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750 6th Avenue West
Melville, SK S0A 2P0
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Elizabeth Robertson

Betty Robertson

Sunday, July 11, 1926 - Sunday, September 8, 2019
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Elizabeth (Betsy) was born on July 11, 1926, on a farm in the Scrip district of Saskatchewan, the third youngest of eight children (six girls and two boys) to Margaret and Robert Marshall. Her father strongly believed in education so Betsy went to school in Scrip for the first eight grades and then took Grades 9 and 10 by correspondence. She completed Grade 11 in Kelvington, living with Stella Ingram, and Grade12 in Wadena.

Betsy came to Whitewood in May 1946 to work in the drug store for Mr. Gillis as a pharmacist apprentice and became Betty. These plans changed when she married Jim Robertson on October 11, 1948. She continued to work in the drug store and then briefly in the post office until Roberta was born October 5, 1955. Betty “stayed” at home with Roberta until she started to work part time in the Credit Union in 1969. Since she “stayed” at home, she was available to leave to help out anyone whether it was a family illness or for volunteer activities. Betty was the only mom on the block who could make candy floss “like magic”. When a position became available in the post office, she started to work part time there and became postmaster in 1984 when Ainsley Nicol retired. She retired from this position in 1990.

Over the years, Betty was involved with the United Church Women, Eastern Star, Order of Royal Purple and the Harmony Club and took active positions in these clubs. She enjoyed being with family and attended as many family events as was possible. She last attended her brother Billy’s 90th birthday celebration in Quill Lake in June.

Betty enjoyed playing cards, reading, knitting, embroidery, baking and sewing. She also enjoyed travel and took trips to various places such as: Alaska (cruise), Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Caribbean (cruise), Scotland, England, Ireland, Austria, Italy, and many locations in Canada and the United States, which she especially enjoyed when visiting family with other family members.

Elizabeth (Betty) Robertson passed away on Sunday, September 8, 2019, at the Whitewood Community Health Centre at the age of 93 years.

Betty was predeceased by her husband, Jim; her mother and father, Margaret and Rob; her in-laws, Martha and Leslie; plus her sisters, Mysie, Marjorie and Jen and brother Jimmy. She is survived by her daughter, Roberta; her sisters, Berta and Jean; her brother, Billy; as well as MANY nieces and nephews.
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    Friday, September 13, 2019 | 1:00pm
    Friday, September 13, 2019 1:00pm
    Whitewood United Church
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    Rev. Barbara Wilkins
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    Friday, September 13, 2019 |
    Friday, September 13, 2019
    Whitewood Cemetery
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    Whitewood Legion Community Hall
    738 LaLonde Street
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Posted at 03:42pm
You have my deep condolences Roberta. You never stop missing your parents. I remember your mother nice and kind, a delightful lady. Bless you, Betty.

Mary Lynn Frohlick

Posted at 04:28pm
So sorry to read of your Mom’s passing Roberta. Always remember visiting with her when I’d take my Mom and Dad to Whitewood to visit Uncle Leslie and Aunt Matt. Sincere sympathy to you as I know you will miss her very much.

Leona Zychkowski

Posted at 05:27pm
Roberta I am so sorry to hear about your Mom's passing. I have many fond memories of her, I was very fortunate to be able to visit with her on many occasions at the bank. May she rest in peace and eternal light shine upon her.

marian russell[scott]

Posted at 04:22pm
I will always remember betty for her gentle ,kind ways&her smile.gentle hugs Roberta&family.


Bonnie Velestuk

Posted at 12:14am
My sincere sympathy Roberta, on your moms passing! She was the sweetest, wisest, considerate and caring lady. She will be so missed, but her legacy lives on. She was an angel on earth and I can just imagine the wing span she’ll have now. May God Bless you and you grieve and remember her❤️

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