William Carl-Johan Courtney Robinson was born on April 16, 1998 in Leesburg, Virginia, coming into the world in a rush. He just barely made it to the hospital and that was the way he lived his life. He was loving and fearless and often times reckless but he lived in the moment and he was always authentically himself.  William left us on January 14, 2016.

He attended Wakefield School in The Plains through eighth grade and then Loudoun Valley High School in Purcellville, Virginia where he was a junior. 

William leaves behind a large and close family: devoted parents, Ann-Charlotte and Martin and loving brother, Nicholas of Upperville; Cherished grandparents, Ann-Mari Horkan of Upperville, Tessa Robinson of Cheltenham, UK, Monty and Maggie Robinson of Shrewsbury, UK, and Ylva Lindgren of Washington, Virginia; Devoted aunts and uncles, Ann-Caroline Boram of Reston, VA; Ellie and David Simons of Stroud, UK; Carl and Vanessa Lindgren of Upperville, Tony Horkan and Maria Ottonello of Upperville, Lizzy Horkan of Annapolis, MD, Annie Horkan of Vero Beach, FL, Kathryn and Steve Wills on the road, Claes Nordin of Washington, VA; and a host of cousins, Erica Lindgren and her intended of Allan Hoff of Sterling, VA, Alison Campbell of San Antonio, TX, Emily Moody of Boulder, CO, Anthony Horkan of Arlington, VA, and Brittany Horkan Denver, CO, Joshua and Megan Ryan and little Indigo of Upperville, VA, James Ryan of Miami Beach, FL, and last but certainly not least Bobby Nordin of Washington, VA. 

William loved doing – from working backstage in theater to climbing rooftops to going to rallies in support of causes in which he believed.

Perhaps what he loved most was meeting people and being with his huge circle of friends any chance he could get. Services will take place at 11 a.m.,Saturday January 30, 2016 at Trinity Episcopal Church in Upperville followed by a graveside interment and reception following in Cox Hall. This service has been rescheduled due to weather. The family requests that guests wear something colorful whether a tie or a hat or a flower as color was part of William’s signature.

In lieu of flowers, they ask for a random act of kindness in his honor. 


  1. Our family is praying for the entire Robinson family during this devastating time. We will continue to pray for God’s peace as the days, weeks, months and years pass because we know the pain will always feel like you lost your beloved Will just yesterday.

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