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Memorable Manitobans: Robert Frederick “Bob” Tinkler (1921-2010)

Telephone engineer.

Born at Winnipeg on 9 February 1921, he joined the RCAF in the Second World War as a radio technician, serving overseas in North Africa, Cyprus, and Palestine. He rejoined Manitoba Telephone System after the war in 1945, working in the Plant and Engineering departments. He was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America, a life member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the Fort Rouge Legion, Air Force Association, a Past President of the Kiwanis Club of South Winnipeg, Winnipeg Amateur Radio Club, and Manitoba Repeater Society. He died at Winnipeg on 21 January 2010.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 27 January 2010.

This profile was prepared by Kris Keen.

Page revised: 5 July 2010

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