Honor Margaret Joan Craig (Robinson)
22/10/1926 – 6/5/2006
I would like to thank everyone for coming today and all the support you have given Mum and Lou over the last 6 months.
I would also like to thank my brother Peter, my Sister In Law Leanne, Brittany, Brandon and Lou, they have helped Mum to enjoy her time in Millicent.
I was fortunate enough to see Mum several times this year and I also got to say goodbye to her, which is something that a lot of people don’t get to do.
I wanted to share two quick stories that sum up the person that Mum was.
I remembered a photo that was taken over 20 years ago of a young John Robinson out the front of our house in Montmorency, the photo shows me in my Panel Van doing a burnout with Mum looking on in the background – I often wonder thinking about the Photo what Mum was thinking, but I do know that throughout our lives Mum supported Peter and I even if she didn’t understand what we were doing. And it’s Mum’s support, her love and guidance that has made us who we are today.
The other story I wanted to share is about a phone call I received from Mum around Christmas a few years ago, Mum rang to ask me what I was doing over Christmas
I can’t remember what I answered but Mum did say she wanted me to come over as she wanted me to meet someone… that someone was of course Lou, now you don’t normally expect your Mother, in her early 70’s by this stage to introduce you to her new ‘boyfriend’ but that’s what she did – Now Mum married Lou which was of course the ‘right thing to do’ especially when Lou had travelled half way around the world!
I learnt a couple of things from this time, Mum had been on her own for quite a few years since Dad passed away and never once did she complain of being lonely, never once was the raising of two young boys too much work and even at a time in her life when most people would be ‘set in their ways’ she was never afraid to try new things.
And for the single people, like myself you should never give up on finding someone special to share your life with.