“Dee Dee” (Dorothy) Roberts
July 15, 1927 – Nov. 7, 2016
Dee Dee was born in Evenwood, County Durham, England and passed away peacefully (at the age of 89) in Kaslo, BC, surrounded by love, with her son and her daughter at her side.
Dee Dee is predeceased by her husband of 52 years, Doug Roberts Sr.
She leaves behind: Son, Douglas Roberts of Kaslo, and daughter, Dorothy Price of SSI; Her beloved grandchildren, Genevieve, Heidi and Rebecca Price of SSI, and Rylan Mattas of Nelson, BC; Four great-grandchildren, Easton and Charli Dee McDougall of SSI, Grace and Cole Mattas of Nelson… and one ‘on the way’ (Heidi).
Dee and Doug moved to Canada in 1957 with their young children, Douglas and Dorothy. For much of her life, Dee Dee was a grade 1 & 2 school teacher who was honoured on numerous occasions for her creativity and devotion. She loved children and children loved her.
She and Doug moved to SSI in 1987 and Dee Dee lived here until 2011; then moving to Kaslo for her final years. Dee was a people lover. She had many loving friends of all ages on Salt Spring Island and in Kaslo. She will be remembered for her optimism, her hugs and her smile. “Be happy” as Dee Dee would say. She will be missed dearly by all.
*A celebration of her life will be held in the spring.