RIP Don Robinson

27th February 2017

RIP Don Robinson

Don Robinson - Honorary Life Vice President and Honours Tie - It is with great sadness that we heard of the death of Don Robinson on 15th February from complications due to skin cancer. Don was lured to the Club in the early 1950's when working with Founder Member, Eric Davies at William Moss. Don initially came to watch but eventually succumbed to the game and started to play in the forwards. However, Don also developed into a place kicker turning the game on many occasions with his long straight boot. Off the field Don laid the foundation for strong Club administration when he took on the Secretaries role which he held for many years.

Fred though has reminded me of an unfortunate night when Don, on the last leg of a "boat race" and with three pints in hand got the team disqualified due to adding more to the glass than taking out of it. Don who was 87 was an excellent Club member and graced many a social event and our thoughts are with his family at this sad time.

 


Don's funeral will be held at 10.40 on Monday 13th March at: West Herts Crematorium, High Elms Lane, Garston, Watford WD25 0JS Phone: 01923 681318. Floral tributes are restricted to close family but donations to Cancer Research UK are most welcome in Don's Honour. The address to make donations to Cancer Research UK is care of Donís daughter, Cathy Robinson, 23 Cheriton Close, Jersey Farm, St Albans, AL4 9HU.

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