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Memorable Manitobans: Dorothy Jones Cosgrove “Gigi” Robson (1916-2014)

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Community activist.

Born at Toronto, Ontario on 13 January 1916, daughter of Louisa and William Jones, most of her life was spent at Winnipeg. She attended Isaac Brock School and Daniel McIntyre Collegiate where she was the first female Senior Student Council President. She attended Wesley College from 1931 to 1936, receiving a BA degree.

She was married twice, first to Russell Claire Cosgrove (1914-1991) in 1940 and second to Robert Clayton Robson (1914-2002) in 1992. An active community volunteer, she worked for the Children’s Hospital St. Agnes Guild, Girl Guide House, and the Winnipeg Winter Club. She helped to establish the Riding Mountain Historical Society and was a member of the Riding Mountain National Park 50th Anniversary Committee.

She died at Winnipeg on 26 October 2014.


Obituary [Russell Claire Cosgrove], Winnipeg Free Press, 15 February 1991, page 17.

Obituary [Robert Clayton Robson], Winnipeg Free Press, 16 November 2002, page 45.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 28 October 2014.

We thank Frances Kasper for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 30 November 2014

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