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Memorable Manitobans: Robert Warren “Uncle Bob” Swarts (1934-1989)

Entertainer, ventriloquist.

Born at Winnipeg on 30 June 1934, son of Robert Warren Swarts (c1902-1971) and Myrtle May Croft (1914-2009), he attended Lord Roberts School and Tec Voc. For over 20 years, he was “Uncle Bob” on the popular childrens’ television program “Archie and His Friends.” He died at Gimli on 9 June 1989.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 25 September 1971, page 41.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 14 June 1989, page 42.

Obituary [Myrtle May Croft], Winnipeg Free Press, 18 April 2009.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 12 July 2016

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