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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Thomas Strickland of Burgeo, nl
Philip & Rose Decker
To Gary & Dawn
our deep sympathy on the passing of your Dad. I’m sure he will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers arer with you at this sad time
Philip & Rose Decker
Walter & Sherri Miller
Gary and Dawn:
We are so saddened to hear of George’s passing.He will be greatly missed but always remembered.He was a great man and I so enjoyed my visits to his home.Also to Jack and Lynn on the loss of a very dear friend.Our condolences go out to you all at this time.
T0 George’s family-so very sorrry to hear of his passing! my thoughts are with you all at this sad time!!!
Valerie and Donald Inness
Gary and Dawn:
We extend our deepest sympathy to you and your family.
Rod & Ann Golden
Gary & family: So sorry to hear of George’s passing. I have many fond memories of George coming into Whites Irving when I worked there back in the day. Our thoughts are with you. Rod & Ann
Beverley & Betty-Jean Colp
Gary & Dawn we send our deepest sympathy to you and the family of George. He will always be remembered for the wonderful man he was to know. Memories you have of the time you were able to spend with him will now help you at this time.
Gary and Dawn, My thoughts are with the both of you at this sad time. Barb
Gary & Dawn.you are in my thoughts & prayers.It never gets easy to lose a parent.With family & friends you will get through this.Thinking of you.Judi
Alethia Keating & family
We was so sorry to hear for George passing away, Our thoughts and Prayers are with you all.
Janet & Peter Wolfe
My thoughts are with you. And in your thoughts will be many happy memories.
to Gary and Dawn,
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. my deepest sympathy to you and the rest of your family.
Gary, I’m so sorry to read of your Dad’s passing. Lots of great memories tend to heal the pain as the days go on. Barb and I will be thinking of you both. Steve D
james hubley and brenda lawrence
sorry to hear about your loss … george will be missed but remembered by all who knew him
Anne & Gordon Peverill
Shona, we were so sorry to hear of your loss.
Dennis & Sherri Harrington
Dear Gary & Dawn,
So very sorry to hear about your Dad. You have many wonderful
memories to cherish and share. He will be missed by all who knew him, but never forgotten.We are thinking of you both at this
sad time. Please send our sincere condolences to all the family.
Love Dennis & sherri xoxo
Sorry to hear of your loss.Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Joe & Gerri Fraelic
thinking of you Gary & Dawn
George will be remembered
Shirley & Paul Shot
To the Roberton family: Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time.
Gary & Dawn & Family
So sorry to hear about George he was a great guy .When I went to the house to help him out we always shared a laugh and had some nice chats and card games to.
Jim & Beulah Mitton
To all the Family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.
May you chaerish all the happy memories together.
Tracy, Kelcie and Kaelee
Gary and Dawn, So sorry to hear of Uncle George’s passing. He was truly an amazing man. Always had a kind and gentle word when he talked to you. I remember spending many a day with him and Aunt Leota. I’ve told many stories to the girls about my time at their house. My thoughts and prayers go out to you both. xo
To all of the family .I wish to offer my sincere sympathy to you ..but to the family I know so well,Shona /Mary/ Jim/ Rob.. you are in my thoughts today as you say goodbye to your loved one..God bless.Brenda Craig & family
Gary Roberton and other Roberton family members:
You have our sincere condolences on the loss of your father, father-in-law, grandfather and great grandfather. Although it’s difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, May looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow.
Syd & Denise Parnell
My thoughts and prayers are with you all in your time of sorrow.
Gary,I have realy great memories of your dad when I was younger and spent a lot of time at your parents he was a very kind and soft spoken man, thinking of you in your time of sorrow,Gary,Donna& Kevin
giving my condolences may he rest in peace and god bless his family you are all in my thoughts and prayers
June Benvie Friis
I just read this for the first time.
I am very sorry for your loss.