Bruce Robinson, President of Robinson Lighting in Winnipeg, MB, Canada, and Lighting Hall of Fame inductee, died Oct. 31 of a rare liver disorder. He was 65.
American Lighting Assn. President Dick Upton remembers Robinson as “a fellow with a ready smile” who was very active with ALA, particularly in 1994 when he served on a task force to reorganize the association.
“He was not only an advocate of helpful change, but also took the time to be at the table and help design those changes and stayed to help get the job done,” Upton says. “He had vision but also understood the need for action and to move forward, which is a very rare combination in a person.”
Robinson went on to be elected to the ALA Board of Governors, the Executive Committee and Chairperson of the Board. In 2003, he was inducted into the Lighting Hall of Fame, and is the only Canadian to date to receive the honor.
Robinson joined the family business, B.A. Robinson Co. Ltd., in 1971, and later went on to create Robinson Lighting. Outside of work, Robinson enjoyed golfing, curling and spending time with his family. He is survived by his wife, Jane; his son, Brett; and his daughter, Leigh; and was preceded in death by his first wife, Lynne, and son, Todd.
Donations may be made in Robinson's memory to Liver Research at the Health Sciences Centre Foundation, MS1-820 Sherbrook St., Winnipeg, MB, R3A 1R9 or to any other charity.