June 20, 2021
1942-2021 ~ With cherished memories to comfort us and hearts grateful for a life well lived, we announce the peaceful passing of our beloved mother, who was surrounded by family, at Moog and Friends Hospice House in Penticton, BC on Sunday, June 20, 2021.
Roberta is survived by her children: Joanne Churchill, Leila Hoffman, Nick Evanoff and Alan Evanoff (Melodie); grandchildren: Ron (Liz), Megan, Hannah, Kimberley (Patrick), Keely, Dylan, Ashley, Adam, and Zachary; great grandchildren: Emily and Evan; her siblings: Fred, Don, Muriel, Paul, and David and their families.
Sadly Roberta was predeceased by her loving husband Jerry in 2016. A special thank you to Dr. Pansegrouw and Dr Hodgson and many other health care professionals for the care and comfort they provided Roberta and her family.
Roberta was born in Edmonton Alberta in 1942 to parents Madeline (nee Bukmeier) and Grant Evans. She put herself through hairdressing school. Then met Jerry and married him in 1960. They eventually ended up living on the Evanoff homestead.
Roberta was very active and passionate volunteer in the community of Luseland, where she lived most of her life. She was involved in the Arts council and was a special events volunteer, which she was very proud of. She loved singing in the choir. She enjoyed curling and the socializing that went with it.
Roberta loved quilting and learning new patterns. She referred to her masterpieces as “comfort” quilts. She loved to travel and liked to stop in every little town to find out about all its treasures.
She spent a few years in Yellowknife working alongside her son Nick at the Shell Circle K. Jerry and Roberta found their way to Saskatoon where Roberta donated her time volunteering at a seniors’ home as well as working at the mall at Stokes.
In 2014, Jerry and Roberta made the decision to move to Penticton, BC and never looked back. The Okanagan captured her heart with its never-ending wineries, fantastic views, and the warm kindred spirits in the friendships she cherished.
Roberta will always be remembered for her cheerfulness, her ready, beautiful smile, and her infectious laugh. She loved to socialize and had a personality that drew you in comfortably. Her perseverance, optimism, determination, openness to explore areas that life would present, and her ability to enjoy every moment are an inspiration to those who were blessed to know her. She will be missed and will always be in our hearts.
Unfortunately, there will be no service due to COVID.
Condolences can be sent to the family by visiting www.everdenrust.com
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