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ARTHUR GORDON ARNOLD ROBERTS 1936 - 2012 It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of a loving husband, father and Taid, Arthur Gordon Arnold Roberts on August 7, 2012 with family by his side. He was 76 years old. Arthur was born in Markland district, son of the late Thomas and Ada (Knapp) Roberts. Left to forever cherish Arthur's memory is his loving wife Karen (Thorgilsson), of 45 years; daughters Gayle (Chris LaRocque) and Deanne (Chris Dubyts), and grandchildren Kaelen, Kendall, Brett, Aaron and Kadynce. He will be lovingly remembered by his sisters Ruth (Albert) Nelson and Alma Lobban; brothers Percy (Irene), Edward (Margaret), Bob (Pat) and David; his sister-in-law Joan Roberts, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brother Owen, brother-in-law Leslie Lobban, a niece Joan, nephews Tommy and Raymond Roberts. Arthur was also predeceased by his father's first family. Arthur worked at CPR, Co-op Implements, Great West Life and St. Catherine's Place. He retired in 1992. After that he was a dedicated childcare provider for his grandchildren. Dad was always a warm, loving, and compassionate man who would do anything for family, friends and neighbours. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, August 13, 2012 at Neil Bardal Funeral Centre, 3030 Notre Dame Ave., Winnipeg, and will be followed with a reception. Interment will be held at Otto Church at 4:00 p.m. Pallbearers will be Kaelen Honke, Rod Nelson, Wade, Jodie, Steven, Stewart Thorgilsson and Aaron Dubyts. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Arthur's memory to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, 200 - 6 Donald Street, Winnipeg, MB R3L 0K6. NEIL BARDAL FUNERAL CENTRE (204) 949-2200 www.nbardal.mb.ca
As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on August 11, 2012
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