Graeme Boyd Robertson QSM

22nd April 1927 - 16th December 2019
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RSA Riverton
141 Palmerston Street
21 December 2019, 10:30AM


Of Riverton.

Died peacefully at Dunedin Public Hospital on Monday 16 December 2019 in his 93rd year.

Loved husband of the late Violet.

Much loved brother of Jim Robertson of Mosgiel, the late Ruth Shaw of Nelson and the late Murray Robertson of Hemel Hempstead, England.

Much loved and respected uncle of his many nieces and nephews scattered around the world – too many to be listed.

A farewell for Graeme will be held on Saturday 21st December, 10.30am, Riverton RSA, 141 Palmerston Street Riverton, followed by Intement at Riverton Cemetery.

Messages may be sent to Jim - 1 Maple Grove, Mosgiel or to Graeme’s tribute page at


Deepest Sympathy to you all. I worked with Graeme at the Riverton Post Office 1966 to 1971. He will be sadly missed from the Riverton Community. I would visit him when I visited RIverton from my home in Tauranga. Bev Dickson (Stuart)
Bev Dickson, Tauranga
Graeme was a great person, sorry to hear of his passing. When I was a child growing up we were neighbours of Violet and this is where I met Graeme. A lovely couple they both were. Condolences to Graeme’s family.
Sandra Haywood , Invercargill
Graeme was an avid supporter of Southland Rowing. Serving many years on the SRA committee. He later became a live member for his great work for the SRA. Graeme attended the Legion of Rowers annual rowing regatta 3 weeks ago - he was also a life member of the Legion of Rowers. Graeme will be sadly missed by the rowing community
Southland Rowing Association
Southland Rowing Association , Invercargill
I was fortunate to get to know Graeme in his later years and I enjoyed his passion for rugby, rowing and his community. He was a lovely gentleman with a sense of humor. As a masters rower I enjoyed our chats about rowing and was thrilled to see him at a local regatta recently.
Deepest sympathy to his family.
Cecelia Russell , Invercargill
I first met GB when I started my first job with the BNZ in Riverton in the mid sixties. He encouraged me to join the Riverton Rowing club where he was coaching as well as secretary. Some great times had at the rowing club. Also played junior rugby for Riverton where GB was involved with coaching also. Left Riverton in the early seventies but our paths often crossed and enjoyed catching up with GB and his love of sport. A well deserved QSM, better late than never. Sadly, can not make the funeral. R.I.P -GB
Lex Dudfield, Branxholme
So sorry to hear of Graeme's passing. We lived at 13 Castle Street, Riverton and have fond memories of Graeme and his Mum while growing up. I can remember his influence in the community as a strong advocate for Rowing. Mum and I were reminiscing about these years growing up and living in Riverton.
Marion and Christine Buchan, Gore