Archibald Wallace Robertson of Green Island passed away peacefully on January 31st, 2023 at the Fairview Hospital. He was 73 years old.
Wallace was born in Fairview to Archibald and Leone Robertson on November 30th, 1949. He married Mary McLaughlin and together they raised four children: Wendy, Archie, Cameron and Trevor. Wallace has lived with Melanie Hellum in their Green Island home since 2003, and through his relationship with Mel he gained another son, Nathan and daughter Megan. Wallace counted himself rich in grandchildren and loved to spend time with them all.
Wallace was known widely in the community for his welcoming and generous nature. His door was always open and he took time to chat with those who dropped by. His sense of humour and his skill and joy in recounting adventures with friends brought those escapades to life again and again. He was a voracious reader and loved to share knowledge, quips and wise lessons gleaned from his readings. He grew a large garden, not only for his own use, but to give away to family, friends and even strangers. He found great pleasure in giving.
Wallace’s numerous experiences and interests included farming, logging, saw milling, travelling, log house building, camping, boat building, hunting, hockey, house moving, trucking, hosting Dunvegan Gold Rush and Cornhuskers events, the US Marine Corps, and canoeing (latest from Hudson Hope to Fort Smith on the Peace and Slave Rivers).
Wallace was predeceased by his parents and eldest son Archie. He is survived by Melanie Hellum and children Nathan (Abby) and Megan, by Mary Robertson and children Wendy, Cameron (Teri) and Trevor, brother Fraser (Monie), sisters Caroline (Dan) and C-Anne (Richard), many cousins, nieces, nephews, grandchildren, and great grandchildren, and a horde of friends and members of the community who loved him and will all dearly miss him.
A Celebration of Wallace’s Life will be held at the River Place on July 15th, 2023. Further details will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers consider donations to the Clara Viola Nicholson River House Restoration Project, or donations of time in the restoration project this spring by contacting Wendy at firstname.lastname@example.org
Care entrusted to Peace Valley Funeral Home Fairview
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