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Robin Haseldine

(Y. 1949-1953)
21 Dec 2023
Written by Tina Profit
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Robin Haseldine sadly passed away peacefully at home on 8th August. Robin was a proud member of York House from 49 to 53.  His passion for sport was encouraged at Wrekin and his love of rugby and skiing stayed with him throughout his long life.  He was an avid Saints rugby supporter, even having their signature match song played as he made his final entrance into Church. Wrekin developed Robin’s love and understanding of Maths, Physics and all things technical.  This stood him in good stead for his chosen career path with the FCO after two years National Service in the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers regiment.

Robin was immeasurably proud when his daughter, Jane, (C 84 – 86) followed  in his footsteps to Wrekin.  He was even more proud when she discovered a passion for rugby and subsequently delighted to spend hours together on freezing cold, wet touchlines! Robin was a keen OW, attending many events both with his wife, Ann and Jane two proud Old Wreks together. One of his treasured events was with Brian Edwards (Norman 53 - 58) who had been a peer at Wrekin and whose daughter, Charlotte (C 84 – 86) went onto to become close friends with Jane many years later.

Robin’s main passion was anything powered by petrol with speed, motorbikes and cars alike.  In his retirement he eventually swapped the fast cars and super bikes for vintage bikes and his beloved Mavis, an MG TD.  This is notable as she was named after Mavis Solace, Robin’s Housemaster’s wife for whom  he had great affection. Robin leaves behind a legacy of love in his wife, Ann, 3 daughters, 6 grandchildren and one great granddaughter.   He lived his life with the motto that every day should be lived as if it were the last, every invite should be accepted, take the adventure, try the food, sample the wine, accept the challenge and find the solution.

A true inspiration who leaves a gaping Robin sized hole in all that were fortunate enough to know and love him.

 

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