Larry K RobertsPosted: May 6th, 2019
Larry Roberts died on April 27th at the age of 84. He is survived and loved by his sons Cary (Pamela) and Paul (Shawna) Roberts. His grandchildren kept him young: Courtney, Kaitlyn, Brooke, Laurent and Jean -Luc. He is predeceased by his wife Beverly Elaine Roberts, his brother Dick Roberts, and his mother Lillian (Repp) Jefferson. Larry had three passions in life: family, travel, and volunteering. His family was spread over the province so he spent many days on the highway visiting family. He was always going somewhere and couldn’t stay long. Juggling five grandkids was a part time job. He always had a tear in his eye when he departed his grandchildren. As the intrepid traveller, he enjoyed adventures and travel. He has a map on the wall of his office, each country visited is pinned with pride. Family trips to warm destinations south were always his passion. He was the proud passenger of eleven cruises. He enjoyed the sea, the food and company. He enjoyed telling the tales of his adventures over a pint at the pub. Larry had a heart for service. He was always a volunteer in some capacity. A Rotarian for over a decade, including being club President and a Paul Harris fellow. Larry was a member of ACT/UCT and enjoyed the friendship in service. He volunteered with Medicine Hat Meals on Wheels for several years. He took great pride in helping his fellow man, and was very determined to finish his final delivery run. His career began in Calgary where he managed the Trans-Canada trailer dealership (div. of ATCO) on 8 Ave NE. His family moved to Medicine Hat to run the Pacific 66 gas station and car wash on 3rd Ave. He then managed the El Bronco Turbo gas station just off the #1 Highway. He worked at Redi-Enterprises in the shop for a few years. Finally, he worked as a cashcage and count-room advisor at the Casino at the Medicine Hat Lodge. May his passion for life, family and service be an inspiration to us all. During Larry’s twilight months, he was blessed by many volunteers. In lieu of flowers, his family asks you to remember him by volunteering in your community. He felt obliged to be a part of the greater good. Help out with a community organization, a hospice, or simply give a pint of blood. We take example from Larry’s life of service. A celebration of life is to be planned for the summer.
“The road of life twists and turns and no two directions are ever the same. Yet our lessons come from the journey, not the destination.”