In loving memory
Roberta passed away peacefully in Victoria, BC at the age of 93. She is survived by her nephews Daryl, Brian, and Kevin Rutt and their families. Born in Bredenbury, Saskatchewan, Roberta was an independent and adventurous woman who loved to travel. In her early years, she worked as a typist and record keeper, skills which were very useful when she joined the Canadian Army Reserves in the 1960s. One summer, she was posted to Camp Niagara in Niagara-on-the-Lake, where she lived under canvas with hundreds of other soldiers. After returning to college to obtain her teaching degree, Roberta went on to teach high school Civics and Keyboarding in Walkerton, Ontario for over 20 years. Throughout the decades, her curiosity and zest for travel took her to such faraway places as South Africa, Australia, and Central America, but her favorite place of all turned out to be Victoria, to which she retired in 1995. She loved tooling around the city and the Island, reconnecting with cousins and making new friends, having family visit from Alberta and Ontario, and keeping track of the cruise ships at Ogden Point from her ideally-situated apartment in James Bay. We will miss the stories and the memories, and we will remember Roberta for the interesting life she led as well as for the valuable contributions she made through her military and teaching careers. We would like to thank Siusan of Serenity Home Care and the staff of Sunrise of Victoria for their care and kindness in Roberta’s final years, and we owe a heartfelt debt of gratitude to Ibbi Quong for her loving visits to our Aunt Berta during Covid restrictions.
Arrangements by McCall Gardens, with interment to take place at 10:00 am on Friday, October 7th, 2022 at Royal Oak Burial Park.
For those who wish, memorial contributions to the Victoria Cool Aid Society (coolaid.org) or a charity of your choice would be much appreciated by the family. Condolences may be offered to the family below.
Penny and Dale Wannamaker