Born on April 25th, 1941 in Dublin, Robin was educated at Castle Park in Ireland, the Bedford School and the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst in England. In 1962, he was commissioned into the Royal Welch Fusiliers and served in Malaysia, Germany and Cyprus with the British army. In May 1965, he married Felicity (Flip). They seized the opportunity to come to Canada when Robin was offered a secondment as an exchange officer with the Royal 22nd Regiment (The Van Doos) in Quebec City in 1967. Upon completion of his two-year assignment, he and Flip decided to remain in Canada – first in Montreal and later over the provincial border to Glengarry County.
For over thirty years, Robin worked in a variety of executive positions in the food industry with large corporations and in his own business. He tirelessly volunteered to serve on a number of national boards connected to his work. Upon retirement, he threw himself into community volunteer work with the Certified Forest Owners, the Glengarry Historical Society, the Glengarry County Archives and the Glengarry Memorial Hospital Board and Foundation. In 2020, he published a book entitled “Glengarry and the First World War” and was most recently working on a video for the Canadian Legion on War Memorials in Glengarry. In early June, he was nominated for the Governor General’s Award for Excellence in Community Programming for History.
Robin was the much-loved husband of Flip for 56 years, and the dear brother of Pamela in England. He was the immensely proud father of his two loving daughters, Phyllida and Vanessa; and appreciative of the loving care of “his girls” by his sons-in-law Michael Gillissie and Michael Low. The icing on the cake were his granddaughters, Emily, Sarah and Victoria Gillissie and Sabina Low with whom he shared very special relationships.
A private “Family Farewell” will be held at Munro Morris funeral home on Sunday June 27, 2021. A video and photo montage will be available for friends and family through the funeral home’s website. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations be made to the Glengarry Memorial Hospital Foundation in Robin’s memory.
Tuesday June 22nd 2021
Nos plus sincères sympathies à la famille et aux amis de Robin Flockton Tuesday June 22nd 2021..
Décès pour la Ville:Alexandria, Province: Ontario