Brock holds Celebration of Lives for Robertson family

There will be a Celebration of Lives for the Robertson family at Brock University on Friday.

Joe and Anita Robertson, and their 24-year-old daughter Laura, were killed in a plane crash in Maine last Monday.

The Robertson family had a deep connection to Brock University. Joe spent a decade on the Board of Trustees and served as Chair from 2012-14. Anita was a dedicated volunteer and Laura had recently been hired to work in the athletics and recreation department.

Joe's brother Andy Robertson says the family has been surprised to learn how  they touched so many in the community.

The Robertson's surviving children, Taylor and Clark, along with their extended family, are inviting the Niagara community to join them for a public Celebration of Lives service to be held at Brock on Friday, Aug. 10.
The family will receive friends from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. inside the Ian Beddis Gymnasium. A service will follow in the same location at 2:30 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Catharines and District United Way, War Child, or a favourite charity of choice. Memories, photos and condolences may be shared at