Dr. Robin Michael Mautner was born on March 21st, 1953 in Toronto. He died suddenly on December 16th, 2020 at his residence in Huntsville, Ontario. Survived by his wife Janice Lynne Parrott, their two children Alexandre Parrott-Mautner and Katerina Parrott-Mautner and his brother Peter Mautner. Predeceased by his mother Jean Shirley Mautner (Nee: Calverly) and his father, Lorenz Sebastian Mautner.
Robin will be lovingly remembered by Janice, his wife of 36 years, his son Alexandre and daughter Katerina, his dear brother Peter, his sisters-in-law Louise (Ken), Leslie (Michael), brother-in-law Stephen (Madrie), his nieces: Lauren, Stephanie, Emma, Holly, his nephews: Michael (Theresa), Christopher, his grandniece Violet and his grandnephew Bodhi, and his beloved cousins and friends.
Robin was an artist. He spent eight years of his life as a professional silk screen designer. His life was marked with endless doses of kindness, compassion, empathy and of course humour. He was a teacher for 25 years at the Adult & Alternate Education Centre in Huntsville. His passion for helping at risk students led him to do a Masters of Adult Education and subsequently a Doctorate of Philosophy, entitled: Reengaging “At-risk” youth in Secondary Education.
Robin was a cycling activist during the 1970’s and 80’s and preferred to travel by bicycle. As a young man he cycled all over Britain and Europe. He continued these cycling trips with his wife Janice in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Britain and the East and West coasts of Canada until the children were born.
Robins father was a refugee to Canada during World War II and as a result Robin felt moved to help Syrian refugees and was instrumental in bringing a family to Huntsville.
He was remembered by those close to him as a walking encyclopedia. He exemplified this during family games of Trivial Pursuit when Robin, on his own team, would win against everyone else.
He loved strong coffee, and stayed away from water – as it, “causes rust”. He loved classical music and languages. He was bilingual in French and dabbled in German, Spanish and Italian. He played the piano, and the viola. He also enjoyed acting in local plays and improv performances, being skilled with accents.
Right now, Robin is likely sitting in the sun, enjoying a nice espresso in heaven’s south of France. We love you more than anything.
So long and thanks for all the fish.
There will be no funeral service at this time.
Donations in lieu of flowers in Robin’s name can be made to the following organizations: The Aspen Valley Wildlife Sanctuary www.aspenvalley.ca or The Canadian Diabetes Foundation www.diabetes.ca
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