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Robertson MurdochROBERTSON, D. Murdoch Robertson  -  JUNE 13, 1934 – AUGUST 21, 2022

It is with heavy hearts we announce that D. Murdoch Robertson passed away peacefully on Sunday August 21st, 2022 at Georgetown Hospital in his 89th year.

He is now united with His Saviour as well as his daughter and granddaughter.

Beloved husband of Eleanor for nearly 61 years (Sept 2).

Devoted father of John (Carolyn) Robertson, the late Sharyl Robertson-Cole, Heather (Greg) Stewart and James (Laurie) Robertson.

Very proud grandfather of Amanda (Matt), Chris, William, Kristyn, Thomas, Maira, Paige, the Late Kathryn, Geoff, Charlotte and Chris and great grandfather of Mackenzie and Luca.

Loving brother-in law to Peggy (late John) Robertson of Peterborough. Growing up in Ottawa, Murdoch’s first love was baseball until he met Eleanor in 1957. He earned his BSc (Eng) from Queen’s University ’61.

His engineering career spanned over 3 decades with both the Ministry of Highways (now MTO) and the City of Oshawa where he retired as Commissioner of Public Works in 1995.

He and Eleanor planned to spend their retirement travelling. However, after a life altering injury in 2002, he spent the rest of his retirement enjoying his family and continuing to live out his faith in Jesus through witnessing to others and service at the Oshawa Salvation Army.

Visitation will be held at the OSHAWA FUNERAL HOME, 847 King Street West (365-800-4833) on Friday, August 26th from 4 - 8 p.m.

Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Saturday, August 27th at 11:00 a.m.

Service will be live streamed and can be viewed at the following link:  https://funeraweb.tv/en/diffusions/59363  Interment Thornton Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to SickKids Kathryn’s Krop 4 a Kure http://fundraise.sickkidsfoundation.com/kathryn or the Salvation Army, would be greatly appreciated by Murdoch’s family. 

Online condolences may be made at  oshawafuneralhome.com .

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