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Memorable Manitobans: Julian Elton Robinson (1925-2004)

Community activist.

Born in Jamaica in 1925, he attended Wolmer’s School for Boys in Kingston, and went on to serve in the Royal Air Force during the Second World War. In 1954, he married Gloria Yvonne McMorris (1927-2017). The couple moved to Winnipeg a few years later, where they had one child. While his wife continued her nursing career, his first job was with the Canadian Pacific Railway, after which he moved on to a career in management at the Health Sciences Centre. Active in community service and philanthropy, he was a founding member of Cambrian Credit Union and served as a member of the Consular Corps as Honorary Vice Consul for Jamaica. He received the Badge of Honour for Meritorious Service from the Government of Jamaica. He died at Winnipeg on 24 March 2004.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 30 March 2004.

Obituary [Gloria Yvonne Robinson], Winnipeg Free Press, 25 July 2017.

This page was prepared by Lois Braun.

Page revised: 16 January 2021

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