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 Carmen Florence <I>Johnson</I> Robinson

Carmen Florence Johnson Robinson

Trois-Rivières, Mauricie Region, Quebec, Canada
Death 26 Aug 1985 (aged 51)
Banff, Canmore Census Division, Alberta, Canada
Burial Banff, Canmore Census Division, Alberta, Canada
Plot 1-126
Memorial ID 63968678 · View Source
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Published in the Crag & Canyon Newspaper
Banff, Alberta, Sept 4 1985

Carmen Robinson 1933-1985

Carmen Robinson was born September 6,1933 in Three Rivers, Quebec. In 1955 after attending college in Kingston, Ontario and training at the Ottawa General Hospital as a lab technician, she moved to Vancouver where she worked for the Shaughnessy Veterans Hospital for a couple of years. While living in Vancouver she became a member of the Seymour Ski Team and it was while racing at the 1956 Canadian Ski Championships in Banff that she met Doug Robinson. They were married a year later at the Franciscan Retreat in Cochrane, Alberta and then moved to Banff where they raised six children.

Mrs. Robinson was probably best known around Banff as a runner in the late 60's . At the age of 38 she became the first woman in Alberta to finish a marathon. She could be seen every morning, summer and winter, running her ten miles on the highways around Banff.

Mrs. Robinson was always very competitive in sports. In cross country skiing she entered the 100 mile race from LaChute to Ottawa and for years she was the lady to beat in the annual Veterans Race on Mt. Norquay.

She always enjoyed hiking and skiing and like to introduce friends to the beauty of the mountains. During the last few summers Mrs. Robinson was a very active member of the local tennis clubs and will be deeply missed by her fellow tennis players.

As her children grew older. Mrs. Robinson directed much of her energy to the Catholic Church. She could be found doing chores ranging from distributing communion to mowing the lawns around the church.

Carmen Robinson faced a recent long illness with great courage and faith. This will be remembered as a source of strength for her family and friends.

In 2013 Carmen was posthumously inducted into the Calgary Marathon Society's Hall of Fame for being the first female winner of the Calgary Marathon in 1975.

Sister to Colette Shepherd .




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