Our dear brother Jack Robinson
It is with the deepest regret I have learned of the death of our dear Brother Jack Robinson. Jack died peacefully on Friday afternoon the 7TH December 2012 at the grand age of 90.
May we all convey our sincere condolences, our thoughts and prayers at this time to Jack’s family, Jack leaves a son John, daughter Christine and son-in-law Mike Broomhall, with 3 grandsons and 3 great-grandchildren, including one born on Friday 7th December 2012, the day of Jack’s death, Jack is now at peace with his dear wife Xenia,
May I share with you all some information about Jack; he enlisted into Military service January 1942 at the age of 19. He served in the 1/7 Royal Warwickshire Regiment, Shropshire Light Infantry and finally the 1 Hereford. Jack saw active service in France soon after “D” Day in June 1944, then Holland on “Operation Market Garden” September 1944, and later in Belgium. Post-war he was stationed in Germany where he met and married dear Xenia. Jack was as many know a very active member of the Market Garden Veterans Association, and a past Vice chairman of the Normandy Veterans Association. He was also a member of the Royal Warwickshire Association being their Standard bearer for many years, also active member of the Royal British Legion, a dedicated Poppy seller during remembrance week. It has to be stated Jack still held the office of President of the Normandy Veterans Association No. 9 Branch Birmingham and the Midlands.
Jack was a very active, genuine, gifted, and caring colleague. He was a most loyal and genuine friend, certainly a gentleman.
May I as Chaplain, offer my condolences on behalf of The National Service Veterans Association and The Federation of Birmingham Ex Services Associations and all members. I also offer the prayer below for all family and friends at this time.
“Heavenly Father, you are closer to us than we are to ourselves, and know the secrets of our hearts. Look with compassion on all who find it difficult at this moment. We give thanks to you for the life you have given to our friend, Jack. We thank you for the talents he had and used for your service. And we thank you for the influence of his life. Take the words of your servant and the expressions of love of friends to comfort the family members and strengthen them for the days ahead. Relieve them of their hurt and pain, Enable them to live with their feelings, knowing that we all are gathered together in love, whether in this world or the next, and accepted through your son, Jesus Christ our Lord.”
Dear Jack our dear friend may you now Rest in Eternal Peace, in the care and protection of our dear Lord, Jesus Christ. Requiescat in Peace, Amen
Rev. David Bennett, Padre / Chaplain
Monday 10th December 2012
The National Service Veterans Association and
The Federation of Birmingham Ex-Service Associations
We have the funeral for our dear friend Jack on Thursday 20TH December 2012 at Lodge Hill crematorium, Weoley Park Road, Selly Oak, Birmingham B29 5AA, 1230hrs for 1300hrs ceremony,
Family flowers only, donations in lieu of floral tributes in aid of St. Mary’s hospice. Please send donations to; Co-operative Funeral Service, 1290 Pershore Rd, B30 2XU
After ceremony you are cordially invited to join Christine, John and I at the Beeches Conference Centre, Selly Oak Rd, Bournville B30 1LS for refreshments
All welcome, including standard bearers, veterans, members, friends.
Very best wishes Mike.