ROBERTSON, Ronald Albert - Age 88 of Halifax passed away on August 6, 2017. Born in Grimsby, Ontario, he was the son of the late William and Frances (Channon) Robertson.
Ronald “Robbie” C2BN4, CD3, RCN, RCNR CF Retired joined the Navy at an early age and served in the following ships and bases from 1947 to 1983: HMCS Naden, Stadacona, Portage, Micmac, Hunter, Magnificent, Quinte, D'Iberville, Haida, Algonquin, Margaree, Scotian, and Nipigon. Some more than once. He then remained on the CF Supplementary list. After retirement from the forces he spent 10 years supervising various shopping centers in the metro area. He was a Charter member of the ACPOA and the ICPOA and for years was the official photographer for the ACPOA. Ron was dedicated to St. Michael’s Church in Spryfield and highly active from 1965 to 2011. He loved to dance and dine with friends in "The Mess". He loved gardening and taking care of his home; a tinker and perfectionist, a "Jack of all trades". As a youth Ron was a fisherman, a semi-skilled machinist, a florist, basket maker, bugler and a vocalist. He likes to tell how he was a choir boy at 8 years old and was paid 5 cents a service and or practice for a grand total of 60 to 75 cents a month. He also fished for herring and white fish on Lake Ontario, six days a week for $4 and would give $2 to his Mother for room and board.
Survived by his dear wife for over 65 years, Frances “Pat” (Shrimpton), sons, Mark (Helena), Lance (Catherine), Sidney (Shelley) and daughters, Bernice Bullerwell (John), Nancy Muise (Paul);Grandchildren, Jonathan, Patrick, Ian, Mary, Emily, Colin, Brittany, Gillian, Heather Anne, Cailin, Thomas, Logan and Alec plus great grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother, Douglas (Joyce) and sisters, Laverna Hayes, Ella Corman and Patricia Hall. He was predeceased by his brothers, James, Morris and sisters, Audrey Atkinson and Sheila Schmitt.
Family flowers only. Donations made to the Lung Association of Nova Scotia. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., Sunday. August 13 in Atlantic Funeral Home 125 Sackville Drive. Funeral Mass to be held 10 a.m., Monday, August 14 in St. Michaels Parish , 14 St. Michael Avenue, Halifax, Father James Wegner officiating. Reception to follow in church hall. Internment at the Oakridge Memorial Gardens, Lower Sackville. Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.atlanticfuneralhomes.com (Sackville Chapel).