ROBERTS, John Herbert 1930 - 2012 John was born in Hungerford, England and came to Canada in 1938 on the Duchess of Atholl. He grew up happily at Fairbridge Farm near Duncan and was one of the students in the first graduating class of Belmont in 1950. During his working years John worked on tugs, farms in Metchosin and at Victoria Plywood Mill. Once the mill shut down John continued to go to the mill site several times a week to feed the feral cats. Generous to a fault and the sweetest man ever, John will be greatly missed by his good friends, Bernice (Bill), Theresa, Sabrina (Mike) and their children/grandchildren along with nephews and nieces in England. We wish to extend a heartfelt thank you to those that looked after John at VGH. John will be interred at Hatley Memorial Gardens Saturday, January 5th at 1pm followed by a celebration of his life in a private room at White Spot, 941 Langford Parkway at 2pm. Please join us at either location to celebrate the special man that John was.
Published in Victoria Times-Colonist from Jan. 4 to Jan. 5, 2013