Thursday, April 5, 2018

Reverend Robert Jenkins, Ottawa Archdiocesan Educator-Priest

(January 8, 1941-March 31, 2018)

Father Robert Jenkins, a priest of the Ottawa Archdiocese died at the John Paul II Residence in Ottawa on March 31, 2018 at the age of 77.

Robert Jenkins was born in Ottawa on January 8, 1941 and was ordained to the priesthood on June 10, 1965.

After ordination, Fr. Jenkins served as a teacher, chaplain, Vice-Principal and head of the religion and history departments at St. Pius X High School.  He was chaplain at St. Patrick’s and St. Peter’s High Schools. and coached several sports teams at St. Pius X. 

He also served the following parishes as Administrator, Assistant Pastor or Pastor: in Ottawa at St. Monica’s, St. John the Apostle, Our Lady of Fatima; at St Michael’s (Fitzroy Harbour), St. Gabriel’s (Constance Bay), Holy Name of Mary (Almonte) and St. Declan’s (Brightside).

In 1986, he was honoured with a Silver Pin by the Ottawa-Carleton Association for Persons with Developmental Disabilities for his work with the mentally challenged.

Fr. Jenkins is survived by his sisters Carol Baert and Patricia Jenkins and is fondly remembered by his many nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his parents Earl and Marcella (nee Kealey) Jenkins and by his brothers Barry, Jack, Allen and Frank.

The funeral Mass will be celebrated at 2 p.m. on Friday, April 6, 2018 at St. Mary’s Parish, 100 Young St. in Ottawa. A reception will follow in the parish hall.

Requiescat in pace.