Dorothy Helen Leigh (Spencer) Robertson

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ROBERTSON, Dorothy Helen Leigh (nee Spencer) It is with sadness that we inform you of the passing of Dorothy Robertson. Dorothy died peacefully on Sunday February 13, 2005 at Lady Minto Extended Care, with her granddaughter Cortney at her side. Dorothy had just celebrated her 92nd Birthday. She is predeceased by her husband Robert (Bob), and by her three brothers Bill, Frank and Gerry Leigh-Spencer. She is survived by her three children Pat (Rees) Jones, David (Birgitte) Robertson, and Fred (Eleanora) Robertson, and her grandchildren Stefanie (Niall McGrath), Jeremy and Cortney Jones, Sarah, Jonathan, Max, Lucas and Drew Robertson. Dorothy was born in Calgary in 1912. She grew up in Calgary and attended St. Michael's School in Vernon. After graduation she took a mothercraft course in Guelph Ontario. Mom was one of the founding members of the Calgary Ski Club. She spent many winters skiing in Banff in the days before they had ski lifts. She followed her father into the newspaper business and worked in Calgary and Victoria. In 1945 Dorothy met and married Bob on Salt Spring Island. They lived in Vancouver and Evanston Illinois while Bob finished his education. They raised their family in Deep River and Tinawa. Dorothy and Bob both loved the West Coast and retired on Salt Spring in 1975. They enjoyed their retirement years travelling and sharing good times with family and friends at their home on Salt Spring. Dorothy was always active in her community and church. Her family and friends will miss her. A memorial Service will be held on Friday February 18th at 1:30pm at St. Mark's Church on Salt Spring Island. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Society of BC. 2571A Quadra St. Victoria, BC V8T 4E1. 41516
Published in The Times Colonist from Feb. 16 to Feb. 17, 2005
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