Col Neil Alexander Robertson, CD (Ret’d)

    • Col Neil Alexander Robertson, CD (Ret’d)
    • Badge of The Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery
    • Col Neil Alexander Robertson, CD (Ret’d)

    We regret to advise of the death of Colonel Neil Alexander Robertson, CD (Ret’d) on 1 September 2015. Colonel Robertson was a former Base Commander, Canadian Forces Base Chilliwack (1974-77).

    Neil was born in 1927 in Williams Lake, BC and was raised on a small Cariboo cattle ranch. He attended school in Horsefly, Williams Lake and Victoria. After a tour in the Merchant Navy he enlisted in the Royal Canadian Engineers as a sapper. Neil subsequently was selected for officer training and attended the University of British Columbia under the Regular Officer Training Plan. Following graduation from UBC in 1952 he was commissioned as Lieutenant in the Royal Canadian Artillery and initially served in Korea. Col Robertson had a full career as a Gunner Officer with a number of appointments in Canada and the UK. Retiring as a Colonel, his last appointments were as Base Commander, Canadian Forces Base Chilliwack and Canadian Army Attaché in London, England.

    After retiring from the Army Neil worked for several years as a yacht broker and then he and wife Rosemarie started a home-based printing business which they operated until Neil was almost eighty. Neil's volunteer work included two years with RCMP Victim Services, two years with Meals on Wheels and eight years driving for the Cancer Clinic.

    Private family gathering only at Neil's request.{kh12Sep2015}