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Memorable Manitobans: Sydney Isaac Robinson (1896-1980)


Born at Stratford, Ontario on 13 June 1896, son of Reuben S. Robinson and Bessie Sugarman, he moved to Winnipeg with his family in 1903. He went to work with his fur merchant father at the age of 15 and, in 1924, opened his own business at Regina, Saskatchewan, returning to Winnipeg in 1932. He remained active with his S. I. Robinson Furs and Sydney I. Robinson Sporting Goods (later known as S.I.R. Sporting Goods) until retiring in ill health in 1978. He died at Winnipeg on 1 November 1980 and was buried in the Shaarey Zedek Cemetery.

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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Public Press Building / Robinson Building (290 Vaughan Street, Winnipeg)


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 4 November 1980, page 60.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 2 July 2017

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