Roberta Jean Miles
Of Summerland, BC, passed away peacefully on July 20, 2014 at Prairie Valley Lodge, Summerland at the age of 97.
Survived by her loving family: Daughters: Valerie (David) King of Wimborne, Dorset, England, Gillian (Fred) Lindsay of Summerland, Judith (Dale) Stevenson of Okanagan Falls, Grandchildren: Shannon (Dean) Stevenson of Whiterock; Matthew Stevenson of Ladner; Andrew (Claire Walker) Lindsay of Montreal; Joanne (David) Johnson of Bentonville, Arkansas, and Great Grandchildren: Jessica and Daniel Johnson and Isaac Lindsay. Predeceased by her husband, Ted (2009). Jean was born in Victoria, BC in December 1916 but from a very early age was raised in Poole, Dorset, England by her beloved grandfather Robert Foster and his wife Elizabeth. During her time in England (1921 – 1951) Jean met Ted Miles and they were married on Christmas Day in 1939. In 1951 along with their three daughters, (Valerie, Gillian and Judith) Jean and Ted emigrated to Summerland BC where Jean’s mother Margery Snow was living. Jean worked for the Income Tax Office in Penticton until retirement. She was an avid reader, a marvellous creator of knitted, sewn or embroidered crafts. Jean got great pleasure spending her time with the ladies of the St. Stephens Anglican Church Alter Guild creating many projects to enhance the Church and helping with Church events. She was an active member of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Royal Canadian Legion. As a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother, she will be greatly missed. Funeral service will be held on July 31, 2014 at 2:00pm at St. Stephen’s Anglican Church, 9311 Prairie Valley Road, Summerland with Reverend Rick Paulin officiating and Reverend John Briscall assisting. Interment will follow in the St. Stephen’s Garden of Remembrance. A tea will follow in Church Hall.
Memorial Tributes: Donations in memory of Jean can be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or Hope for Wildlife Society, 5909 Highway 207, Seaforth, NS B0J 1N0.
Condolences may be directed to the family through providencefuneralhomes.com 250-494-7752.