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Robins, Jeffrey R. (Died on 19 Jun 2013)
appeared in Oakville Beaver, 26 Jun 2013, p. 27

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ROBINS, Jeffrey R., PhD May 19, 1952 - June 19, 2013 Jeff Robins lost his battle with cancer on Wednesday June 19, 2013. He passed away peacefully at his home in Oakville with his wife, Cynthia (nee Hrynuik) by his side. He is predeceased by his mother Bess Robins (nee Lester), survived by his father, George Robins, sister, Gillian Rainoldi Poulsen (Russell), niece Gabriella, nephews Joseph and Max and cousins Judy, Dale and Penny (Terry). Jeff was born in Lethbridge, Alberta. He studied Chemistry at Queen's University (BSc 1974, MSc 1976) and McMaster University (PhD 1981). In 1981 he joined Ontario Hydro Research Division, which became Kinectrics Inc. in 2000, as a research scientist. Among his many projects, he developed facilities to separate isotopes of hydrogen for the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, the Wolsong CANDU nuclear power plant in South Korea and was most recently instrumental in initiating a similar facility at the Cernavoda CANDU plant in Romania. Jeff and Cynthia were married in 1976. As avid sailors and members of the Oakville Yacht Squadron for over 20 years, they enjoyed sailing Isotope and the friendship of their fellow sailors. Jeff served the Squadron in several positions; Vice Commodore (2012) and Honorary Commodore (2013). A private family funeral will be held in Lethbridge and a celebration of Jeff's life will be held in the next few weeks at the Oakville Yacht Squadron. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Oakville or Credit Valley Hospital Foundations..

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Robins, Jeff.
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26 Jun 2013
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19 Jun 2013
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    Latitude: 43.4473682625124 Longitude: -79.6665048808289
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Robins, Jeffrey R. (Died on 19 Jun 2013)