Roberton – George, 94, of Brooklyn, Queens County, passed away peacefully Saturday, January 21st ,2012 at Veteran’s Unit, Fisherman’s Memorial Hospital, Lunenburg.
Born in Onion Lake, Saskatchewan, he was the son of the late William and Katherine (Phillips) Roberton.
George was a veteran of World War II, serving in the R.C.N.V.R with the Corvette Navy. George also held a career as a fisherman and was known as a “jack of all trades”. He worked until his retirement with Bowater Mersey Paper Company Limited in the finishing department and had a love for the outdoors especially enjoying gardening.
He is survived by his son Gary (Dawn) Roberton of Oakhill, Lunenburg County. Daughter-in-law Mary Roberton of Liverpool. Grandchildren Robby Roberton of Halifax, Jimmy Roberton of Liverpool and Shona (Scott) Dauphinee of Liverpool. Great-grandchildren Holly Roberton of Halifax, Kelly and David Dauphinee of Liverpool. Special friends and neighbors Jack and Lynn Conrad of Brooklyn.
He is predeceased by his loving wife Leota June (Kelly), son Leigh, brothers William and Robert and sisters Bernice Lucas, Cassie Wagner, Helen Coates and Gladys Cooke.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Chandlers’ Funeral Home, Liverpool. A graveside service will be held Wednesday, January 25th, 2012 at 2.00 p.m. in Seaside Cemetery, Brooklyn. Lay Minister Peter Anthony officiating. No flowers by request. Donations may be made to Mersey Branch #38 Royal Canadian Legion, Liverpool. Online condolences may be made to www.chandlersfuneral.com.
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