H.W. Wallace Cremation & Burial Centre

← View All Tributes

John Robson

Tribute Notifications

Click below if you would like to be notified when a new tribute is posted.

Sign Up

← View All Tributes

John Robson

August 4, 1926 - September 10, 2018



August 4, 1926 – September 10, 2018


Dad’s final wish was granted in the late morning of Monday, September 10, 2018 when he quietly and peacefully slipped away to join Mom for eternity. We thank the special staff of Sunridge Place for their care and compassion ensuring his final years were comfortable.


Dad was born and raised and forever remained in Duncan. He entered the forest industry at the young age of 14 and made it a lifelong career retiring as the owner/operator of T.K.R. Logging in the late 1990’s. With his trusty Kenworth “Emma” he headed off to jobs in Ucluelet, Merritt, Sechelt and Pemberton and quickly became a part of these communities. He was well respected both on and off the road and forged friendships that lasted a lifetime. We will all miss his devilish smile, his fantastic sense of humor and the “cocktail hour”.


John’s  life changed forever when his wife of 55 years, Olive, passed away in May 2008.  Left to mourn his passing are his children Rocky (Ann), Cindy (Nelson) and Vicki (Fred); his cherished grandchildren Tawnya Robson, Kylie Robson, Taylor Robson (Kamana); Tara Green-Webber (Mike), Jeff Janzen (Lisa), Kenzie Janzen and great-grandson, Miller Janzen – all of who he was fiercely proud of.


Dad lived an active and adventurous life.  We invite you to join us to celebrate his life on Sunday, September 30, 2018 at 1:00 at H. W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre, 5285 Polkey Road, Duncan BC.  For those wishing, donations to your preferred charity are appreciated in lieu of flowers.


Send a condolence, light a candle and/or share a memory, click "Send Condolence". Once your message has been approved by the moderator it will be posted to the website.

From: H.W. Wallace Cremation & Burial Centre

H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Bonnie Close
Relation: family

Uncle John had a heart that was huge along with a sense of humour that was hard to match. He will be warmly remembered and missed. Love to Rocky, Cindy and Vicki and their families.

From: Cheryl Keyes (Valleau)
Relation: Family Friend

Our sincere condolences to all the family. There is one heck of a reunion being held in heaven as the Valleaus and Robsons are back together. As you well know. the friendship began in school and lasted a lifetime; Mom and Dad knew they were always welcome to park their motor home in your parents yard, it didn’t matter if it was for a short or long stay, the welcome mat was out!
Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time.

From: Dave & Sandy Carrie
Relation: Friend

Our sincere sympathy for your loss. Johnny was a true gentleman, and definitely one of a kind. Proud to have known him and had Johnny pass through our lives. Sincerely, Dave and Sandy Carrie

From: Cidnee Elise (Hales) Johnson
Relation: through the friendship of Vicki

I am so sorry to hear of the passing of John. My heartfelt condolences are sent to all of you.

From: Wes Lowenberg
Relation: Friend

Sincere Condolences to Rocky and his family. I remember those days in Pemberton, where John always gave us new drivers words of encouragement and support. ‘Cocktail Hour’ will always have good memories.

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
September 30, 2018
Beginning at 1:00pm

H.W. Wallace Cremation & Burial Centre
2853 Roberts Road,
Duncan,, BC V9L 6W3

2853 Roberts Road,
Duncan,, BC V9L 6W3

Memorial Gifts

The family has not designated a preferred charity at this time.

Thank You Notice

Send Flowers

Floral Tributes may be ordered at:

Blooms at 49th Parallel – 778-422-0262
Floral Bar at Party Mood – www.floralbar.ca  or 250-701-3151
Floral Department at Thrifty Foods –  http://floral.thriftyfoods.com/ or 250-715-2630

When ordering please have the name of the deceased, the date of the funeral service and the Funeral Home information.

Donate In Memory

Send Condolence - For John Robson

Use the form below to send a Condolence, light a memorial candle and/or share a personal memory.

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Please upload a small jpg file (Max file size is 1MB)

← View All Tributes