Softball NL Is Saddened To Learn That Robin Short Passed Away On Sunday, August 29, 2021.
Moment Of Silence Observed For Robin Short
A Moment Of Silence Was Observed Before The Championship Game Of The 2021 John Gorman Memorial Provincial Championship As It Was Learned Sunday Morning (August 29) That Robin Short (Sports Editor for The Telegram) Passed Away Following Complications Resulting From Glioblastoma.
Robin’s Contributions To The Sports Community Will Certainly Be Missed And On Behalf Of The Softball Newfoundland Labrador Board of Directors, As Well As The Entire Softball NL Community We Offer Our Condolences, Thoughts And Prayers To Robin’s Family, Friends And Colleagues At The Telegram During This Difficult Time.
Robin Short’s first passion in life was his family and his second passion in life was sports. His commitment, dedication and passion for Local Sports, as well as sports on the Provincial, National and International levels were well-documented.
Robin enjoyed playing sports, coaching sports and covering sports, but it was the people along the way that he met that made it worth while. A caring individual, who definitely had a sense of humor and could give-and-take with the best of them.
Robin enjoyed bringing stories to the readers, bringing attention to issues on the Local Sporting Scene – both positive and negative – and on many occasions pushing the buttons of the readers, while giving his honest take of what was happening and his opinions on those issues. It is a safe bet that many readers on Saturday would get a copy The Telegram and go to the Sports Section to see what Robin had written in the Nobody Asked Me, But section at the end of his column. On many occasions the thoughts and opinions expressed would give pause for thought, as well as instigate debates and discussions.
For 36-Years, Robin covered Sports at The Telegram and had entrenched himself as part of the sports fabric in the Province of Newfoundland Labrador.
There is no denying that Robin’s contributions to the Local Sports Community (and overall Sports Community) will definitely be missed on numerous levels, but one thing is certain they won’t be forgotten.
Robin John Short
Baseball Great Ted Williams said, “You have to hit the fastball to play in the big leagues.”
Robin John Short did just that. Award-winning Sports Editor of The Telegram for 36 years, he was a consummate journalist and respected writer within sports communities at the provincial, national, and international levels. Professionally, Robin did play in the big leagues, attending and covering NHL Drafts, NHL Winter Classics, Olympic Games, and other historical moments in sport. Robin witnessed Team Gushue’s Gold Medal win in 2006, Danny Cleary’s Stanley Cup Victory in 2008, and Sidney Crosby’s Golden Goal in 2010, to name a few. He was a published author, wrote for major sporting websites and publications, was a radio correspondent for TSN and a colour commentator for Rogers Television and VOCM for the St. John’s IceCaps and Growlers.
The sports world has lost a prolific journalist but the deeper loss is for his loving family and friends. His greatest title was “Dad” to his son Cameron. He was the best husband to Kim – together they called themselves ‘the Three Musketeers’. He was a loving son to Mary. Their hearts are shattered but they are comforted by their beautiful life together and the overwhelming outpouring of tributes and support.
Robin Short was a good man. He had razor sharp wit and a quick sense of humour. He loved his family fiercely and was a loyal, devoted friend. His home was his haven where he enjoyed an open fire, 80’s music, family game nights, and a good glass of wine. His man cave was his domain and his collection of sports memorabilia was the envy of many. He loved hosting shed nights with his friends and colleagues. Robin was very well-read, well-travelled, and drove all over North America (often without a map). Robin was an athlete who enjoyed a game of baseball, softball, squash, golf, and weekly hockey nights with long time buddies. Robin was a coach and mentor to youth in baseball, basketball, and hockey. He believed in children having an opportunity to play sports, and collaborated with corporate and sport organizations to start A-C level teams, tournaments, and leagues for love of a game.
Robin passed away on Sunday morning, August 29, 2021 surrounded by the loves of his life – his wife Kim, his son Cameron and his mother Mary. He was 56 years old. Arrangements have been entrusted to Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road, with visitation on Tuesday, August 31 and Wednesday, September 1, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held from Corpus Christi Church, Waterford Bridge Road at 11 a.m. Thursday, September 2 followed by inurnment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Please register to attend the funeral service during visitation at Carnell’s. The funeral service will be livestreamed for those unable to attend with the link available on Robin’s obituary page at www.carnells.com or www.streamingservices.ca. Flowers gratefully accepted or donations may be made to KIDSPORT Newfoundland and Labrador.
“Love is stronger than sorrow and deeper than time…Love is forever”
To view the funeral service for Robin Short from Corpus Christi Parish on Thursday, September 2nd at 11:00 a.m., please click on the link below: