Prior to his election, he had been a member of the joint hymnal committee of the Anglican and United churches, which ultimately released together in 1971 The Hymn Book of the Anglican Church of Canada and the United Church of Canada, also known simply as “the red book.”
He retired Oct. 1, 1981 and resided in Kingston, Ont. at the time of his death.
The Canadian primate, Archbishop Michael Peers, said of Bishop Robinson, “I remember Bill as a priest in Ottawa diocese and as a member of the house of bishops. In both roles, he was an articulate and gentle pastor.”
Bishop Robinson is survived by his wife, Isobel, and four children: Thomas, Nancy, Elizabeth and Margaret. His funeral took place at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 13 at St. George’s Cathedral, Kingston.
posted by: Leanne Larmondin
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