ROBINSON, William (Bill)
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September 7, 1934 – December 9, 2012
Bill Robinson, beloved husband of Carol Robinson, passed away in Calgary on Sunday, December 9, 2012 at the age of 78 years. Bill was born in Toronto and attended East York Collegiate High School where he was an accomplished track and field athlete and a member of the East York Goliaths Football team. After moving to Calgary he began working for the City of Calgary Parks and Recreation Department where he was instrumental in the early development of the trail system and of the Inglewood Bird Sanctuary and Nature Centre. Bill is survived by his wife Carol, his children Jeanine, Eric and Hugh, his son-in-law Allan Boyartchuk, his daughter-in-law Hilary, his grandchildren Natalie and Kira Boyartchuk, Benjamin, Thomas and Clare Robinson and his sister Ethel Jones. He will be fondly remembered by his in-laws, his numerous nieces and nephews and his many friends from the Second Sixties Hiking group, the Alberta Gold Prospectors Association and Dana Village. A Celebration of Bill's Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W., Calgary, AB) today, December 14, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In living memory of Bill Robinson a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial.
Published in The Calgary Herald from Dec. 12 to Dec. 14, 2012