Robert Fitzpatrick Memorial Fund

The Robert Fitzpatrick Memorial Fund was established by his wife, Marthena in March 2023

Robert Edward Fitzpatrick was born in 1945 on a farm near Vankleek Hill, Ontario.  His mother was a teacher and was widowed with six children to raise and a farm to run. Robert learned early the values of hard work and helping others—and he had the energy for it!  He studied at Laurentian University and later, he and his wife, Marthena were married in 1973.  They moved to Vancouver in 1984 and Robert ran his own construction company until his retirement in 2000. 

Robert and Marthena became enamored by the effective projects TRAS were involved in and became regular supporters. Marthena knew that creating a memorial fund would be a wonderful way to help support TRAS, and to leave a legacy for Robert and what he cared about in this world. Those who knew him variously described Robert as a man “whose smile made you feel as if you were just the person he wanted to see”, and “a good man with a good heart”. 

Marthena writes “He will always be missed. Thanks to TRAS for this splendid opportunity to commemorate Robert and the causes he supported.”

If you would like to donate to the Robert Fitzpatrick Memorial Fund to support Tibetan youth you can do so by:

  • Credit card online via CanadaHelps
    CanadaHelps is a registered charity that supports Canadian charities by providing a platform for online donations.
  • Bank e-transfer to and include a note that your donation is for the Robert Fitzpatrick Memorial Fund.
  • Credit card by phoning the TRAS office at 604-224-5133 (the phone line is monitored regularly).
  • Cheque made out to TRAS. Please note “Robert Fitzpatrick Memorial Fund” on the bottom of the cheque, and mail it to:

    1183 Melville St 
    Vancouver, BC, V6E 2X5