ROBBIE, Murdock McKinnon

1914 ~ 2013

Murdock McKinnon Robbie was born November 5, 1914 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, the son of Alexander McKinnon Robbie and Kathleen Rose Tibble. Forty-eight hours into Murdock’s 100th year of a rich and fulfilling life, he slipped away peacefully on November 7, 2013 in Vernon, British Columbia. Murdock was predeceased by his wife, Margaret Violet Robbie in March 2005. Although frail, he enjoyed his last birthday celebration with his two sons, grandsons, daughter-in-law and new friends. It had been a pattern of his life to enjoy all his family and his many friends. Murdock had a kind manner and a warm generous heart. Family meant everything to him and he especially enjoyed their company at his cabin at Green Lake. Time spent with grandchildren and great-grandchildren was precious to him as he had a special connection with each of them. He served his country from 1940 to 1945 in Nanaimo and Vernon where he trained officers in physical conditioning and weaponry. In 1951 Murdock returned to BC with his wife, Violet and young family. He worked as a machine operator, foreman and superintendent on many highway, port, dam, and powerline projects across BC. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, and enjoyed golf, hunting, curling and baseball. He was an avid fan of the Montreal Canadiens. Murdock will be forever loved and missed by his two sons: Byron (Joanne) Robbie and Don (Sharon) Robbie; six grandchildren: Gillian (Raffi) Fattal, of Connecticut, Kevin (Suzy) Robbie of Kingston, ON, Adam (Jennilyn) Robbie of Cochrane, AB, Bryan Robbie of Vernon, BC, Jennifer (Chad) Dawe, of Langley, BC and Kimberley (Scott) Bailey of Langley, BC. Also cherishing Murdock’s memory are ten great-grandchildren: Sofia and Lila, Calli and Marin, David, Ryden and Vance, Cohen, Reese and Keith. A Celebration of Murdock’s Life will be held at 1:00 p.m., Sunday, December 1, 2013 in the chapel of Alternatives Funeral & Cremation Services (4417 – 29 Street, Vernon, BC). Those wishing to do so may make a donation in Murdock’s memory to the Salvation Army (3303- 32 Avenue, Vernon, BC V1T 2M7) or a charity of their choice. You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence at the family’s on-lineobituary @ . Arrangements entrusted to:


Vernon 250-558-0866 & Armstrong 250-546-7237

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