Marianne ROBERTSON

Robertson, Marianne Helen. January 23, 1926 – August 13, 2014. Marianne Robertson passed away peacefully on August 13, 2014, at the age of 88 years. She was born in Ladner, BC, the daughter of Rev. Charles & Jean MacGillivray. Marianne’s early years were spent in Ladner, Revelstoke, and Pentiction, BC. She graduated from the Vancouver Provincial Normal School in 1946, at which time she moved to Hedley BC to begin her teaching career. It was there that she met fellow teacher Colin Robertson, and they married in 1949.  Settling in Hope, BC shortly thereafter, Marianne raised a family of 5 children and became an active member of the community. After 35 memorable years in Hope, Colin and Marianne moved to Tsawwassen, and embarked on travels that took them around the globe.  Marianne remained in Tsawwassen until early 2012, at which time she moved to Amica Retirement Living in West Vancouver, to be close to family.  Although Marianne was a prolific sewer and knitter, her passion was people, and she would always seek out the lone person and start a conversation. She participated in every activity that Amica had to offer and her motto was, “I’m game for anything”. Marianne will always remain in the hearts of her family, including children David (Sandy) Robertson, Susan Morris, Bruce (Laurie) Robertson, Jayne (George) Krauss, and Nancy Robertson, as well

as grandchildren Stuart, Cameron, and Lara Morris, Jarret and Erin Robertson, and Alanna and Andrew Krauss. Many thanks to the staff of Amica West Vancouver, as well the ICU and palliative care units at LGH, for their care and compassion. A memorial service was held for Marianne, on Monday

August 18, 2014 at the Tsawwassen United Church, 693 – 53 St., Tsawwassen.