June 16, 1933 – September 20, 2019
With sadness we announce that our loved mother, grandmother and great grandmother Elizabeth Emily Roberts passed away on Friday September 23, 2019. Elizabeth was born in the County of Sunderland, UK on June 16, 1933. Elizabeth trained as a nurse in England and received her certification on the 9th of August 1954. Elizabeth married John R Roberts on March 25, 1956. John and Elizabeth immigrated to Canada, arriving on May 15, 1958 settling in Vancouver BC.
Elizabeth received her Certificate of Registration from the Nurses Association of BC on the 20th of January 1960. Elizabeth worked as a nurse for approximately 30 years, many of them in the maternity ward of the Grace Hospital in Vancouver.
After a few years they purchased a home in North Burnaby, BC. They resided there for 25 years while raising 4 children, Duncan, Gordon, Katherine and Stephen.
After the children had grown and moved out Elizabeth and John moved to Langley BC. They resided in Langley for 13 years. In 2004 they retired and moved to Armstrong BC. During retirement they travelled to the UK a few times, went on bus vacations and visited family. They were involved with their grandchildren and great grandchildren throughout their retirement.
In May of 2016 Elizabeth moved into Monashee Mews in Lumby BC. In June of 2016 John also moved into Monashee Mews.
Elizabeth was predeceased by her husband in 2017. She is survived by her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
On Friday September 27, 2019 a service and graveside internment was held at Spallumcheen Cemetery.
Many thanks to the staff at Monashee Mews for their care of Elizabeth. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Armstrong Medical Cupboard. Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family at www.MyAlternatives.ca.
Arrangements entrusted to Alternatives Funeral & Cremation Services Armstrong 250-546-7237 & Vernon 250-558-0866
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