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Memorable Manitobans: Roland “Red” Robert (1940-2019)


Born at St. Boniface on 28 October 1940, only child of Paul Robert (c1915-1978) and Marie Laura Doris Bourbonnière (1916-1997), he lived in St. Boniface or Norwood for his entire life except for a brief relocation to Québec in the late 1960s. After working briefly in sales, he devoted the rest of his life to education, as high school teacher, curriculum resource developer, principal, teacher librarian, board and committee member, consultant, and public servant. He augmented his own education with training at the Collège Universitaire de Saint-Boniface and University of Manitoba. On 10 July 1965, he married Bernadette Jolicoeur and they had two children. He died at the Concordia Hospital on 21 December 2019.


Birth registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Obituary [Paul Robert], Winnipeg Free Press, 19 April 1978, page 214.

Obituary [Laura Robert], Winnipeg Free Press, 30 January 1997, page 43.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 4 January 2020.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 12 May 2020

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