Obituary: Douglas Alexander Robertson


Douglas Alexander Robertson

June 8, 1943 – July 16, 2023

With heavy hearts, we announce the passing of Douglas Alexander Robertson, our beloved father, a dedicated husband and serviceman. Doug passed away on July 16, 2023, in Carlsbad, CA surrounded by his loving family.

Born in Fort Collins, CO, on June 8, 1943, and raised in Ballard, WA. Doug served a distinguished career in the U.S. military before planting his roots in Blaine and Birch Bay. A place that held a special place in his heart and a community he proudly called home for over 50 years.

His bravery and commitment to protecting others extended beyond his military service, as he selflessly volunteered as a firefighter and battalion chief for over 26 years at Station 63 (formerly Station 13).

Doug worked tirelessly for his community by volunteering at Blaine-Birch Bay Park and Recreation, creating a safe and enjoyable environment for everyone. Doug also was a general contractor throughout Whatcom county for 40 years, leaving a lasting impact on many commercial and residential properties throughout the county.

Doug survived his wife of 50 years, Betty Robertson, who passed in 2021 to Alzheimer’s disease. Left to cherish his memory are his two brothers, Lawrie Robertson and Ian Robertson, along with his loving daughters and son in-laws, Shela Tussy, Daniel Tussy, Lori Robertson Stutevoss, and Tony Stutevoss. His four grandchildren were the light of his life, and he cherished every moment spent with them.