Henry Elgin ROBERTS

Henry Elgin ROBERTS

Henry Elgin Roberts was born July 31, 1917 and went to be with his Lord January 28, 2012 at the age of 94. Elgin was born in Gilbert Plains, Manitoba and moved with his family to Winnipeg at age 9. Elgin studied agriculture at the U of Manitoba for two years before joining the military during WWII. On April 22, 1945 he married Ruth Philips. His son Ron was born in May 1947.

Elgin graduated from medical school at the U of Western Ontario in 1950. His medical career included Toronto and Vancouver Island. Following Ruth’s death in 1960, his career took him from Coast (Newfoundland) to Coast (Inuvik) to Coast (BC). He loved to see new places, driving many miles across Canada and the US. He settled in Smithers for a number of enjoyable years, later living in Chilliwack to be closer to family and grandchildren.

Raised by parents who loved Jesus, Elgin decided to follow Christ as a child. His family’s spiritual roots were with the young Apostolic Church of Canada, and Elgin considered the ACOP his home church throughout his life. He valued the scriptures, which gave him much solace in these latter years.

He is lovingly remembered by son Ron (Carol), grandson Jeremy (Chantal), grandson Josh, brother Alfred (Elsie) Roberts, sister-in-law Verna Roberts and nieces and nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his wife Ruth, younger brother Albert and older sister Grace.

During the past months Elgin was wonderfully cared for at the Valleyhaven Retirement Community in Chilliwack. Many special thanks to care-givers and nurses. A memorial service will be held at 1:30 pm on Friday, February 10, 2012 at Woodlawn Mt. Cheam Funeral Home, 45865 Hocking Ave, Chilliwack. Memorial contributions may be made to Hungry for Life, 45950 Alexander Avenue, Chilliwack BC V2P 1L5, with which grandson Jeremy (and Chantal) serve.

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