PHILLIP WILLIAM ROBERTSON
July 26, 1925 – January 14, 2016
He was beloved and honoured by his family; wife Helen and daughters Claire [Dale] and Christine [Doug], grandchildren: Melissa, Jordan, Sabrina, Jared and Amanda and “almost” 13 great grandchildren. Born and raised in Port Alberni, son of Robert and Hilda, younger brother to Gordon, Hilda and Margaret. He felt privileged to graduate from UBC as an electrical engineer.
A man of integrity, Phil served others in many quiet ways including as Helen’s caregiver for several years and as an active member of several United Churches. He was grateful for his 65 year marriage. Although his recent cancer diagnosis was unexpected, he was “ready to go and okay with it”.
“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” Dr. Seuss
A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, March 24 at 2 pm.
Brechin United Church, 1998 Estevan Road, Nanaimo.
Phil was most generous with his varied charitable donations – we’d be delighted if you choose to follow his example of giving time or money to the BC Cancer Foundation, Alzheimer Society, Milner Gardens or another of your choice.
We wish to thank Dr. Loughead and the compassionate staff at Trillium Hospice for their excellent care! He appreciated you!
“I want everyone in the area to know that I had the most wonderful
daughters a father could ever ask for! Thank you, Claire and Christine,
for the loving care you have given us over the years, especially in the
past few months. You two take care of each other. Love, Dad”
We love you too, Dad! xoxo