Amelia “Emma” Robinson

Amelia "Emma" Robinson

With deep sadness we announce the passing of our beloved mother Amelia “Emma” Robinson in Shuswap Lake General Hospital on July 6, 2012 with her loving family at her side.

Born in Avonlea Saskatchewan on August 6, 1916, mom lived a full and fruitful life; she is remembered for her great outlook on life and the love of her family. Her door was always opened and she always loved being around family and friends.

Mom is survived by six children, her daughter; Jan (Roger) Gallipeau of Malakwa, sons; Jim of Enderby, Richard (Pat) of Comox, Ken of Victoria, Lee (Lu) of Salmon Arm, Blair (Chrissy) of Enderby,  16 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, and 5 great grandchildren.

Mom was predeceased by her husband of 32 years Clayton Monty Robinson in November of 1971. In their earlier days they lived on many armed forces bases throughout Canada, Their final posting was to Comox in 1955 where she got a job at the Comox General Hospital. In 1963 our dad retired from the Marine Division of the RCAF which led them to a make a move to Canoe, BC. They were in Canoe for 4 years and then moved to Lavington where Dad worked at the Wometco Coke plant in Vernon . Mom moved to Enderby shortly after dad passed on. Mom was involved in the Enderby minor hockey association for a few years, and she was also involved in the Salmon Arm NDP party helping with membership registrations and fund raising.

A memorial service was held in the Chapel of Bowers Funeral Home with mom’s nephew Father Keith Heiberg officiating followed by a burial service at Mount Ida Cemetery and reception where family and friends shared memories. Memorial donations for Amelia may be made to the Partners in the Horn of Africa, 1003 Belvedere St. P.O. Box 309, Enderby, BC V0E 1V0

The family of Amelia “Emma” Robinson wishes to thank Dr Malinowski for her devoted care given to our dear Mom. The family would also like to thank the staff of the Shuswap Lake General Hospital, and to the staff of Bowers Funeral Home for all their help, much appreciated by all.

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