WEIR (nee Gee), ROBERTA (Edith) — 86, of Victoria, BC passed away on Sept 28, surrounded by her loving family, following a very sudden illness. Roberta was born in Kamloops BC in September 1926. She graduated from high school at age 16 and continued on to receive her Bachelor of Home Economics from UBC in 1948. She worked as a teacher in Prince George and Dawson Creek and there met and married her husband (Ken) of 39 years in April of 1952.
Roberta and Ken moved to Trail, BC where she continued to reside for 54 years. She raised three children and was very active with the United Church, J.L. Crowe High school where Ken taught and together they chaperoned many a band trip, the Eastern Star where she eventually served as Worthy Matron and later as BC Grand Representative to Georgia. She volunteered in many capacities including, Trail Seniors Magazine and the Eastern Star Cancer Dressing Program. Roberta loved socializing with her many friends, travelling, and her bridge games.
She is survived by her 3 children, Glyn (Jenny) of Port Coquitlam, Bill (Irene) of Victoria, Lori (Terry) of Windsor Ontario, seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Next summer, Roberta’s ashes will be interred next to those of her husband in Trail BC. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Cancer Dressing Program. Cheques should be made payable to; Grand Chapter of BC and Yukon. For income tax receipt “BC Cancer Foundation, OES Fund” needs to be on the memo line of the cheque.