Sad day…

We got an email from our office, today.

The husband of one of my co-workers was killed when the small plane he was flying in crashed near James Bay.

Family and friends of a popular Gatineau high school teacher are grieving after the west Quebec man was killed in a weekend plane crash in northern Quebec.

Michael Robinson, who taught at Philemon Wright High School in Gatineau, was one of two people killed when a float plane went down, crashing into a swamp near James Bay. CTV

However….

The survival of the three injured passengers is credited to the quick arrival and actions of Air Inuit employee Jonathan Perrier, who kept them from drowning until first responders arrived on the scene. Nunatsiaq Online

My friend and her husband have a young son.

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2 Comments

  1. lisa bassanese said,

    July 29, 2010 at 5:43 am

    he was a great teacher. without him i dont think i would of survived high school. he was there for everyone who was in need. he always made you laugh and smile even if you were in the gloomiest mood. i will miss him and remember him forever. the things he has done for everyone will allow him to live on throughout thousands of people from their memories.

    • mudhooks said,

      July 29, 2010 at 7:00 am

      My Mom was a teacher and I know who are grown and with families of their own who still remember the impact she had on them all those years ago. Becoming a great adult is the best legacy to what Mike Robinson gave you.

      Thank you for sharing.

      I know his wife, Tammy, would be very grateful to hear from all those students who meant so much to him and to whom HE meant so much. Be sure to share your thoughts with her, in a card or note. It would mean so much to him, I am sure.


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