Roberta “Bobbie” Thompson

In Loving Memory of Roberta “Bobbie” Thompson

October 9, 1934 – June 20, 2012

With strength and dignity Roberta Thompson (Bobbie) passed away on the morning of June 20th, 2012 after a courageous battle with cancer.

Born in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan on October 9,1934, she leaves us to join her parents Robert and Zora Sly and her husband Alex.

Remembering her with love are brother Raymond Sly (Sue), sons Barry (Delphine), Brian (Rena), Brent (Sandra), grandchildren Sara-Lynn, Amanda, Kimiko, Kiyomi, Ben, Alison and great grandchild Savannah.

In 1967,Bobbie was the first female Letter Carrier hired in BC . All who worked with Bobbie admired her strong work ethic and the countless extras that she did for the Post Office. After 27 years with Canada Post, Bobbie retired happily to their home in Cable Car.

She had a strong belief that we must all do our part in being kind to our environment and volunteered many hours of her time to KUTE. It was a common sight to see her walking with her dog Major, who was happy to collect any recyclables for a biscuit.

Bobbie was a “Back to Basics” woman, enjoying produce from her garden, eggs from their chickens and took such pleasure in these simple things. She was an extremely kind and generous person who had a special talent in the kitchen. One was truly blessed to receive a loaf of bread or birthday cake from “Bobbie`s Kitchen”. She was an inspirational role model for her family and friends and we will all miss her.

We would like to give our heartfelt thanks to Dr. Huang and the angels on the nursing staff at KGH for making Bobbie`s final journey a peaceful one.

Not one to make a fuss Bobbie requests no service, but think of her if you are baking, gardening or spending time with your family as these were things she truly cherished.


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