11 September 2006

Donald Robson

On the fifth anniversary of 9/11 volunteer bloggers will come together to write a short tribute to each of the 2,996 victims of that awful day. Although I live an ocean away from New York I am proud to be a participant and to honour the memory of Donald Robson who died in the World Trade Center.

Donald Robson, aged 52, of Manhasset, New York was a partner and bond broker for Cantor Fitzgerald. Raised in Toronto he had spent the last two decades in New York and had also been present at the 1993 tower bombing. He is survived by two sons, Geoff and Scott. A kind man and a great father, he was one of 24 Canadians to die on 9/11 and one of the 658 victims from Cantor Fitzgerald.

My thoughts are with Donald’s family and friends on the anniversary of this terrible act, a senseless and evil act that brought short so many lives. May he rest in peace.

Please check this link to 2,996 for tributes to the other victims of 9/11.


Anonymous said...

Great tribute - thanks for participating.
Blessings to all those who lost loved ones that day.

Visit my blog as I pay tribute to Joseph Lovero

Dave said...

I wish so badly I had known about this. Unfortunately they won't let you join up on September 10th so I will have to pass this year.

It's so nice to know that we have comrades overseas who are just as heart-broken by that horrible day as the Americans. Thanks for participating, Jams.

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful Tribute. God Bless America. Gigi

Anonymous said...

Thank you for honoring him. I will remember him tomorrow.

I honored Michael Haub, FDNY

Anonymous said...

May he indeed rest in peace and may his family find comfort in his memory

MamaKBear said...

Thank you! It is certainly touching to my heart to see the posts from others who are not Americans. In the end, it doesn't really matter, does it?

Beautiful tribute! You've done a great job.

Rest in Peace, Donald. I will never forget.

Daniel Lugo is remembered in my own tribute. Please stop by!

Michelle said...

Super tribute, you've done him proud :o)

Random Musings said...

My tribute too worked for Cantor Fitzgerald.
Beautiful post
I honor Robert Francis Mace

Duffy said...

Thanks again for letting me honor Sean today and thanks for remembering Donald today.

Anonymous said...

I missed the deadline so I linked to you!

David M said...

Wonderful post.

Rest in peace Donald.

I am honoring George Lopez: http://thunderrun.blogspot.com/2006/09/george-lopez-one-of-2996.html

Anonymous said...

It's wonderful to see how international this all is. We are indeed, all connected.

beakerkin said...

Thank you for participating in the effort. I was there on that day and in 93. You did a fitting tribute to what seems like a wonderful person.

elasticwaistbandlady said...

This is a really neat project. I want to participate next year! My husband had colleagues from the Houston office at The World Trade Center that day who made it out alive. Like alexandra said, that brings it closer to home and gives it a farther reaching scope of this terrorist inflicted tragedy than just New York.

jams o donnell said...

They were od fortunate ewbl. I am pleased that they got out safely. Sadly someone I knew a long time ago didn't. THat is why I did this