Robson, Peter of Sparta, passed on Saturday, May 17th, 2014, at the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital at the age of 74. Dearly loved husband of Eleanor Robson and loved father of Steven Robson (Carol) of Sparta and Virginia Smith (David) of Cambridge and the late Ian Robson and their mother Winnie. Cherished granddad of Jeffrey and Allison Robson and Madison (Kevin) and Abigail. Dear brother of Les Robson (Maria) of Wasaga Beach, the late John Robson (Mary of Fergus), Late Betsy Goswell (Roger of Port Stanley) and the late Alan Robson (Laura of Port Stanley) and great granddad of Piper Rae. Peter was born in London, England on April 10, 1940, the son of the late Charlie and Sarah “Sally” (Sydes) Robson of England. Peter came from England in 1966 and settled in Southwest Ontario. He moved to Sparta in 1981 where he became a world renowned artist. He was a long time member of the St. Thomas Kinsmen Club. He had a passion for soccer and followed his favourite team Arsenal. Throughout his life he contributed and believed in being charitable. He was recognized for his philanthropy and was awarded by the St. Thomas Rotary Club the “Paul Harris Fellow Award”, for which he was very proud. Peter and his brother Alan contributed greatly to the Pinafore Park “Memory Garden” where they worked together to create all the sculptures within the garden, which he called “a work of love”. He enjoyed golfing and was a member of the St. Thomas Golf and Country Club.
The funeral service will be held at Knox Presbyterian Church, 55 Hincks St., St. Thomas on Thursday at 1:00 p.m. Rev. Malcolm Rust officiating. Interment to follow in Sparta Cemetery. Visitation at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas on Wednesday from 4-8 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the Memory Garden at Pinafore Park or the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital Foundation.