Former Chatham politician Larry Mansfield Robbins dies
Long-time Chatham politician Larry Mansfield Robbins has died.
He was 77.
Chatham Counc. Marjorie Crew says she was notified of his death on Tuesday.
Crew says Mansfield Robbins was a “true gentleman.
“he was a pillar of the community. He was always very soft spoken and considerate of the entire community and everyone of all different walks of life. It’s not easy to find gentleman like Larry Mansfield Robbins.. it’s certainly a loss to this community.”
Crew says he helped her learn the ropes of being a municipal councillor turning her first term. She added he always had a great sense of humour.
“Larry was always funny, he had a really cool sense of humour,” she said. “He couldn’t say my name in the beginning and he called me Audrey. I just looked at hima nd he called me twice… so I corrected him, and finally I started calling him Archie. So then we kind of laughed and it was a joke between us.”
Robbins was was a long time member of Chatham-Kent Council, finishing his tenure in 2010.