John Archibald "Archie" Law Robertson

Born: Sat., Jul. 4, 1925
Died: Sun., Feb. 18, 2018


Family to do services at later date


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John Archibald ("Archie") Law Robertson

Archie, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, has been a proud Deep River
resident since 1957. He died comfortably at the North Renfrew Long Term Care
Centre on February 18, 2018. Predeceased by his wife of 52 years, Betty Jean
("BJ") nee Moffatt in 2007. He is mourned by: his son Ean Stuart (Linda Margaret (nee Heppes)) and their children Jennifer Catherine (Jamie Tyler Dennis) and their children Faith Angela and Caiden Alexander, and Jeffrey Christopher; daughters Clare Deborah (Ken Coleman Kortner) and their children Kevin Coleman and Laurene Catherine; and Fiona Heather (Robert Gerald Hogan) and son Conor Everet. Missed by all including Pamela Wyatt, a friend to Archie both early and later on in his life.
Archie was born in Dundee, Scotland on July 4, 1925 to John and Ellen (nee Law) Robertson. Archie was commissioned in the Royal Engineers then seconded to the Indian Army, serving in United Kingdom, India, Sumatra, and Singapore achieving the rank of Captain. He attended Epsom College, England, then continued, receiving his B.A. in Natural Sciences / Physics in 1950 and then his M.A. in 1953, both from Clare College, Cambridge, England. He began his professional career at the U.K.A.E.A. in Harwell, U.K. In 1953 and with business in Washington, D.C. he met B.J. beginning their journey in life. In 1957 he joined A.E.C.L. where he filled many roles before retiring as Assistant to the Vice President. During parts of that time he served as the editor of the Journal of Nuclear Materials. He has authored many papers, articles, and several books.
Archie participated in a number of activities in Deep River but found his true enjoyment with cross-country skiing through the Silver Spoon trails and was proud of his achievements in the annual race.
Cremation has occurred in Ottawa. A memorial will be celebrated in the spring.
Archie's family greatly appreciates the tremendous care provided by Dr. Terry
McVey, along with all the other doctors, nurses, and support staff at the
Deep River and District Hospital, the benevolent assistance of the staff and
nurses (his Guardian Angels) of the Community Care Access Centre, the superb
care by the staff of the North Renfrew Long Term Care Centre and those in the
community who assisted him. In recognition, memoriam donations may be made to the North Renfrew Long Term Care Centre.

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