Travel industry representatives are mourning the death of former BWIA ticket agent and account executive Leroy Robinson who succumbed to pancreatic cancer last week at Princess Margaret Hospital. He was 56.
Robinson, who had a healthy relationship with tour operators and travel agents,
worked at the Toronto office of the now defunct BWIA for many years.
“Leroy was an excellent workmate and team player,” said former BWIA colleague Margo Harris. “He had a good attitude and he enhanced the work environment.”
Born in Trinidad & Tobago, Robinson attended Tunapuna Anglican and Secondary schools before migrating to Canada in 1977 via New York.
He’s survived by eight children, including eldest son Ronnie Robinson.
“My dad was full of life and someone who was well liked,” said Ronnie. “He will be missed by his family, friends and former co-workers in the travel sector.”
Robinson was an active member of the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) and attended several of its conferences, including the CTO sustainable development forum. Visitation takes place today (Thursday) at Demarco Funeral Chapel, 3275 Keele St. (between Finch & Sheppard Aves. W.) from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.
A private funeral and cremation will be held later.