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ERVIN ALFRED ROBINSON (ERV)
Born: Feb 07, 1940
Date of Passing: Mar 31, 2021Send Flowers to the Family Offer Condolences or Memory
ERVIN ALFRED ROBINSON
February 7, 1940 - March 31, 2021
He was predeceased (by nine months) by his loving wife of 57 years, Jean. He is survived by his daughter Kit (Kristen) Houston (Donald); son Scott Robinson (Lynne); and daughter Paige Harms (Bruce). Over the years, Jean and Ervin's family grew into a loving brood of grandchildren. "Pa" will be dearly missed by Blake Houston (Erica), Sarah Houston (Andrew Okenwa), Claire Robinson (Noah Crossman), Brianna Harms (Liam Ginter), and his beloved great-granddaughter, Amara Okenwa; with whom he shared waffles, dances and many stories.
Erv was born in Minnedosa, Manitoba in 1940 to Alfred and Pearl Robinson and he was predeceased by his sister Verna (born 1938) (Ivan Williams). He began working at the Royal Bank in town at a young age, and remained with RBC for over 35 years. His job moved him frequently in the early years. One such move took him to Atikokan, Ontario where he met the love of his life, Jean Shields. They were married there in 1963. Their marriage was long and loving; filled with many new 'adventures'. Each time Erv was transferred, Jean made a beautiful new home for them. They were a team. A team that only grew stronger with each new child.
Ervin and family loved camping, often joined by close friends. "Erv" was impossible to dislike so he made friends quickly and easily. He was always there with a dry joke - or a helping hand. He leaves behind lifelong friends who will also miss him very much.
The world has lost a "true gentleman" but we find comfort knowing he has reunited with his beloved wife. Rest in peace, Dad.
As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Apr 17, 2021
Condolences & Memories (6 entries)
I had the pleasure to work for Erv at my very first branch posting. He was always very kind, funny, fair and treated everyone with utmost respect and a smile everydaY. My condolences to you Kit and your family. The loss of a parent is very difficult. My thoughts and prayers are with you. - Posted by: Rose Wilson (Colleague) on: Apr 18, 2021
Our deepest sympathy to all the family. Take comfort in knowing that heartfelt memories live on in everyone he touched. Think of you all during this difficult time. Love the Miller family - Posted by: Milled family (Friends hugs ) on: Apr 17, 2021
Kit, my deepest condolences to you and all your family. I had the pleasure of working with your Dad at Sargent and Sherbrooke Branch. Although it was only for a short period of time I learned what a kind, considerate and funny gentleman he was. My thoughts and prayers are with and your family at this sad time. - Posted by: Brenda Lundrigan (Colleague) on: Apr 17, 2021
While we never worked in the same branch, Erv and I were close friends and attended several banking courses together. I extend my sincere condolences to his family and friends. Vern Fast, Surrey bc - Posted by: Vern FastFriend RBC banker (Fellow Banker and Friend) on: Apr 17, 2021
Erv and I were high school classmates, scouting buddies and bike riding pals growing up in Minnedosa. We rode our bikes many times out to the Robinson Farm a couple of miles outside of Minnedosa and had many adventures. Erv ultimately left me in the dust as he graduated to a motorcycle and I couldn't convince my parents to let me have one so I stayed bike ridden!! Erv was a great friend and pal throughout highschool at Crossley Collegiate. Condolances to his family. Per Ardua ad Astra! Merv Letts - Posted by: R Merv Letts (High School Classmate) on: Apr 17, 2021
Kit and all your family, my deepest condolences. I’ve known your Dad since my first RBC posting in Thunder Bay. I recognized right away that he was a true gentleman. He treated everyone with respect and dignity. I know you will miss him deeply. - Posted by: Marcel Normandeau (Friend and former RBC colleague) on: Apr 17, 2021
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