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Date of Passing: May 24, 2018

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ROBERT (ROBYN) SEFTON GRAY Tragically, as a result of a motorcycle accident on Thursday, May 24, 2018, Robyn died at the age of 71 years young. Robyn will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his beloved wife, Bonnie; son Brook (Taylor); daughter Vanessa (Sean); grandchildren, Ava, Khloe and Brody; deeply missed by his in-laws, Hazel and Wayne Smith; sisters-in-law, Noreen (Trevor) and Kelly (Rick); and brother-in-law Troy (Val). Also mourning his loss are his siblings, Paul (Priscilla), Patricia, Penny (Danny), David (Cheryl), Michael (Courtney), Pamela (Jamie); his stepmom Joan Gray, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Eleanor and Mel Gray. He will also be missed by three four-legged buddies, Zoey, Angel and Bella, and their adopted son, Matt. A private ceremony has been planned. There will also be a celebration of his life for which the date, time and place are yet to be determined. For the time being, friends and relatives are encouraged to share in a photo-biography, eulogy, stories and condolences for the family by visiting Rob's tribute page at Even when I am awake I am dreaming of you. Bonnie INTEGRITY Cremation & Funeral Planning 204-295-5408

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jun 02, 2018

Condolences & Memories (10 entries)

  • I only knew Robyn to be kind and always there to lend a hand. I sadly only learnt of this tragic event today. Kinda weird how I found out ....all his bike friends did a memorial ride today (all met in parking lot by where I live). The last time I saw Robyn he said kind words to me to let me know I would be okay....but to smarten up!!!! I will miss seeing his face... Condolences to his family.God is with you ... - Posted by: Allison (Friend ) on: Jul 22, 2018

  • I find it hard to believe Rob will not be at some motorcycle happening in the future, I first met Rob back in '72 when my friend Dave Johnson (AKA Lumpy) introduced us at the Zoo. Not the one at Assiniboine Park. Lumpy was the bouncer and I worked in the Osborne area. Robyn had a cool bike and I owned a pile of parts. Over the years at parties he was always a solid motorcycle enthusiast to me as I droned on about the bikes of days gone by. Our paths would cross over the years from simply buying a 45 battery on Portage to lusting over new Harleys on Corydon in 1978. In the 90's I became a loyal customer and friend buying new Harleys. We rode together on the "Ride Home" at the 100th Anniversary of Harley. He crossed the border faster than me. I have never figured that out to this day. He will be missed by ALL who own 2 wheels in this Province. - Posted by: Ross Metcalfe (Friend) on: Jun 05, 2018

  • I would like to offer the sincere heartfelt condolences to Bonnie, Dave & Cheryl, Paul & Priscilla, Little Robynn, and all of Robyn's Family and Friends from myself and on behalf of all of his Thursday Night Rider (TNR) brothers. All of us brothers from other mothers, and connected through motorcycles Ride on my friend and save us seats at the Pearly Gates Bar with a view of the stage. - Posted by: David R. gledhill (Brother From Another Mother) on: Jun 04, 2018

  • I’m in total shock. This is a unbelievable. I’ve known Robin from when he started his Bike shop on Portage. This is unjustifiable . He is truly missed. He also helped me build my Triumph.Thinking back to 1969 his brother probably did most the work. - Posted by: Ian MacKay (Spartan brother) on: Jun 04, 2018

  • Robyn and I went to St. John’s Cathedral Boys School together in 1962-63. Although we did not see each other often, we remained good friends. I called Robyn on my last trip through Winnipeg in the middle of May... we intended to get together to tell some lies about the good old days, but my granddaughters’ hockey schedules kept getting in the way. We caught up a bit on the phone and agreed to get together next time. He was very enthused about a new service he was providing for handicapped folks. Sincere condolences to Robyn’s family and time my friend. - Posted by: Terry Ellwood (Friend) on: Jun 04, 2018

  • Dear Bonnie. I am writing to say how sorry I am for the loss of someone so dear to you. John and I have known you and Robyn for many years. Our son Jessie was very young when we met. One of the biggest joys of my husband, beside our son, was his first Harley. It was like having another baby. I remember having my mom baby sit our son, so we could get on our bike and join up with so many who shared the love of riding. I remember you and Robyn. I want to thank you for those lovely memories. And I want to say thank you to Robyn. You were truly their for me and John when we lost our son Jessie. You showed compassion and understanding. Robyn you wrote to my husband every time you saw or read something I was doing. I am grateful. You were kind to us when we needed it. There are some that ride and then there are some that get on a bike and become one. I am so grateful to have known you Robyn. Would you say hi to my son. Hugs Arlene and John and J.L.K. Angel - Posted by: Arlene Last-Kolb (a friend) on: Jun 02, 2018

  • Bonnie, We are thinking of you and keeping you close in our hearts. Penney, Janet and Donna. - Posted by: Penney Romanyshyn (Friend) on: Jun 02, 2018

  • I will always cherish the time I spent with Robyn at home in my garage rebuilding my Triumph doing what he loved to do... working on motorcycles. I am deeply saddened by his passing and offer my sincere condolences to his family. Rest in peace brother... you will be missed much and thought of often. - Posted by: gary florentine (friend) on: Jun 02, 2018

  • I am so saddened to learn of Robyn's tragic passing and wish to extend my deepest sympathies and sincerest condolences to all his family. May the sun forever shine upon his face and the wind always be at his back. He will be greatly missed and fondly remembered. - Posted by: Norman Guilbert (Former teacher) on: Jun 02, 2018

  • So sorry for your loss. Bought my first Harley from him. He will be missed. - Posted by: Dave Preston (Friend) on: Jun 02, 2018

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