After a wonderful life, Luella Robinson passed away on Friday, November 2, 2007 at the age of 87 years.
Lue was born in New Horton, New Brunswick on March 2, 1920 to the late Captain Alvin Wilbur and Ella Akerly Strayhorn Wilbur. She moved to Montreal in 1939 to pursue a career in nursing and graduated from Montreal General in 1942. Lue then joined Northern Electric as the Home Care Nurse. On July 6, 1945 Lue married her humorous, affectionate and charismatic husband George Airlie (Pete) Robinson of Rawdon, QC. She was a business woman before her time, but was a nurse most of all. Lue opened the Rawdon Convalescent Home in the early 1960’s and she later established Heather Lodge Hospital. Many of the young men and woman hired and trained by mom simply became part of our extended family. Pete and Lue spent many wonderful years in Boca Raton golfing and enjoying a very active social life with their many friends. In 1990 they moved from Rawdon to Calgary to be nearer to their daughters.
Lue is survived by three daughters and sons-in-law, Heather and Daniel J. Gagnier, Terry and Bruce Churchill-Smith, and Lynne Robinson-who were her pride and joy; by her two grandchildren, Peter and Jane Churchill-Smith. She will also be missed by her sister, Elta Wilbur Dugid, sister and brother-in-law Doris Wilbur Hicks and Harvey Hicks of New Brunswick and their five children, Susan, Nancy, Karen, Barbara, and Hugh. Lue will be lovingly remembered by many grand nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sister Mildred Wilbur Steeves and by her beloved brother Harry Strayhorn.
A Celebration of Luella’s life will be held at 4208, 1A Street S.W. on Tuesday, November 6, 2007 at 4:30 p.m. In the summer of 2008 a Memorial Service will take place in Rawdon, QC. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the New Horton Baptist Church,c/o H. Hicks 485 Shediac Road, Moncton, NB E1A 2T4 or to the Rawdon United Church, 3253, 4 Avenue, Rawdon, QC J0K 1SO.
In living memory of Lue Robinson, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403) 243-8200.Print This Obituary & Condolences