Robinson, Jo (Jocelyn Doreen)
Born June 29, 1928. Passed away suddenly in hospital August 13, 2016.
Jo was predeceased by her beloved husband, Dave, and her parents Howard and Edith Hines, brother Douglas and sister Audrey. She is survived by her children Margaret (Gordon) Dampier, Barbara (Don) Smith, David (PJ) Robinson and Roderick (Frances) Robinson and her grandchildren Michael, Joel, Rachel, Hannah, Katherine and Nicole. She also leaves bereft her dearest friend, Vicki Warren, and “The Girls” Alice, Pauline, Shirley and Shirley.
Jo was born into a pioneering Vancouver family. Her grandfather Gerald Forey came from England to build the railroad and stayed to see his family stretch from one coast to the other. Her mother Edie was born in Mount Pleasant in 1898 and her father Howard arrived from England in 1910. Jo grew up in Dunbar, spending her summers at the family cottage on Bowen Island. She attended Normal School and taught until she and Dave started their family. They bought a lot in North Vancouver when it was still a wilderness and built their own house. Jo drove 500 pounds of nails into that house and would often mention falling through the roof while seven months pregnant. When Dave retired they moved to Deep Bay on Vancouver Island and enjoyed many years by the ocean. After losing Dave, Jo moved to Qualicum to be nearer to her church family and continued to be an active and devoted member for the rest of her life.
Jo was interested and engaged in current affairs until the day she died, and was looking forward to seeing “The Donald” suffer a humiliating defeat. She was a whiz at cryptic crosswords, loved murder mysteries, enjoyed home renovation shows (especially the ones with attractive male hosts renovating cottages), and was a real
British history buff and fascinated by the military history of WW1 and WW2. She was also an excellent baker and disappointed us all when she gave up baking pies after Dave’s death. She continued to bake for all funeral receptions at St. Mark’s and her cheese wafers could line the road to heaven.
A Celebration of Life will be held at St. Mark’s Anglican Church, Qualicum Beach, on Friday, August 19, 2016 at 11 am. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of BC and Yukon would be appreciated.