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Memorable Manitobans: Burton Allen “Burt” Robinson (1908-2008)

Businessman, philanthropist.

Born at Winnipeg on 10 October 1908, he worked as an electrical distributor until 1985, when he retired and became an active philanthropist in the community. Robinson donated thousands of tickets to support events for underprivileged chilren, and served on many charitable boards, including the Manitoba Centennial Corporation, Society for Crippled Children, Electric Service League of Manitoba, Salvation Army Advisory Board, Grace Hospital, Winnipeg Football Club and the Council of Catherine Booth Bible College. He was a founding member of Camp Manitou and was active for 31 years in the Rotary Club of Winnipeg. He died at Winnipeg on 15 October 2008, five days after his one hundredth birthday.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 16 October 2008.

This page was prepared by Kris Keen and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 8 June 2019

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