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ROBERTSON, Rosemarie Myke Chrysler

Published:Aug 14, 2009

Event Date:Aug 03, 2009



ROBERTSON, Rosemarie Myke Chrysler Mother of Robbie Robertson, died August 3, 2009 of natural causes in Los Angeles, CA. At her request, no service will be held. Rosemarie was born February 6, 1922 on the Six Nations Indian Reservation in Ontario, Canada. Rosemarie grew up on "the farm", as she affectionately called the reservation, with a colourful extended family. She knew how to make the most of what she was given in life, and she created magic, warmth and humour where it was needed. She came from a culture of storytelling, living off the land, music and art that imbued the legacy she shared and passed on as the family matriarch. These qualities had clear influences on her son Robbie's song writing. She was a warm figure to the other members of The Band: Rick Danko, Levon Helm, Garth Hudson, and Richard Manuel. In Toronto, they lived with her in a house where the inviting smells of her delicious home cooking hit you before you even opened the door; one taste of Rosemarie's cooking and you knew in an instant who this enigmatic woman was. Her creations were infused with her unique character and unmatched spirit. After living in Canada for a time, she moved to Los Angeles in 1976 to be with her family. Her grandchildren felt lucky to have her close, and she gave them a strong sense of pride and family, and spoiled them at every opportunity with homemade treats. She also dedicated herself to volunteer work with Wise Senior Services, among many other organizations, which earned her many awards and accolades. She is survived by her son Robbie Robertson, Dominique Robertson, mother to Grandchildren, Alexandra Robertson, Delphine Robertson and Sebastian Robertson, and great- grandchildren Donovan Robertson and Angelica Hart. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Six Nations Health Services, 1745 Chiefswood Rd., Ohsweken, ON, N0A 1M0. For questions you can contact sandeemartin@sixnations.ca


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Newspaper(s): Hamilton Spectator

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