April 27, 2014 7:27 pm

‘She cared about everyone and loved her children dearly': brother of homicide victim

EDMONTON – The brother of a 54-year-old homicide victim is speaking out, saying his entire family has been greatly impacted by the death of his beloved sister.

Aileen “Gina” Robinson passed away in hospital Wednesday, after she was allegedly assaulted by her estranged husband in a north Edmonton home Monday night.

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Police and EMS were called to the home, in the area of Warwick Road in the Dunluce neighbourhood, shortly before 10 p.m. Monday. Police say Robinson was suffering from serious injuries, which were the result of an aggravated assault inside the house.

Robinson was taken to hospital where she died two days later. Police have since charged her estranged husband, 58-year-old Gilbert Paul Robinson, with second-degree murder.

An autopsy confirmed Robinson died of blunt force trauma.

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Gina leaves behind two children, Amanda and Paul, and her siblings, Doug, Patty, Michelle and Reg.

“Gina lit up the room whenever she entered and her laugh was infectious. She cared about everyone and loved her children dearly. She leaves behind many great friends, as well as family,” says Gina’s brother, Reg Chimko.

“Her loss is devastating, not only to her family, but to everyone who knew her.”

Chimko says Gina’s organs were donated, and will go to help four other people.


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