A GREAT HUMAN left us today – and our loss is enormous …. After work we golfed on Lodge at Woodcliff Golf Course and Robyn hit ball after ball like an angel – so that we decided to sign up for a tournament soon and play for charity to capitalize on our ringers. We then celebrated our best swings in my cabana where we shared refreshing chunks of watermelon.
As we did often, we also exchanged stories of gratitude for family, for fun and for the awesome friendship and trust we’d shared over a quarter century. Today though, for the first time, we stayed outside and talked as if deep-called-to-deep until just after 9 PM. Five hours flew by in minutes in our minds! Others described our friendship as poetry, as deeper than they’d ever seen, as David-Jonathan-like, and as extraordinary collaboration. We saw it as an awesome gift of God – unique in adventures that changed and awed us both.
What turned out to be our last day together also became a lasting treasure locked into flowers that surrounded us, birds that sang to us, faith that defined us, and laughter that drew us even closer together over a lifetime friendship and brain based work internationally. Today Robyn is golfing with angels and laughing with her dearly loved mother and grandmother! Her familiar smile remains fixed in my broken soul, and yet I sense that smile will outlive my lifetime, because of incredible memories we built within its warmth.
20 some years ago Robyn started supporting the Mita International Brain Center research because she saw the work changing lives, and felt called to help make a difference. In spite of the fact that Robyn ended that call through a sudden and tragic fall which snatched her from our love far before we were ready to let her go, her international influence, keen intelligence and gentle care for others lives through every brain venture we lead forward without her kindness, enthusiasm, faith and support. Miss you already Robyn, but you’ll always be part of the brain based work and of my life, even after I figure out how to turn the dial away from sad!
Love from all of us to Carl, Robyn’s husband of 54 years, her kids Scott, Kristen, Sean, Tracy, Michael, Melody, her grandchildren Kenny, Jon, Tony, Nate, and Nick. Her loving sister Jill and brother David and his wife Lorinda along with many cousins, nieces and nephews – she loved you all fiercely and spoke of you constantly! Be blessed as her legacy in love. See details in The Daily News Obituary!
Viewing for Dr. Robyn McMaster took place on Friday, July 8th, at Harmon Watson Funeral Home – in Castile, NY. A Celebration of Life service was held Sat, July 9th at Highpoint Community Church in Corfu, NY 14036.
In addition to tributes and farewells in comments below – do see Robyn’s Face Book Circle responses. And with thanks to those farewells in Instagram responses. Friends and fellow leaders continue to say goodbye to our dear friend Robyn, at my TpT brain based resources site, (under the ASK A QUESTION tab). Wish I could share the enormous love still pouring in through dozens of emails, cards and calls from all over the world – but perhaps it’s more important for each of us to sense and remain grateful for Robyn’s genuine desire for blessing and prosperity that she still smiles over you and me today!
And thanks to the generosity of Sherri Tyler and many lives Robyn touched deeply her spirit and kindness will now live on at the Mita International Brain Center through a scholarship fund established in Robyn’s memory. The newly established scholarship will be awarded yearly and scholarship details will appear here.
Do not hesitate to submit names of a person or group who would benefit from the Dr. Robyn McMaster Scholarship for brain based support, coaching, mentoring, leadership strategies or teaching materials.
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