John Edward (Jack) ROBERTSON

ROBERTSON, John Edward (Jack)

Born May 10, 1920. Passed away early Christmas morning at Halliday House in Parksville.

He is predeceased by his wife, Germaine, sisters, Eileen, Mae and Susie and brother, Harley. He is survived by his children, Andree (John Laughland), Jacqueline (John Parry), Nicole (Bill Milne), Ian (Louise) and sister, Jessie Johnson. He also leaves behind his sisters-in-law, Maureen Robertson and Jeannot Baillieul-Provo, his grandchildren, great-grandchildren and relatives in Canada and France, including special family friend, Josie Henry.

John was born in North Vancouver, BC the fourth child of E.A. (Ted) and Ethel Robertson, coming to Vancouver Island in 1922. “Pop” grew up in Fanny Bay, served in World War II with The Canadian Scottish Regiment and met his future bride in France where they married on July 1, 1946.

After the war, John returned to Fanny Bay on Christmas Eve, meeting up with Germaine who had arrived six weeks previous. In 1949 they moved to Port Alberni where he found work with the Post Office before starting with MacMillan Bloedel, Alberni Pulp & Paper Division in 1951. He worked there until his retirement in 1983.

He was a proud man and a gentleman, with respect for others and a great sense of humour. His laughter, teasing and smiling blue eyes will be greatly missed.

Funeral services will be held Sat. January 5, 2008 at ?Yates Funeral Service, 1000 Allsbrook, Parksville at 2 pm.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer’s Society of B.C., 300 – 828 West 8th Avenue, Vancouver, B.C. V5Z 1E2 would be appreciated.

Condolences may be sent by email to: The Robertson Family c/o yatesfuneral@shaw.ca

YATES FUNERAL SERVICE & CREMATORIUM?(248-5859) in care of arrangements.