Roberta Margaret Wallace Millar

June 8, 1946 – December 2, 2013

Our family regrets to announce the passing of Roberta on Monday, December 2, 2013 after a courageous battle with cancer. Roberta was born at St. Mary’s Hospital in New Westminster, BC in June of 1946 and moved to Vernon with her parents and sisters in August of 1957. She attended Beairsto Elementary, Seaton Jr. Secondary and graduated from Vernon Senior Secondary (Polson Park). Roberta married Jack in 1969 and together they raised their son, Robbie. In the 90s the family moved to Vancouver where Roberta worked and loved the big city. She made many lasting friendships at Zellers in Metrotown where she worked until they closed their doors in February of this year.

Roberta is survived by her husband, Jack, of Hope, BC; her son, Robert, of Vancouver, BC; her sister Wendy Wallace of Kelowna, BC; and her sister Deborah and brother-in-law Danny Stuart of Vernon, BC. She is further survived by her nephew Craig Reimer and his wife Tracy of Fort Nelson, BC, her niece Keirsten and her husband José Mendez of Falkland, BC, her niece Heather Stuart of Vernon, BC and her nephew Jamie Stuart of Vernon, BC. Roberta loved her 4 grand-nieces – Aibhlin Stuart, Keirabel and Julia Mendez and Autumn Stuart. Predeceased by her parents, Bob (2005) and Joy (2010) Wallace.

Our family would like to thank Dr. Christine Simmons and the team at the BC Cancer Agency in Vancouver who gave such amazing and compassionate care to Roberta; Dr Peter Lim and the Radiation Therapy team for their amazing WBRT treatment; Dr. Timothy Latham and the team at the Royal Columbian Cardiac Intensive Care Unit for their work that saved Roberta’s heart in November 2011. Finally, a special thank you is extended to the entire team at the Palliative Care Unit at Vancouver General Hospital. Their compassionate and professional care made Roberta’s final month as comfortable and dignified as possible. Their support for our family has helped us to endure our loss. Family and friends are invited to a memorial tea in Roberta’s honour on Saturday, December 21 at the home of Deborah and Danny Stuart at 1800 – 32 Ave. between 1 – 4 pm. Charitable contributions in Roberta’s memory to the Palliative Care Unit at Vancouver General Hospital or the unit in your area will be greatly appreciated. Email or phone 250-549-3058 for further information.

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