Muriel May Robertson (nee Jeune)

Muriel May Robertson

December 29, 1920 – September 17, 2017

Muriel M Robertson (nee Jeune), born in Victoria, was the only daughter of Fred P and Berniece E Jeune.

She was educated in Victoria at Girls’ Central School and later at Victoria High School from where she graduated in 1938. Upon completion of her studies she was engaged as a secretary in the Royal Jubilee Hospital Laboratory where she remained until her marriage to John J (Jack) Armstrong in 1943.

Soon after Jack and Muriel moved to rural Saanich to assume ownership of the mixed-purpose farm they had recently acquired. They subsequently moved to other locations on the Saanich Peninsula until their marriage ended.

In December 1983 Muriel married Donald I (Ian) Robertson, also of Victoria, and they remained in and around that city for the next 10 years.

Due to the desire to visit family, Muriel and Ian found themselves making multiple driving trips between Victoria and Kelowna and because they found the trip too arduous for one day, began stopping over in Hope and thus began their affinity for the town.

In 1993 they decided to leave Vancouver Island permanently and to relocate to Hope where they purchased a new home on Forrest Crescent. Soon after, they acquired the lot next door and built the rancher home of their dreams. This served them well until failing health forced them to sell in 2013.

Muriel became a full time resident of the Fraser Hope Lodge in 2013 and remained there until her passing.

Muriel was a gregarious and outgoing person who enjoyed music, choral singing, square dancing, bridge and being the perfect hostess.

She was famous for effortlessly pulling off multi-course dinners and is fondly remembered for her mouth- watering pies.

She is survived by her husband, Ian Robertson of Vernon BC, children Murray, Ross (Shelley) and Jane (Erik) and step-children Anne (Brad), Nancy (Stephan) and Ross plus two grandchildren, Jeremy and Kate and two step- grandchildren, Alex and Zack.

There will be no formal service as per her request and flowers or gifts are respectfully declined. 

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