Preston Sanford Robbins

January 21, 1937 to June 19, 2020


Passed away at PCU surrounded by family in his 83rd year.  Predeceased by his parents Henry and Florrie Robbins; wife Charlotte Robbins; and sisters Florence and Phoeme; brothers Jim, Stirling, Jackie, Elwood and Huge.  Left with fond and loving memories children Peter (Faith), Jeffery (Rhonda), Karen (David); grandchildren Tonia (Terry), Rebecca, Meagan, Jimmy, Ben (Carly), Allyson, Shannon, Rachelle, Talei, Jack and Daniel; great-grandchildren Jake and Savannah; and a large circle of extended family and friends.

Cremation has taken place with interment at Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Southlands on Saturday June 27 at 10:00 a.m.. Donations in Preston’s memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.


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Dear Peter, Jeff , Karen ,All Family Members , Relatives & Friends..What a shock to read of Preston’s passing ….so close to Winnie’s …so sad for all .We sure missed them when they left P E I….no more great jokes , laughs ,great meals , especially Preston’s B B Q ing. They were a precious & unique couple…always cheerful & great for lifting your spirit. Please accept our sincere condolences……… Hope you all will remember all the wonderful times “MAY GOD BLESS YOU ALL & PRESTON MAY YOU R.I. P. “”
Merrill was a co-worker of Winnie’s at U P E I

Dear Peter, Jeff , Karen and families
Our sincere sympathy on your loss of your father. We loved Uncle Preston and we grieve, too. I ( Anne) am so glad I was able to have a lovely chat with him in April.
Karen, Aunt Marion said you might be on PEI next year if you can come to Canada. I hope we have a Robbins visit of some sort.
Take care and know we are thinking of you.
Anne ( Robbins) and Harvey MacEwen

To Peter, Jeffery, Karen and family. So sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. Unfortunately we were unaware of your mom’s passing in January. Such a difficult time for you all. We still think of the fond memories of our times with you and your mom and dad when we were stationed on Bell Island, Nfld & Lab.

Peter,Jeff, Karen and families
We are so sad to hear about the loss of your Dad.
Our heartful condolences.
Your Mom and Dad were wonderful neighbours
we missed them when they moved to Newfoundland.
Although they have left us now we will never forget them, we have such fond memories of Winnie and Preston. I know thoughts of them in the future will always bring smiles to our hearts.
We will keep you in our prayers at this time of loss.
Alden and Jean Ann O’Brien

As a child, I met Cst Robbins in Gander when he helped me after my puppy died. Cst. Robbins was my neighbour and he came to my house and removed my puppy as my family was in grief. The professionalism, empathy & compassion of this RCMP Constable was a model for me and inspired me to join RCMP too. I always tried to display the same professionalism, compassion & empathy I learned from Cst. Robbins. This is a huge loss to the Robbins family and I offer my deepest condolences.

I am so very sorry to hear of Preston’s passing. My sincere condolences to his family.
Christine Darlington

Dear Family
I had the pleasure of working with Preston early on at the PEI Correctional Centre. A great mentor to me. His lessons stayed with me throughout my career. Pleasant memories of social times with Preston and Winnie too!
You have every reason to be proud of your Mom and Dad.
Craig and Kay McDowall

Please accept my sincere condolences. Preston was a lovely gentleman. I will always remember his great laugh. Winnie and Preston were simply, a great couple.

Rest easy my friend, heaven will have a break fast fit for a king waiting for you. To the fairly your in my prayers and thoughts

Denise Bradley
Dietary Aid Cambridge Estates

Peter, Jeff, Karen and families,
So sorry to hear of your fathers passing. Our thoughts are with you and there are lots of good memories to live on.

Jeff and Family –

So sorry for your loss. Friends are thinking about you during this difficult time.

Nancy Field and Eric Cook

Dear family
I had the pleasure of working with Preston at the Supreme Court in Charlottetown.
Lovely guy, warm spirited and professional.
Yours, Frank Driscoll

Hi Peter, Jeff, Karen and families

Reading of your dad’s death in our newspaper was a real shocker. I knew that your dad had health problems but until talking to your Aunt Marion I didn’t realize how sick he was. It is a tremendous sorry to have lost both your parents within such a short time. My sincere sympathy.
We had so many great times when your mom and dad lived on the Island. Your dad’s distinctive laugh, stories and jokes will remain forever, as well as your mom’s pleasant and joyful attitude towards everything. Preston and Winnie were very special friends. Griever, as you must, but remember and cherish all the GOOD times.
Cathy (Dillon)
Co-worker with your mom at UPEI

Our Condolences to Jeff, Rhonda, Ben, Carly , Allyson and the other family members.
It is always difficult to loose a parent but to have both parents deceased so close together must be hard. May the special memories each of you have of Preston help ease the loss you feel at this time. We always enjoyed chats with Winnie and Preston. At church or on Lori-Dale .A sweet couple indeed

Our Condolences to Jeff, Rhonda, Ben, Carly , Allyson and the other family members.
It is always difficult to loose a parent but to have both parents deceased so close together must be hard. May the special memories each of you have of Preston help ease the loss you feel at this time. We always enjoyed chats with Winnie and Preston. , what a sweet couple.

Sincere condolences to Preston’s family. My first posting in the RCMP was Gander in the late sixties and Preston became my mentor.. He was a kind and patient gentleman. R.I.P.

It has been a lifetime since I have seen Mr.Robbins but I remember him fondly. I have still never tried cod tongue but always loved his reaction when he offered it to me for dinner. I also remember a great afternoon helping him plant trees in your yard on Advana Ave when Karen wasn’t home but I was obviously looking to hang out with someone. He was very patient and kind. Love and hugs to you all, especially you Karen – from an old friend from a lifetime ago ( Angie Schnare , now Cassibo)

Sending condolences to all the family.
Elwood and Marion are our relatives.

Thinking of family in this time of mourning for the passing of Uncle Preston.

We extend our condolences to to all. Many fond memories of special times in his life as neighbours and member of Spring Park United Church..
Faith, hope and love will carry you through your loss.
Gary & Elaine Clark

Peter and family:

Our sincere condolences on the passing of your Father.

Peter and family,
So sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. Please accept our sincere and heartfelt sympathy.
Dorm and Rose Anderson

Our condolences to Jeff, Karen, Peter and families on the passing of your Dad. Your parents were great neighbours and we’ll always have fond memories of them.

Sincere condolences for your family on the loss of this gentleman.. May he RIP

Peter, Jeff, Karen and your families. We we so saddened to hear of your Father’s passing.
I remember him as a big man with a big, hearty laugh who always seemed joyful no matter what was going on. I also remember how proud he was to be a Mountie and how excited he was to show us his uniform when he first came home from training. At the same time I remember him laughing his head off when he put me up on Grandad’s bull’s back and led him around the yard, knowing full well how scared I was on that beast!
Our sincerest condolences. Terry, Doris, Jennifer, Chris and Jaya.

My sincere condolences to the family on you loss.

Elaine’s and my heartfelt sympathy to Peter, Jeff and Karen on your dad’s passing. Your mom and dad were always so kind and welcoming during our teen years and beyond! Our thoughts are with you and your families.

Sympathy to Peter, Jeff and Karen at this time. Iknew all thr Robbins family well and am so sorry to hear of your father’s passing as well as your mother’s not so long ago’I lived across the road from your summer cottage in Uigg ,where we had many good times!
Love Louise[MacLeod].

Peter, Jeff, Karen and families, I was so sorry to hear of Uncle Preston’s passing. I have such great memories of him and Aunt Winnie coming to our home on PEI for visits and cards games with my parents (Elwood and Marion). His laughter and story telling were we’re unforgetable. My condolences to you all.

Peter , Jeff, Ronda and all your families. I was so sorry to hear about Uncle Preston’s passing. He was my Dad’s (Jackie’s) youngest brother. He had such a hearty laugh and will be remembered. With all the stories he shared. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during these difficult days.

Peter, Jeffrey, Karen and families, we are very saddened to learn that your Dad, whom I knew since a young girl, has passed away.
Please accept our sincere condolences and prayers that your memories sustain you through these difficult times.
Preston and Elwood were often at Helen and Hugh’s in earlier years. In later years we enjoyed many fun times with both your parents and Preston’s family . Sincerely, Brian and Sheila
(Helen was my older sister, Hugh my first crush)

Condolences to the Robbins family.