SANDERSON, Roberta Geraldine (nee Russell) - Peacefully with family by her side at the Hospice Simcoe in Barrie on Sunday, November 18, 2012 after a courageous battle with cancer. Roberta Sanderson in her 79th year, was born in Brooklyn, Newfoundland and was the beloved wife of the late Don Sanderson. Loving mother of Barbara of Mississauga, Cathy (Roland) Mierdel of Mississauga, Dorothy of Port Dover and Susan (Mike) Dayboll of Ridgeway, Ontario. Beloved grandmother of Amanda, Audrey, Danny, Emily, Jason, Levi (Jaime) and Zackary and proud great-grandmother of Joshua, Olivia and Zoe. Roberta's love, gentleness and wonderful sense of humour will be sadly missed by everyone who had the pleasure of knowing and loving her, especially her four sisters and their families: Gussie and Don, Winn and Dave, Margaret and Lloyd and Anna and Murray and by her many nieces, nephews and cousins in Ontario, Newfoundland and in the United States. Friends may call at the St. George's Anglican Church, 9 Granville Street in Barrie on Saturday, November 24th from 12:30 p.m. until time of service at 2:00 p.m. Cremation has taken place. Interment will be held at Barrie Union Cemetery at a later date. The family would like to thank Lynn and all the staff at the Barrington Retirement Residence for taking such good care of Roberta while she resided there and an extra-special thank you to the staff and volunteers at Hospice Simcoe for their compassionate and loving care. Roberta's family requests that memorial donations be made to the Hospice Simcoe, Barrie through the Jennett Chapel of the MCCLELLAND & SLESSOR Funeral Home, 152 Bradford Street in Barrie L4N 3B5 (705-722-6656) or by visiting www.funeralhome.on.ca
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Published in the Toronto Star on Nov. 22, 2012