Obituary of Robin ten Pas
Visitation will be held at the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo on Wednesday, August 2, 2023 from 6-9 pm and Thursday, Aug. 3 from 2-4 and 6-9 pm.
A celebration of Robins Life will be held on Thursday, August 10th at 4 pm at:
Circle 8 Ranch
827544 Township Road 8
For those who require seating, please bring a comfortable lawn chair.
As Robins greatest joy was eating with friends and family, a reception will follow.
To view the livestream of the ceremony, please click here
Robin ten Pas
It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden and unexpected passing of the very loved Robin ten Pas of Drumbo, Ontario on Saturday July 29th.
Robin lived life to the fullest and truly lived by the motto “Live like you are dying”.
There were so many ‘hats’ that Robin wore. He was the most loving husband and best friend to Ellie Ross. The most caring and protective father of Tyler ten Pas (Kayla) and his brothers Aaron Kowall and Colton Kowall (Brittny Martin) all of Kitchener. The big brother to his sister Lee Bingley (Harold) of Brampton and his brother Lindsay ten Pas (Kellie Lee Fenner) of British Columbia. He loved being ‘Poppa’ to his grandchildren, Maeve, Carter, Addy, Royce and Atlas. Robin is predeceased by his parents, known best as Gigi and Poppa.
Considered a favourite Uncle to Hailey, Nathan, Caelan and Skye.
Robin was also a true horseman. He was raised with horses and could literally jump on any horse with no saddle or bridle and ride it like a pro. As a child he was known to ride his pony to school bareback. As an adult he was well known on the RAM Rodeo circuit and even won a Roping Championship in the very competitive circuit in Texas. His recent years with horses were spent with many hours and miles in the saddle, trail riding and horsing around with a large group of friends.
One of the most memorable hats Robin wore was that of the Chef. Robin loved to research new recipes and cooking styles. He thoroughly enjoyed serving up meals that always had everyone in awe. He made his meals with love and it showed. The highlight of his week was planning family dinners on Sundays, Holidays, Special days etc. He always held hands and said grace with the most thoughtful and grateful words before each meal.
Another hat he wore was his motorcycle helmet. Robin was an expert on a bike whether it was a KTM dirt bike, a big loud Harley or his recent purchase of a KTM 890 Adventure Bike. His last day on earth was enjoyed on that motorcycle visiting friends and preparing for a trip with his close friends Michael and Steve to ride around Newfoundland this month.
The Ultralight Pilots Association of Canada (UPAC) shared Robin’s passion for flying and he served as a director on their board. Robin was a dedicated member at Lubitz Airfield where he enjoyed flying his plane and paragliding but also Saturday morning breakfasts. He was working diligently to rebuild his airplane and it was incredible to see how many people shared their time, knowledge and resources to help with that project. Robin truly loved to fly and he now has a new set of wings in heaven.
All who were lucky enough to know Robin, would all say the same thing. They loved him and were envious of his ability to live life to the fullest.
Special thanks to Chance Riehl and EMS in Goderich Ontario who did their best.
In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for consideration of donations to Robin’s lifetime horse Reindance who requires daily prescribed medication and care. Donations for his care can be made via https://fdzebracandy.myshopify.com/products/donations-to-support-robins-horse