Piper, Roberta (Bobbi) Phyllis (nee: Duclos) – 1915 to 2013
With sadness, we announce the passing of Bobbi Piper, our wonderful mother, grandmother and great-grandmother on September 15, 2013.
Roberta was born June 12, 1915 in Lloydminster, Saskatchewan and grew up on the family farm about 30 miles from town. At age 21 she moved to Rossland, BC where her brother Allan was already living and met and married Francis (Bud) Piper on October 1, 1938. Bobbi and Bud had four boys and lived in Rossland until 1952 when they moved to Salmo, BC. At that time Mom was one of few women to start her own business when she established Salmo (Piper’s) Corner Store. Bobbi joined the Pythian Sisters in Salmo and served this organization for many years including role of Grand Chief. She was predeceased by her husband, Bud, who died in January 1981. Bobbi sold the store in 1993 and moved to Parksville and then Nanaimo on Vancouver Island where she enjoyed her retirement playing golf and her “game of passion”, Bridge.
Roberta is survived by her sister Helen Duclos, by her sons Vern (Alicia), Ken (Patricia), Gordon (Lorrie) and Mervin (Arlene) Piper, grandchildren Leverna and Mark Piper, Dean (Kim) and Gavin (Alena) Piper, Derek and Noel Piper, Tracy (Maurice) Baldwin, Cory (Sofia) Isaacs and great grandchildren Lily and Ava Piper, Peyton Baldwin, Alec and Tindra Isaacs, niece Elaine (Victor) Kumar and nephews Don (Gladys), Roger (Sheri) and Murray (Diana) Duclos. Also predeceased by brother Allan Duclos and grandson Serge Piper.
As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to a charity of your choice in her honor.
A Memorial Service will be at St Andrew’s United Church, 2110 First Ave, Rossland, BC on Sept 30, 2013 at 11am followed by a light lunch.
She will be forever in our hearts.