Memorable Manitobans: Robert “Bob/Doc” Holliday (1942-2022)
Journalist, community activist.
Born at Winnipeg on 28 June 1942, he worked as a journalist at the St. Vital Lance (?-?), Winnipeg Tribune (?-?), CJOB Radio (?-?), and Winnipeg Sun (1990s-2007). In retirement, he was St. Vital correspondent for the Canstar Community News from 2013 to his death.
He served as President of the St. Vital Historical Society for more than 10 years and edited its monthly newsletter. He fundraised for the St. Vital Museum, coordinated pancake breakfasts and barbecues, and was an enthusiastic tour guide and exhibit developer. In 2016, he presided over its re-opening into renovated and expanded space in the old St. Vital Fire Hall, a building formerly occupied by the Winnipeg Paramedic Service. In addition, he was the editor for the Manitoba Police Association’s yearbook.
His community work was recognized by a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal (2012), a Lieutenant Governor's Award for Historical Preservation and Promotion (2017), and a Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Medal (2022).
He died at Winnipeg on 28 December 2022.
“Farewell, Doc -- you will be missed” by John Kendle, Free Press Community Review, East Edition, 4 January 2023, page 6.
“Winnipeg WWE promoter ‘Doc’ Holliday dies,” Slam Wrestling, 28 December 2022.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 4 January 2023