Herbert “Herb” Robertson

ROBERTSON, Herbert “Herb” …

After a difficult battle with dementia, Herbert Donald Gordon Robertson quietly passed away on August 9th, 2023, at Victoria Hospital in London, Ontario, just shy of his 85th birthday. Herb leaves behind his best friend and wife, Elizabeth Anne Robertson (nee Pelling), to whom he was married for 62 loving years. Herb will be deeply missed by his daughters, Tracey (Jeremy Hanford) and Lesley (Jeff Bruce). Loving “Poppa” of Hayden Sawyer (Brittany), Hilary Bruce, Calvin Hanford, Charlotte Bruce, Juliana Bruce and grand dog, Millie. Beloved brother of Howard “Bucky”, Judy and Joanne Robertson and Kevin Wright. Predeceased by his siblings, Alvin and Gail and his sisters-in-law, Theodon and Brenda. Cherished brother-in-law of David “Sonny” Pelling (Betty Lou) and Laurie Clifford (Danny Palamarek). Herb will also be missed by many nieces, nephews, and extended family as well as all the dear friends he made along the way.

Herb was a very giving man; he made the world a better place with his work in Homes for Special Care, assisting those living with special needs. He always enjoyed a great game of golf, a trip down the Green River in his pontoon boat or a road trip with his family. He was a man of one-liners and a unique sense of humour, lovingly referred to as “Herbisms”. He enjoyed his retirement years living at the cottage in Washago before moving to London and wintering in Panama City Beach, Florida over the last 20 years with his beloved wife, Anne by his side. Best of all, Herb was a true family man who always made time for his daughters, grandchildren and those he loved most.

The Robertson family wishes to extend a special thank you for the kind and compassionate care from all those that helped Herb in his home, out in the community and during his time at Victoria Hospital, most especially in the GBU.

Cremation has taken place. The immediate family will celebrate Herb’s life privately at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations to the London Health Sciences Foundation – GBU, 747 Baseline Road East, London ON, N6C 2R6 would be greatly appreciated. Arrangements entrusted with Cremation London & Middlesex Inc. 519-858-2467. Online condolences can be shared at www.cremationlondon.com

  1. Hi Anne and family

    Tanya let me know of Herb’s passing. I know how difficult it is to let them go but there are so many good memories,
    Anna Marie Farrow

  2. Beloved and heartfelt condolences from sister Judi. Herb always had a warm smile and welcome for me and my family any time we were able to drop in. Time knows it never happened enough in our travels, but I will truly miss his warmth when we could be together. Love and passionate condolences to all the family on your loss. May he rest in peace with Alvin together in Gods care now.🙏🏻💕

  3. My deepest condolence to the family he was a amazing man.It was a honor to spend time with him and get to know him.

  4. Mr. Robertson sounds like a lovely man. He and his wife raised two wonderful daughters, one with which I have the pleasure of being friends. Sending love to all of Mr. Robertson’s friends and family. May he rest in peace.

  5. Sending condolences during this difficult time. Take comfort in these amazing memories and all the gifts of wisdom and one liners Herb gave you over the years. ❤️
    The Mackintosh’s

  6. Deepest condolences from the entire Vaccari family. We are so very sorry for your loss.

    Herb was such a kind man, and the “Herbisms” were a huge part of my teenage years.

    We are thinking of you and preaching for peace and comfort in this difficult time.

    Rest in peace.

  7. Sooo sorry to read this, Anne, Tracey and Lesley and families. You all have so many wonderful memories to smile or chuckle about that you can treasure forever. Not for some time, but I have been witness to Herbie’s sense of humour 😉😁 on several occasions Thinking of you all. My heartfelt condolences to you,
    Marilyn Payne

  8. To Anne, Tracey, Lesley and families, our deepest condolences. Herb was a wonderful neighbour whose many kindnesses we will never forget. He would always come to the rescue no matter what the request. Jennifer remembers that he twice helped her break into our house late at night when we had locked her out. We also remember the little grin on his face when he said something funny. He was a devoted husband, father and family man who will be much missed.

  9. Anne, Tracey and Lesley, I was so sorry to read of Herb’s passing. I always remember how supportive he was of both you girls and all your endeavors. He was so proud of both of you and Anne. Tecumseth Street just hasn’t been the same since you all moved Please accept my deepest sympathy

  10. Hi Mrs. Robertson, I like to extend my deepest sympathies to you and Lesley and Tracey. I have such fond memories of your family living across the street. Mr. Robertson was such a kind, warm man with a great sense of humour. He was a pleasure to know, and your family was very generous, kind and welcoming to me. I enjoyed time I got to spend with you. You all will be in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  11. We are so sorry hear about your loss. He was a great man and a wonderful father. He certainly will be missed but the memories will always last.
    Our condolences Margaret and Neil

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