For more than 40 years, Miss Robinson was a kindergarten teacher at W. H. Ballard School in Hamilton. Agnes Robinson remembers her sister-in-law as a bright, understanding person with a strong feeling for her community. “Phyllis drove for Meals on Wheels. She worked at a summer camp on Lake Erie. She was president of the YWCA and head of the teachers’ federation. Phyllis loved children and would take her nieces and nephews to collect marsh marigolds in the spring. She was a modest person and a positive thinker who always tried to cheer others up.” Miss Robinson sang in the choir of St. Giles Church and was often in demand as a wedding soloist. Phyllis Robinson left a gift to her community by making a bequest in her will to the Foundation.
Excerpt from 1996-1997 Annual Report