Maria ROBERTS (DECICCO)

Maria Amedia Roberts (Decicco)

March 4, 1926 – February 14, 2013

Planned as only she could orchestrate, Mary became ill on Monday evening and passed away peacefully in her sleep three days later. As she would often joke, she was the family matriarch and was deeply respected and very much loved. She leaves behind her husband of 53 years, Frank, her children Lynn (Bob) and John (Maria) and her grandchildren Sam, Luke and Arun.

Mom was born in the heart of the Canadian Rockies; Field, BC and worked as a telegraph clerk for the Canadian Pacific Railway. She transferred to Vancouver in the 1940’s and arrived in Campbell River in 1962 where she has resided since. Mary had a wonderful sense of humour, a great sense of adventure and was a woman of strong faith. She loved to read, was a great writer, and almost impossible to beat in a game of Scrabble. Mom had a wonderful way with people and she impacted everyone she met.

Not only will Mary be missed by her family, she will be missed by her many friends, spanning all generations from around the world.

Thank you to her wonderful friends at St. Patrick’s Parish. A special thank you to Alder Medical Clinic, Dr. Mahony and Dr. Baerg.

Mom loved the following words: “Faith is to believe what you cannot see, and the reward of that faith, is to finally see what you have believed.”

In lieu of flowers, Mary would appreciate random acts of kindness to anyone in need.

Elk Falls Crematorium

Island Funeral Services

250-287-3366


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