August 26, 1945 - September 14, 2017
Robert passed away peacefully after a long illness, at St. Boniface Hospital on September 14, 2017.
Born in England, Robert moved to Winnipeg at a young age and was raised by his Mother in the City’s West End.
He was pre-deceased by his Mother, Alice Cubbidge and is survived by numerous friends and his much loved dog, “Ollie”.
Robert was a life-long social justice advocate and peace activist. He worked throughout his life for fairness for all citizens and was a staunch supporter of social programs such as Medicare.
He was employed as a Gardener by the City’s Parks & Recreation Department for over 35 years, working at the Assiniboine Park Conservatory, the English Garden and the Witch’s Hut in West Kildonan Park. He loved gardening and the joy that plants brought to people.
Robert was an accomplished snooker player and hosted many eight-ball matches in his Hart Avenue Billiard Parlor. Taking money off of his friends was a special delight.
Throughout his life his dogs were an ever-present source of joy and comfort. Long walks in the park with his walking stick and his dogs were part of his daily routine.
Sincere thanks to Dr. James Langridge for his friendship and guidance. Special thanks to all of the staff at St. Boniface Hospital for their kind and compassionate care. To Jennifer, Will, Stu, Tim, Paul and Marion, thank you for being there.
Donations in Robert’s memory may be made to the Winnipeg Humane Society, 45 Hurst Way, Winnipeg, MB, R3T 0R3.
A gathering of close friends will be held at a later date.
“You can’t be too strong”
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