ELINOR ROBERTSONPosted: February 23rd, 2021
1929 – 2021
Elinor Elizabeth Robertson (nee Rowley), beloved wife of the late David Robertson, passed away peacefully in Bow Island on the morning of Saturday, February 20, 2021 at the age of 91 years.
As a result of current regulations regarding COVID-19, a memorial service will be held at a future date. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at www.southlandfuneral.com.
Elinor is survived by her three daughters Sheila (Pat) Stearns of Seven Persons, Valerie Robertson of Lethbridge and Laurie (Robert) Cooper of Bow Island; four grandchildren Tammy (Peter) Poole, Chris (Suzanne) Stearns, Nicole Cooper and Tara Cooper; five great grandchildren Olivia Poole, Levi Poole, Kennedy Stearns, Tori Stearns and Avery Reesor. She is also survived by her sister-in-law Cassie Robertson of Tucson, Arizona and numerous nieces and nephews.
Elinor was predeceased by her husband of sixty-six years, David Robertson; parents Norton and Grace (nee McGhee) Rowley; four older siblings Adella (John) Deibert, Gordon (Jean) Rowley, Bunny Rowley and Walter Rowley; her in-laws Hugh and Barbara (nee Donald) Robertson; brothers-in-law Donald (Jean) Robertson and Bill Robertson.
Family, immediate and extended, was Elinor’s primary focus and passion. She also loved music, and she shared this gift with the community, especially St. Andrew’s United Church. Volunteerism filled Elinor’s life and heart with joy and purpose. She was actively involved with many church committees and groups, as well as community endeavors, which included the many clubs and groups with which her children were involved. The hospital auxiliary, especially palliative care, the Bow Island Tourism Board, and St. Andrew’s United Church music programs were several, of the many, that were dear to heart. As a lifetime caregiver, Elinor’s life motto was “have an attitude of positivity and the good days will outnumber the down ones.”
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Elinor’s name may be made directly to the St. Andrew’s United Church Memorial Fund, Box 36, Bow Island, Alberta T0K 0G0.
We are anxious to express our sincere sympathies to Elinor’s three daughters and their extended families in this time of rememberance. Elinor’s history as the ultimate community supporter and volunteer will rarely be matched by anyone — everything from picking trash for the town on her morning walks to providing lunches at our Chamber of Commerce executive meetings in her and Dave’s home, to her dedication to our St Andrew’s Church in terms of music (rarely missing a Sunday at the organ). We’ll remember Elinor always for these commitments and more, and our prayers will be with you all in these days of reflection.
Sincerely, Allan & Rae McLeod