Vera Delilah Jean ROBERTSON

Vera Delilah Jean ROBERTSON

ROBERTSON – Vera Delilah Jean, born Aneroid, SK, August 31, 1925, passed away Westbank, BC October 5, 2010. Predeceased by her husband William Chapman Robertson in 1961, father Ole Guskjolen 1962, mother Elva Guskjolen 2005, and brother James Earl Guskjolen in 2006, and special friend Merrill Wunder in 2007. Vera is survived by her sister Edna (Arnold) Swanson, brother Bill (Joan) Guskjolen, daughters Katharine Welsh (Bob), Debra Robertson (Dave Ashby), son Bill Robertson (Candy), Mary Landsiedel (Tim) and stepson Gary Robertson. She is also survived by grandchildren Robert Welsh (Tammy), Kari Welsh (Jonathan), Danny Ashby (Kelsey) and great granddaughter Talia Deuck, plus numerous nieces, nephews, and friends. Vera was born in Aneroid, SK eldest of four, and she took to responsibility and hard work quickly, helping her parents with the auto garage, looking after siblings and working in the local hotel kitchen, while attending school. Vera learned “precision handwork” from her mother, and enjoyed many years creating a variety of sewing, knitting, needlepoint themes, all to perfection and to the delight of those around her. She took in “boarders” while raising a young family, after being widowed at an early age, and perfected her culinary skills the family are certain will never be replicated. Collections of “antique and unique dolls”, “ceramic plates”, “roosters”, fine china, cut crystal and collectable nic nacs were Vera’s treasures, as well as flowers and plants her passion. Maintaining a beautiful home and yard were paramount to Vera, after coming from meager beginnings in Saskatchewan. She was extremely well read and knowledgeable on a variety of topics, enjoying an extensive collection of classical and popular authors. She loved the great outdoors, and liked nothing better than “a cold beer on a dusty road”. Vera’s children ultimately gave her reason to live. Known to her family and immediate friends as the “Peppermint Queen”, Vera enjoyed a zest for life and everyone who knew her will forever remember her contagious laugh and immeasurable sense of humour. She was blessed with wonderful health at age 85 and passed peacefully in her “home” which was truly her last wish. The family would like to thank Wanda Sheath for her excellent special care and companionship, and also Heather Morgadinho for her special visits. An Open House Tea in memory of Vera will be held in her home between 1 and 4 pm on Saturday, October 9, 2010. A memorial will take place in Calgary, AB, at a later date when Vera’s ashes will be placed next to her beloved husband. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Interior Alzheimer Society, with thanks from the family. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com, 250-860-7077.


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