Tuesday, October 17, 2017
2:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
Turowski Life Story Funeral Homes
Canton, West of Sheldon
45100 Warren Rd.
Canton, MI 48187
Scripture Service 7PM
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
10:30 AM EDT
St John Neumann Catholic Church
44800 Warren Rd
Canton, MI 48187
In State 10 AM until Mass begins
Life Story / Obituary
All who knew Lloyd George Robertson would agree that he was such an inspiration. He was a man of honor and strong moral convictions. His entire life was lived with others first and foremost in his mind. George was deeply devoted not only to his country but to his family and friends as well. He was a stranger to none and a friend to all, and to know George was to love him. Generous and compassionate, he leaves behind a timeless legacy that his loved ones will proudly carry on in his footsteps.
George was born to Patrick and Sarah Robertson on August 24,1921 in Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada. George, as he was usually known, was one of four children raised in the family home in Lincoln Park, Michigan, alongside his siblings, William, Charles and Frank. At the young age of 10, George played the guitar along with his father who played the violin to help earn money for the family. These were during the dark days of the Great Depression when families did whatever they could to survive. George attended Lincoln Park High School where he played football and baseball. Later on, he was awarded a Master's Degree in Military Arts and Science.
Eager to answer the call, George volunteered to serve in the Army in 1942. He served as part of the 12th Armored Division, 92nd Cavalry, Troop D. An integral part of history, George fought in the Battle of the Bulge under General Patton. In recognition of his service, he received the French Medal of Honor, and he was named a Knight of the Legion of honor for his valorous acts of service during WWII. In addition, George received the Presidential Unit Citation from the United States government for extraordinary heroism. With his military duties fulfilled, he was honorably discharged in 1946.
George met the love of his life, Vera, whom he married on July 22, 1942. Eleven days later, he was deployed to Germany. Through the years, they were blessed with four children; Karen, Georgia, Linda, and Ron. Throughout his life it was easy to see that George was deeply devoted to his family. Known for his strong work ethic, he worked his way up from parts truck driver to partial owner of Stuart Wilson Ford in Dearborn.
Over the years George was a man of many interests and one to keep busy. He was friendly and approachable, which made him a friend to many. Talented in so many ways, he won first place in the 220 yard dash in the 1945 Olympics held at Mannheim Stadium in Germany. George loved fishing and was also a baseball fan, especially when it came to the Detroit Tigers. He liked old time music, and during his younger years he was known to go out and do a little dancing. A true gentleman himself, George enjoyed John Wayne movies. More recently, he enjoyed playing games on his iPad.
With unending devotion to the people around him in ways both great and small, George Robertson was a blessing to everyone he met. He had a positive outlook no matter what the circumstances were around him. George’s primary focus in life was to make a significant difference in the lives of those around him. He was truly an extraordinary man to know and love. George will be deeply loved and forever missed.
Lloyd G. Robertson, “George,” passed away peacefully October 14, 2017. George’s family includes his children, Karen Amo (Richard), Georgia DeNoyer (Tom), Linda Birch (Bob) and Ron (Mary); grandchildren, Matt, Kristina, Stephanie, Andrea, Brian and Kaity; great-grandchildren, Oliver, Sydney, Noah, Madison, Dominic, and Olivia. George was preceded in death by his loving wife Vera. Family will receive friends Tuesday, 2-9 p.m. with a Scripture Service at 7 p.m., at the Neely-Turowski Funeral Home, 45100 Warren Road (between Sheldon and Canton Center Rds). A Funeral Mass will be held Wednesday, 10:30 a.m. at St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 44800 Warren Rd. In state 10:00 a.m. until Mass begins. Interment Michigan Memorial Park. To sign the online guestbook, visit www.TurowskiFuneralHome.com