ROBERTS, Sylvia Anne
Sylvia Anne Roberts passed away quietly on
April 12, 2005 after enjoying a long and prosperous life, much of it spent in Qualicum
She is fondly remembered and will be sadly missed by her family, daughters Heather,
Sharon and her husband Richard; grandchildren Nathan, Rhoda, Monica, Shelly and Mark;
and great grandchildren Patrick, Jonathan, Alysha, Tyler, Kendrik, Vanessa, Sherilyn,
Evan, Amanda, Sarah and Mackenzie.
Sue, as she was known, was born on June 29, 1911 in Fort Steele, British Columbia. Her
home still exists as part of the Fort Steele Historic Park. She grew up in the BC Interior,
moving from Fort Steele, to Yahk, Kaslo and eventually on to Fruitvale where she met her
first husband Bob Langille. They were married in Kaslo in 1937 but soon moved to Prince
Rupert for work during the war, and then eventually on to Port Alberni where they lived
from 1946 to 1958. That year they moved to Qualicum, which was to be Sue’s home for the
rest of her life.
Sue had several homes in Qualicum, each adorned with splendid gardens she loved to
tend. For 31 years she especially enjoyed the pretty cedar home on 2nd Avenue that Bob
had built as their retirement home. Sadly for Sue, Bob passed away in 1970 before they
could enjoy it together for the many years they had planned.
As a young girl Sue loved to dance, and this led her to the singles outings where she met
her second husband Dave Roberts, whom she married in 1975. Dave cherished his years
with Sue, caring for her. He often said he did not marry Sue to be cared for and it was
routine for them to head out for dinner together, and early enough for the seniors discount.
Sue lost Dave last year and spent the last year and a half under the compassionate and
supportive care at Trillium Lodge.
During her many years in Qualicum, Sue worked, initially in the Village office, and then
for a longer period at the Post Office, from which she retired in 1972. In addition to
gardening, Sue also loved to knit and her families, grandchildren included, were often
adorned with sweaters, socks, slippers, scarves and the like.
We will miss you Mom and Grandma.
A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, April 21, 2005 at 2:00 pm at Yates
Funeral Chapel, 1000 Allsbrooke Rd., Parksville, BC
YATES FUNERAL SERVICE & CREMATORIUM
248-5859 in care of arrangements