It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved father, partner, uncle and friend Robin Stuart Young on May 10th 2023 at Royal Inland Hospital. He was 63 years old. Robin is survived by his children Rory and Anna, partner Kim and her daughter Emily as well as many extended family members and friends. Robin was born to mother Marjorie and his father George on April 26th, 1960, in Victoria BC.
The first few years of his life were spent in Victoria and on Salt Spring Island before moving and growing up in Delta. In 1978 he graduated from South Delta Secondary School where he played on the rugby team and enjoyed being a part of the community in Tsawwassen and at the beach in Boundary Bay. Robin was blessed with his two children Rory and Anna from his first wife Merrilea; and in 1996 moved to their home in Adams Lake BC. He spent the rest of his life at his lakeside home in Adams Lake where he had a tugboat and marine construction business to keep him busy. Robin was an avid sports fan both on the field and cheering his kids on from the bleachers in rugby, baseball, and volleyball. He enjoyed years of skiing and working as a ski patroller both in Kimberly and at Sun Peaks Resort.
In 2005 Robin met Kim and another 18 years of adventures began. These two were always off going to different golfing destinations, travelling, spending time at the coast, and discovering new culinary experiences. Combining their respective circles of friends, Robin and Kim were thankful for the time they got to connect with all of them.
Anyone who knew Robin knew that he loved just hanging out over a cup of coffee, or margarita, and genuinely cared about how you were doing. Everyone in the family always felt his support.
Although his health started to fail him, he stayed positive through anything that was thrown his way. He will be remembered for his generosity, his ability to see the best in someone, and a personality as big as he was. Robin will be greatly missed by all.
The family would like to thank everyone who did something to help Robin in the last couple of months, small gestures added up to big things, and he appreciated all of them.
Travel safe and rest easy superman.
Memorial donations can be made to the Kidney Foundation of Canada and would be greatly appreciated.
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Nancy & Alex Howden
Such a beautiful obituary. And yes he always was quick to say or text how much he appreciated the small gestures
What a beautiful obituary. He also loved getting regular pedicures, if I recall correctly! He is a presence that will be missed. Cherish the memories. Hugs, love and strength to you all.
I only met Robin a handful of times but I am good friends with his son Rory. Rory is one of the best guys I know, generous, caring, loyal, friendly, positive and for Robin to raise a son like that it says a lot about the character of this man. He was always larger than life and the first time I met Robin he scared the bricks off me and he will be truly missed. Rest in peace Robin you did a great job
Rosalea and Mike Darvill
Thinking of you all at this time. We knew Robin from Rory’s baseball years in Langley. He was so supportive of Rory. Robin had a personality to match his size. Rest in peace Robin.
So sorry for your loss Rory, Anna and family. He was and always will be a great man. Love Matt, Sam and Jackson ❤️
I was not given the good fortune of knowing Robin well. However I did have the pleasure of working for him, fortifying the structural integrity of a few piers that had been weathered by the relentless beating of the Fraser River. The time I did spend in his presence was memorable. He was a man to look up to, both figuratively and literally. A man who knew his craft with confidence. Whilst I didn’t know him well, it was clear, he was a man of integrity and respect. Old school, you might say.
I am however honoured and fortunate enough to know his son, Rory. A young man who embodies the very same qualities of his late father. Rory is a man I respect dearly. A man whom I listen closely to while speaking. (He’s on the loud side, so I have no choice really). Rory’s is a man who has been through trials and tribulations that would break even the strongest of men, but, not him. He’s a man of depth and deep thought, albeit, keeping much of that wisdom to himself. He’s always capable of laughing, he’s always smiling and he will always protect those whom need protecting. Rory is a man that any father would be immensely proud of.
Robin lay the foundation and moral for Rory to follow, and follow it he did.
Robin was a man who gracefully embodied a powerful presence, a strong integrity and joyful attitude. Clearly, he held these qualities dear as he very evidently passed those same traits to his son.
For that, I am grateful.
This world needs more men like Robin and more men like Rory.
I would offer Robin a typical, generic, (RIP) but, I’m sure he would rather be firing up a chainsaw or torquing a nut somewhere. At the very least, getting his Sasquatch sized hands greasy somewhere….
Enjoy the afterlife Robin, you earned it.
There were several times over the years when Robin would call me out of the blue and we would talk for a couple of hours. He had an amazing memory for names and events even decades afterwards. The last time we talked was a couple of weeks before his birthday.
No doubt like some others, I wish we’d have gotten that lunch we were going to have at some point. He was a machine, always on the go. You just figure … ‘soon’ … don’t you?
Gonna miss you Rob. God rest and keep you.
My sincere and heartfelt sympathy to Robin’s loved ones….he was truly one of a kind, with a heart as big as his laugh and smile. We were friends in high school and I truly cherish those memories. He had the ability of making you feel cared about and safe. We were all so fortunate to have had him in our lives…..if only for a short while.
Rest in Peace, forever friend.
My condolences to the family of the late Robin Young. In 1975 …we played hard ball on the same team and I remember his kindness and big stature. We both were catchers on the team with coach Rick Shaw and his son …I believe Randy …again my condolences and prayers to the family..
I am sorry to hear of Robins passing, enjoyed his company at the Lake and was always very positive , had a lot of stories to tell, will be sadly missed.