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SEAN EVAN ROBINSON (published on September 07, 2011)

SEAN EVAN ROBINSON Peacefully on Saturday, September 3, 2011 Sean Evan Robinson passed away in the Palliative Care Unit at St. Boniface Hospital. Those who knew Sean witnessed his valiant struggle over the years with diabetes and the many complications that arose from this disease, and so it is with some measure of relief that the family released him to the Lord's faithful care over the course of the last 12 hours of his life. Sean is survived by his wife Gail; his parents Earl and Benita; his sister Manda Poole (D'Arcy) and nephew Ethan; his parents-in-law Wilbert and Daisy Canning; his sister-in-law Gaye Morgan (Arnold), niece Rebecca and nephew Andrew. He is missed by many other relatives and friends across Canada and around the world whose lives he has touched. Sean was born on January 30, 1969 in Toronto, Ontario to Earl and Benita Robinson, who are Colonels of The Salvation Army. Sean spent the first years of his life in Toronto and Vancouver, before moving, at the age of 12, to Winnipeg in 1981. Earl and Benita Robinson are the co-founders of the Salvation Army Catherine Booth Bible College (CBBC) currently Booth University College. Sean attended Acadia Junior High School, Fort Richmond Collegiate, and graduated from Red River Community College. Sean met his wife Gail in 1989, who had moved to Winnipeg from Newfoundland to study at CBBC and they were married in 1994. Sean and Gail were members of The Salvation Army and attended Southlands Community Church. A special thank you to Captain Justin Bradbury, Sean's pastor, for offering such wonderful support through the challenges of the past few years. Sean and Gail shared a very special relationship, being truly soul mates and best friends. Together they built a life for themselves in Winnipeg and developed strong friendships, including Marty and Annabella Cashin, with whom Sean had an especially close relationship. Sean was proud uncle to their children (Logan and Leia) and Marty was a very important support to Sean over the last number of years as he dealt with his health challenges. For this, Sean and Gail will be eternally grateful. The family would like to thank the staff of St. Boniface Hospital for the years of extraordinary care for Sean. There are too many to name, but each of you that cared for Sean has a special place in our hearts forever. They also say thank you to Dr. Christopher Fotti who cared for Sean in his final months and became a vital part of Sean's care. A celebration of Sean's life will be held at Booth University College Chapel, 447 Webb Place on Saturday, September 10, 2011 at 2:00 p.m., with Captain Justin Bradbury officiating. A reception will follow in the Booth University College Cafeteria. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Southlands Community Church in memory of Sean Robinson, 85 Keslar Road, Winnipeg, MB R3T 6A5, (204-946-9160).

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