In Memory – the Rev. James Bruce Robertson

In Memory – the Rev. James Bruce Robertson 
(Class of 1960, The Presbyterian College)

Reverend James “Bruce” Robertson, 90, recently of Wolfville, NS, passed away after a brief illness on Tuesday, November 3, 2020 in Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville, NS. Born in Montreal, QC, he was the only child of the late James Fraser and Hylda (Bruce) Robertson. He was an accountant before feeling called to the ministry. He attended The Presbyterian College, Montreal and then Andover Newton Theological Seminary in Massachusetts, where he met his wife, Dorothy. They were married in 1961 and began their ministry together.

Prior to retirement, Bruce was minister at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Westville, NS. He also ministered in various Presbyterian churches in Nova Scotia, Quebec, Ontario, and Alberta. Bruce is remembered as a kind and generous person, always concerned for others, no matter who they were. He was involved in community activities, enjoyed reading (especially local history), stamp collecting, and doing puzzles of all kinds, and he was an avid fan of the Montreal Canadiens, Boston Red Sox, and New England Patriots.
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Bruce is survived by his wife, Dorothy; children, Susan Mosher (Philip), Bonnie Coram (Christopher), and Douglas Robertson (Sarah); and grandchildren, Benjamin and Sarah Mosher; Rebecca, Angela and Jeremy Coram; Andrew and David Robertson. A private family service was held in the White Family Funeral Home, Kentville on November 6, 2020 with Mr. Calvin Bart, lay minister, officiating. The service was followed by burial in the Lorne Street Cemetery, New Glasgow, NS. Donations in memory may be made to Presbyterian World Service and Development or a food bank of your choice. On-line condolences and inquiries may be directed to

— The above obituary is from the website of The Presbyterian Church in Canada.

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