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Memorable Manitobans: John Edward Robertson (1872-1940)

Store manager.

Born at Elora, Ontario in 1872, he joined the Toronto branch of the T. Eaton Company in 1902 and came to Winnipeg in 1905 with the opening of an Eatons store here. He served as merchandise manager until his retirement in 1933. He was an ardent amateur sportsman, participating in curling, golf, fish and shooting. He was a life member of the Strathcona Curling Club, a director of the Winnipeg Jockey Club, and a member of the St. Charles Country Club and Manitoba Club. He died at his Winnipeg home, 244 Kingsway, on 30 August 1940 and was buried in St. John’s Cemetery.

Sources:

Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Former store executive dead,” Winnipeg Tribune, 31 August 1940. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B9, page 96]

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 2 August 2014

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