The family of Gerald Roberts age 79 of Amherst would like to announce his peaceful passing on October 15, 2012 the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre after a lengthy illness. Born in River Hebert in 1933, he was the son of the late Leonard and Margaret (Bourque) Roberts. Gerald worked at many jobs in his younger years including CN Railways, Pepsi, and Canada Packers, eventually returning to River Hebert where he went back to the job he truly loved as a woodsman. He enjoyed fishing, he loved animals, had a great talent for fixing things and was always willing to lend a hand.
He will be sadly missed by daughters Sherry Bartlett (Hollis) of Bartletts Mills NB and Sharon Hiltz (Lee) of Valley NS. He also leaves behind to mourn: four grandchildren, Craig, Nick, Juliet and Laura; two sisters Betty Furlotte and Marjorie Ferguson of Moncton, two brothers Frederick Roberts of Amherst and Phillip Roberts of Dawson Settlement NB as well as many neices, nephews, cousins and friends. Gerald was predeceased by brothers Paul, Douglas, Edmond, Emmerson, Billy, sisters Maryanne and in infancy Mary.
Gerald's remains have been cremated under the direction of Campbell’s Funeral Home, 98 Church St., Amherst, NS. There will be no visitation, however a celebration of his life will be held at 1 pm, on Friday October 19, 2012 at Immanuel United Church, 25 Hickman St, Amherst NS. A private family graveside service will be held at a later date. Donations in Gerald's memory may be made to the Lillian Allbon Animal Shelter, Amherst NS or any charity of your choice.
We will never forget you Dad....your stories will live on.