[New Westminster] It is with great sadness the executive and members of the Quayside Community Board [QCB] announce the unexpected passing of recently elected President Robin Howard on Monday, December 6th, 2021.
Robin is survived by his wife Terry Aske and is resolutely missed by the members of the Quayside Community Board and the Quayside community at large. Robin was a results-driven president for the QCB and followed in the footsteps of past presidents with a sense of pride and purpose in his Quay community.
Robin and Terry could be seen walking the New Westminster Esplanade/Boardwalk frequently. As a result, Robin’s positive attitude and personality made him the perfect brand Ambassador for the QCB. His exceptional work ethic made Robin a logical addition to the impressive list of past presidents who have preceded him.
Robin was elected in March of 2021 as the newest QCB president and faced many challenges not seen by past presidents such as, event cancellations, social distancing, COVID-19, and ever-changing restrictions and protocols – not to mention initiating serious discussions of Quay issues. Robin maintained the momentum of the great work done by the QCB over unrelenting and challenging times. Toward this end, Robin embraced technology in order to arrange regular monthly board meetings and produce an exclusive video-conferencing Q&A meeting with New West Mayor Cote [Feb 24, 2021]. Robin will be known for his leadership in taking the QCB into the digital age, giving the QCB the ability to function in an online environment with ease and effectiveness - a significant accomplishment for so short a time in service.
Robin moved from Burnaby in 1989 and resided in both the Westport and Lido condo complexes in the Quayside community. He made his skills available to the strata boards of these two complexes, giving him a working understanding of what being president of 20 buildings, 2749 condo units and more than 6000 residents.
In a past New West Record article by Theresa McManus, Robin professed that he “looked forward to contributing to this great community”. In his time as president and his over three decades as a resident of the Quay – he lived up to his desire to contribute great things to our vibrant community.
“Thanks, Robin, for a job exceptionally well done!” concludes the QCB.
For more on the QCB, please visit quaysideboard.com