sharing, and friendliness he fit in so easily and was such an asset to the group. It’s like we’ve been close for a long time. He was so natural. I miss him and I know many of our work party volunteers feel the same way. Proud to say we were friends. My condolences to Janice and the family. He was a gem

  • Ernie Heidersdorf Posted 05/01/2021 6:23 pm

    My sincere condolences to the family. Peter’s enthusiasm and helpfulness will be sadly missed by all. Cherish the memories.

  • Janet Neumeyer Posted 08/01/2021 9:26 am

    We were shocked to hear of Pete’s sudden passing. Sending heartfelt sympathies to you Janice & all your family.

  • RON JOHNSON Posted 09/01/2021 10:50 am

    Very sad. We had great times on our wacky soft team many years ago. Peter was always a pleasure to be associated with on many occasions .

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