Roberta Rogers passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Sunday, July 31, 2005 at the Chinook Hospice in Calgary at the age of 65.
Roberta was born in Edson, AB on April 29, 1940 and throughout her life lived in numerous locations in both Alberta and British Columbia. She lived her life devoted to her family, friends and creative ventures, enhancing the lives of those around her with her compassion, selfless nature, kindness and love. Roberta loved to laugh and celebrate life, and was always willing to try new things and meet new people. Roberta was a very nurturing person and chose a career as a Licensed Practical Nurse. For twenty years, she cared for the elderly and disabled at the Red Deer Auxiliary Hospital and later through Home Care. Roberta was also a talented seamstress, knitter and crafter, often giving gifts of her handiwork to friends and family. At the age of fifty-five, she attended and excelled in the Red Deer College’s Costume Design Program.
She is survived by her sons and their wives, Rob and Treena, Grant and Frances, and Terry and Tammy; her grandchildren Megan and Scott; and her siblings and their spouses, David and Claire-lise Rogers, Patricia and Gordon Piel, and Judy and Bob Chaffin. She will be lovingly remembered and missed by all who knew her.
Relatives and friends are invited to pay their respects at a Memorial Service at Gaetz United Church (4758 Ross Street, Red Deer, AB) on Friday, August 12, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. Fran Hare and the Rev. Gail McEwan, Presiders. Condolences may be sent to the family through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
The Family would like to thank the dedicated and loving staff of Chinook Hospice for their exceptional care. Amazing is a pale word for the type of attention Roberta received while under their care. In lieu of flowers and cards, the family respectfully requests that donations be made in Roberta’s name to the Hospice Calgary Society’s “Living With Cancer” day program – 900, 833 – 4th Avenue S.W. Calgary, Alberta T2P 3T5, Telephone: (403) 263-4525.
In living memory of Roberta Rogers, a tree will be planted by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY Funeral Homes Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403) 243-8200.Print This Obituary & Condolences