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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.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 27 January 2010.

This profile was prepared by Kris Keen.

Page revised: 5 July 2010

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