The Canadian Wheelchair Sports Association, along with the entire wheelchair rugby community, expresses our condolences on the loss of Trevor Robinson, who passed away yesterday at the age of 43. Trevor was a member of the Canadian wheelchair rugby national squad from 2002 to 2006 and was an active in the wheelchair rugby community in Manitoba.
Trevor was born in Gimli, Manitoba and was raised in Winnipeg. As a teenager, he was heavily involved in volleyball, baseball and hockey. After becoming a quadriplegic in his early twenties in an off-road dirt biking accident, Trevor discovered wheelchair rugby and quickly showed promise in the sport.
In 2002, Trevor’s hard work paid off when he made the Canadian national team squad and had the opportunity to travel the world and represent his country. His teammates and coaches remember him as a versatile and hard-working mid-point player who could use his speed and size on offense, then shut down a higher-point defender on defense. Off the court, he was a volunteer for the Manitoba Wheelchair Sports Association’s School Awareness program, where spoke to students about the importance of sports participation and safety awareness.
Trevor is survived by his mother Carol, brother Troy (Cindy); uncles Darold, Merle and Duane Coldwell; girlfriend Nicole, special friend of many years Shirley. No formal service will be held.