Mae Roberts (nee Read) was born on May 1st, 1932 and was called Home to be with her Lord on December 19th, 2015 at the age of 83 years. As her husband Ed gave her a final kiss, she peacefully and quietly left this world to go and join her son Wayne and best friend Kathy whom she was so eager to see again.
Mae will be lovingly remembered by her husband Ed, to whom she was married for 63 years; one son, Ken (Holly) of Vernon, B.C.; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; her daughter-in-law, Karen of Williams Lake, B.C. and her family; numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members. She was preceded in death by one son, Wayne; three sisters and one brother.
Mae was born in Wetaskiwin, Alberta, one of five children born to Amer and Virginia Read. Shortly after her birth the family moved to Edmonton, Alberta where Mae spent her early years. She was married on June 21st, 1952 in Edmonton to Edward Roberts and several years later they moved to Dawson Creek, B.C. where they remained for twelve years. Two sons were born to Ed and Mae and in 1972 the family came to Vernon where Mae remained until her death. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother and will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.
Mae was a very gifted woman and her creativity and talent shone brightest in the various hobbies she pursued during her lifetime. She started with porcelain painting which soon revealed that she had an above average artistic ability, particularly in the depiction of flowers. Her gifting was not only restricted to porcelain painting but after receiving courses that were taught by some of the very best and renown painters, she became well known for her works done in watercolour, oils and pastels. Mae later became a teacher herself and inspired others to achieve excellence in their work as painters. She was a member of the Okanagan Artists League and the First Baptist Church.
Those wishing to pay their last respects to Mae can do so at Bethel Funeral Chapel on Friday, January 8th, 2016 from 10:00 – 11:00 A.M. The Funeral Service will follow at First Baptist Church, 1406 – 32nd Avenue, at 1:00 P.M. with Pastor Karl Janzen officiating. Interment will take place in the Pleasant Valley Cemetery at the conclusion of the service.
Funeral arrangements have been made with BETHEL FUNERAL CHAPEL LTD., 5605-27th Street, Vernon, B.C. V1T 8Z5 • 250-542-1187