The death has occurred of Sir Gerry Robinson
Oakfield Park, Raphoe, Donegal / Dunfanaghy, Donegal
The death has occurred in Letterkenny University Hospital of Sir Gerry Robinson, Oakfield Park, Raphoe, Co. Donegal. 23.10.1948 – 14.10.2021. Gerry was born in Dunfanaghy to Betty and Tony Robinson, ninth child of ten. He grew up in the Old Cottage Road, Dunfanaghy before attending St. Mary’s Seminary of the Holy Ghost Fathers in Lancashire.
He started his business career at Matchbox Toys. He married Maria Borg in 1970 and had two children, Samantha (1975) and Richard (1977). Whilst working at Grand Metropolitan, he met and married Heather Leaman in 1990, with April born in 1991 and Tim in 1994. Gerry was always a Donegal man at heart, and after spending many happy family holidays at Ranny House in Kerrykeel, the family moved back to Ireland in 1998, making Oakfield Park their home.
In 2003, Gerry was knighted for his contribution to the arts and business, and was known as a captain of industry, producing many successful TV series.
Oakfield Park became his passion, renovating the house and gardens with his wife Heather. Gerry was a talented artist and carpenter. Everyone who met Gerry will remember him for his kindness, humour and generosity of spirit.
He was greatly admired and loved by all. He is a sad loss to his devoted family and friends.
Lovingly missed by his wife Heather, daughters and sons Samantha, Richard, April and Tim, son-in-law David and daughter-in-law to be Alice, grandchildren Isabelle, Juliette, and Oliver Fisher, brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, extended Robinson family and friends.
House, Wake and Funeral are strictly private to family only please.
Funeral leaving his late residence on Sunday morning at 11.30am via the Main gate at Oakfield Park, White cross travelling to Lakelands Crematorium, Cavan for private family cremation service. Family flowers only please, donations in lieu, if desired, to Children’s Health Foundation, Crumlin, Co. Dublin https://cmrf.org/donate. The No Barriers Foundation, Letterkenny, Co Donegal. email@example.com Charity reg-number Lions Club CHY15707 c/o directly to the charities or to any family member or Kelly’s Funeral Directors, Oakfield, Raphoe, Co Donegal.
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