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Memorable Manitobans: Robert “Bob” Pelletier (1953-2002)

Community activist.

Born on 13 July 1953, he was adopted by Georges and Jeanne Pelletier and graduated from Dauphin Regional High School in 1973. He worked as an auto mechanic in Brandon and Esterhazy, Saskatchewan. He moved to Portage la Prairie in 1984 and in 1985 had an accident which left him a paraplegic. He moved to Brandon and volunteered for the Canadian Paraplegic Association for 11 years and helped to design the Westman Kiwanis Court, a residential complex in Brandon designed for disabled people. He was a Ham radio operator and used the call sigh VE5WCB (Wheel Chair Bob). He died at Yorkton, Saskatchewan on 28 February 2002.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 10 March 2002.

“They will never be forgotten” by Kevin Rollason, Winnipeg Free Press, 31 December 2002, page A8.

This page was prepared by Ian Stewart.

Page revised: 26 December 2016

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