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Memorable Manitobans: Claude Copeland Robinson (1881-1976)

Businessman, community activist.

Born at Harriston, Ontario on 17 December 1881, son of Thomas D. Robinson and Elizabeth Copeland (1849-1926), he came to Winnipeg with his family in 1888 and played hockey on several teams, including the Winnipeg Victorias. He was a member of a committee that, in 1914, founded the Canadian Amateur Hockey Association. A coach of the Canadian hockey team at the 1932 Olympic Games, he was also a life member of the Amateur Athletic Union of Canada. He was inducted into the Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame (1947) and Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame (1985). He and wife Ellen Frances Doyle (1887-1960) had a daughter. He died at Vancouver, British Columbia on 27 June 1976.


Death registration, British Columbia Vital Statistics.

“Sports brief,” Winnipeg Free Press, 29 June 1976, page 54.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 7 July 1976, page 43.

Claude Robinson, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 22 March 2020

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