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Posted By Obits On January 22, 2012 @ 12:20 pm In Obituaries | 28 Comments


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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Condolence from Thomas Strickland of Burgeo, nl on January 22nd, 2012 12:46 pm

Deep symapthy
Thomas strickland

Condolence from Philip & Rose Decker on January 22nd, 2012 12:59 pm

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

Condolence from Walter & Sherri Miller on January 22nd, 2012 1:34 pm

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.

Condolence from Mariyn Whynot on January 22nd, 2012 2:35 pm

T0 George’s family-so very sorrry to hear of his passing! my thoughts are with you all at this sad time!!!

Condolence from Valerie and Donald Inness on January 22nd, 2012 2:52 pm

Gary and Dawn:
We extend our deepest sympathy to you and your family.

Condolence from Rod & Ann Golden on January 22nd, 2012 4:46 pm

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

Condolence from Beverley & Betty-Jean Colp on January 22nd, 2012 5:55 pm

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.

Condolence from Barb Fralic on January 23rd, 2012 3:51 am

Gary and Dawn, My thoughts are with the both of you at this sad time. Barb

Condolence from Judi Maillett on January 23rd, 2012 4:06 am

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

Condolence from Alethia Keating & family on January 23rd, 2012 5:21 am

We was so sorry to hear for George passing away, Our thoughts and Prayers are with you all.

Condolence from Janet & Peter Wolfe on January 23rd, 2012 5:41 am

My thoughts are with you. And in your thoughts will be many happy memories.

Condolence from Barbie Vienneau on January 23rd, 2012 6:11 am

to Gary and Dawn,
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. my deepest sympathy to you and the rest of your family.

Condolence from Stev DeLong on January 23rd, 2012 7:16 am

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

Condolence from james hubley and brenda lawrence on January 23rd, 2012 7:48 am

sorry to hear about your loss … george will be missed but remembered by all who knew him

Condolence from Anne & Gordon Peverill on January 23rd, 2012 1:32 pm

Shona, we were so sorry to hear of your loss.

Condolence from Dennis & Sherri Harrington on January 23rd, 2012 5:12 pm

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

Condolence from Terry&Donna Connolly on January 23rd, 2012 5:23 pm

Sorry to hear of your loss.Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Condolence from Joe & Gerri Fraelic on January 24th, 2012 12:41 am

thinking of you Gary & Dawn
George will be remembered

Condolence from Shirley & Paul Shot on January 24th, 2012 5:25 am

To the Roberton family: Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time.

Condolence from Doris Taylor on January 24th, 2012 7:17 am

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.
Doris Taylor

Condolence from Jim & Beulah Mitton on January 24th, 2012 1:43 pm

To all the Family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.
May you chaerish all the happy memories together.
God Bless

Condolence from Tracy, Kelcie and Kaelee on January 24th, 2012 4:30 pm

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

Condolence from brenda craig on January 25th, 2012 10:18 am

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

Condolence from Sydney Parnell on January 25th, 2012 1:52 pm

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

Condolence from Peggy Kelley on January 25th, 2012 3:21 pm

My thoughts and prayers are with you all in your time of sorrow.

Condolence from Gary&Donna Gehue on January 25th, 2012 6:00 pm

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

Condolence from janie langille on February 7th, 2012 1:40 pm

giving my condolences may he rest in peace and god bless his family you are all in my thoughts and prayers

Condolence from June Benvie Friis on June 18th, 2012 4:12 am

I just read this for the first time.
I am very sorry for your loss.

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