Robin John Short

January 12, 1965 to August 29, 2021


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Baseball Great Ted Williams said, “You have to hit the fastball to play in the big leagues.”

Robin John Short did just that. Award-winning Sports Editor of The Telegram for 36 years, he was a consummate journalist and respected writer within sports communities at the provincial, national, and international levels.  Professionally, Robin did play in the big leagues, attending and covering NHL Drafts, NHL Winter Classics, Olympic Games, and other historical moments in sport. Robin witnessed Team Gushue’s Gold Medal win in 2006, Danny Cleary’s Stanley Cup Victory in 2008, and Sidney Crosby’s Golden Goal in 2010, to name a few.  He was a published author, wrote for major sporting websites and publications, was a radio correspondent for TSN and a colour commentator for Rogers Television and VOCM for the St. John’s IceCaps and Growlers.

The sports world has lost a prolific journalist but the deeper loss is for his loving family and friends.  His greatest title was “Dad” to his son Cameron.  He was the best husband to Kim – together they called themselves ‘the Three Musketeers’. He was a loving son to Mary.  Their hearts are shattered but they are comforted by their beautiful life together and the overwhelming outpouring of tributes and support.

Robin Short was a good man. He had razor sharp wit and a quick sense of humour. He loved his family fiercely and was a loyal, devoted friend. His home was his haven where he enjoyed an open fire, 80’s music, family game nights, and a good glass of wine. His man cave was his domain and his collection of sports memorabilia was the envy of many. He loved hosting shed nights with his friends and colleagues. Robin was very well-read, well-travelled, and drove all over North America (often without a map).  Robin was an athlete who enjoyed a game of baseball, softball, squash, golf, and weekly hockey nights with long time buddies. Robin was a coach and mentor to youth in baseball, basketball, and hockey. He believed in children having an opportunity to play sports, and collaborated with corporate and sport organizations to start A-C level teams, tournaments, and leagues for love of a game.

Robin passed away on Sunday morning, August 29, 2021 surrounded by the loves of his life – his wife Kim, his son Cameron and his mother Mary. He was 56 years old. Arrangements have been entrusted to Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road, with visitation on Tuesday, August 31 and Wednesday, September 1, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held from Corpus Christi Church, Waterford Bridge Road at 11 a.m. Thursday, September 2 followed by inurnment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Please register to attend the funeral service during visitation at Carnell’s. The funeral service will be livestreamed for those unable to attend with the link available on Robin’s obituary page at or Flowers gratefully accepted or donations may be made to KIDSPORT Newfoundland and Labrador.

“Love is stronger than sorrow and deeper than time…Love is forever”



2-4 p.m. on August 31, 2021

7-9 p.m. on August 31, 2021

2-4 p.m. on September 1, 2021

7-9 p.m. on September 1, 2021

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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11:00am, Thursday September 2nd

Corpus Christi Parish, 260 Waterford Bridge Road

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Kim, Zita and family:

My deepest condolences to you all. May he rest in peace.

Lynn O’Keefe

Kim, Cameron and family,
So sorry to learn of Robin’s passing. He was a wonderful journalist and I have fond memories of fun evenings at your home with you and Robin with a nice crowd. My deepest sympathy to you all.
Ramona Crane (Quebec City)

First Robin refereed our hockey games in the old Christian Brothers Celtics league. Later we played baseball against each other at St. Pat’s. Across that entire span he was a true sportsman. Faith, family and friends will find all through this sad time and allow focus on a life so well lived. God bless Robin!

My most heartfelt condolences ♥️ ..
Dr. H

Kim, Cameron, and Mrs. Short,
Our hearts are breaking for you and no words seem appropriate. Sending our love and condolences to you, and everyone whose lives Robin has touched, there are so many. So appreciative that we were among them.
Nancy, Andrew, Russell and Alex Corbett

To Kim, Cameron, and Mary. Please accept my sincere condolences. Robin was a great man and was well respected in the sports community. I will always remember my last visit with him.

My condolences to Robin’s family and friends. We went to grade school together and our fathers were basketball rivals back in the day. Always enjoyed reading his articles from the Telegram on line and couldn’t help but think how he must of loved his work. May he rest in peace.

We are so sorry to hear of Robyn’s passing. You are in our thoughts, as we appreciate the tremendous loss to you Mary, Kim and Cameron. Our deepest sympathies are extended to you and all your family..

Ron and Velma Piercey

Kim, Cameron, Mary, and Family,

I was one of the lucky people who got to meet Robin through sports. He supported my career through the ups and downs playing of professional hockey and was always in my corner no matter what other media outlets were saying about me. I want you to know how much that meant to me. I was fortunate enough to be named the Newfoundland Male Athlete of the year many years ago. What many don’t know is that it was Robin who really pushed for me to receive the award. I can’t thank him enough for his support through the years. The world lost an amazing writer but even better person. I send my deepest condolences and hope Robin can rest in peace.


There are no words I can use to express my sadness upon hearing of Robin’s passing. I feel very fortunate to have known and played hockey with him at O’Hehir arena for many years. I always used to kid him about his name being Short, while he certainly wasn’t. He always had a great comeback too. He was a great guy, very knowledgeable in his field, and always kind. My heartfelt condolences go out to all of Robin’s family and friends. Rest In Peace my friend. God bless. ✝️

Kim ,Cameron and Mrs Short
I am so sorry to hear of Robins passing. He was a great guy and a good friend to so many people. He
will be missed tremendously. RIP Robin
John Anne Marie Shae-Lynn and Michael Hopkins

Robin was taken from us too early, but despite the fact he was only 56 he lived a life that many would envy. He was an eye-witness to some of the greatest performances by this province’s athletes and his ability to describe them was second to none. As a columnist, he didn’t hold back when it came to expressing his opinion. Whether you agreed with him or not, you looked forward to reading his next column because he was always informative. We knew Robin for many years and we shared many laughs along the way. He will be missed. Our sincere condolences to his wife Kim, his son Cameron and his mother Mary.
by Joe and Suzanne Walsh

So sorry Kim, Cameron, and your extended family, our hearts go out to you at this sad time, may God give you the strength needed to help you through this difficult period, take comfort in your precious memories, Robin will always be with you.

To the family of Robin.. It is with sadness that we convey our deepest sympathy on the passing of your loved one. We remember Robin from coaching basketball mostly. He was such a patient coach who believed in giving all his players a game regardless. There was no I in team he said… Respect him for this.May he rest in peace throwing curve balls around heaven!

Kim, Zita and family,

We were so sad to hear about Robin’s passing. Our hearts go out to you during this very difficult time. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Esther Burke and family

Kim and Cameron,
We were shocked and saddened to learn about Robins passing.. An amazing man gone much too soon. Sending you and your family our deepest condolences. Please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time.

Hi Kim I wanted to let you know how sorry I was to hear about Robins passing. I can’t imagine your loss but I hope that with time you and Cameron will be able to talk of your wonderful memories with a smile and without tears. I had only met Robin a couple of times at Ted & Donna Cantwell’s but his love for you was always evident. You were such an asset to Roncalli school and left a wonderful impression on everyone. I hope God will help you to move forward. You, Cameron and Robins family will be in my prayers.
Harriet Short( Matthew’s mom)

Gem of a person
Gem of a coach ( he change the dynamics of coaching by pumping competitive blood in youngsters ) he was different, he was fantastic
GOD needs him up there as he is dear to GOD
He is in haven I am 10000% sure
Gem of a friend
One of the best human being I came across
KIM may GOD be with you and all the family members. I am with you praying for you guys
Cameron buddy , Me , Annie Arham & Shaheer are always standing with you & Kim with all our heart and prayers
Mr.. Robin is here with you , with me with everyone , is memories are unlimited & his love is never ending

sorry for your loss rip

Kim, Cameron, and Mrs. Short,

I just wanted to say sorry about hearing of Robin’s passing!

I’ve known Robin for a long time. I first met Robin when he played baseball with Holy Cross down at St. Pat’s Ball Park and then got to know Robin more when he became a great sports writer for the Evening Telegram. His articles showed a commitment to honesty and integrity but also never shied away from saying it as it is no matter what. Robin Short, the writer was the same as Robin Short the man, reflecting that brutal honesty in everything he did but with an underlying compassion for people he met or wrote about.

I will miss our conversations about sports and about the simple things in life.

God Bless you Robin, you will be sorely missed!

Brian O’Grady and Family
Barrie, ON.

So very sorry to hear the tragic news of Robins passing. A fine man who gave so much to his family, work and the province. Our deepest sympathies to Kim, Cameron and all the Short/ Rollings family at this most difficult time.

Eldon and Colleen

We are all saddened by Robin’s passing – a friend, a volunteer and outstanding sport journalist. To Robin’s family and many loved ones we hope it helps in some small way to know you are in our hearts and prayers. now. Robin will be fondly remembered. …on behalf of Mount Pearl Sport Alliance

We are all saddened by Robin’s passing – a friend, a volunteer and outstanding sport journalist. To Robin’s family and many loved ones we hope it helps in some small way to know you are in our hearts and prayers. now. Robin will be fondly remembered. …Mike (on behalf of Mount Pearl Sport Alliance)

Kim, Cameron. Mrs. Short, Zita and family

I was so sorry to hear that Robin passed away. I’m sending my sincerest condolences during this very tough time. Gone way too soon!

Mary, Kim and Cameron
Thinking about you during this difficult time., as I know this loss is immense for each of you, as a son, a life partner and father.
Mary, he was your pride and joy and no matter the age losing a child is something no parent ever wants to experience. You shared so many stories as we worked together at Charm. I often think about the story you told me how you asked Robin if he believed in God and how he replied there had to be a God as that was the only way that his Grandmother arrived safely home after she bought a car in Toronto and drove back to Newfoundland following Newfoundland license plates.
May God bless all of you as you go through mourning his loss and celebrating his wonderful life.

Ann Marie & Jamie Kenny

We are very sad to hear of Robin’s passing. Robin was Newfoundland and Labrador’s best, and was always a pleasure to talk with. Our family sends our thoughts and prayers to his family and friends at this time. Rest in peace Robin.
Alex, Abby, Paula and Shawn Newhook

Kim,Cameron &family I was very saddened to hear of Robin’s passing and wish to extend my sincere condolences. He was know to me almost from the time he started his brilliant career at the Telegram and he was so kind in helping me as the founding President of Special Olympics in this province In the mid 80’s ,create awareness of its athletes ,programs , and games ,local, national and international. I give a huge amount of credit for its success in our province to Robin. His pleasant smiles and his tremendous writing skills plus his enthusiasm for sport will be dearly missed by all.Robin my friend Rest In Peace and long may your big jib draw.

My condolences to Kim, Cameron, Robin’s Mom Mary and their families. I has the pleasure of knowing Robin through work and sports and shared many stories and have great memories of this time. He will be deeply missed.

. I moved from St. John’s 41 years ago, but Robin and I had stayed in touch over the years. He was an exceptional story teller, I always looked forward to reading his stories about individuals and places he encountered in his work. RIP, Robin, you will be sorrily missed. Deepest sympathy to his wife and son.

Shocked and very saddened to learn of Robins passing. I’ve had a long relationship that began through my sports career and he shined a light on many NL athletes both local and abroad. He always took the time to catch up whenever I got home and we always had a good laugh. It won’t be the same without his words or presence.

Condolences to Family
You will be missed
RIP Robin

Kim , Cameron and Mrs Short ,
We send our heartfelt condolences to you all at this most difficult time. I was fortunate to be be a teammate of Robin’s both on the baseball diamond and at the hockey rink . My brothers , Mike , Gerard ,Andy ( bat boy ) and I all had the pleasure to be on the same team with Robin during our Holy Cross Senior baseball days back in the late 80s and early 90s . After the games we would go to the Wadden room , have a few cold ones and laugh at stories from Robin , Mike or Gerard Hags ! The same would happen at the hockey rink . In the dressing room late after the game just laughing and telling stories . Robin was a great teammate but more importantly he was a great friend to our family ! He will be truly missed . Robin was a “ salt of the earth person “ , with a soft heart and caring personality ! Rest In Peace , Robin !
Love The Hagerty’s

Kim we are so sorry to hear about your loss. We are unable to attend the funeral as we are in Florida. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this heart braking time. May Robin Rest In Peace and May God bless you.

To Robin’s family, friends and colleagues. I was saddened by the news of his passing. I had the pleasure to be in his company through my hockey days at Mile One and with Q-93. He excelled at his craft, with a knowledge and passion that was evident, and obvious to those who read and listened.
My deepest condolences to you all.

Kim and family. So very sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts. Sending our most sincere condolences at this sad and difficult time. Hugs.

Rest in Eternal Peace kind soul….may your memory be a blessing to Kim,Cameron and your mom.

To the Short Family,

I am very sorry for your loss. Robin was a fine fellow and a top notch professional.

On behalf of my family and Rugby Canada I’d like to extend our sincere condolenses. Robin through his reporting and story telling made a big difference in the growth of rugby not just in NL but Canada.

I can’t think of a conversation I had with him that I didn’t enjoy. Even in tough circumstances he was fair and decent.

I am very sorry for your loss and the province’s loss.

My heartfelt condolences to Mary, who was a superb Mom to Robin and who I went to school with. Also to his loving and devoted wife Kim, who went to school with our youngest son Derek. and his wonderful son Cameron.
We all feel so very sorry, when we hear of a great man like Robin, pass away with this dreaded disease. I also had 3 siblings die with cancer and know the heartbreak that you are all feeling.
My husband Dave and I were and still are avid hockey fans from day 1 and whenever we saw Robin at a game, he always made time to chat a little with us. We will miss him terribly at Mile 1
Knowing Robin, he is in Heaven doing a Play by Play of his time on Earth spent with Kim, Cameron, and his beautiful mom Mary. Rest in peace dear friend

Vicki Edison (Hatfield), husband Dave and family

Dear Kim, Cameron and families,
It was a sad day when Robin passed away. He was a hard worker throughout his life and well loved. He will be missed!
Keep his memories and his laugh in your hearts ♥️

God bless!

Korona and Bill Brophy

My condolences to Mrs. Short, Cameron, and Family. Sending you thoughts and prayers.

Kim and family, I was so sorry to hear of Robin’s passing and my condolences to you and your family at this difficult time. I know there are no words to take away the deep sadness you are feeling right now but take comfort in the wonderful people around you for they will be your source of strength in the days and months ahead. I will be thinking of you.

Paula Osborne

To Kim, Cameron, Mrs. Short and extended family: So very sorry for your loss. Robin truly was one of a kind, a gentle giant, as so many of his friends called him. He will be missed deeply. May he rest in peace.

My deepest condolences Kim to you cam and your family from myself and Dylan.
RIP Robin

Mrs. Short,Kim,Cameron and family,

Sending you all energy and prayer as you both mourn and celebrate his life fulfilled. A BIG THANKS to you Robin for remembering, for just loving what you do and for knowing that you too will be remembered for what you did while you fought that final fight!

The Kenny’s (Paul,JoAnn,Ruth and families)

Kim, Cameron and Family. My sincere condolences on Robin’s passing., thoughts and prayers are with you.

The NL sports world lost a big one, a great big one in Robin Short. So much more than a sports reporter, Robin had the trust and the confidence of the athletes, coaches, managers and builders in our province and beyond; no mean feat in the current media world. Many of Robin’s stories went beyond the norm to help shape, contextualize and even challenge and inspire NL’s sporting landscape. The void Robin leaves can never be filled the way he filled it….One of a kind. Beyond a sports guy, Robin was a really good friend. I’ll miss you big fella. .

Kim and Cameron, we are heartbroken to hear about Robin. For us, he was such a respected high school basketball coach, advisor and friend. Our family recalls fondly many enjoyable evenings at your home as gracious hosts. I recall conversations with Robin about sports that have so much meaning for me now years later. His perspective was invaluable.
Here we are walking the same road … please know we will be here to walk with you.
Karen Fleming, Bradley and Ben

Mary, Kim & Cameron;

Please accept my condolences in the passing of Robin he certainly was a larger than life figure. I first meet Robin way back in the early days of The St. John’s Junior Hockey League in which he covered on many occasions, as I was involved with the league. Over the years Robin and I did not always agree with everything that the other did but I can say there was no hard feelings as we both respected the others opinion.
I am sure that you all have many great memories to reflect on in troubling times that may come your way. I end off by saying God Bless you all and to Robin who was referred to way back in the early days of the St. John’s Maple Leafs. After a boat tour we took together, when in the The Telegram in was reported “…. and hence a new meaning was given to ‘The Jolly Green Giant’.

I didn’t know Robin personally but I had great admiration for the way he covered Newfoundland athletes and his outspoken pride of being a Newfoundlander.. The accolades from the people who knew him personally are testimony to his competence and decency. RIP.

Kim and family, My sincere condolences on your loss

Kim ,
My heartfelt condolences to you and your s0n Cameron . Such a shock seeing this.
I remember fondly catering to your wedding reception at The CEI Club.
Robin was one of the nicest persons I have ever met and so is his lovely wife.
May he Rest in Peace and fly high with the angels.
Hugs to you, Cameron ,his family and friends.
God Bless 🙏🙏💕💕

Kim ,
My heartfelt condolences to you and your s0n Cameron . Such a shock seeing this.
I remember fondly catering to your wedding reception at The CEI Club.
Robin was one of the nicest persons I have ever met and so is his lovely wife.
May he Rest in Peace and fly high with the angels.
Hugs to you, Cameron ,his family and friends.
God Bless 🙏🙏💕💕

Kim, Cameron and Mary,
I am so very sorry to hear of Robin’s passing at such a young age. He was a great guy all of his life. I well remember the fun he and my brother Don had as childhood friends. My sincerest condolences to all of you at this very difficult time.
Petria Rossiter

Kim, Cameron and Mrs. Short,
I’m so very, very sorry to learn of Robin’s passing. My heartfelt condolences go out to you all. I know it comes as no surprise to you to see that your great loss is felt by so many in the sporting community and beyond. May this knowledge, your strength, your pride in and love for Robin and your family help you in your loss.

Mary and all the family,
Know that my thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Robin is now at peace with God.

Dianne (Holwell) O’Mara

Kim and Cameron,

Sorry to hear of Robin’s passing, thinking about you both. I will keep you both in my thoughts and prayers.

Stella Marie (Lal)

Kim and Cameron and families, I am so very sorry to hear of your loss! My thoughts are with you all at this sad time! My sincere condolences!❤️

Very much saddened by the news of Robin’s death as I assure you Kim, Cam Mary and all who mourn his loss of my prayers for Robin and for you who bear the sorrow of his death..

Gone too soon..far too soon..Me working in advertising…Robin in newsroom..separated by a barrier wall. I would meet Robin ..all 6.6 feet.. myself 5.1.. him holding a raft of papers.. reading .. everyone on deadline..He would look up, flash a quick smile and took down all barriers ..he had none. A great man .There are no deadlines in heaven Robin..Rest in peace.
There is a bridge between the land of the deceased and the land of the is love..Robin built his bridge strong…walk it often and in peace..My deepest sympathy..

My wife & I were in Corner Brook in January to accept our son’s award for entry into the Newfoundland Hockey Hall of Fame. Robin was the emcee. He was so upbeat & did a great job. We never would have known he was ill as he was the same jovial person we had met over 20 years ago.

We are currently in California visiting our son & heard the terrible news of Robin’s passing. Our condolences to Kim, Cameron, Mary & all of Robin’s family & friends.

Brendan McCarthy’s tribute in the telegram says everything about what a great human being Robin was.

Sad to hear of the passing of my former Holy Cross teammate.. Robin hit a 450′ foul ball off me one night in practice. Hags is still looking for it.!
Also, you and Breezely saved my bacon one night against Shammies [Hoss, Gobs and Gully].

Kim& Family,
So sorry to here of the passing of Robin.
Joe & Phyllis Hunt

Sending heartfelt condolences to all of Robin’s family. God bless. Peter and Jean Stacey.

No words can express how sorry we are, you are in our thoughts and prayers in this extremely difficult time.We share you sorrow. God bless.
Michelle and Vince Marsh

Kim, Cameron and Mrs. Short,

I was saddened to hear of Robin’s passing and send along my heartfelt condolences.

Like many people have described, Robin’s gruff and tough “work personality”, was different from the true version of this gentle giant.

He treated me with respect as I was starting out as an inexperienced “kid” out of university and over the years our working relationship turned into a friendship. Sharing many laughs in the press box, the dressing room and numerous road trips.

While we had not crossed paths much over the last few years, when we did it was like we had seen each other yesterday.

He was a true professional covering the provincial sports scene bringing passion and commitment to his work, regardless if his story was about the professional or amateur athlete.

I hope the memories you have and the many, many tributes you see will help get you through this difficult time. He will be greatly missed.

Kim, I was so sorry to hear about your husband’s death. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. I heard your interview on C.B.C. this morning. What a wonderful tribute to your husband.

Noreen Press

So saddened by the news of Robin’s passing. We enjoyed his ability to question and stir the pot. He challenged us and he informed us. We saw firsthand how caring he was as a Dad and how much he loved his family. Jill and I hope that, in time, you will find comfort as you treasure the memories of your life together.

Kim and Cameron and family, we are so sorry for your loss of a wonderful husband and dad and son and friend. Robin was a big man in many ways and highly regarded and respected by all who ever crossed his path. Rest in peace.
Derek & Sue Thomas

Kim, Cameron and Mary:

So sorry for you loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this difficult time. May Robin Rest In Peace.

Kim, Cameron, Mrs. Short, family and friends, I am so sorry to hear of Robin’s passing. I worked at The Telegram with Robin for many, many years. I was there when he started part time in the sports department, quite anxious to make his way in and get his career going, which he did in great strides. He told it as he saw it which others didn’t always do but maybe later wished they had. I remember Kim, when you started as a summer student at TheTelegram, met Robin and went on your first date. The rest as they say, is history. I always found Robin to be a kind and caring person who loved his family deeply. Hold dear all your wonderful memories as they will see you through in the days to come. Our deepest condolances to you all. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Rest in peace Robin.

Annette and John Shea

A good man, a gentle man. I am a better person for having known Robin. Sincere condolences to those he loved and those who loved him. Thanks for sharing Robin with us.

Kim, Cameron and Mrs. Short,

Deepest condolences on the passing of a wonderful husband, father and son.

Robin was a kind, fun-loving individual who was always a pleasure to be around.

Our prayers and thoughts are with you.

Shirley, Scott and Justin Crawley

Kim and Cameron,
I was saddened to hear of the passing of Robin. Take comfort in the legacy of courage, strength, fortitude and above all love of family, friends and life that Robin left for the world to ponder and imitate. Please be assured of my thoughts and prayers for you and yours during this difficult time.

Kim and family, so sorry to hear of Robin’s passing. . Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time.

My sincere condolences to Robin’s family. His loss is felt by many.

Condolences to Robin’s family. He was a great supporter and reporter of sports at all levels.

Kim Cameron and all Family
So sorry to hear of your loss and a great loss it is..Taken way too soon. Take comfort in all the memories you have shared as a family my thoughts and prayers are with you all. God Bless

Robin has left many memories with many people; a sign of how much he was loved. He will be missed.

The world has lost one of the great sports writers . Robin Short Jr reported sports and sports stories with a genuine conviction , never wavering and uninhibited, always willing to tackle the controversial stories that others would not . Robin was knowledgeable about so many sports and was not limited to only the sports aficionados, he was verse on current affairs and politics as well . I had the fortunate opportunity to engage with Robin in three different sports over the years, in which he was in depth, both
in his research and knowledge in all areas of the game . A fantastic sense of humour and a shoot from the hip kind of guy . I worked for Robin periodically over the years where he was always thoughtful of his employees.
The feeling today that there is a loss of journalistic integrity or it is in the very least diminshed , is abound in Robin’s passing . To Kim and Cameron and Mrs. Short I have no words just positive memories of Robin that I hope remain forever . RIP big guy and go Yankees and yes go Habs . ⚾️ 🏀 🥎 🏒

So sad to hear of Robin’s passing. Our Deepest Condolences for your loss..
Many thoughts and prayers being sent to you and your family..

The Cahill Family

Kim ,Cameron and Family,
My deepest sympathy goes out to you all at this devastating time. Words cannot express my feelings. Be assured my thoughts and prayers are with you now .All his love and memories will sustain you in the days ahead. You were the love of his life and Cameron joined that love when he was born. All of this I remember quite well. Stay strong and know God will help you through it all. God Bless You All. RIP Robin.

Mary, there are no words to say how sorry we are to hear this sad news of your son Robin’s passing…..Our sincere condolences go to all of the Family….Out thoughts & prayers are with you all at this very difficult time …
May He Rest In Peace…

Kim and family: I’m so sorry for your loss. Sending healing thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time in your lives. May treasured memories of a life well-lived help to sustain you in the days and months ahead. There may be only “Two Musketeers” now, but the Third one will always be with you and live on forever in your hearts. “What we once enjoyed and deeply loved we can never lose, for all that we love deeply becomes part of us.” Helen Keller

Kim, I hope your memories of Robin will give strength to the sadness you feel right now. Time does not heal everything. Although, with the passing of time your love and memories I hope will make it a little easier. My prayers and thoughts are with you during this most difficult time!❤🤗✝️

To the Short Family, my deepest Condolences. Robin has been a great friend over the years especially thru our connection with Senior Hockey in the Province.. He was a great supporter of my books on Senior Hockey and wrote a great Foreword for Volume 3. He will be missed and he is a great loss to everyone. Until we meet again RIP Robin, and Fly with the Angels. Heaven sure has a great Sports Reporter on hand now. STATS

Kim, Cameron, Mrs. Short
My deepest condolences on the loss of Robin. Sending love and hugs your way. Such a sad loss.

I am sadden to hear if Robin’s passing. I truly enjoyed the many conversations we had during the time I worked at mileone. He was always up for a chat. Going to miss you big man. Rest in peace.

Sorry to hear. I loved reading his perspective.

To Kim and her son Cameron I am so so very sorry to learn of the passing of your husband. You and I go back a ways from our University days working on projects. My goodness where has the time gone and my what a way to go into your final years of your career. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time. I can relate to these dark days as I too have a family member going through a serious life event. Be strong and put your trust in God and the Lord to burden this pain and heartache. God Bless.

To the Short family,
My sincere condolences to Robin’s family. I knew Robin, as many, from the sports’ world. No matter if your goal was first place or last, Robin was sure to cover your story in the most professional way. He was a great guy and will be missed. My thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

My Sincere Condolenses Kim Cameron and Family….May your beloved Husband and Father Rest Easy.🙏

Sending all the love in the world to Kim, Cam and everyone who surrounds you and loves you. Wishing I was close enough to give you a great big hug now. I am so incredibly sorry. ❤️

My condolences to the family and friends of a fine gentleman whom I once had the privilege of knowing.

I was so saddened to learn of Robin’s passing.

I have great memories of Robin,beginning when he was our batboy for senior softball games at BannermanPark many years ago

Our Friday afternoon get togethers at Molson and our numerous social and professional interactions are something I will long remember.

My sincere condolences to Kim, Cameron and his mom Mary.

A good guy gone way too soon.
RIP my friend.

Brian Brocklehurst

To the family of the late Robin Short, our thought and prayers are with you all at this very sad time. Rest in peace Robin where pain and suffering is no more. Soar with the angels. Sincerely Hubert and Marguerite Locke

A beautiful obituary
Kim you and your family must be so proud, of Robins accomplishments.
May his gentle soul Rest In Peace

I am not a big fan of sports or sports news, but I read Robin’s column a lot and truly enjoyed them!
I will miss his column!

Mary, words fail me here. So sorry to hear of the passing of your beloved Son, Robin. Thinking of you at this time, my deepest condolences, Betty ( Keough) Spearns.

Sincerest condolences to the Short family on the passing of Robin . I had a number of conversations with Robin over the years mostly over the phone regarding hockey scores on a Friday night to propects from NL , eligible for the QMJHL drafts , ..Robin was always on top of everything . He was such an asset to Sports at every level in the province.

I just wanted to reach out to all of you via a written message to share my sorrow in your loss. I’m sorry for the loss and hope that you can somehow find light in the darkest moments and celebrate all the good he brought to the world and your lives. Sending hugs and healing vibes to those surrounding you and your family and friends.
Kelly Gallant xoxo

Kim, Cam, Mary & Family,

So sorry to hear of Robin’s passing. Jim remembers well Robin’s start with The Telegram and how he wasn’t sure whether this was for him as a career. His father always used to say – Robin – “stick with it”. It turned out to be a great career for him in which he loved. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all.

Love to the family,
Jim Fox, Carol and Linda

Kim and Cameron my most sincere condolences are being sent to you and your family.
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your wonderful husband and Cameron’s dad.
Please know our thoughts and prayers are being sent your way💕 Hugs to all of you

How we will miss him. Great in so many ways and was always there for the Province’s athlete’s from the pros to the kids. He was synonymous with everything in Newfoundland and Labrador related to sports. He was warm and friendly on a personal level and always positive. Loved talking to you about hockey and basketball. Still hard to believe he’s moved on.

Kim, and family.
Our sincerely condolences on the passing of Robin. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. May he RIP.

Kim, Cameron and family,
So very very sorry to hear of Robin’s passing.. He was an outstanding person in the world of sports and his legacy with always be remembered. Hold the good memories and his love for you all in your heart. We know this is a difficult time, however in time your sadness will subside. We are thinking of you in our thoughts and prayers.

Kim, Cameron and family you are in my thoughts and prayers at this sad time. I guess someone needed Robin’s wit and expertise.. Please God we will all be together again one day until then keep him close in your memories. Love Barbara

Please accept my deepest condolences to and your family on the lose of this great man. Each time I met him, he was always so kind and funny. He will be missed by many. ❤️

Kim , Cameron & family
No words can say how deeply sorry I am for your loss .. it’s so unfair .. he with the lord now free of pain
During these difficult days ahead may you find some comfort in knowing that Robin was a loving husband & family man .. truly one of the great ones !!
Hugs 🤗

I was so saddened to hear of Robin’s passing. He was a sports journalist of the highest caliber and I enjoyed, and valued, his insights whenever I had the good fortune to speak with him over the years for Here and Now. But beyond his professionalism, Robin was a decent man and so funny at times. I can only imagine the loss being felt by his family and closest friends. My heartfelt condolences.

sorry to hear about Robin

Robin had an amazing talent and his devotion to his family was one to be admired so much. But he was also an exceptional supporter of fellow co-workers. I remember him as being very kind and welcoming from the first time I stepped inside The Telegram. He will be missed so much. Kim, Cameron, Mrs. Short and all his family and loved ones, I am heartbroken for you. You all are very much in my thoughts.

So sorry to hear of Robin passing. Our condolences to all of his family and dearest friends. Robin always had time for me when we spoke of sports stories. He was great at what he did and spoke the truth. Loved the spark he could get from his readers. He will be missed by all. Kirk Fleming and Family.

To the Short and extended Families. Sending my deepest Condolences on the passing of an icon in the local as well as National Sports reporting scene. I had the opportunity to work with Robin at The Evening Telegram for a number of years back in the late Eighties and Early Nineties. I loved the fact that he reported it as he saw it, not how other people sometimes wanted him to see it. We may never see his like again on the sports scene and he made a huge contribution that will be felt for years. God Bless.

It was with a profound sense of sadness that I learned of Robin’s passing on Sunday morning.. Our friendship has spanned close to four decades, going back to
provincial senior hockey at Memorial Stadium and then 30 years of professional hockey.. His passion and commitment to covering sports in Newfoundland was second to none and he leaves behind a great legacy. which will never be forgotten. He will be deeply missed.

Kim, Cameron, Robin’s mother Mary, mother-in-law Zita and family,

I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Robin. Please accept my sincere condolences as you grieve this devastating loss. Although I didn’t know Robin personally his obituary spoke of a wonderful man who was loved by many.. My thoughts are with you at this time.


Steve and I are so sorry to hear of Robin’s passing., Kim and Cameron. I know how close and in love you both were to each other. Sending love and hugs to you….xo

Lori and I were absolutely devastated to hear the sad news about Robin! We shared so many good times and our shared love of da Habs, 80’s music and just having a laugh bonded us as soon as we met. Kim, Cameron and Mrs. Short I am so very sorry for your loss and have trouble finding the words to express my sorrow. I hope the wonderful memories you all created during your lives together help get you through this difficult time as I know you have them in abundance. Robin will be truly missed by all who knew him as he truly was one of the good ones! RIP my old friend!

Sincere condolences to Robin`s family. Great guy, and he will be missed. Godspeed buddy

Mary and family, sincere condolences from the Kelly’s on Torbay Road
Jan, Terry, Tony, Barb, Tim, Stephen, Lisa and families

Deepest condolences to you and your family in your time of sorrow

Kim, Cam, and Mrs. Short; Sorry for your loss.!! We are shocked and saddened to hear the news of Robin’s passing. Deepest and sincere condolences. I have many good memories of Robin over the years, playing sports together (ice hockey, baseball, softball, and road trips). My first memory of Robin is when he showed up at Conway Glen Park to play baseball in the summer city run league. He was a chubby 12 or 13 year old kid, with braces, thick rim glasses, and wearing his New York Yankees Jersey. We were all like, who is this kid, where did he come from. He wasn’t from our neighborhood, so he stood out like a sore thumb. I played in a Saturday Night Ice Hockey League with Robin for many years at Fieldian Gardens, and spent three years down at St. Pats playing baseball with him for Holy Cross. I also, played a few softball tournaments with Robin over the years. We had so many good times and laughs. In the dressing room after hockey talking sports, drinking beer, and smoking cigarettes. There are too many to mention them all. Robin was an all-around great guy and teammate. Although I hadn’t had much contact with Robin over the past several years, I still consider him a good friend, and I would still reminisce about those times whenever his name was mentioned or showed up on social media. There are no words for such an unimaginable loss. You’re in our thoughts and prayers. Rest easy Robin.!! God Speed.!!
Craig (Rocky), Trudy, and Amanda Michael.

Kim , Cameron , Mrs Short and family . It is with deepest sympathy and sorrow over the sad news of Robin’s passing . Thoughts and prayers to you all . Memories will get you through . Hugs my friend. R.I.P. Robin

It is with such sadness today that I try to recapture the very pleasant moments I shared with Robin over the years. We first met 35 years ago, of course on the baseball diamond. I was a player with the Grand Falls Beothucks and Robin doing what he did best … writing ✍️ for the @Evening Telegram. We had so many great chats over the years then I had the chance to be a teammate of Robin’s when I joined Holy Cross Baseball Club during the early 90’s in St. John’s. . We had so much fun in those days. Yes he referred to me as the “ diminutive “ Center fielder ( I’m 5’ 5” and I referred to him as the gentle giant , him being 6’6”.). We have had several chats via telephone over the past couple of years ranging from many topics and always talking sports. I was with Team Nl Mission staff for 4 consecutive Canada Games and Robin would always reach out to have a great chat and get the lasted story. He was a true professional in his job , but much more than that, a great friend. I stuck for words here today but can’t help thinking he is in a better place free from pain . As the days , weeks and months go by, we whom were fortunate to know Robin , our tears will be replaced with smiles as we cherish the great memories he has given us. RIP Robin

Our condolences to Kim, Cameron , Robin’s mom Mary and their Families. Robin was a pillar in The Sports Community!! R.I.P Big Guy.. Hoss Cochrane and Family!!

Our deepest condolences to Kim, Cameron, and Mary.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.
RIP Robin.

Kim Cameron and Mrs Short..Im heartbroken for you all. Robin was such a great man and he will be missed by everyone he touched in his life. Our prayers are with you all. Stay strong .Love Linda and Kevin Dugas

Kim, Cameron, and Mary, so sad to hear of this devastating loss of such a beautiful person. Thoughts and prayers are with you all as you struggle with Robin’s passing. I’ll certainly cherish the memories we had together throughout the years and pray that you guys will remain strong through this ordeal. Take care of each other.

To Robin’s wife, son, mother, and all his family and friends, please accept my sincere condolences. It was such a pleasure to work with him when I did. He will certainly be remembered with respect and admiration.

Kim, Cameron, Ms. Short and both families, I am truly devastated by the loss of Robin.
I first met Robin through the St.John’s Media Softball league. He was just an incredible player. He would hit monster shots out over my head at Mary Queen of Peace field, Victoria Park. With Mark Dwyer and Rosie Mullaley aboard, Robin would trot the bases with his red cleats on and high five them both at home plate, like they were kids.
After the inning, Brendan McCarthy would come into the dugout and would say to Craig Jackson that you cannot pitch Robin inside. Craig would say – it doesn’t matter where you pitch Robin and he was right. Robin owned the field.
As time went on, I got to know who Robin Short was. Through the 100’s of media softball league games, having beers at media hockey games., I learned that Robin was this great all-around person , wanted to be your friend and when you spoke to him, he made you laugh.
The stories he told me would never hit newsprint.
Back in the day, our little Media League gave us a chance to get to know opposing media players and who their significant others were and then who their children were. We were all close buds. People like Robin taught me that the beer was as cold after a loss as it was after a win. The highlight of the day was the beers and laughs you had with the crowd from the Telegram, NTV, Hearld/Oz, etc.
Gonna miss our laughs Robin. Thanks for the memories. RIP

Kim, Cameron, Mary, Zita and family members:

We extend our thoughts and prayers to you on Robin’s passing. May you find peace, joy and love in the days ahead in the knowledge of his unending love for you, caring for others and his significant contribution to the history of sports in Newfoundland and Labrador.
May He Rest In Peace.

Frank and Rosemary Galgay

We were crushed to hear the news of Robin’s passing yesterday. There is nothing we can say they hasn’t already been said about how wonderful he was. He was a good friend and he will be sorely missed.
Kim, Cameron, & Mrs. Short we share your sorrow.
May you be comforted by the love you shared & the beautiful memories you made as a family.
He was so loved.❤️
Carmel & George

Kim, Cameron, Mary and Family,
I am in disbelief that Robin has passed away and I am truly sorry for your loss. His love for his family was evident in all he did. Kim, I know he was your best friend and love of your life. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time. Remember the wonderful times spent together! Rest in Peace Robin.

Kim/cam no words. I am so sorry

We love you and miss you, Robin. Sending our deep condolences to Kim, Cameron, your mom, mother-in-law and the rest of your family. We will remember you always.