1927 - 2018
David Ritchie Robertson, beloved husband of Elinor Robertson (nee Rowley), passed away in Bow Island on the evening of Friday, April 13, 2018 at the age of 90 years.
A private burial service was held at the Bow Island Cemetery prior to the funeral service.
The Funeral Service was held at St. Andrew's United Church, 139 - 2 Avenue West, Bow Island on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 2:00 P.M.
Besides Elinor, his wife of sixty-six years, he is survived by their three daughters: Sheila (Pat) Stearns of Seven Persons, Valerie Robertson of Lethbridge and Laurie (Robert) Cooper of Bow Island; four grandchildren Tammy (Peter) Poole, Chris (Suzanne) Stearns, Nicole Cooper and Tara Cooper; four great grandchildren Olivia Poole, Levi Poole, Kennedy Stearns and Tori Stearns. He is also survived by his sister-in-law Cassie Robertson of Tucson, Arizona and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parent, Barbara (nee Donald) and Hugh Robertson; his wife's parents Grace (nee McGhee) and Norton Rowley; brothers Donald (Jean) Robertson and Bill Robertson; sisters-in-law Adella (John) Deibert and Bunny Rowley; brothers-in-law Gordon (Jean) Rowley and Walter Rowley.
David was a respected businessman and farmer in Bow Island and area. As well, he was a charter and life member of the Bow Island Lions Club and also served as the Lion's International District Governor. He was also a long-time active member of the Bow Island Elks Club, Golf Club and Curling Club. His church, family and community were the focal points in his life. He took great pride and joy in all of them.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Dave’s name may be made directly to the St. Andrew's United Church Memorial Fund, Box 36, Bow Island, Alberta T0K 0G0 or to the Pleasant View Lodge, Bag 6700, Bow Island, Alberta T0K 0G0.