ROBERTSON, Dave

(1943-2017)
A longtime resident and retired teacher of Wawa passed away peacefully on November 14, 2017, with his family at his side. Dave was at St. Michael’s in Toronto. He would have been 74 on November 18th, 2017.
Our family would like to thank the staff at the Lady Dunn Hospital and the staff at St Michael’s Hospital for all they did to make Dave as comfortable as possible.
All the text messages, emails & phone calls we received helped make the situation a little more bearable. We certainly appreciated the outreaching of support from so many. As my husband and best friend of 51 years, I will miss him dearly. All who knew him ; his children Bill, Robyn and Tracey, his golf buddies, his teaching associates, and friends will all remember his unique sense of humour and infectious laugh that warmed your heart in many situations.
I will be staying in Ottawa with my daughters for a few days. Thank you again Wawa friends for all your thoughtful prayers and messages.
Carol Robertson and Family
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30 comments

  1. Robin Marshall-Davidson

    My sincere condolences to the Robertson Families. I loved him as a teacher and he always had something positive to impart to use. I will miss seeing him by the post office as he always greeted me with a “Hi Robin, how is it going”

  2. So heartbreaking to hear this news…Thinking of Carol, his children, and sending biggest hugs to all his family and friends! He was truly an inspiration and role model to so many! He will truly missed and certainly never forgotten! Xo

  3. So sad to read this he was a great teacher and even better person.

    My sincere condolences to the Robertson Families.

  4. Joy-Lynn Cook (Hatfield)

    I am so very sorry to hear. Sending my sincerest condolences to you Mrs. Robertson, Billy, Tracey and Robyn. I will miss seeing his smiling face when I am home. He was a great teacher.

  5. Bernie,Lori Erechook

    Heart felt condolences go out to Carol,Tracey,Robyn and Bill. Such a terrible loss of both husband and Dad. He will be missed by many.

  6. Mr. Robertson was a man that represented Wawa and how a person should be. Always so friendly and outgoing. I never had him as a teacher as I went to St. Joe’s, but saw him at tournaments, the hockey rink and around town. Always a greeting……a true gentleman.

  7. Lisa Egan (Cureatz)

    Thinking of your entire family at this difficult time. Mr. Robertson taught me in Grade 6, the grade I’ve been teaching for the last 15 years. Made me think of his class; always joking, the biggest smile, lots of art, encouragement and a nickname ‘shortcake’. Such a lovely man, he will be remembered fondly.

  8. So sorry to hear of Mr.Robertsons passing our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time RIP the Bourcier family.

  9. Our thoughts are with Mrs Robertson, Billy, Tracey & Robyn. Mr. Robertson was always in the mood for a chat & was positive with his opinions & views. A real gentleman.
    Kelly & Yvan Pelletier

  10. Such a great loss, I loved when we made candles. He or should I say science with his class, got me wondering about human sexuality. He will be missed by many.

  11. So sorry to hear Carol our condolences to and your family. Happy & Betty Robertson

  12. I was so sorry to hear about Mr. Robertson. He always had a big smile and time for a chat when you met him on the street.
    Those who were fortunate enough to have know him will surely miss him.
    My condolences to his family.

  13. Dave & Anne Bulford

    So sorry to hear of Dave’s passing. Certainly Anne and I have many fond memories of our earlier teaching days together at both the older and the newer Sir James Dunn. Our heartfelt condolences go out to Carol and her three children. – Dave and Anne Bulford

  14. Mary - Louise Skornyak

    Mr. Robertson was also my Grade 6 teacher at SJD. I will forever remember him with his cup of coffee in hand, a giant smile on his face and his brown corduroy blazer! My condolences to Mrs. Robertson, Billy, Tracey and Robyn.
    Mary – Louise Skornyak

  15. He was a wonderful teacher.

  16. So sorry for loss Carol..he will be truly missed..I met Dave and you so many years ago in Wawa in the late 60ies, was there when Bill was born, ,oh the good times..will let Pat and Donna know..take care hugs
    Diane Belair

  17. Sorry to hear of Daves passing, my heart goes out to you and Billy, Tracey & Robyn . Keep your family close.. hugs

    Greta Holland

  18. Maureen (McLean) Nause

    I am so sorry to hear this sad news. I have fond memories of Mr. Robinson as my teacher… we both share the same birthday and I remember more than a few times when he went out of his way to wish me “Happy Birthday” remembering our connection. I also know that my mom really enjoyed working with him at Sir James Dunn for all of those years. He was a kind, funny and thoughtful man and he will be deeply missed. My condolences and thoughts are with you Carol, Bill, Tracey and Robyn and your families during this difficult time.

    Maureen (McLean) Nause
    Ottawa

  19. So sorry and condolences to the family. I was in his home room in Grade 8 and I know he touched many and thru his efforts we are the better.

  20. My deepest condolences to the Robertson family. I was just taking anout him the other day, about how wonderful he was as a teacher, to another teacher, saying there should be more like Mr. Robertson. To me he was kind, compassionate and had the patience of Job, at least with me! Forever grateful to have had Mr. Robertson has as a teacher. May rest in peace.💕

  21. I am so sorry for your family’s loss. Mr. Robertson taught me years ago at SJD and he always kept in touch through my parents even after I moved away. I returned to Wawa a few years ago & it was so great to see him & we had a chance to catch up. I was wondering why I hadn’t seen around in awhile. I will miss seeing him around town & hearing that famous laugh of his. Rest easy Sir.

  22. I still think of him as Mr. Robertson and was fortunate enough to have him as my grade 5 teacher. I liked and respected him so much, I called him dad one day in class. This is such sad news. My deepest condolences to the entire family. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  23. Mickeylou Stromgren

    My condolences to the family , Mr Robinson was one of the best teachers in my opinion Wawa ever had , He always had a smile for you.. I am so blessed to have seen him this summer when I was there visiting.
    Big HUGS to the family

  24. Carrie Whalen (Laforge)

    So sorry for your loss! He was loved by many! Hugs to all!❤

  25. My condolences to your family on your loss. Mr. Robertson was an amazing teacher and I have so many fond memories of his classes. He imparted a love for history and art in me that continues to this day. I also remember him as having some great dance moves at school dances. He has left a legacy of integrity, a love of learning, and a positive outlook on life with so many of us!

  26. Sincere Condolences to Carol and all the Robertson family. Mr. Robertson taught so many of us through our formidable years with a twinkle and smile, always there to help and encourage. He was a positive influence on us as kids. My thoughts and prayers are with the family during this tough time. It was an honor knowing him

  27. So sad to hear. He was one of my favourite teachers.

  28. Linda & John Guindon

    So sad to hear about Dave. I will always have his smile in my memory and can still hear him joke around with Denise and I at Mac’s Mart. What a special person and I am so proud to have known him.

  29. Carole, Bill, Robyn and Tracey,
    So very sorry for your loss. Dave was such a lovely person, who could not love him! It is very sad that he has left so soon.

  30. My sincere condolences to the Robertson family. I was one of the lucky ones to have “Mr. Robertson” as an art teacher in Grades 6 and 7, I believe. He encouraged his students to explore their individual talents, even when there were none at that time lol. I remember him often when I am doing certain crafts and hobbies, especially ones that require depth. May your wonderful memories live on in your hearts.