ROBSON – Gilbert (Bert) – December 10, 1922 – August 7, 2013
After a full and happy 90 years of life, our father, grandfather, and special friend has left this world to be with our mother and his granddaughter.
Dad was predeceased by mom, Mabel, his granddaughter, Crystal Simpson, his parents George and Mary, his sisters Hilda and Ivy, and his brothers Allan, Clarence and Donny.
Left to mourn his passing are his companion May Batch, his sister Myrtle Wurch, sister-in-law Joan Beauchamp, several old friends, his many nieces and nephews, as well as 7 children; Wes (Dianne), Elaine (Gordon) Whyte, Brenda (Dale) Shupe, Wendy (Ray) Simpson, Terry (Vince) Morelli, Brian (Vicki) and Sandra Hutchison. Along with these 7 children came 18 grandchildren and 31 great- grandchildren.
Dad was born in St Owens, Manitoba the youngest child of George and Mary Robson. He was raised and schooled in rural Manitoba and at the young age of 18 he joined the army and was soon deployed overseas. While in the service, dad met, courted and married our mother Mabel in England. After the war, dad brought mom to Canada. Dad gained employment with C.M. & S Company (Teck). Together they raised 7 children. Sadly, mom passed away in 1991.
Dad was never idle, and his interests were many. His family was his biggest pride and joy. He worked for Hall Printing and volunteered at the Trail Legion for many years after his retirement. Dad enjoyed his fruit trees, vegetable and rose gardens and loved to fish, dance, play cards. He especially loved entertaining his friends and family, especially his grandchildren. Woodworking and music were also always enjoyed by dad.
A Memorial Service will be held at the Trail Legion, Branch 11 on Saturday, August 17th at 11:00am; luncheon to follow service. Gwen Ziprick of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services™ has been entrusted with the arrangements. Veterans, Legion Members, Ladies Auxiliary please attend.
As an expression of sympathy, donations in Bert’s name may be made to the Legion Poppy Fund, Branch #11, 2141 Columbia Avenue, Trail, BC V1R 1K8.
“Dad, you are no longer with us, but be assured you will never be forgotten. Love, your family”.